Review GRIEF COLLECTOR ‘En Delirium’

Grief Collector is a band name that is certainly known by doom metal insiders. This can have various reasons, but the two most plausible ones are that one listened already to 'From Dissension to Avowal', the EP that was released in 2019. And/or you know frontman Rob Lowe from his time with bands like Candlemass,... Continue Reading →

Review HELLOWEEN ‘Helloween’

It was in November 2016 when the news of Helloween United travelled around the globe in no time. Hamburg's metal institution announced a world tour and the sensational part was the fact of Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen rejoining the legendary band and the, at the time, operating line-up. This news was almost too good... Continue Reading →

Review WITCH CROSS ‘Angel of Death’

'Angel of Death' is not only a smashing thrash metal anthem, penned by Slayer. It is also the title of the new record, unleashed by Danish metal outfit Witch Cross. Witch Cross, hailing from Copenhagen, is a veteran band when it comes to heavy metal. With roots that go back to early eighties, the Danes... Continue Reading →

Review DESASTER ‘Churches Without Saints’

1988 was the year of Desaster. It wasn’t a disastrous year though and it was more of a year when some guys from Koblenz, Germany started to make music that shook the foundation of metal. Raw and without compromises, Desaster premiered eight years after having started an extraordinary metal endeavor that is still ongoing. It... Continue Reading →

Review CROSS VAULT ‘As Strangers We Depart’

Cross Vault started their metallic undertaking in 2013 and came up with a full-length debut rather quickly. ‘Spectres of Revocable Loss’ was published in 2014, followed by a next strike called ‘The All Consuming’. With having convinced fans of doom metal about their music, the band needed a bit of extra time to work on... Continue Reading →

Review HELLRYDER ‘The Devil is a Gambler’

As everybody know, Chris Boltendahl and Axel Ritt are the driving forces behind legendary Grave Digger. Next to ‘mothership’, the veterans had the idea of starting a project that puts the origin of metal to forefront, or how they call it “Dirty Kick Ass Heavy Metal”. Having such an idea is one thing and finding... Continue Reading →

Review METAL MASSACRE ‘XV’

In a time when everybody can create an own list of songs in streaming portals, when YouTube became an important source for promotion of bands and Bandcamp providing a platform for new and established bands, a compilation like Metal Massacre Vol XV feels a bit antiquated. But it is exactly this old-school spirit that makes... Continue Reading →

Review HERMAN FRANK ‘Two For a Lie’

Herman Frank is one of the veterans when it comes to heavy metal from Germany. It was in the early eighties when the guitarist from Hannover became the forerunner of a genre that just started to gain momentum. Enriching the sound of Accept and Victory with his guitar play made Herman to an important person... Continue Reading →

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