CD review ATTIKA ‘Metal Lands’

Attika explores ‘Metal Lands’ with their latest longplayer. At least this is the title of the third longplayer. The four guys from Melbourne, Florida have an interesting release schedule and if there would be a category for longest waiting time between releases, the quartet would probably be a nominee.   In the heydays of power... Continue Reading →

CD review ANCILLOTTI ‘Hell on Earth’

The first time my attention was directed towards Anchillotti was when the band performed at the Heavy Metal Maniacs festival 2015 in The Netherlands. With their traditional heavy metal the four Italians knew how to impress the audience. At that time the guys had just released their debut 'The Chain Goes On' and everything still... Continue Reading →

CD review PICTURE ‘Wings’

(8/10) Hollands Metal veterans Picture is a band many kids don't know. The band premiered in 1980 and is for more than 40 years in business, but never had the big breakthrough. After some changes in the line-up over the last years it was three years ago when 4/5 of the original band joined forces... Continue Reading →

CD review RUTHLESS ‘Evil Within’

(7/10) Underground legends Ruthless evoked the 'Discipline of Steel' back in 1986 when the band premiered with a ten track comprising longplayer. Although the album wasn't a bad one, competition was quite strong at the time and an upcoming grunge vibe didn't make things easy either. As a result Ruthless parted ways in 1990. 25... Continue Reading →

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 →

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