Review SCHWARZER ENGEL ‘Sieben’

Stuttgart in Germany, a city known for Mercedes, Porsche and Spätzle has also a rather vibrant music scene. One contributor is Schwarzer Engel, a gothic and dark metal project, driven by Dave Jason. Schwarzer Engel (German for Black Angel) has six longplayers under the belt und the next one is ready to be shipped to... Continue Reading →

Review STAHLMANN ‘Quarz’

Quarz' is already the seventh album of the Göttingen based band Stahlmann. Two years following 'Kinder der Sehnsucht', the quartet is trying to get another album into the charts. As a representative of the second wave of NDH bands, Stahlmann have certainly had success, even if their music is not really inventive. Stahlmann have listened... Continue Reading →

Review HÄMATOM ‘Die Liebe ist tot’

The NDH (Neue Deutsche Härte) began in the mid-90s and I always wanted to know if there is an Alter Deutsche Härte too? Well, a philosophical question on which we do not want to deeply elaborate here. After bands like Rammstein and Oomph! achieved (worldwide-) fame in the early days of Neue Deutsche Härte, there... Continue Reading →

CD review HÄMATOM ‘Maskenball’

(8/10) German Hämatom started in 2004 and were influenced by the sound of the Neue Deutsche Härte. If you now do the math you will recognize that the band celebrates their 15th anniversary this year, a moment to do something special and start the party. Highlight will be the Maskenball Festival on August 31st and... Continue Reading →

CD review RAMMSTEIN “Rammstein’

(7/10) There’s always a lot of buzz the moment a new Rammstein album is announced and since ‘Liebe ist für alle da’ was released 10 years ago the level of excitement was even higher than usual. For many years it wasn’t a given that there will be another Rammstein album at all and now it’s... Continue Reading →

CD review STONEMAN ‘Geil und elektrisch’

(5/10) Stoneman started in 2004 and released five longplayers from then till now. The band started with in the fields of dark rock before they shifted their music towards Neue Deutsche Härte - which is actually not that new anymore. Their newest album ‘Geil und elektrisch’ marks another leg on this journey, featuring 12 new... Continue Reading →

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