CD review RITUAL ‘Trails of Torment’ reissue

(9/10) Cleveland based metallers Ritual might have been forgotten over time, or not even be noticed in the early ‘90s. The band faced many name changes after having started the band in 1985. Firedance, Rotterdam, Torment, Tormentor, Ritual Of Torment and Ritual, these aren’t monikers of different bands. It’s always the same band and it... Continue Reading →

CD review WRETCH ‘Man or Machine’

(7/10) Baseball fans know Cleveland since it’s the home of the Cleveland Indians. Non-baseball fans might know the baseball team due to the movie from the eighties and metal fans know the city, because of its vital metal scene. One metallic ambassador, hailing from there, is Wretch. The quintet has already two albums on their... Continue Reading →

CD review ARTIZAN ‘Demon Rider’

(8/10) Jacksonville, Florida is the homebase of Artizan, a US metal powerhouse that has its fourth longplayer in the pipeline. 'Demon Rider' follows the 2015 release 'The Furthest Reaches' and features, in the standard version, 5 songs. A limited version includes, next to the 5 songs, the title track with no less than Jag Panzer's... Continue Reading →

CD review NECRYTIS ‘ Dread en Ruin’

(6/10) After having released the debut in 2017 US metal band Necrytis worked on a next album. The work’s accomplished and ‘Dread en Ruin’ is ready to be shipped to the record stores. Some of the tracks on this album are done quite well. One of them is the eight minutes long ‘Call Us Insanity’.... Continue Reading →

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