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 →

CD review SAINT VITUS ‘Saint Vitus’

(7/10) California-based Doom Metal veterans Saint Vitus have a new album in the starting blocks. Simply entitled 'Saint Vitus' the longplayer ends a seven years wait. Founding members Dave Chandler and Scott Ranger, together with their bandmates Henry Vasquez and Pat Bruders, that's the current line-up of the Doom legends. After having suffered from many... Continue Reading →

CD review LICE ‘Woe Betide You’

(7/10) Avantgarde metaller Lice is a mystic player in the fields of metal. Not that much is known about the band that consists of Shining's Nikolas Kvarforth and J of Spanish Teitanblood. The third band member is Kirill Krowli, responsible for guitar, bass and effects. 'Woe Betide You' is the current output of this trio... Continue Reading →

CD review MISERY INDEX ‘Rituals of Power’

(8/10) Riff grinders Misery Index return with their sixth studio album in an 18 years history. Five long years after 'The Killing Gods' spread its morbid charm it's the new longplayer that brings back brutal death metal. 'Rituals of Power' features nine songs and it's oldschool death metal you get offered by the Baltimore-based powerhouse,... Continue Reading →

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