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 →

CD review MOB RULES ‘Beast Reborn’

(8/10) Longtime German metal outfit Mob Rules finished work on their newest longplayer ‘Beast Reborn’ that will be available on August 24th this year. With the new album the band continues a journey that began in 1999 when the guys released the debut ‘Savage Land’, followed by seven more records. Mob Rules belongs to the... Continue Reading →

CD review MAD MAX ’35’

(8/10) I have to admit that I'm always looking forward to a new Mad Max album with full excitement. It was their fourth album, ‘Night of Passion’, that put a spell on me and since then new longplayers by Michael Voss’ melodic metal outfit always have been a delight. Nothing changed when I heard about... Continue Reading →

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