21st September 2022

Hexenaltar – Tormented Possession

Hailing from Poland, Hexenaltar is the new plague to hit the world. Earlier this year, the band released their debut EP entitled Tormented Possesion. It contains five tracks (an Intro and four regular tracks) of […]
16th September 2022

½ Southern North – Narrations Of A Fallen Soul

½ Southern North is a Greek one-man act that has been around for the last nine years. Callling it anything other than experimental would be to do the project a massive disservice – Especially considering […]
13th September 2022

Crippled Black Phoenix – Banefyre

With their previous album Ellengæst, Crippled Black Phoenix dialed noticeably down on experimenting, focusing on improving the overall sonic experience and tighter songwriting. The result was rather strong and more approachable record, which worked rather […]
12th September 2022

Extinction Agenda – Inter Arma Silent Leges

I’ve been in a thrash mood for a whole week, and what I (luckily) had to do today is to write a review of another thrash metal release! Extinction Agenda is playing the sort of […]
5th September 2022

Megadeth – The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead!

Somehow throughout Megadeth’s entire career there was always a lot going on. Even during their stable period inf the 90’s where the band managed to maintain same line-up, commercial success and even critical acclaim, there […]
1st September 2022

Peurbleue – La Ciguë

Peurbleue (which roughly translated from French means ‘Blue Fear’) is a French Black Metal duet who has recently partnered with Les Acteurs De l’Ombre in order to release their debut album, entitled La Ciguë (which […]
1st September 2022

Plastery – Yes, Of Corpse

Where to start with this review other than with a short presentation to this rather obscure and extreme band from Slovakia?! Plastery is a horror/death/grind-core quartet from a town of Zvolen. Yes, Of Corpse is, […]
29th August 2022

Sigh – Shiki

Closing notes of our review of previous release by Japanese experimental metal masters we stated that wherever this ever-evolving band decided to go on their next release, they are sure to take us by surprise. […]
29th August 2022

Machine Head – Of Kingdom And Crown

Past four years were rather eventful for Machine Head.  2018 saw them releasing the weakest album of their career Catharsis and then the following year drummer Dave McClain and guitarist Phil Demmel left the band simultaneously, […]
27th August 2022

Long Distance Calling – Eraser

For more than a decade now Long Distance Calling have been one of the most interesting bands within the (mostly) instrumental prog bands and since their 2007 debut they have released one strong album after […]
25th August 2022

Hyrgal – Hyrgal

Hyrgal is a French Black Metal quartet, one that I have been keeping one of my, by now, very busy, eyes on ever since I got my hands on their first Full-length through my jobhere […]
23rd August 2022

Entrails – An Eternal Time Of Decay

Entrails is a Swedish death metal combo, founded in the early 90s. After a few years of the scene, they resurrected in the year 2008. An Eternal Time of Decay, their seventh album, represents a […]
22nd August 2022

Miasmes – Vermines

Miasmes is a relatively new French Black Metal trio, insofar that they seemingly banded together as a coherent entity as late as last year. Despite this, some would argue, rather late attendance to the party, […]
22nd August 2022

Melancholic Seasons – The Crypt Of Time

Melancholic Seasons is, despite its ‘doomish’ name, a Frankfurt/Main- (Germany) based thrash/death metal trio (previously a quartet). The band was founded in 1995, and it already exists for about 27 years now. The release of […]
15th August 2022

Eufobia – Madness

Here’s a big thing coming out of Bulgaria! Eufobia is the name of this thrash/death quartet from the capital, Sofia! The name of the band is of ancient Greek origin and it literally means ‘fear […]
20th January 2015

Sweet & Lynch – Only to Rise

On a paper this alliance between two of 80’s hard rock profiles seems like a good idea, nonetheless because artist whose hay-day was in that era are not as represented among the otherwise huge number […]
1st July 2015

Dawn of a Dark Age – Volume 2: Water

Water is the second concept album released by Dawn of a Dark Age, one that is closely tied in with its predecessor which was entitled Earth. This time, there is a heavy emphasis on the […]
1st August 2015

Paradise Lost – The Plague Within

Most bands dessapear long before they reach a ’30-year mark’. Not so for veritable British doom veterans Paradise Lost. They seem to get better and better for each new release. They’ve had a few relatively […]
4th September 2015

Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls

Few things you need to know about me before you read this review. I’ve been following Iron Maiden for three decades. I think that The X Factor is a phenomenal album. I think that the […]
6th October 2015

Antimatter – The Judas Table

Three years after the release of Fear Of a Unique Identity, Mick Moss & Co. are ready with a follow-up. The 2012 release was not only their best so far, but also one of the […]
19th October 2015

Paramnesia – Paramnesia

I recent times my eyes have begun opening upto the wonders of the French Black Metal scene, which, I discover more and more, is not only a lot bigger than I first anticipated; it is […]
28th November 2015

Days Of Loss – Our Frail Existence

Days Of Loss is a melodic death/thrash metal band from Vienna, Austria. The band was founded already in the mid-90s and have a few very succesfull releases in its discography. The latest arrival is a […]
28th December 2015

Steven Wilson – 4 ½

Less then a year since the release of Hand.Cannot.Erase., album that topped our Top 10 of 2015 list, Steven Wilson is ready with a new release entitled 4 ½, indicating that this release is meant […]
5th January 2016

Grace Disgraced – Enthrallment Traced

Despite having been around since 2004, it was not until 2012 that the band felt ready to release their debut album. And personally, I feel that it was well worth the wait. One the surface, […]
13th February 2016

The Cult – Hidden City

There are bands that follow you through you entire life, the bands, which in a way play a role in defining your life. These aren’t necessarily the greatest and most revolutionary bands, but rather the […]
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