CD review HEXX ‘Entangled in Sin’

Hexx's reference album is the 1986 release 'Under the Spell' and the new longplayer from the California-based powerhouse will not cause a change. 'Entangled in Sin', so the title of the record, is the new release forged by Hexx and although it can't reach the milestone it's still an excellent Metal record. Hexx disappeared from... Continue Reading →

CD review HEATHEN ‘Empire of the Blind’

Good things will find you, regardless of time. In a way that’s valid for Heathen’s new longplayer ‘Empire of the Blind’ too. The band premiered in 1987 with the stellar ‘Breaking the Silence’ debut in 1987 and after the sophomore smasher ‘Victims of Deception’s has intensified the great impression, radio silence took over. Silence was... Continue Reading →

CD review MASTODON ‘Medium Rarities’

While fans still have to wait a bit before welcoming the anticipated eighth Mastodon album, the band belts-out an in-between release. 'Medium Rarities' bridges the wait but is also celebrates 20 years of Mastodon. 'Medium Rarities' features a sixteen songs comprising tracklist that includes a new song too, being the highlight that leads off the... Continue Reading →

CD review RAVEN ‘Metal City’

Two Englishmen in New York, that's the Gallager brothers, also known as Raven. The Metal veterans have a long history in Heavy Metal, considering their debut 'Rock Until You Drop' being released in 1981. What was at the time just an title for a longplayer became a life motto with John and Mark Gallagher still... Continue Reading →

CD review HITTMAN ‚Destroy All Humans‘

September 25th, that’s when fantasy becomes reality. Nearly three decades after having released with ‘Vivas Machina’ their sophomore album, US Metal institution Hittman return to the scene. Inspired by several festival appearances, Jim Bacchi, Dirk Kennedy and band mates have decided to record their third longplayer and the guys found with No Remorse Records a... Continue Reading →

HELLOWEEN re-releases out now

German Metal veterans Helloween re-release their albums ’Unarmed’, ’Straight Out Of Hell’ and ’7 Sinners’ via Nuclear Blast. Release date is today and the re-issues include some bonus tracks too. Here are the tracklists. Tracklist ’Unarmed’: Dr. Stein          Future WorldIf I Could Fly     Where The Rain GrowsThe Keeper's Trilogy (Medley)Eagle Fly FreePerfect Gentleman        Forever And One (Neverland)I... Continue Reading →

CD review EVOKE ‘Seeds of Death’

Seven songs, 34 minutes ... Metal doesn't need much more than that, at least when it comes to Evoke and their new longplayer 'Seeds of Death'. Metal purists will love the album since the three Norwegians deliver right to the money. After having started the band in 2016 two demos has been released that paved... Continue Reading →

CD review STRYPER ‘Even the Devil Believes’

Summertime is bubble bee time and yellow/black is the color of the season. Thinking about yellow/black brings of course also Metal to metalheads' minds. California-based Stryper brought these colors to Heavy Metal in the second half on the '80s when the quartet started their quite special mission. The first records have been discussed controversially and... Continue Reading →

CD review ZAKK SABBATH ‘Vertigo’

Covering such a milestone album always includes a higher risk risk of failure. If someone can make such an endeavor to a success it is Zakk Wylde, Blasko and Joey Castillo. Musical capabilities and savvy comes units with a passion for the sound of their idols, the earlier giving the trio the possibility to interpret the music in perfection, that latter allowing the guys to get the right vibe and spirit in place.

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