Review SEVENTH SEA ‘Maledictus’

'Maledictus' is the debut album of Seventh Storm, a band that has a distinct captain in Mike Gaspar. Gaspar started Seventh Storm after providing the rhythm for Moonspell for more than two decades. His new band, however, has little to do with his former employer. Perhaps it's the dark aura that may still be a... Continue Reading →

Review H.E.A.T. ‘Force Majeure’

When Erik Grönwall left H.E.A.T. in 2020 the question arose how the melodic rockers would continue their so far successful journey through the world of melodic rock. The quintet had just released a very good album called ' H.E.A.T. II' and the search for a new singer was suddenly the most important thing that had... Continue Reading →

Review NORDIC UNION ‘Animalistic’

The first time I heard the voice of Ronnie Atkins was back in 1984 when I listened to 'Cold Killer' from Pretty Maids. No doubt, the guitars impressed but Atkins with his unique voice was a wow moment. In the meantime many years went by and the devastating news of Atkins fighting cancer was a... Continue Reading →

Review RYKER’S ‘Ours Was a Noble Cause’

Germany's hardcore institution Ryker's started in 1992 in Kassel, Germany and had eight successful years before the band disbanded in 2000. The start of the second era of the hardcore veterans dates back to 2013 which was further manifested with the 'Hard to the Core' album. Since then the guys are going full throttle again... Continue Reading →

Review ÆKJUBOHRA ‘Ækjubohra’

Today I would like to guide your attention to a band that isn’t known that much, yet. Ækjubohra is the moniker of a young and hungry band from the greater Rostock area in Germany. Not only that the guys play an energetic mix of rock, stoner, garage and punk, the band also has a good... Continue Reading →

Review BELPHEGOR ‘The Devils’

Austria's death metal heavyweights Belphegor have been one of the constants of a genre that has seen many bands come and go for decades. Founded in 1992, Belphegor started to bring their hard songs to the people. With the debut album 'The Last Supper' the band could achieved first attention, which was successively expanded. In... Continue Reading →

Review TOXIK ‘Dis Morta’

Toxik is back with their first new album in 23 years and challenges like a wicked fastball does. But one thing after the other. Toxik belonged to the hopeful bands in the late 80s. The quintet did not only stand for relentless thrash metal but also brought a lot of technical ambition into this harsh... Continue Reading →

Review KRISIUN ‘Mortem Solis’

Brazil's death metal heroes Krisiun are certainly not unknown, because the guys from Ijuí have been around since 1990. It all started with the 'Black Force Domain' album which shook the foundations of the metal world in 1995. The record was the keystone for a career that has lasted more than three decades and is... Continue Reading →

Review PIST.ON ‘Cold World +’

When someone returns after decades, one cannot seriously assume that everyone still knows you. It's best to present yourself in the here and now, while also showing the ties to the past. That or something like that might have been the thinking of Pist.On when they decided to delight the music world with new song... Continue Reading →

Review PERISH ‘The Decline’

"Less is more", this is how one could describe the debut album of Perish. Each of the six songs of the album ends on 'less' and also concerning the harsh black metal the focus is on diabolic hardness instead of escalating passages. If you have been wondering since the end of Misery Speaks if Janosch... Continue Reading →

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