Review SMOULDER ‘Violent Creed of Vengeance’

Smoulder belongs to the group of exciting hungry epic metal bands. The group started 2013 and has its origins in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The debut was unleashed in 2019 and with ‘Dream Quest Ends, Smoulder launched an EP in early 2020. Also the quintet had to suffer from the pandemic, and everybody remembers Smoulder’s dramatic... Continue Reading →

Review MDXX ‘MDXX’

MDXX is still relatively unknown and also surrounded by a cloak of mystery. What we do know is that MDXX consists of four musicians who call themselves V, T, C and A. The musical head of the band is V. V is the musical head of the band and is responsible for both music and... Continue Reading →

Review GATEKEEPER ‘From Western Shores’

Canadian epic metal force Gatekeeper first hit the scene in 2013 when they released their first EP called 'Prophecy and Judgement'. However, it took a few more years until the band could finish their first full-length studio album 'East of Sun', which was released through Cruz Del Sur. With 'From Western Shores' the second album... Continue Reading →

Review MYTHOSHERE ‘Pathological’

Mythosphere is a new band with familiar faces. Member of Bezzlefuzz, Fates Warning and Pale Divine have teamed up to make some music together. The result is an album that should be well received in epic metal communities. Mythosphere are Dana Ortt, Victor Arduini, Ron McGinnis and Darin McCloskey. The quartet combines traditional heavy metal... Continue Reading →

Review FER DE LANCE ‘The Hyperborean’

‘The Hyperborean’ is the name of Fer De Lance’s debut album that hits the shelves these days. The band, in contrary to the French-sounding name, hails from Chicago, Illinois and unleashed a first EP called Colossus’ in 2020 via Cruz Del Sur Music. The label, being known for their exquisite epic metal portfolio, discovered the... Continue Reading →

Review MEMORY GARDEN ‘1349’

Founded in 1992, doom metal band Memory Garden didn’t lose any time and released first a demo and then an EP. The full-length premier followed a couple of years later. It was ‘Tides’ that hit the shelves in 1996 and four additional longplayers followed over time.‘Doomain’ was the latest record so far and eight years... Continue Reading →

Review NEKROMANT ‘Temple of Haal’

Some of you might know Nekromant as Serpent, the moniker the trio used between 2012 and 2016. The band released as Serpent two longplayers before transforming into Nekromat. Two additional records have been released of which one was the 2018 live album ‘The Nekromant Live’. With ‘Temple of Haal’ the next studio-album is waiting in... Continue Reading →

Review KHEMMIS ‘Deceiver’

Doom metal outfit Khemmis unleashed their latest album ‘Desolation’ back in 2018 and the time is right to unveil their newest strike. ‘Deceiver’ is the title of their fourth full-length longplayer and features six songs. ‘Deceiver’ is a very emotion-laden longplayer that is perfectly reflected by each of the six songs. Khemmis isn’t known for... Continue Reading →

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