21st September 2022

Hexenaltar – Tormented Possession

Hailing from Poland, Hexenaltar is the new plague to hit the world. Earlier this year, the band released their debut EP entitled Tormented Possesion. It contains five tracks (an Intro and four regular tracks) of […]
16th September 2022

½ Southern North – Narrations Of A Fallen Soul

½ Southern North is a Greek one-man act that has been around for the last nine years. Callling it anything other than experimental would be to do the project a massive disservice – Especially considering […]
13th September 2022

Crippled Black Phoenix – Banefyre

With their previous album Ellengæst, Crippled Black Phoenix dialed noticeably down on experimenting, focusing on improving the overall sonic experience and tighter songwriting. The result was rather strong and more approachable record, which worked rather […]
12th September 2022

Extinction Agenda – Inter Arma Silent Leges

I’ve been in a thrash mood for a whole week, and what I (luckily) had to do today is to write a review of another thrash metal release! Extinction Agenda is playing the sort of […]
5th September 2022

Megadeth – The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead!

Somehow throughout Megadeth’s entire career there was always a lot going on. Even during their stable period inf the 90’s where the band managed to maintain same line-up, commercial success and even critical acclaim, there […]
1st September 2022

Peurbleue – La Ciguë

Peurbleue (which roughly translated from French means ‘Blue Fear’) is a French Black Metal duet who has recently partnered with Les Acteurs De l’Ombre in order to release their debut album, entitled La Ciguë (which […]
1st September 2022

Plastery – Yes, Of Corpse

Where to start with this review other than with a short presentation to this rather obscure and extreme band from Slovakia?! Plastery is a horror/death/grind-core quartet from a town of Zvolen. Yes, Of Corpse is, […]
29th August 2022

Sigh – Shiki

Closing notes of our review of previous release by Japanese experimental metal masters we stated that wherever this ever-evolving band decided to go on their next release, they are sure to take us by surprise. […]
29th August 2022

Machine Head – Of Kingdom And Crown

Past four years were rather eventful for Machine Head.  2018 saw them releasing the weakest album of their career Catharsis and then the following year drummer Dave McClain and guitarist Phil Demmel left the band simultaneously, […]
27th August 2022

Long Distance Calling – Eraser

For more than a decade now Long Distance Calling have been one of the most interesting bands within the (mostly) instrumental prog bands and since their 2007 debut they have released one strong album after […]
25th August 2022

Hyrgal – Hyrgal

Hyrgal is a French Black Metal quartet, one that I have been keeping one of my, by now, very busy, eyes on ever since I got my hands on their first Full-length through my jobhere […]
23rd August 2022

Entrails – An Eternal Time Of Decay

Entrails is a Swedish death metal combo, founded in the early 90s. After a few years of the scene, they resurrected in the year 2008. An Eternal Time of Decay, their seventh album, represents a […]
22nd August 2022

Miasmes – Vermines

Miasmes is a relatively new French Black Metal trio, insofar that they seemingly banded together as a coherent entity as late as last year. Despite this, some would argue, rather late attendance to the party, […]
22nd August 2022

Melancholic Seasons – The Crypt Of Time

Melancholic Seasons is, despite its ‘doomish’ name, a Frankfurt/Main- (Germany) based thrash/death metal trio (previously a quartet). The band was founded in 1995, and it already exists for about 27 years now. The release of […]
15th August 2022

Eufobia – Madness

Here’s a big thing coming out of Bulgaria! Eufobia is the name of this thrash/death quartet from the capital, Sofia! The name of the band is of ancient Greek origin and it literally means ‘fear […]
5th December 2013

Chimaira (USA)

Interview with Mark Hunter (Vocals) www.chimaira.com Since the turn of the Millennium, Chimaira has consistently been releasing new full-length studio albums every odd year. 2013 is no exception-Crown of Phantoms hit the streets in late July, […]
4th November 2013

Dead Like Swansea (Germany)

Interview with Johannes Zehl (Vocals) www.facebook.com/deadlikeswansea Dead Like Swansea is a young German group with a eviewecently-released debut LP and an ever-increasing number of local gigs on its resumé. On Fragile Man, the up-and-coming sextet […]
4th November 2013

The Charm The Fury (The Netherlands)

Interview with Caroline Westendorp (Vocals) www.facebook.com/thecharmthefury The Charm The Fury is  a young Amsterdam-based metalcore quintet whose debut LP, A Shade of My Former Self, will be hitting the streets smack dab in the middle […]
3rd November 2013

Darkfall (Austria)

Interview with Thomas Spiwak (Vocals) www.darkfall.at Austrian thrash/melodic death machine Darkfall was formed in the mid-90’s, and has been plagued by minor mechanical problems throughout its existence. Seems like every time Darkfall has begun to […]
10th May 2013

Leprous – Coal

Whether jamming alongside Ihsahn (both on stage and in studio) or performing their own off-kilter brand of playfully progressive metal, the Norwegian foursome known as Leprous have been steadily turning heads, increasing their fanbase, and […]
7th April 2009

Gojira (France)

Interview with Joseph (Joe) Duplantier by Thor Archive photo: Zoran www.sonic-shot.com [html] Gojira is on the rise. 2008 saw the release of the French ensemble’s critically acclaimed fourth album, The Way of All Flesh, and […]
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