1st June 2017

Ayreon – The Source

For those who are still unfamiliar with the Ayreon-universe let me introduce you shortly; Ayreon albums are sci-fi rock/metal operas featuring a diverse mix of the best and most distinctive singers in the world. The […]
30th May 2017

Daemonian – Endless Corridor

The world is definitely getting smaller, and it seems to be happening fast. With the advent of the internet, the abililty to reach more or less the entire world from your own home and the […]
28th May 2017

Au-Dessus – End of Chapter

Au-Dessus is a band that confused and/or tricked me, I will admit. Having a French name (‘Au-Dessus’ meaning ‘Above’) and being promoted by a well-known French (mostly) Black Metal label, I immediately made the logical […]
24th May 2017

Hesperion – Who Alive…

Who Alive… is a debut seven-tracker full-length album by Ukrainian sextet Hesperion. The band was created in 2014 so I didn’t have any knowledge of this upcoming band prior to listening to this debut. I […]
23rd May 2017

Funeral Hearse – Heralding the Deathwinds

Funeral Hearse is a two-man project, one that has risen out of two, apparently very famous and popular, Singapore-based bands entitled Rotten Germs and Zushakon. While these names are sadly unknown to me at present, […]
18th May 2017

Achiote – Loneliness of Endless Days

Loneliness of Endless Days is the second full-length album by Finnish quintet Achiote. It comes as a follow-up to the very well-received and highly praised 2014 debut Deimos. This latest opus contains 10 tracks combining […]
17th May 2017

Cydia – Victims of System

Cydia represents the second time that I have come across a band that is virtually unheard of (in the English-speaking part of the internet, anyway). After quite a bit of digging, however, I managed to […]
16th May 2017

No Dawn – Dark Aura

No Dawn originally started out as a cover band, playing cover songs of famous Melodic Death Metal acts such as In Flames and At The Gates. And while the Norwegian quintet has since moved on […]
15th May 2017

Master Massive – The Pendulum

Master Massive is the collective name chosen by five fairly well-established and experienced Swedish musicians, having formerly played in such high-profile bands such as Twilight, Zanity and Beyond Twilight (among others). Despite having played together […]
10th May 2017

Skulldrain – Hatred Rising

Three musicians hailing from the easternmost part of Sweden banded together three years ago and decided to make music. The moniker they chose to represent them in the world is Skulldrain, and the music is […]
8th May 2017

Temtris – Shallow Grave

Temtris has, over the span of their near-twenty year career been known by quite a few names; They started out as Labyrinth and then Labyrinthia before finally settling on their current moniker. Ignoring the names […]
6th May 2017

Amnutseba – Demo

A band that I must admit caught be completely off guard. I had never even heard of Amnutseba prior to receiving this, their very first release. However, three words in my presentation to the band […]
5th May 2017

Streams of Blood – Ultimate Destination MMXVII

Ultimate Destination MMXVII is, as the name implies to some extent, not a new release. Rather, it is a remixed, cleaned and re-issued version of the bands second full-length album, originally produced and set loose […]
3rd May 2017

Leaflet – Outta Door

Outta Door is a debut album by Finnish quartet Leaflet. At first I thought that Leaflet is a misleading and silly name for a rock/metal band, but after listening to their 11-tracker debut I was […]
26th April 2017

Black Bleeding – The Awakening

Black Bleeding is an extreme metal quartet (now a trio!) founded in 1998 in the south of Belgium. After the release of 3 Demo releases in 1999, 2000 and 2002, the band split up, where […]
1st August 2009

U.D.O. – Dominator

Thirty years after the release of the first Accept record, the man is still going strong. I guess everybody knows story about this highly influential metal band from Germany – the bake-ups, reunions and the […]
1st July 2009

Indukti – Idmen

Indukti is a Polish band, an instrumental band with singing, an band that is  heavily inspired by others, yet sounds mostly like … well Indukti. The band is instrumental, but they have guest vocal performances […]
7th June 2009

Dream Theater – Black Clouds & Silver Linings

Undisputed kings of progressive metal keep to their new-album-every-two-years routine, which is once again produced by band’s own John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy. And this is where one of the problems of Dream Theater’s tenth […]
7th June 2009

Jolly – Forty Six Minutes, Twelve Seconds of Minutes Of Music

It’s a tricky business being inspired by likes of Tool, Pink Floyd and Radiohead. On one hand the greatness of these bands is endless inspiration and it can affect the band’s music positively, but on […]
12th April 2009

Prong – Power Of The Damn MiXXXer

Alone the fact that members/former members of Prong have been part of the bands like The Swans, Ministry, Killing Joke, Danzig etc., witnesses about the quality of the band, but the fact that for more […]
1st April 2009

Shakra – Everest

Shakra did it! After more then ten years of existing and creating some decent music, Shakra managed to create THE album of their career and the funny thing is; they didn’t change their formula at […]
7th March 2009

Duff McKagan’s Loaded – Sick

Second studio album by ex-Guns N’ Roses/current Velvet Revolver bassist’s side project offers no surprises, but sees the raw punk energy of their debut mixed with some more mellow, groovier and even bluesy moments. However […]
1st March 2009

My Dying Bride – For Lies I Sire

Expectations are high for each new album from godfathers of doom, because of their great legacy, but expectations are perhaps even higher this time due to the fact their previous album A Line Of Deathless […]
1st February 2009

Mando Diao – Give Me Fire

When a rock band chooses a hip hop producer it often creates lots of negative publicity for the band because hardcore fans are skeptic and negative about it even before the album comes out. Swedish […]
23rd January 2009

Miosis – Albedo Abduction

Debut album form Swedish Miosis is a complex dark journey through the atmosphere, musicianship and just pure emotion. Already from the first listening t is clear that all seven songs are of the high quality, […]
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