30th March 2020

Hnus Umirajici – Hnus Umirajici

In Prague about five years ago five talented musicians decided to to put their heads together, pool their collective abilities as well as their shared love for Black Metal into one large cooking pot. After […]
30th March 2020

MurderWorker – No Divine Signs

This is going to be a short review, not because I’m lazy, but because this is a 3-tracker EP clocking around 11 minutes of play only. Furthermore, we have featured this Spanish death metal band […]
28th March 2020

Berzerker Legion – Obliterate The Weak

You may not yet heard of a horde named Berzerker Legion, so here comes a short introduction to the band before we look at their latest release. Berzerker Legion, as its moniker might suggest, are […]
27th March 2020

Undead – Existential Horror

There’s no shortage of Undead bands in the world of metal, its an obvious name – so my initial thought, prior to listening to Existential Horror, was that I’ve heard this album before. Fortunately I […]
26th March 2020

Crobot – Motherbrain

Let me first apologize for the late arrival of this review. The Pennsylvania quartet Crobot released their new studio album Motherbrain a few months ago. It is band’s fourth full-length and a debut for Mascot […]
25th March 2020

The Tex Avery Syndrome – Origin

Hailing from Frankfurt, Germany, The Tex Avery Syndrome (band named after famous American cartoonist Tex Avery), have released their highly anticipated debut a few months ago. Origin is the moniker for this 12-tracker first full […]
24th March 2020

Ambush – Infidel

For over a decade now we’ve witnessed the rise of classically inspired rock and heavy bands, not only inspired by 70’s and 80’s era, but doing their best to replicate it and make it essential […]
24th March 2020

Myrkur – Folkesange

Shifting from pop to black metal and then giving that it a solid once over in order to deliver something really unique like Mareridt, Danish artist Myrkur has never been shy to take on a […]
24th March 2020

Costin Chioreanu & Sofia Sarri – Afterlife Romance

Afterlife Romance is a much-anticipated debut album from an unique collaboration project between two acclaimed artists, Romanian avant-garde devotee Costin Chioreanu and an unearthly Greek singer Sofia Sarri. Let me start immediately that we are […]
21st March 2020

Polaris – The Death Of Me

One of my good friends introduced me To the Metalcore Aussie band Polaris a few years ago after they released their album The Mortal Coil in 2017, and I fell in love with their sound. […]
21st March 2020

Creeping Flesh – Into The Meat Grinder

Into The Meat Grinder is a debut 10-tracker from a Swedish quintet Creeping Flesh. The band is formed in 2013 in the neighboring Gothenburg, and prior to the release of Into the Meat Grinder they […]
20th March 2020

Nekrosity – Void Gazer

Swedish death metal scene is as active and vibrant as always. Nekrosity is another hard-hitting horde coming from Uddevalla in Southern Sweden. The band, which consists of former members of Sadistic Grimness and Ill-Natured, was […]
18th March 2020

Meshiaak – Mask Of All Misery

Conspicuously while whole of Europe is wearing masks to prevent the COVID-19 virus, I’m sitting here in my sanctuary listening to Mask Of All Misery. It is the second album from an Australian band that […]
17th March 2020

Weightless World – The End Of The Beginning

Founded in 2011 Weightless World is a modern, progressive and melodic metal quintet from Jyväskylä, Finland. Due to some line-up changes they first startet recording their debut The End of the Beginning in 2018. The […]
14th March 2020

Left Hand Path – Left Hand Path

Left Hand Path is a progressive & extreme metal quintet from Romania, featuring members of former and current bands like Negura Bunget, Malpraxis, Marchosias and The Hourglass. Despite of the fact that this is only […]
5th August 2007

Tool, 4th August 2007, Dom Sportova, Zagreb, Croatia

Archive press photo: Tim Candidate / Tool The interest for Tool’s headlining concerts in Europe is huge especially because they mostly play the festivals here on the old continent. Their last year’s visit to Roskilde […]
4th November 2009

W.A.S.P., 3rd November 2009, Kulturbolaget, Malmö, Sweden

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-view.com My first encounter with W.A.S.P. dates back to 1986 when I saw their Inside The Electric Circus LP displayed in the local record store and I thought that the guy with the […]
25th November 2009

Paradise Lost, 24th November 2009, The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-view.com I guess if call yourself a metal fan, then you are familiar with Paradise Lost. The band that together with My Dying Bride and Anathema created the whole genre of Death/Doom Metal […]
21st June 2010

Therapy?, 19th June 2010, Sonisphere Festival, Milovice, Czech Republic

Photo: Goran Kljutic www.urbanmescalero.com Sonosphere 2010 was all about THE BIG 4 playing together for the first time ever. But the one-day festival oncluded numerous other interesting names such as Alice In Chains, Fear Factory […]
18th December 2012

Stone Sour, December 17th 2012, Store Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-view.com It has been two decades since the formation of Stone Sour, but only one decade since the release of their self-titled debut. Despite the worldwide success the band is more often than […]
15th June 2013

Alice In Chains, 15th June 2013, Helvíti, Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Goran Kljutic www.urbanmesclero.com Alice In Chains were together with Soundgarden some of the first Seattle bands that made an significant impact on the musical scene before the whole Grunge-thing kicked in. After three brilliant […]
21st February 2014

Dream Theater, 20thFebruary 2014, Falkoner Salen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-view.com Few days ago I’ve witnessed Dream Theater’s “an evening with” show at London’s Wembley Arena and the few days between that show and their Copenhagen show felt like eternity. Perhaps that describes […]
24th March 2015

Halestorm, Nothing More & Wilson, 23rd March 2015, Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-view.com It’s kind of fun examining the carrier of Pennsylvania rockers Halestorm. Their 2009 debut gained decant attention nonetheless thanks to the single “I Get Off”, but it was their covers EP, Reanimate: The […]
26th March 2015

Devin Townsend Project, Periphery & Shining, 25th March 2015, Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-view.com Hevy Devy is back in Denmark. He visits regularly and whenever he does, it’s guaranteed to be an enjoyable experience for the fans. Much like on his many releases, live the Canadian musician […]
26th April 2015

Therapy? 23rd Aptil 2015, Òran Mór, Glasgow, Scotland

Photo: Zoran www.sonic-view.com I’ve been following rouherapy for couple of decades now and with the release of their fourteenth album, Disquete few weeks ago I decided that it was time to experience the band live again. […]