Review HOUSE OF LORDS ‘Saints and Sinners’

Even though the term 'supergroup' is used almost inflationary these days, House Of Lords were certainly one in their early days. Besides singer James Christian there were Gregg Griuffria, Chuck Wright, Ken Mary and Lanny Cordola on board; all well-sounding names. This quintet had a major influence on melodic metal and delivered a timeless classic... Continue Reading →

Review PARKWAY DRIVE ‘Darker Still’

Even at this year's Wacken Festival, fans were still talking about the legendary performance of Parkway Drive in 2019. This brilliant performance remained in the memory of each of those present, before the pandemic a few months later put everything on stop. It was also a bit calmer as far as the Australians were concerned.... Continue Reading →

Review TABOO ‘Taboo’

Following Nordic Union another band/project with a Pretty Maids member is starting off. This time it's Ken Hammer who has teamed up with H.E.R.O. singer Christoffer Stjerne to establish Taboo. The Danes are the driving force of the band and for some songs they get support from well-known names like Mat Sinner, who plays bass... Continue Reading →

Review SONJA ‘Loud Arriver’

Sonja is the brainchild of Melissa Moore. Some of you may remember her as Vic Crom and her time with Absu. The latter kicked Moore out of the band after her transgender outing, which says a lot about the band's mindset. Moore didn't bury her head in the sand, however, and new willpower and creativity... Continue Reading →

Review TOADEATER ‘Bexadde’

Toadeater haile from Osnabrück, Germany and operate since 2014. B., S. and M. brought with 'Codex' a debut album to the record stores. That was in 2019 and it followed in 2020 with 'Bit to ewigen daogen' a sophomore album. Now it's time to establish the position with the third album and it can be... Continue Reading →

GOTT’S EP now also available on vinyl

It was in April this years when a band released an EP that cane right in time for the Roadburn festival. Gott is a quintet from The Netherlands, featuring well know musicians. Farida Lemouchi ( Molassess, The Devil’s Blood) , Twan van Geel (Soulburn, Legion of the Damned) , Thijs van Laarhoven (Severe Torture, William... Continue Reading →

Review TRIAL (SWE) ‘Feed the Fire’

Trollhättan, known as the home of Saab, is also known to metal fans as the homebase of Trial (Swe). The band, which started expressing their passion for traditional heavy metal in 2007, released a remarkable debut album called 'The Primordial Temple'' in 2011. It quickly became evident that not only the legendary waterfall of Trollhättan... Continue Reading →

Review THE 69 EYES ‘Drive’ – EP

Finland's goth'n'rollers The 69 Eyes have been in business for more than 30 years now and man, time flies. The band debuted in 1999 with the 'Wasting the Dawn' album, which marked the beginning of an impressive career. The last studio album was released three years ago and now it was time to please fans... Continue Reading →

Review KINGS X ‘Three Sides of One’

When I was younger, a band called Kings X released an album called 'Gretchen Goes to Nebraska'. Already the title of this album was unusual and the positive reviews in various metal magazines made me even more interested. The trio with their funky progressive metal brought a new aspect to the game. 'Faith Hope Love'... Continue Reading →

Review KING BUFFALO ‘Regenerator’

Regenerator' is the fifth album of the Rochester, New York based King Buffalo. At the same time, the album closes the pandemic trilogy which started in May 2021 with 'The Burden of Relentlessness'. 'Acheron' followed a few months later, while there are another seven songs that complete this cycle. 'Regenerator' starts with the title track,... Continue Reading →

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