CD review STORMWARRIOR ‘Norsemen’

It's a fact that vikings also came to Hamburg and thinking about the assault in 845 A.D. it wasn't with a peaceful intention. However, these days are long gone but there's still some viking spirit alive in the Hansestadt at the Elbe river. Hamburgs Metal powerhouse Stormwarrior have a new longplayer in the starting blocks.... Continue Reading →

CD review IVORY TOWER ‘Stronger’

(7/10) Ivory Tower, that's Progressive Metal hailing from Kiel, Germany. The quintet released four albums to date with 'IV' being the latest one. Eight years later and after having been gone through line-up changes the guys from Schleswig Holstein puts more wood on the metallic fire with longplayer number five. Frank Fasold (key) is the... Continue Reading →

CD review CRYSTAL BALL ‘2020’

(*/10) Usually Swiss clocks are appreciated for their preciseness. Having a glimpse on the title of the upcoming Crystal Ball album could give the impression of the Swiss guys being ahead of things, releasing a album entitled '2020' in 2019. A deep-dive into the meaning of the '2020' brings the true meaning to surface. Crystal... Continue Reading →

CD review STORMHAMMER ‘Seven Seals’

(7/10) 'Seven Seals' is Stormhammer's 7th album and it comes with 11 songs. That's the numbers part and now let's have a look into the musical offer. 'Seven Seal' is thematically built on the myth of the Sri-Padmanabhaswamy temple in India and the unopened chamber that's protected by seals. This is the lyrical concept and... Continue Reading →

CD review IMPERIA ‘Flames of Eternity’

(7/10) ‘Flames of Eternity’ is Imperia’s fifth album, featuring 11 new songs and a piano version of ‘Mother’.  The quartet with band members from various countries has its roots in the early 2000th. Imperia is the brainchild of singer Helena Michaelsen, being the drivers of the band that also includes Steve Wolz, Gerry Verstreken and... Continue Reading →

CD review METAL INQUISITOR ‘Panopticon”

(8/10) Koblenz-basedMetal Inquisitor might not be the band with a high-frequent release pattern, but every album so far for sure provided quality. It takes between 4-5 years for the band to come with a next longplayer, beginning with the debut ‘The Apparition’ from 2002. Good things come to those who wait, seems to be the... Continue Reading →

CD review SINBREED ‘IV’

(7/10) German melodic metal outfit Sinbreed went through some changes over the last years. Two new members are on board and  a switch of labels took place also. The 2016 album ‘Master Creator’ has been released by AFM Records and it’s the new album being Sinbreed's premier for Massacre Records. Regarding the line-up, too important positions... Continue Reading →

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