CD review SONATA ARCTICA ‘Talviyö’

(7/10) Having a look on the artwork of an album that shows a peaceful winter landscape is a refreshing moment on a day with 30 degrees celcius outside and the titel 'Talviyö', meaning 'winter night' in Finnish, amplifies it even. Besides these refreshing ingredients, Sonata Arctica's newest longplayer comes with more of a standard approach.... Continue Reading →

CD review SINNER ‘Santa Muerte’

(8/10) Sometimes small adjustments have an exciting effect and the new Sinner album is a good example for this. After nearly four decades of Sinner it’s the first time that bandleader Mat Sinner shares vocal duties. The bassist/producer/bandleader could gain for the new album ‘Santa Muerte’ with Giorgia Colleluori an extremely talented singer. The first... Continue Reading →

CD review LIV SIN ‘Burning Sermons’

(8/10) Liv Sin rose from the ashes of Sister Sin. Singer Liv Jagrell started the new powerhouse in 2016, a few months after the Sister Sin was carried to its grave. Jagrell and her new band premiered in 2017 with 'Follow Me' and it's up to the sophomore release 'Burning Sermons' being the exciting chapter.... Continue Reading →

CD review FREEDOM CALL ‘M.E.T.A.L.’

(7/10) German Melodic Metal experts did and do something right, since two decades in business speaks for solid fan base and a lot of passion. Mainman Chris Bay debuted with his band in 1999 and since then eight additional longplayers followed. The newest longplayer comes with a promising title. 'M.E.T.A.L.' that's what the album is... 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 →

MICHAEL SWEET (STRYPER) announced new solo album

Stryper frontman Michael Sweet announced a new album, which is scheduled for October 11th. The longplayer comes through Rat Pak Records and prominent contributors that added some riff power to 'Ten'. Tracklist: Better Part of Me (featuring Jeff Loomis of Arch Enemy)Lay It Down (featuring Marzi Montazeri) Forget, Forgive (featuring Howie Simon)Now Or Never (featuring Gus... 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 SABATON ‘The Great War’

(8/10) Almost to date three years after having released the successful ‘The Last Stand’-album award-decorated Swedish metal powerhouse Sabaton have a next album in the starting blocks. ‘The Great War’, is the title of Sabaton’s ninth full-length album and the guys pick it up where the left off with the previous longplayer. This time it’s... Continue Reading →

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