Review PRESTIGE ‘Reveal the Ravage’

Finland’s thrash metal powerhouse Prestige started in the late 80s, in 1987 to be precise. The band released three longplayers before they parted ways in 1992 after having released the ‘Parasites in Paradise’ album. In 2006 metal fans could sense some activities at the Prestige camp, at least a compilation was released that year. More... Continue Reading →

CD review FIREWING ‘Resurrection’

Firewing, not Gus G.’s Firewind, is a new metal band in town, hailing from the US. The quintet consists of Airton Araujo (v), Caio Kehyayan (g), Bruno Oliveira (g), Peter de Reyna (b) and Chris Dovas (d). With a passion for symphonic metal, the five guys penned 14 songs which found a spot on the... Continue Reading →

CD review VELVET VIPER ‘Cosmic Heaker’

After having unchained re-issues of the two Zed Yago classics 'From Over Yonder' and 'Pilgrimage', Velvet Viper release a new longplayer called 'Cosmic Healer'. It's the fifth album from Velvet Viper and it features ten songs plus an acoustic version of 'Götterdämmerung', originally from the 'The Pale Man is Holding a Broken Heart' album. Fans... Continue Reading →

CD review FEANOR ‘Power of the Chosen One’

Their are quite interesting news that reach us from Argentinian power metal unit Feanor. The South American sword and steel warriors started in 1996 and premiered in 2005 with 'Invencible'. In a five years rhythm, two additional longplayers have been unleashed before an interesting turn started to happen. Sticking to the five years rhythm, the... Continue Reading →

CD review SEPTAGON ‘We Only Die Once’

Septagon is a metal band that has its homebase in Heilbronn, Germany. The quintet was founded in 2013 and released with ‘Deadhead Syndicate’ a first longplayer in 2016. After the sophomore record ‘Apocalyptic Rhymes’ hit the shelves a few years ago, it’s ‘We Only Die Once’ being the direction-giving third album. Septagon, that’s Markus Becker... Continue Reading →

CD review DARKNESS ‘Over and Out’

German thrash metal veterans Darkness unleash their newest EP called Over and Out', an album that follows 'First Class Violence' from 2018. Darkness started in 1984 and is no stranger in metal. Although the real breakthrough didn't happen, longplayers like the debut 'Death Squad' are highlights in German thrash metal. Essen in Germany is the... Continue Reading →

CD review DETHRONE ‘State of Decay’

There are quite some bands with the moniker Dethrone. This time it is about the Swedish quartet that premiered in 2103 with “Humanity’ and continued with their sinister sounds on ‘Incinerate All’ in 2016. Four years later, the guys unleash a new EP, featuring four songs. The four-piece band from Sweden fuse thrash- and death... Continue Reading →

CD review ASSIGNMENT ‘Reflections’

‘Reflections’ is an album that might be interesting for fans of bands like Dream Theater, Savatage and Symphony X. Melodic Metal with progressive song structures is what this longplayer offers. Even if it feels like the guys being ahead of themselves here and there, the album is a well-done one and has the potential to enlarge the Assignment fan-base.

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