Paradise Lost performed a show, being part of the 2016 edition of the legendary Roadburn festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The band released the recording of this show today via their Bandcamp site. The entire show is a 45:11 minutes audio file, not cut into different songs. As with a concert, you listen to it... Continue Reading →
After the first single release, which was the title track, curiosity for Moonspell's new album was aroused. But step by step. The first time I ever listened to Moonspell was when the Portuguese opened for Tiamat in 1995. Impressed by the intensity of their music, the band's sound has stuck with me to this day,... Continue Reading →
Compared to the colorful cosmic trip of 'A Crimson Cosmos', the newest Lake Of Tears album appears dark and gloomy. It seems like a gigantic black hole absorbed all the colors and what remains is a cold and dark universe. It has been rather quiet about Lake Of Tears for the last ten years. 'Illwill'... Continue Reading →
In line with the dark season, the inventors of diabolic rock release their new album 'Viscera'. Active since 2012, the band debuted in 2015 with 'Ride the Wilderness' after two demos and a single first attracted attention. Slowly and steadily Demon Head could increase the audience, a fact to which the quality of the following... Continue Reading →
There's a lot going on at the Tribulation camp. The Swedish quartet presents with 'Where the Gloom Becomes Sound' their fifth album and manage once again to top the previous one in terms of quality.Ten new songs reflect a band where stagnation is not an issue. With 'Where the Gloom becomes Sound' Tribulation manages to... Continue Reading →
Time is flying these days and many moments pass by everyday, some with impact. I had this thought when thinking about the fact of Dark Tranquillity's latest album 'Atoma' celebrating already its forth birthday. After extensive touring, Dark Tranquillity started work on their next album, 'Moment', which be available at the shops this November. And... Continue Reading →
Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales are an important place for The Damned. It was the home for the band while working on the important 'The Black Album' which was released in 1980. 'The Black Album' was a shift from the early punk rock days towards a more atmospheric sound. The Damned's sound became darker and... Continue Reading →
The 69 Eyes released their apocalyptically titled new album ’West End’ last fall and started their all year lasting 30th anniversary world tour. Next week, on Friday June 26th, they will be celebrating their three decades by streaming a live show from Helsinki, at 19:00 (BST) and today, they reveal a new video for the song 'Change'.... Continue Reading →
‚Obsidian‘ is the impressive new album. Paradise Lost took all the strong moments of the different eras of the band and merged them in a great fashion. ‚Obsidian‘ is a very dense, dark, melancholic and heavy album. At the same time it carries a stronger gothic spirit and comprises of hooks that are irresistible. 2020 is already rich when it comes to great records and Paradise Lost adds another candidate for becoming 'album of the year‘ to the mix. It‘s your own fault if you miss this record.
'Monarchy of Shadows' is the return of a band that went through some rougher times. Renewed and with full enthusiasm the quartet delivers a first prove of work, a promising one when it comes to the future. Black Metal continues to have a homebase in Brooklyn.
'The Harrowing of Hearts' as a Black Metal album that stresses genre boundaries by adding elements to the mix that enrich music and expression. This release could be interesting for fans too that usually don't care much about Black Metal.
'Gothic Metal', that according to the label info the genre The Dead Old Tree fits best. That might be right but this release is so more than solely Gothic Metal. 'The End' is a record that includes many shades and influences. Great melodies, Dark Rock, progressive structures and some extreme Metal trademarks, all units on... Continue Reading →
Portuguese Dark Metal outfit Moonspell will re-issue their 'Sin/Pecado' album, originally released in 1998. At the time, the longplayer was an adjustment of Moonspell's thematic direction, moving from wolves and vampires to a more darkwave mood, driven by political and social issues. In this sense it's a milestone album for the band and on December... Continue Reading →
Tribulation seems to be a rather new band but has actually roots that go back to 2004. The break-through though came a few years ago with their third album 'The Children of the Night', followed by the excellent 'Down Below' release. Nearly a year ago today, on December 8th, 2018, Tribulation performed a special show... Continue Reading →
In the meantime A Pale Horse Named Death is a constant factor in the fields of Goth Metal. The band is the brainchild of Life Of Agony drummer Sal Abruscato. He puts the drums ticks aside for A Pale Horse Named Death and instead picks up the mic and the guitar pick. Together with his... Continue Reading →