CD review PYRAMAZE ‘Epitaph’

Danish power metal outfit Pyramaze release their sixth studio album, which is also their first one for AFM. Three years after having released 'Contingent', the sextet recorded another 12 songs, all with roots in heavy metal and power metal. Pyramaze got into the spotlight of metal in 2008 with their 'Immortal' album. One of the... Continue Reading →

CD review SURMA ‘The Light Within’

Surma, that is Viktorie Surmová (Bohemian Metal Rhapsody) and Heri Joensen (Týr) who founded the band in 2018. Both artists have already a lot of stage experience and both bring all their experience to Sumra. 'The Light Within' is Sumra's debut and consists of 13 tracks. The title of the album already indicates it, Surma's... Continue Reading →

CD review NIGHTMARE ‘Aeternam’

French Nightmare are a band with a long history. What started in the late '70s as a band with a passion for punk rock morphed over time a solid power metal band that releases with 'Aeternam' their newest product. Since having released with 'Dead Sun' their latest album in 2016 a few things changed when... Continue Reading →

CD review AMARANTHE ‘Manifest’

‘Manifest’, the term, stands for strong aims and ambitions, announced publically. ‘Manifest’ is also the title of Amaranthe’s new album that will available from October 2nd and having given the longplayer such a strong title raises the question of what the manifest is about. I can’t finally answer this question, but the album is certainly... 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 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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