CD review ECLIPSE ‘Paradigm’

(9/10) Swedish Melodic Metal masters Eclipse reveal their new album 'Paradigm' mid October and it's a blast. Eleven excellently executed Melodic Metal anthems are a treat for everyones ears and the right soundtrack for swiping away the grayish autumn mood. As a prolongation of summer days 'Paradigm' shines bright. Erik Mårtensson, Eclipse founding member, has... Continue Reading →

TEN announces a box set

British hard rockers Ten have an outstanding history of releases in their storied and revered catalog. Starting out as a sort of solo project built around singer and songwriter Gary Hughes, Ten found their audience playing a hard rock sound influenced by such giants as UFO, Thin Lizzy, Magnum, Giant, and Whitesnake in a time... Continue Reading →

CD review WITHIN TEMPTATION ‘Resist’

(8/10) It feels like ‘more haste, less speed’ was the approach for Within Temptation’s seventh studio album. ‘Resist’ was scheduled for December 14th but faced a delay due to production issues. This also had an effect on Within Temptation's tour at the end of 2018 which they did without having the album out on the... Continue Reading →

CD review TEN ‘Illuminati​’

(7/10) A bit more than a year ago, Ten released with 'Gothica' their latest album. It's a good one that showcased a band being back on track after having released the average "Isle De Muerta'. Beginning of November this year Gary Hughes and band mates return with their next strike, an album entitled ‘Illuminati’. Ten developed their... Continue Reading →

CD review AXXIS ‘Monster Hero’

(8/10) Is there anybody out there that expects major adjustments to Axxis’ sound? Probably not. ‘Monster Hero’ is Axxis 15th studio album and bandleaders Bernhard Weiss and Harry Öllers continue with what the band is best in – catchy melodic rock songs that are built on Weiss unique vocals and Öllers’ catchy keyboard sound. ‘Monster... Continue Reading →

CD review TREAT ‘Tunguska’

(8/10) Swedish hardrocker Treat are a longtime player in the fields of melodic hardrock. The first and successful era ended with a split in 1993 before Treat reunited in 2006. The second era also included some good longplayer, starting with 'Coup de Grace'. I have to admit that the 1987 'Dreamhunter' album is still my... Continue Reading →

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