CD review SERIOUS BLACK 'Suite 226'

It was three years ago when German/US metallers Serious Black released the 'First Light'-album and it became a bit quiet around the band lately. However, the buzz is getting louder again these days with the band having a new album in the pipeline and capturing a support slot on the upcoming Hammerfall tour. Serious Black's... Continue Reading →

CD review MAGIC KINGDOM 'MetAlmighty'

Belgium guitarist Dushan Petrossi has basically two outlets for his musical creayivity. Iron Mask is one and Magic Kingdom is the other one. The latter releases with 'MetAlmighty' a new album as we speak, a longplayer that features an eleven songs comprising setlist. The guitar wizard is obviously a fan of powerful Metal that's inspired... Continue Reading →

CD review HUMAN FORTRESS ‘Reign of Gold’

Human Fortress and the Scorpions have at least one thing in common, their hometown is Hannover in Germany. Furthermore both are busy in the fields of Metal although the Scorpions play in a totally different league. Human Fortress instead is the passionate worker, a band build on dedication. The six-piece outfit from Germany could score... Continue Reading →

CD review INDUCTION ‘Induction’

(8/10) Induction is the brainchild of Czech guitarist Martin Beck, who kick-started the band in 2014. Influenced by French composer Peter Crowley, Beck followed his musical vision of creating melodic Power Metal that's timeless, not following any trend. Beck was lucky and found a great singer for Induction, Dutch Metal siren Nick Holleman, known from... Continue Reading →

CD review MAJESTY ‘Legends’

(6/10) 'Rebels' become 'Legends', at least when you have a look on the last two releases of German Melodic Metal band Majesty. Now, you can question how rebellious 'Rebels' is and you can also ask yourself of 'Legends' will reach a legendary status in Heavy Metal. 'Legends' is Majesty's ninth album and it carries songs... 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 ASTRAL DOORS ‘Worship or Die’

(8/10) What comes to your mind if you read about Astral Doors? I guess it's Dio, Black Sabbath and more traditional heavy metal. Frontman Nils Patrik Johansson was often compared with the legendary Ronnie James Dio and the voice do have similarities. However, Astral Doors is more than a clone of the iconic frontman and... 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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