2nd June 2020

Sinister Downfall – Eremozoic

This album was recorded and released in 2018 but for some reason I first received it lately. It shall not prevent me of giving it a spin or two and see if it’s still of […]
25th May 2020

Saturnalia Temple – Gravity

Saturnalia Temple is a Swedish Doom Metal band that has spent the last fourteen years since their inception creating and releasing their own Stoner version of the genre, culminating in Gravity, their third-ever Full-length release […]
15th May 2020

Paradise Lost – Obsidian

2017’s Medusa, saw the English gothic metal legends pull a full-circle, basically coming back to their very early 90’s doom roots. Following the band during past three decades was an interesting ride. The band’s development […]
14th May 2020

Feed Them Death – No Solution/Dissolution

Just recently I received this album, released in November 2018, but it should not prevent me for giving it a couple of spins. First a few words about the band, one-man act named Feed Them […]
11th May 2020

Misanthropic Rituals – A Path Through Absent Places

Misanthropic Rituals is an American one-man Black Metal band hailing From New Jersey, officially founded eight years ago (which would make it the year 2012 for all of you either not interested in counting or […]
7th May 2020

Father Befouled – Anointed In Darkness – Live In Europe

Anointed In Darkness – Live in Europe is the newest release from these deathly masters from Atlanta, Georgia. The band was founded in 2006, playing brutal death metal ever since. This live album, entitled Anointed […]
6th May 2020

Poccolus – Poccolus

Poccolus is a near-legendary Black Metal act hailing from Lithuania, one that was primarily active from 1993 to 1997. As such, they were a part of the Second Wave of Black Metal and helped shape […]
6th May 2020

O’Brother – You and I

Four years ago, O’Brother released Endless Light, which was the absolute highlight of their career. Now the band is ready with a follow-up, which not only marks the departure from Triple Crown Records after a […]
24th April 2020

Katatonia – City Burials

In 2018 Katatonia announced that they were going on hiatus, but already in February 2019 the band returned to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2009 album, Night Is the New Day. And already here in […]
24th April 2020

Trivium – What The Dead Men Say

It seems ages ago that Trivium busted onto the scene with their breakthrough album, Ascendancy, but it has actually only been fifteen years since. Ever since the band has been very productive and what seems […]
19th April 2020

Joviac – Here and Now

The progressive environment in Finland has done it again… They come up with bands from out of “nowhere” that just catches me. This time this is a band from Tampere in the middle of the […]
18th April 2020

Infirmum – Walls Of Sorrow

Back in 2018, the Finnish one-man band Kuolonkoura released their first (and, as it would turn out, only) EP under the title Infirmum. As far as I can tell, the and – And by extension, […]
15th April 2020

Spell – Opulent Decay

Third full length album from Canadian rockers Spell, sees them delivering a collection of music with more identity and the overall professional feel, while at the same time staying true to all of their tidemarks. […]
14th April 2020

Dool – Summerland

First glance at the cover and for a moment there, one wonders if this is another remix of Trentemøller’s Into the Great Wide Yonder, but no, this is something quite different, with perhaps only that […]
13th April 2020

Dusk Of Delusion – Watch Your 6

French quintet Dusk Of Delusion present their second full-length offering entitled Watch Your 6. It’s a wonderful conceptual album containing 10 songs about history and First World War in particular. They tell the stories of […]
13th February 2020

Psychotic Waltz – The God-Shaped Void

In early ‘90’s Psychotic Waltz had an important part in taking prog metal (and metal genre in general) into new direction, but while their impact on the genre and overall acclaim have never been questioned, […]
31st January 2020

Sepultura – Quadra

Few things which have characterized Sepultura’s music from the very beginnings are dedication, experimentation and heaviness. This goes for the band’s early days, their commercial peak in early 90’s, but the case has undeniably been […]
2nd January 2020

Sons Of Apollo – MMXX

Since exit from Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy has been bussier than ever and keeping up with all of his projects and guest appearance can be quite a task. Common for most of them is […]
28th November 2019

Hypno5e – A Distant (Dark) Source

Last year the French band best known for their blend of post tech metal and avant-garde progressive metal, released an album that could be described as acoustic Latin American soundtrack to a movie. The album […]
27th November 2019

Queensrÿche & Firewind, 26th November 2019, Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-shot.com With almost four decades behind them, it goes without saying that any band has been through several ups and downs, and that is especially the case for Seattle’s Queensrÿche. Band spent better […]
26th November 2019

Leprous, The Ocean Collective & Port Noir, 25th November 2019, Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-shot.com Leprous’ new release Pitfalls, sees the band changing their approach to more electronic and even pop-driven and while such move has never been unexpected, it was more significantly hinted on their previous […]
18th November 2019

Hemlyn – Fazeaa

Influences of middle eastern and African music have over the decades left a noticeable mark on western music in just about any genre. There is something mystical and elegant about it, still many artists from […]
5th November 2019

Life Of Agony & Doyle, 4th November 2019, Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-shot.com These days Life Of Agony is celebrating three decades since their formation and even thou the band has broken up and been on hiatus several times, it is quite an achievement for […]
28th October 2019

Leprous – Pitfalls

Over the course of previous five albums Leprous have constantly been experimenting and moving ahead with their sound and approach, with last couple of albums most noticeably scratching the more approachable nature of their music. […]
22nd October 2019

Mantra – Medium

There is no lack of interesting quality music out there and it can be found pretty much anywhere. With rise of streaming platforms, it’s also easier than ever to discover underground artist from around the […]