CD review BLACKRAIN ‘Dying Breed’

(6/10) French rockers Blackrain surf with their new album 'Dying Breed' on the sleaze wave and they for sure manage to stay on the board. Since 2006, the guys, hailing from the French Alps, did release five albums up to date and number six is on the way. A solid ride. Blackrain's newest longplayer includes ten... Continue Reading →

CD review FREEDOM CALL ‘M.E.T.A.L.’

(7/10) German Melodic Metal experts did and do something right, since two decades in business speaks for solid fan base and a lot of passion. Mainman Chris Bay debuted with his band in 1999 and since then eight additional longplayers followed. The newest longplayer comes with a promising title. 'M.E.T.A.L.' that's what the album is... Continue Reading →

CD review BULLET ‘Live’

(*/10) It might not be the sound that makes Bullet special and standing out from all the other bands. The quintet from Sweden is rooted in traditional Heavy Metal a la Accept / Judas Priest and it’s the authenticity that makes the band, their performance and their music special. It’s the entire package you get... Continue Reading →

CD review ONKEL TOM ‘Bier Ernst’

(8/10) Next to his thrash powerhouse Sodom, Tom Angelripper also spends quite some time with Onkel Tom. Tom Angelripper's solo outlet differs a lot from Sodom, but still fits perfectly into the musical spectrum of the German metal legend. Songs are kept in German and also 'Bier Ernst' doesn't change things. The newest album is... Continue Reading →

Classics: RUFFIANS ‘Ruffians’

With this classic, we go back in time even further than with the latest 'Classics' posts. The Delorean brings us back to 1985. In a phase when metal gained momentum and many bands pushed into the market, it was Ruffians from San Francisco that unveiled a brilliant six-track album. Simply entitled 'Ruffians' the debut EP of... Continue Reading →

CD review THE UNITY ‘Rise’

(8/10) It was a year ago when German-Italian metalers The Unity debuted with a self-titled album. The Unity is the brainchild of two Gamma Ray members, Henjo Richter and Michael Ehre. The debut received very good feedback, from media and fans, with some touring activities helping the band to establish themselves in the German metal... Continue Reading →

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