Review SUNCZAR ‘Bearer of Light’

If you take a piece of Crowbar, a bit of Corrosion Of Conformity and a touch of Kyuss, then you inevitably end up with Sunczar. The mentioned bands are certainly not unknown to the quartet from Germany and influences are definitely recognizable. After a foundation in 2019, the guys had with 'The Unveiling' a first... Continue Reading →

Review HEMELBESTORMER ‘Collide & Merge’

Hemelbestormer means ‘stormer of heaven’ and is the band name of a Belgium metal band that founded in 2012. The band premiered with ‘Portals’ in 2014 and released two additional longplayers to date. With having three records on their list of achievements, Hemelbestormer has finished work on ‘Collide & Merge’, the next step of the... Continue Reading →

Review TRANSPORT LEAGUE ‘Kaiserschnitt’

Swedish heavy rockers Transport League have their new album ready to go. The longplayer is entitled ‘Kaiserschnitt’ and if it took some doing, we don’t know. A sure thing though is the fact that recording an album these days isn’t an easy undertaking and it needs an extra effort to make such a longplayer happen.... Continue Reading →

HIGH FIGHTER and ‘Before I Disappear’

July 2019 seen Hamburg-based sludge and stoner metal unit High Fighter release their second album titled 'Champain' with Argonauta Records. Almost a year since the release of the band's critically acclaimed, brutal beast of an album, High Fighter have just premiered a gripping new music clip to the album opening track, ’Before I Disappear’. With... Continue Reading →

CD review -(16)- ‘Dream Squasher’

'Dream Squasher' is not for the faint-hearted. Extremely down-tuned guitars create a wall of riffs in grey and cold concrete. This album is a musical monolith that can't be discovered after listening to it. 'Dream Squasher' needs several rounds to unfold its intensity and musical creativity. And after that a little bit of sunlight is surely not bad either.

CD review ALKYMIST ‘Sanctuary’

'Sanctuary' is an album, which shines by its intensity. The four danes manage to create sound collages which are dark and melancholic. On the other hand, they also manage to give the whole sound expression a certain lightness every now and then, which makes this longplayer to an interesting journey through varied worlds of gloom. I was impressed by 'Sanctuary' and maybe even a little bit of Danish happiness was spilling over to me.

CD review LOVIATAR ‘Lightless’

'Lightless' is a well-done counterpart to the brighter days of spring. The quartet paints a claustrophobic musical picture with a lyrical concept, inspired by authors like Emile Zola and Thomas Ligotti. If you want to discover the depth of darkness, 'Lightless' is the album you should listen to.

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 →

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