27th February 2018

Painted Black – Raging Light

My first encounter with Painted Black came 2014 via Sleeping Pulse, a side project from Mick Moss of Antimatter, which was created in collaboration with Painted Black’s guitarist Luis Fazendeiro. The album, Under the Same […]
26th February 2018

Baume – Les Années Décapitées

I think I have admitted to having a weakness to the French Black Metal scene at some point in the past – Particularly in regards to the Atmospheric sub-version of said genre. Luckily for me, […]
22nd February 2018

Dauthuz – Destined for Death

Dutch new-comers Dauthuz is an old-school Death Metal quintet, and one who did their homework quite extensively. At first glance, their debut full-length album Destined for Death, could easily have fooled me into believing that […]
21st February 2018

Selfmachine – Broadcast Your Identity

An album that was released almost 3 years ago just recently landed on my doorstep for a review? Anyway, I have to do what I have to do, and I start with a short introduction […]
20th February 2018

Lykantrop – Ve

Lykantrop is a Norwegian Black Metal duet, one that was founded some time last year. As far as I can tell, Ve marks both the first release of the band as well as their first […]
17th February 2018

Nordfrost – Ad Infinitum

Nordfrost is a German pagan-inspired Black Metal band, one that has decided to immortalize the inevitability of decay in musical form (as best one can hope to do, considering). In order to do so, the […]
14th February 2018

Elegiac – From The Ashes

Elegiac is a US-based Black Metal band, and one of the most efficient that I have seen in quite a while. Since the bands inception four years ago, a staggering eight Splits, two Eps, one […]
13th February 2018

Black Wizard – Livin’ Oblivion

Black Wizard is a Stoner Doom Metal band hailing from the cold North (Canada to be precise). Despite all the precepts about the North to be cold and unforgiving as one often sees in modern-day […]
8th February 2018

Aorlhac – L’esprit Des Vents

Aorlhac is a French Black Metal trio, one that has been around for over a decade now. In that time, they have released two full-length releases as well as a Demo, a Compilation album and […]
8th February 2018

Katla – Móðurástin

Katla is one of Iceland’s biggest volcanos. The volcano has not erupted violently since 1918. Meanwhile, Katla is also a musical co-operation between Fortíð, Potentiam singer/multi-instrumentalist Einar Thorberg Guðmundsson and ex-Sólstafir drummer and visual artist […]
8th February 2018

Legend of the Seagullmen – Legend of the Seagullmen

The project featuring a movie director, members of Tool, Mastodon, Zappa Plays Zappa etc. is very much as you’d imagine even before you see the band’s name. It’s odd. It just is. Legend of the […]
7th February 2018

Helvetestromb – Demonic Excrements Cursed With Life

Helvetestromb is, despite the name change and a slight change in sound, the same Swedish band founded back in 2010 under the name Skoll. And while they still retain their very dirty Punk-related Black Metal […]
5th February 2018

Monads – IVIIV

Monads is a Belgium-based quintet which, since their inception seven years ago, have released both a Demo and, more recently, their first Full-length album. The common demoninator for both of these releases is Monads powerfully […]
2nd February 2018

Long Distance Calling – Boundless

Since I initially discovered Long Distance Calling in 2010, the band has been incising the presence of vocals in their music. This mainly instrumental band did have tradition of including a guest vocalist on a […]
1st February 2018

W.A.S.P. – ReIdolized (The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol)

In 1992 W.A.S.P. released The Crimson Idol an album, which not only defined their career, but became one of the finest concept albums in history of heavy metal. Now some 25 years later W.A.S.P. is […]
6th January 2015

The Sirens (International)

Interview with Liv Kristine, Anneke van Giersbergen & Kari Rueslatten www.facebook.com/thesirenspage Photo: Stefan Heilemann Most of the metal audience are already familiar with the names of Liv Kristine (Leaves’ Eyes and Theater of Tragedy), Kari Ruelsåtten […]
27th September 2011

Machine Head – Unto The Locust

My name is Bato and I am a helpless Machine Head fan. That could be the best possible introduction to this review. Let there be said immediately; I can not be fully objective when writing […]
1st June 2011

Iron Maiden – From Fear To Eternity

The phenomenal band Iron Maiden has so many great songs which they can’t put onto one ‘Best of’ album. But, there’s always a solution; the band has chosen to break their songs into two eras. […]
1st October 2010

The Damned Things – Ironiclast

Usually I’m not the biggest fan of heavy metal super groups, but this time is exception. The Damned Things is all American heavy metal supergroup featuring Scott Ian & Rob Caggiano (Anthrax), Keith Buckley (Every […]
10th August 2010

Iron Maiden – The Final Frontier

Sometimes, a job as a writer and journalist isn’t all about fun. To remain objective, no matter how big or well-established the band is, is one of the tasks that I find the most challenging. […]
12th October 2009

W.A.S.P. – Babylon

W.A.S.P. is the band that needs no longer introduction – as I believe it is enough to mention that the band has been playing what is now known as glam/horror/shock metal since 1982. ‘Crimson Idol’ […]
7th September 2009

Europe – Last Look At Eden

Europe is not just the oldest continent on earth but also a name of a legendary Swedish band which has just released their eight studio album Last Look at Eden, the first album since 2006’s […]
7th April 2009

Lacuna Coil – Shallow Life

Italian Goth metallers Lacuna Coil has just issued their fifth studio album entitled Shallow Life. It contains 12 tracks plus bonus track “Oblivion” which is the album closure. Shallow Life picks up where Karmacode (their […]
12th September 2008

Metallica – Death Magnetic

There were the 80s and there were the 90s, both decades that were marked forever by one single band, making not only thrash metal, but rock history in general. In the 80s when I begun […]
15th May 2007

Paradise Lost – In Requiem

What to say about one of the Britain’s most successful bands ever that hasn’t been said before? Very few bands have been as influential and long lasting as Paradise Lost. This band, after more than […]