5th May 2016

Them – Fear Them

Them is a so-called metal super group from USA. Usually, I’m not the biggest fan of a super groups but this one sure has some potential. Stellar musicians and members of Suffocation, Symphony X, Lanfear, […]
30th April 2016

Long Distance Calling – TRIPS

My first encounter with Long Distance Calling was back in 2011, when the guest appearance from Armoured Saint / ex-Anthrax singer John Bush was what attracted my attention. Luckily the self-titled album showed that there […]
28th April 2016

Black Stone Cherry – Kentucky

Although the band was formed more than 15 years ago, it is first a decade ago that Black Stone Cherry made an entrance to the metal scene with their attention-grabbing self-titled debut. Meanwhile, they’ve also […]
25th April 2016

Heimsgard – Ordrag

The side project (and one-man band) of the guitarist from fellow French Black Metal band Malevolentia (who also released a new album a short while ago), Heimsgard is still built up around a Black Metal […]
20th April 2016

Malevolentia – République

Over the last couple of years I have been more and more impressed by the French Black Metal scene. It is big, it is diverse, and no matter how many great bands you stumble across, […]
19th April 2016

Ekram – Last Man Standing

Ekram is a Spanish Hard Rock band, one with some degree of Heavy Metal (and, I suppose, a few Doom) influences scattered across their repertoire of tracks. These influences are most often seen as a […]
18th April 2016

Revenience – Daedalum

Near the beginning of this year Italian new-comers Revenience released their first full-length album under the title Daedalum. And while I can honestly say that I had never even heard about this quintet prior to […]
14th April 2016

Pokerface – Divide and Rule

Pokerface (back in the 1980s, when I begun listening to metal, Pokerface would have been a great moniker for a metal band, but now, all I can think of is Lady Gaga) are not playing […]
14th April 2016

Black Wizard – New Waste

Canadian-born quartet Black Wizard is quite the dedicated band. In the last six years they have released three full-length albums, each and every one of them riddled with tales of drugs and wild parties (as […]
12th April 2016

Villainy – Dim

Dutch trio Villainy have been anything but idle: In the six years that have passed since their inception they have released two demos, a compilation album, a single and, counting Dim, two full-length releases. And […]
11th April 2016

Stortregn – Singularity

Stortregn (Heavy Rain in Danish?!) is a four-piece extreme black/death metal formation. The band was founded in 2005 in Switzerland. Singularity, which consists of 9 ordinary and one bonus track “Neverending Singularity”, is their third […]
11th April 2016

Saviours – Palace of Vision

Saviours is an experimental quartet hailing from California, United States. They have been around for twelve years now, and have in that time done whatever they can to hone and perfect their sound. This has […]
7th April 2016

Sulphur – Omens of Doom

Mixing Black and Death Metal seems to be all the rage these days. While that might be a bit of a misnomer (many of the bands that have mixed these two genres in more recent […]
6th April 2016

Winterhorde – Maestro

I try my best not to have any prejudices in my life, whether it refers to nationality, personality, music or otherwise. And while I like to think that this for the most part, is true, […]
31st March 2016

Sanzu – Heavy Over The Home

Sanzu are new & raising stars on a metal heaven from ‘down under’. They are now ready to unleash their first full-length album entitled Heavy Over the Home. The album features 10 ordinary and five […]
1st May 2007

Shakra – Infected

With almost tens years behind them, Swiss rockers Shakra are somewhat established name in the world of hard rock. Infected is their third album with Mark Fox who replaced Pete Wiedmer back in 2001. The […]
25th April 2007

Manes – How The World Came To An End

What a great feeling it is when you discover an amazing band. You have never heard of them before and then you get blown away. Soon you find yourself trying to find more from the […]
20th April 2007

W.A.S.P. – Dominator

Blackie Lawless has given up experimenting approximately ten year ago which is pity because some of the most memorable moments in W.A.S.P.’s quarter of a century long carrier were created when he dared to try […]
1st March 2007

Moonlight Agony – Silent Waters

The beautiful artwork on the front cover of the second album by Moonlight Agony was promising allot. Maybe little bit too much. Silent Waters sees the band continuing with their vision of heavy/prog metal which […]