18th May 2021

Sunbomb – Evil And Divine

Evil and Devine is the debut album from brand new project based around Stryper singer Michael Sweet and L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns. On paper, the collaboration makes sense, much like Sweet’s collaboration with Dokken […]
17th May 2021

Mrak – … Of Death And Darkness

While this global pandemic seems to have taken a heavy toll on many of us by more or less uprooting everything we know and completely flipping our sides upside down, it has become clear that […]
4th May 2021

Gojira – Fortitude

It’s has been almost five years since the release of Gojira’s previous album Magma, which was followed by extensive touring where band managed to play anything from headliner shows, festivals as well as some supporting […]
27th April 2021

Vestindien – Null

At first sight, a strange and almost exotic name for a raw, dark and harsh old-school heavy metal band?! After initial reading of the press material I learned that the name is taken from the […]
23rd April 2021

ColdCell – The Greater Evil

ColdCell is an Atmospheric Black Metal quintet hailing from Switzerland, close to the centre of Europe. The five musicians banded together as a band almost a decade ago, weaving interlocking stories and atmospheres around the […]
19th April 2021

Forever Falling – Suspended Over The Immanent

Keeping up with the trend of the last review I wrote (even including one of the same members), Forever Falling is yet another multinational composition, this time a duo split between the US and Italy. […]
13th April 2021

Solemn Echoes – Into The Depths Of Sorrow

Solemn Echoes is something as relatively rare as a genuinely international band, consisting of four members: Two from the US (who is also active under the name Chalice of Suffering) and two from Brazil (who […]
12th April 2021

Profeci – Matecznik

Profeci are another proof that Poland and black metal go hand in hand. Profeci are a young band, formed in 2018 and two years later released this seven tracker full-length debut. The album is called […]
7th April 2021

Smith/Kotzen – Smith/Kotzen

When it was announced that Iron Maiden guitarist and the former Poison/Mr. Big guitarist  (current solo artist and The Winery Dogs singer/guitarist) will be releasing an album, it did come as a surprise. Despite them […]
25th March 2021

Mur – Truth

Mur is a French sextet with a Post-Black Metal/Hardcore mixture in regards to sound, one they have been streamlining and perfecting since the release of their first EP back in 2016. Since that time they […]
24th March 2021

Dusk Of Delusion – World At War

Dusk of Delusion is a French Modern Metal band established in September 2016. Less than a year ago we’ve written a few words on their second full-length Watch Your 6. Today this French quintet present […]
23rd March 2021

Social Scream – Organic Mindset

Founded in 2008, Social Scream is a heavy metal band from Sparta (Greece). The band released their debut album Epiclesis in June 2014. Two years and a few shows after the band’s second album called […]
22nd March 2021

Wesenwille – II: A Material God

Wesenwille is a Dutch Black Metal duet, one that has been active for the last eight years. Since their inception in the year 2013 they have so far released two Full-length albums – A self-titled […]
22nd March 2021

Summon – Helios

Hailing from Portuguese grounds, Summon is a quartet performing their own mix of black & death metal. This Portuguese quartet is formed in 2016, and Helios is their second EP, arriving three years after its […]
19th March 2021

Tomahawk – Tonic Immobility

Tomahawk arose as one of numerous projects Mike Patton kicked off after Faith No More dismembered two decades ago. Out of the endless line of projects he ventured into, Tomahawk is the one that leaned […]
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 […]
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 […]
28th May 2017

Au-Dessus – End of Chapter

Au-Dessus is a band that confused and/or tricked me, I will admit. Having a French name (‘Au-Dessus’ meaning ‘Above’) and being promoted by a well-known French (mostly) Black Metal label, I immediately made the logical […]
19th June 2017

Anathema – The Optimist

It has been an interesting journey for Anathema since they started as a doom metal band in early 90’s. Since then they have changed numerous band members, changed almost as many record labels and changed […]
21st June 2017

Karne – Symposium of Torments

Karne is, simply put, one of apparently many new-comers to the modern Black Metal scene. And, as seems to be more often the case than not, they are part of the evergrowing French version – […]
1st August 2017

Steven Wilson – To the Bone

We’re rapidly approaching a decade mark since Steven Wilson put Porcupine Tree on hold and while the band is missed deeply, with every new solo record from Wilson, the missing is bit easier to handle. […]
21st August 2017

Subterranean Masquerade – Vagabond

Wow, it doesn’t happened very often that I enjoy a progressive rock release as much as I did with Subterranean Masquerade’ Vagabond. First a few words on Subterranean Masquerade; it is an international and multi […]
26th September 2017

Black Country Communion – BCCIV

Black Country Communion (further on ‘BCC’) is an anglo-american LA-based rock super-group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock […]
7th November 2017

Moonspell – 1755

It’s hard not heaving a soft spot for Portuguese Goth metallers Moonspell, who have over the course of a quarter of a century maintained high quality level throughout the changing musical climates, line-up changes and […]
4th December 2017

Zele – Internal Waves Of Love

Sead ‘Zele’ Lipovača is a Bosnian-born guitarist best known as the lead guitarist and founder of the popular former Yugoslav and Bosnian heavy metal & rock band Divlje Jagode (Wild Strawberries). Since the Bosnian war […]