CD review SOTO ‘Origami’

(9/10) 'Origami', that's the title of Jeff Scott Soto's newest album. Origami, the traditional Chinese paper folding technique demands passion, dexterity and creativity, something Soto's newest album reflects too and in that sense the title couldn't have been chosen much better. Jeff Scott Soto is a restless mind when it comes to music. Sons Of... Continue Reading →

CD review DUEL ‘Valley of Shadows’

(7/10) Texas doom rockers Duel are back with a new album entitled 'Valley of Shadows'. Duel is hailing from Austin, Texas and their music is deeply rooted in '70s Rock and Metal. Although the album has a certain retro-vibe things still sound modern and dynamic. There isn't a dull moment on this album, just Duel... Continue Reading →

CD review HARDLINE ‘Life’

(8/10) The 1992 album 'Double Eclipse' was a great start for Hardline, initiated by the Gioeli brothers. Unfortunately the great start wasn't followed by a great continuation. It took ten years and some line-up changes before the second album 'II' saw the light of day. Since then the band releases longplayers on a more regular... Continue Reading →

CD review HAUNT ‘If Icarus Could Fly’

(9/10) Haunt is the brainchild of Beastmaker member Trevor William Church who start this Metal outfit two years ago, at least this the time when Haunt premiered with a first EP, entitled 'Luminous Eyes'. The first full-length album hit the shelves in 2018 and already one year later the next album is ready to be... Continue Reading →

CD review PER WIBERG ‘Head Without Eyes’

(8/10) Swedish musician Per Wiberg is a well-known name in rock and metal. He was part of Opeth, is a member of hard rockers Spiritual Beggars and also Kamchatka is a band he's part of. Wiberg can be described as multi-instrumentalist with a focus on guitar, bass and keyboards. The Swede describes himself as a... Continue Reading →

CD review WHITESNAKE ‘Flesh & Blood’

(8/10) What to write about a frontman and a band that's more than 40 years in business? Certainly I don't need to introduce you to David Coverdale and Whitesnake, the singer and band I'm talking about. If you didn't live under a rock for the last decades you have heard about the legendary band earlier... Continue Reading →

CD review JACK SLAMER ‘Jack Slamer’

(8/10) Jack Slamer, that's not a dude, that's a band comprising of Florian Ganz, Cyrill Vollenweider, Marco Hostettler, Hendrik Ruhwinkel and Adrian Böckli. The quintet calls Winterthur in Switzerland their homebase and it was in th year 2006 when the base for this powerhouse was laid. 'Noise from the Neighbourhood' was the title of the... Continue Reading →

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