6th February 2023

Serpents Oath – Ascension

For some reason I first saw this CD more than a half year since its release. Nevertheless, here follows my initial thoughts on Ascension, the second full-length album by Belgium black metal horde Serpents Oath. […]
2nd February 2023

Lord Belial – Rapture

I’m devastated by the fact that I didn’t check this release before, since it’s been released more than seven months ago. Better late than never, right? So, here comes a short review of Swedish black […]
1st February 2023

Beyond The Catacombs – Fatal Error

Beyond The Catacombs is a death metal duo, hailing from Jyväskylä, Finland. The line-up consists of Ville Koskinen (Guitars, Bass) and Samu Pettersson (Vocals, Keyboards, Guitars, Bass, Drum programming). The band was formed a few […]
31st January 2023

Venom – To Hell And Back – 8-tape box

Since this release is a bit tricky to review, I’ve thought a few days on how to approach this review and what to write about mighty godfathers of Black Metal, Venom’s – To Hell and […]
30th January 2023

ACOD – Cryptic Curse

ACOD is a French Blackened Death Metal act that I have been keeping a cursory eye on for a while now, ever since I had the pleasure of reviewing their last full-length album late last […]
26th January 2023

Limbes – Écluse

Limbes (the french word for ‘Limbo’) is an Atmospheric Black Metal one-man band that previously went by the name Blurr Thrower – What inspired the name change is, at present, somewhat unclear since the overall […]
26th January 2023

Even Flow – Mediterraneo

The Sardinian masters of power & progressive metal, Even Flow return with a new EP entitled Mediterraneo. For all of you still unfamiliar with this band, I can briefly tell, that Even Flow is an […]
25th January 2023

Wömit Angel – Sadopunk Finland

Wömit Angel is a black/thrash metal trio from Tampere, Finland. The band was founded in 2010 and the line-up consists of; J-Violatör (Guitars, Backing Vocals), W. Horepreacher (Vocals, Bass) and Atomic Torment (Drums). Their fifth […]
24th January 2023

Katatonia – Sky Void of Stars

Over the course of past three decades Katatonia has shifted their approach from death/doom over to dark progressive metal and finally arriving to what could be labelled as prog goth rock, with especially their previous […]
23rd January 2023

A La Carte – Soup Dejour

All of a sudden I began to understand why the Danish Customs had demanded $20 from me the other day, for importing this CD from the USA. It is so unique that even your old […]
19th January 2023

Oaks – Genesis Of The Abstract

Oaks is a conceptual metal and instrumental progressive trio consisting of Thibault L (Guitars), Julien V (Bass) and Nathan RL (Drums). They are based in Paris and Genesis Of The Abstract is their seven-tracker debut […]
18th January 2023

Behind Your Fear – Anthropocene

Twenty years after her work with the gothic metal band Flowing Tears, Stefanie Duchêne’s and unmistakable and iconic voice can be heard again on her new band’s sophomore album. The moniker of this German-based band […]
17th January 2023

Entrails – The Tomb Awaits

Entrails is a Swedish death metal band formed in 1990/91. In 1994, half of the line-up decided to move on and by that time Entrails was put to rest as an official band. Jimmy Lundqvist […]
16th January 2023

Djevelkult – Drep Alle Guder

Originally founded under the name Skadefryd back in 2009, the band quickly changed their name to Djevelkult (the Norvegian word for ‘Devil Cult’). Since that change, the band has released a grand total of seven […]
16th January 2023

Khold – Svartsyn

Older black metal worshippers might remember the Norwegian band Khold. It was at the beginning of the new millennium that this four-piece act from Oslo begun releasing albums. This happened with some regularity until 2008 […]
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 Therapy? 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. […]
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