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 […]
19th March 2017

From the Shores – Of Apathy

Founded in 2008 by five Italians with a penchant for lyrical themes revolving around pain and death. And, in order to convey this to a suitable audience, they have chosen the Melodic Death Metal approach […]
15th March 2017

Scarlet Anger – Freak Show

Scarlet Anger is a Thrash Metal quintet, one that has been around for a decade and counting, so far. They hail from the famous, but seldom heard-of country (in a Metal context at least) Luxembourg. […]
14th March 2017

Taake – Stridens Hus

This is the third time that Bato has given me the honour of looking through one of Hoests (as the one-man-band behind Taake calls himself) full-length records. And honestly, it never seems to get old. […]
13th March 2017

Bear Bone Company – Bear Bone Company

A Swedish trio sworn to bring back the old-fashioned Hard Rock sound from the last four decades, according to themselves. And while I can certainly both see and hear where they come from, I would […]
10th March 2017

Arkana Code – Brutal Conflict

I seem to recall having made the statement a few years ago that the Italians truly shine when making epic-style Power Metal, back then referring to bands such as Rhapsody of Fire. Well, I am […]
8th March 2017

D.Hate – L.I.F.E (Look Into Fear’s Eyes)

D.Hate is a Ukrainian quartet that saw the light of day back in 2010. And in the last seven years, they have so far produced and released two full-length albums. The newest of these (and […]
8th March 2017

1000Dead – 1000Dead

1000Dead is a metal band from Rethymno (Crete, Greece). This is my first encounter with this hard-hitting trio, as it is a relatively new band (formed in 2013). Within their first year, the trio had […]
6th March 2017

Barathrum – Fanatiko

Finnish sextet Barathrum (founded back in 1990 under the name Darkfeast) are, given, the extensive amounts of years that they have been active, no strangers to the world. Since their first appearance they have released […]
2nd March 2017

Black Sites – In Monochrome

Their sound might be one of the strangest combinations in the world of extreme music, but then again nothing is ordinary and usual about Black Sites. So, who are Black Sites then? Black Sites is […]
22nd February 2017

Striker – Striker

Canadian-based Heavy Metal quartet Striker is one of those bands that seem to show up out of nowhere with a ridiculous amount of energy and ambition and talent to boot. Since their inception ten years […]
21st February 2017

Lock Up – Demonization

It never ceases to amaze me how many bands are out there. Specifically, the sheer amount of bands that I should know about, but for one reason or another have never even been picked up […]
1st February 2008

Made Of Hate – Bullet In Your Head

Debut album from the Polish youngsters offers nine tracks of high-voltage heavy metal. From the very beginning, it is easy to see who is in charge as the music is based upon the impressive guitar […]
15th January 2008

The Mars Volta – The Bedlam in Goliath

In case that The Bedlam in Goliath is your first encounter with this band, you will most likely be overwhelmed by the sonic assault that hits you right from the start, and if you survive […]
7th January 2008

RC2 – Future Awaits

From the very beginning it’s clear that Future Awaits is nothing less then a perfectly produced record. Not only because the balance between the instruments is even and because the sound fills the room perfectly, […]
25th December 2007

Paradox – Electrify

Despite the fact that Paradox was formed more then twenty years ago, Electrify is only their fourth album. Due to personal tragedies and what not, the band was forced to stop their activities in longer […]
15th November 2007

Sebastian Bach – Angel Down

After being fired from Skid Row in 1996, Sebastian Bach has done everything, from recording music with different musicians and taking part in numerous VH-1 reality shows, to acting in Broadway musicals and even acting […]
1st November 2007

Gamma Ray – Land of the Free II

Fifteen years after the release of their finest album to date, Land Of The Free, German power metal band Gamma Ray, with ex-Helloween guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen in front, is releasing Land Of The Free II. […]
1st November 2007

Queensrÿche – Take Cover

After releasing Operation Mindcrime II in 2006 and live album Mindcrime At The Moore earlier this year, Queensrÿche are already releasing another album. However, Take Cover doesn’t consist of any original songs, but it is […]
22nd October 2007

Serj Tankian – Elect The Dead

Serj Tankian is the first member of System Of A Down to release an solo album since the band took a break form each other in 2006, a break that according to some of the […]
15th October 2007

Monster Magnet – 4 Way Diablo

After his drug overdose last year and a trip to rehab, Monster Magnet’s only original member, Dave Wyndorf, is back among the living with the band’s seventh album. This return also sees the return of […]
1st October 2007

The Cult – Born Into This

Six years after their latest studio release, The Cult is back with the new album, a new record company and a few new band members. Beside Astbury and Duffy the band now consists of John […]
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