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 →
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 →
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 →
Corrosion of Conformity, Motörhead, The Doors, Metal Church, and Down, these are the bands mentioned as influences for Sea Of Snakes and already the opener 'Let the Fire Burn' confirms what the label info promises. Sea Of Snakes, that is Jeff Murray, Mike Coffman, Jim McCloskey and Tracy Steiger. The quartet calls Los Angeles, California... Continue Reading →
Dvne is a very interesting band. The guys from Edinburgh started in 2013 as Dune, inspired by the sci-fi epic 'Dune' by Frank Herbert, before renaming the band into Dvne. After having published two EP’s the debut hit the shelves in 2017. ‘Ashersa’ is the name of this first album that acted as a springboard... Continue Reading →
Six years after 'EyeHateGod', Mike Williams, Jimmy Bower, Gary Mader and Aaron Hill are back with a new album. 'A History of Nomadic Behavior' is the heading under which twelve new songs see the light of day. Well, to call it 'light' is perhaps not quite accurate, because what the quartet delivers is rather the... Continue Reading →
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The collective is back. Nearly two years after 'Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic' entered the German album charts, The Ocean return with their eighth album. 'Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic' features eight songs, being the announced second part of the conceptual approach the band started in 2018. Both records are supposed to close the gap between 'Precambrian'... Continue Reading →
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 →
'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.
'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.
'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.
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 →