Review GRIEF COLLECTOR ‘En Delirium’

Grief Collector is a band name that is certainly known by doom metal insiders. This can have various reasons, but the two most plausible ones are that one listened already to 'From Dissension to Avowal', the EP that was released in 2019. And/or you know frontman Rob Lowe from his time with bands like Candlemass,... Continue Reading →

Review HELLOWEEN ‘Helloween’

It was in November 2016 when the news of Helloween United travelled around the globe in no time. Hamburg's metal institution announced a world tour and the sensational part was the fact of Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen rejoining the legendary band and the, at the time, operating line-up. This news was almost too good... Continue Reading →

Review PHARAOH ‘The Powers That Be’

Fans of American metallers Pharaoh had to be patient for quite a while. They had to wait nine long years before the fifth album of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- based quartet finds a way into the record stores. The guys premiered in 2003 with the 'After the Fire' album and went through a pretty consistent release... Continue Reading →

Review SOCIAL DISORDER ‘Love 2 Be Hated’

Let's start this review with some name-dropping. Tracii Guns, Rudy Sarzo, Jeff Duncan, Snowy Shaw and some more, all these exquisite musicians are part of Social Disorder. The mainman of Social Disorder though is someone else. The project is the brainchild of Swedish-born Anders Rönnblom (Killer Bee, X-Romance and Wolfpakk). 'Love 2 Be Hatred' is... Continue Reading →

Review WITCH CROSS ‘Angel of Death’

'Angel of Death' is not only a smashing thrash metal anthem, penned by Slayer. It is also the title of the new record, unleashed by Danish metal outfit Witch Cross. Witch Cross, hailing from Copenhagen, is a veteran band when it comes to heavy metal. With roots that go back to early eighties, the Danes... Continue Reading →

SWALLOW THE SUN announce a live album

Live albums are booming these days and this time it is Finnish doom metallers Swallow The Sun who bring a bit of live atmosphere into our lockdown life. '20 Years of Gloom, Beauty and Despair - Live in Helsinki' is the title of the first ever live album, coming from the Jyväsykla-based doom band. "Finally... Continue Reading →

Review DESASTER ‘Churches Without Saints’

1988 was the year of Desaster. It wasn’t a disastrous year though and it was more of a year when some guys from Koblenz, Germany started to make music that shook the foundation of metal. Raw and without compromises, Desaster premiered eight years after having started an extraordinary metal endeavor that is still ongoing. It... Continue Reading →

Review RAVAGER ‘The Third Attack’

Ravager from Germany is a rather new outfit with their homebase being in Walsrode. After having written some first songs and after having completed the onboarding of new band members, the quintet started to work on a first release, which was a demo called ‘Alarm Clock Terror’. In the meantime, Ravager premiered with a full-length... Continue Reading →

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