24th April 2017

Endless Voyage X – Those Whom Time Forgot

While the whole one-man-band has always, to some extent at least, been a thing, it does seem to have had a resurgence in recent days; Perhaps it is due to the ease of which one […]
20th April 2017

Skyclad – Forward Into the Past

Skyclad is a British heavy & folk metal band. The band started back in 1990 and is considered one of the very first folk-metal bands. They’ve recently released their thirteenth studio album entitled Forward Into […]
18th April 2017

Black Cult – Cathedral of the Black Cult

Cathedral of the Black Cult marks the second collaboration of the Croatian quintet collectively known as Black Cult. The band itself refers to this records as both ‘the past and future of Black Metal’. While […]
12th April 2017

Ghost Horizon – The Erotics of Disgust

By now I do not believe that it is any secret that I jump at the chance of getting my hands on more or less any record with the tag ‘Black Metal’ attached to it. […]
10th April 2017

Richie Kotzen – Salting Earth

At age of 47 Richie Kotzen has just released his 21st solo record. On top of that he has also released number of albums with the likes of The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, Poison and […]
9th April 2017

Possession – Exorkizein

Five years ago four like-minded individuals came together in their native Belgium, hellbent upon forming their own band, apparently with the original intention of it having strong roots in both the Black annd Death Metal […]
6th April 2017

Dunderbeist – Tvilja

Dunderbeist (a Norwegian word roughly translating into ”Noisy Beast”) is a Norwegian quintet of some fame: In fact, since their inception back in 2008 they have released a grand total of seven full-length album and […]
6th April 2017

Comaniac – Instruction for Destruction

Comaniac (Company Of Maniacs) is a four-piece Swiss band. Comaniac are a part of the resurgence of Thrash that’s been happening for the past few years. Since its formation in 2012 the quartet have released […]
4th April 2017

Heart Attack – The Resilience

Most of the times when I hear an album that instantly reminds me of Machine Head’s Burn My Eyes, I get an urge to take a nap, because most of them are just a dull […]
29th March 2017

Disbelief – The Symbol Of Death

Formed in 1990, Disbelief is a Groß-Umstadt, Germany-based death metal group. The quintet issue tenth full-length studio album The Symbol Of Death on April 21st, 2017 through Listenable Records, as the opposite to their previous […]
27th March 2017

Délétère – Per Aspera Ad Pestilentiam

Délétère is a Quebec-based Black Metal duet, one that has been active for the past eight years. In that time they have released a pair of Demo’s, a single Full-length album, a Compilation album and […]
23rd March 2017

Steve Hackett – The Night Siren

Musical legacy of the former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett is not only massive, but also extremely diverse with body of work covering rock, classical, blues, soundtracks and what not. He has also achieved that with […]
22nd March 2017

NervoChaos – Nyctophilia

NervoChaos is en extreme metal entity from Brazil. The band was formed more than two decades ago with the idea of creating an aggressive and chaotic music. Luckily, their approach has not changed over the […]
21st March 2017

Mastodon – Emperor of Sand

When Mastodon released Crack the Skyeback in 2009, it was a major step into the big league- commercially and even more so creatively. To this day the album stands as the pinnacle of their career. […]
20th March 2017

Moss Upon the Skull – The Scourge of Ages

Brussels-based quintet Moss Upon the Skull has been building up momentum since their inception back in 2010, spending a significant amount of their time honing their skills and perfecting their sound. This seemed to have […]
15th January 2009

The Mars Volta – Octahedron

Less then a year and a half ago since their last album The Bedlam In Goliat, the musical wizards are back with another full length album. After the fury of Bedlam In Goliat which was […]
2nd November 2008

DeadSoul Tribe (Austria)

Photo: Goran Kljutic www.urbanmescalero.com Devon Graves is often connected to his former band Psychotic Waltz, but with five albums long career with his band DeadSoul Tribe he has proven to the world that he is […]
7th October 2008

Tesla – Forever More

Tesla has been releasing one good album after another for almost 25 years so expectations for their first release of new material in four years have been high. The fact that the album is produced […]
25th August 2008

Volbeat – Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood

Volbeat have put the Danish metal scene on fire with their eminent bland of metal and rock ‘n’ roll on their 2005 debut album The Strength / The Sound / The Songs. Already a year […]
14th August 2008

Baroness (USA)

Few hours before the Baroness co-headlining gig with Kyelsa at Copenhagen’s Stengade 30 I met up Baroness’ singer/guitarist John Baizley in the basement under the club. The band that has been very active in underground […]
15th July 2008

Zebrahead – Phoenix

The CD started and almost instantly a big smile was glued to my face and it stayed there for all the sixteen songs this album includes. New album from the Californian band sees the band […]
7th July 2008

Mötley Crüe – Saints Of Los Angeles

It has been eight years since the last Mötley Crüe album and eleven years since the original members recorded an studio album together. This alone is enough to get the press and fans boiling with […]
1st July 2008

Lȧȧz Rockit – Left For Dead

Lȧȧz Rockit is one of those bands that was part of that revolutionary Bay Area movement, but band broke up back in 1992 and after 13 years of silence they got back together in 2005 […]
15th May 2008

Paradise Lost – The Anatomy of Melancholy

For two decades now Paradise Lost have been one of the most important names in the gothic metal scene and now they celebrate their twenty year anniversary with the release of their first live CD […]
10th May 2008

Demians – Building An Empire

The press releases, which are always attached to these CD’s we review, are something that I always read, but rarely find useful. The same was the case with Demians’ debut album, but one fact did […]
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