It took a while until Evanescence returned with a new album. It has already been ten years that the band released their third album 'Evanescence'. A three-year break and major changes such as the split of the record label Wind-Up Records were factors that did not really benefit work on a new album. However, as... Continue Reading →
Evanescence reveal a new song called 'Better Without You', taken from the upcoming album 'The Bitter Truth'. Evanescence's new longplayer will be released on March 26th, comes via Sony Music and HERE is the link to 'Better Without You'. Photo: P.R. Brown
Wardruna’s new masterpiece was announced for a release in summer 2020 and had to be postponed to January 2021. Limitations and restriction, based on the pandemic situation, forced the band to bring their new longplayer to the record stores a bit later than expected. In the meantime the new release date is announced, which will... Continue Reading →
The basic mood on 'Cannibal' is certainly in strong contrast to the current summertime. It's not light and color which are the main focus and spirit. Darkness and uncompromising emotional honesty is what makes this longplayer to an emotional contrast to what the eye sees these days. If you've got enough sun and want to spend some time on (self-) reflection, you've found your soundtrack with 'Cannibal'.
'Ordinary Man' more than just a longplayer that carries music. It is a record that features a lot of feel. There are moments when the emotional intensity reminded me of Johnny Cash's legendary version of 'Hurt'. 'Ordinary Man' of course carries the heavier songs but it's the emotional moments that makes this longplayer so special. Throughout the eleven songs featuring tracklist an underlying feeling of 'goodbye' is what touches you as a listener. This album feels like the final delivery to a musical legacy of one of the greatest and multifaceted singers in Heavy Metal, a pioneer and an idol for generations of musicians. Thank you Ozzy Osbourne for giving the Metal world this longplayer and thank you for all the earlier releases that made this music genre to what it is.
(8/10) German Hämatom started in 2004 and were influenced by the sound of the Neue Deutsche Härte. If you now do the math you will recognize that the band celebrates their 15th anniversary this year, a moment to do something special and start the party. Highlight will be the Maskenball Festival on August 31st and... Continue Reading →
Killswitch Engage announced a next album for August this year. ‘Atonement’ will hit the shelves on August 16th and comes via Sony Music Entertainment. ‘Unleashed’ is a first song taken from the album and HERE you can get a first impression of what to expect. Tracklist: UnleashedThe Signal Fire [featuring Howard Jones]Us Against the WorldThe... Continue Reading →
(9/10) Swedish metal vikings Amon Amarth hoists the sails, pulls the anchor and embarks on an next metal journey with a new treasure on board. This time the treasure box is named 'Berserker' and it contains twelve metal pearls, all shiny and of gloomy beauty. 'Berserker' is Amon Amarth's eleventh studio album and it is... Continue Reading →
Metal vikings Amon Amarth will release their next album 'Berserker' on May 3rd through Sony Music. The album will feature twelve new songs and this is the track listing: Fafner's GoldCrack the SkyMjölner, Hammer of ThorShield WallValkyriaRaven's FlightIronsideThe Berserker at Stamford BridgeWhen Once Again We Can Set Our SailsSkoll and HatiWings of EaglesInto the Dark... Continue Reading →
(8/10) This album is a kind of jubilee for Papa Roach, being the tenth album of the successful rock engine. ‘Why Do You Trust?’ is the name of this new longplayer, featuring 12 new tracks. The album picks things up where the quartet left off with ‘Crooked Teeth’, with the only exception of becoming even... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Although Europe isn't fully covered by winterly frost, de-icing is available. It might help less outdoors, but what Gotthard adds to their musical offer is an album that's for sure heart-warming. It was in 1997 when the Swiss-based rocker presented their soulful side with an album entitled 'D-Frosted'. After having released three hard rocking records... Continue Reading →