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 […]
27th September 2022

Machine Head & Amon Amarth, 26th September 2022, Forum Black Box, Copenhagen, Denmark

  Photo: Goran Kljutic www.urbanmescalero.com With new albums under their belt Machine Head and Amon Amarth have headed on a co-headlining tour. To begin with the Swedes have been closing the night but now it’s […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
21st July 2022

Friends of Hell – Friends of Hell

One glance at the album cover, band name and song titles pretty much sets the stage for what the debut album from Friends of Hell is about. What we get here is stoner infused doom […]
18th July 2022

Gojira, 16th July 2022, K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Archive photo: Zoran www.sonic-shot.com Year was 2007 and Gojira was playing Pumpehuset in Copenhagen, capacity of 600 people, supporting Trivium as the first of the two supporting bands on the bill. Second one was Annihilator, […]
12th July 2022

Afterimage – II: Beyond Horizons Infinite

Sophomore album by Greek prog power metal band Afterimage sees the band continuing down the same path set by the 2018 debut. The general feel, however, is that of growth. Not so much because they […]
1st July 2022

Deathwhite – Grey Everlasting

In a year when there are no new releases from the likes of Katatonia, Pallbearer, Paradise Lost and Moonspell, third album from Deathwhite comes at perfect time for those who need their dose of melodic […]
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