CD review HYBORIAN 'Volume II'

Approximately one year after 'Volume I' was unleashed the next Hyborian record waits in line. Simply entitled 'Volume II' the trio deliver an album with eight new songs of Progressive Sludge Metal. Martin Bush, Ryan Bates and Justi Rippeto combine on their newest album a lot of full-force power with some complex song structures, introduced... Continue Reading →

GREEN CARNATION will stream album release show

New times demand new and creative solution. One of these new solution is Green Carnation streaming the 'Leaves of Yesteryear' release show on May 23rd. Due to the current Coronavirus situation, all relevant parties decided to live stream the release concert, using a multiple camera production with no audience being present. Tickets for this event... Continue Reading →

CD review TOMBS ‘Monarchy of Shadows’

'Monarchy of Shadows' is the return of a band that went through some rougher times. Renewed and with full enthusiasm the quartet delivers a first prove of work, a promising one when it comes to the future. Black Metal continues to have a homebase in Brooklyn.

CD review THE OLD DEAD TREE ‘The End’

'Gothic Metal', that according to the label info the genre The Dead Old Tree fits best. That might be right but this release is so more than solely Gothic Metal. 'The End' is a record that includes many shades and influences. Great melodies, Dark Rock, progressive structures and some extreme Metal trademarks, all units on... Continue Reading →

CD review CANNABIS CORPSE ‘Nug So Vile’

(8/10) Cannabis Corpse, that's the brainchild of the Hall brothers. Phil Hall, known from Municipal Waste and Iron Reagan, together with his brother Josh started the 'smoke-filled' powerhouse in 2006 in Richmond, VA. The guys premiered the same year and the debut received more positive attention than maybe expected. 13 years further down the road... Continue Reading →

CD review 1349 ‘The Infernal Pathway’

(8/10) Norwegian metallers 1349 return with their already seventh longplayer in a 22 years comprising band history. 1349, that’s Archaon, Frost, Ravn and Seideman, a line-up that’s surprisingly stable since almost two decades. Working as a quartet for such a long time allows operating together in a good fashion with giving full focus to the... Continue Reading →

CD review CYNIC ‘Traced in Air Remixed’

(*/10) Sound architects Cynic didn't release more than three longplayers and still managed to become an iconic band in the fields of complex music. The newest release is an older one. Fifteen years after Cynic's hiatus the band returned with 'Traced in Air', an album featuring grandiose songs, bridging complexity and melody. The album marked... Continue Reading →

CD review ABBATH ‘Outstrider’

(8/10) If you think about Norwegian Black Metal the name of Abbath crosses your path for sure more than once. The break-through came in the ‘90s with Immortal and it’s genre defining album s such as ‘Sons of Northern Darkness’ that are timeless documents of the earlier days of Black Metal. In the meantime Abbath... Continue Reading →

CD review HEILUNG ‘Futha’

(*/10) Heilung is a band that's special. The German/Danish trio doesn't play Metal nor they are into Rock. Still Heilung found and finds many fans in the Metal scene and it's more than the unusual stage performance only, that creates an interest. Maybe it's the mystical vibe, the Nordic inheritance or the generally dark expression... Continue Reading →

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