Review SEVENTH WONDER ‘The Testament’

Seventh Wonder started in 2000 when bassist Andreas Blomqvist, guitarist Johan Liefvendahl and drummer Johnny Sandin joined forces to form Seventh Wonder after their previous bands broke up. The five Swedes released their first album 'Become' in 2005 and three more records followed before drummer Johnny Sandin left the band after the launch of 'The... Continue Reading →

Review DAMPF ‘The Arrival’

A couple of weeks ago the European Song Contest offered a stage for some illustrious acts. In a way ‘The Arrival’ from Dampf would have fit into this context and would have added some extra rock power to this in general boring event. I can’t tell you if the moniker of the project refers to... Continue Reading →

Review SEPTICFLESH ‘Modern Primitive’

Septicflesh has a long track record and many records under their belt. The Greek metal outfit premiered in 1994 and established a symphonic version of death metal, allowing the quintet to enlarge their fanbase. With ‘Modern Primitive’ a new workpiece will see the light of day these days and five years after having let ‘Codex... Continue Reading →

Review DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ‘Wilde Kinder’

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter released their ‘The Divine Horsemen’ album in 2021 and follow it up with a next longplayer. With their latest effort being a improvised recording, the German four-piece returns to a more regular record with ‘Wilde Kinder’ (German for ‘wild children’) The band, that started as a furious grindcore band developed their music... Continue Reading →

Review EPICA ‘Omega Alive’

The pandemic also causes another bad thing, the no-conceritis. In a time when live shows are rather limited/restricted or even need to be cancelled/postponed, the digital possibilities became an option, although they never can be a replacer. A band that also decided to use the opportunities and present the new material in a digital context... Continue Reading →

Review W.E.B. ‘Colosseum’

W.E.B., that is band name that leads to many hits when putting into a search-engine. With a dot between the letters things get a bit more precise and last but not least it still possible to find some information about the Greek metal outfit on the World-Wide-Web. The band from Athens founded in 2002 and... Continue Reading →

Review NORTHTALE ‘Eternal Flame’

NorthTale is the brainchild of Brazilian/American guitarist Bill Hudson. Some of you might be familiar with the name of Hudson from his work with U.D.O., Jon Oliva’s Pain and others. Next to the collaboration with these well-known bands the guitarist always had a passion for melodic power metal, and it was in 2017, when he... Continue Reading →

Review LAST DAYS OF EDEN ‘Butterflies’

‚Butterfly‘, that’s a word not that often used in heavy metal. Crazy Town had a very successful song in 2000 with such a title and Moonspell released an album called ‚The Butterfly Effect‘. For the rest, the colorful insects aren’t flying very often through the endless fields of heavy metal. October 15th, that is when... Continue Reading →

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