Review ECLIPSE ‘Wired’

One of Sweden’s most successful melodic rock/metal acts is Eclipse. The Stockholm-based quartet premiered in 2001 with ‘the Truth and a Little More’, and they came to stay. Two decades after the first longplayer hit the shelves, the band releases with ‘Wired’ their tenth album and it will be as successful as the predecessors. Eclipse,... Continue Reading →

Review ALCATRAZZ ‘V’

A consistent line-up isn’t exactly what Alcatrazz stands for and considering a four years lasting first era of the band doesn’t speak for a stability either. This is a pity since the music that has been released by the band was always good stuff and a treat for metal fans. This was one of the... Continue Reading →

Review LAST DAYS OF EDEN ‘Butterflies’

‚Butterfly‘, that’s a word not that often used in heavy metal. Crazy Town had a very successful song in 2000 with such a title and Moonspell released an album called ‚The Butterfly Effect‘. For the rest, the colorful insects aren’t flying very often through the endless fields of heavy metal. October 15th, that is when... Continue Reading →

Review INGLORIOUS ‘Heroine’

UK rocker Inglorious went through a rebuilding process during 2018 when three new band members had to be found and integrated by Nathan James and Phil Beaver. ‘We Will Ride’, the fourth album, was the proof of this line-up that works together tightly and with power. To keep the momentum going and not being able... Continue Reading →

Review ANETTE OLZON ‘Strong’

Anette Olzon is known from her days fronting Finnish symphonic metal powerhouse Nightwish. The Dark Element is another moniker closely connected to her and it was in 2014 when the Swedish singer released with ‘Shine’ a first solo album. After ‘Shine’ it is ‘Strong’ that represents the second solo album from Olzon, an eleven songs... Continue Reading →

Review BRAINSTORM ‘Wall of Skulls’

Swabian power metal veterans Brainstorm used the pandemic months to work on their next studio album. Work is finished in the meantime and after facing a short delay, the album is ready to be released. ‘Wall of Skulls’ is the title of this eleven songs featuring power metal strike that shows the band in very... Continue Reading →

Review BIG CITY ‘Testify X’

Big City is the brainchild of Daniel Olaisen. The guitarist and songwriter worked out many song ideas over time and had the plan to record these songs together with some partners in crime. He found with Frank Ørland, Frank Nordeng Røe, Jørgen Bergersen and Miguel Pereira the right contributors for this endeavor and things were... Continue Reading →

Review RESURRECTION KINGS ‘Skygazer’

Listening to Resurrection Kings sophomore longplayer 'Skygazer' is a bit like walking down the memory lane. The band, or is it a project, premiered in 2016 with a self-titled longplayer and at the time I wasn't expecting a next strike. But time proves me wrong and here is the new eleven songs featuring record from... Continue Reading →

Review LAURENNE / LOUHIMO ‘The Reckoning’

There is always something good that comes with something bad. Not being able to tour cleared out the agendas of many bands and musicians. To not stand still to sit down and wait, new musical projects made the turn from fantasy to reality.  One of these projects, a really exciting one, comes from Finland. Noora Louhimo... Continue Reading →

Review CROWNE ‘Kings in the North’

Crowne and ‘Kings in the North’, that seems to be a very royal release that we get offered by Frontiers Music. If the Swedish melodic rock powerhouse will become the king in the North is something, future will bring to surface, or not. What is a given is the fact that the prerequisites are in... Continue Reading →

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