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Albums Reviews

NOKTURNAL MORTUM – Істина (Verity)

NOKTURNAL MORTUM – Істина (Verity)

The long wait is over! The new album of Kharkiv band Nokturnal Mortum is finally out via Oriana Music. Істина (Verity) enthralls the listener. It exalts the motherland love in a more intense form. It joins Ukrainian and Slavic folkloric instruments to their sound, creating a rich and unique folk orchestra. The album begins with [...]

Maio 25, 2017 Melissa Poseyydon 0

STRIKER – Striker

STRIKER – Striker

It was in February 2016 that “Stand in the Fire” album was released becoming one of Striker’s finest albums. Exactly one year  has passed and  another of their high quality work has been released, their self-titled. Shining vocals, captivating choirs, crushing riffs and powerful drums compose this fifth album by the Canadian band, where we can [...]

Maio 24, 2017 Melissa Poseyydon 0

RED SUN RISING – Polyester Zeal

RED SUN RISING – Polyester Zeal

“Polyester Zeal” by Red Sun Rising is an album prone to breed mixed feelings inside its most demanding listeners. The average ones will enjoy it grandly, the musicality proving why modern rock and post-grunge became so popular and Mike Protich’s voice leaving quite a mark. Although some people will frown at how familiar the songs [...]

Maio 19, 2017 RenataLino 0

SINLUST – Sea Black

SINLUST – Sea Black

After 6 years since their debut, Sinlust, an epic black metal band from Brittany returns with their new album “Sea Black”. The thematic around this album is a diabolical plot brewing in a northern coastal seigneury, and consequent disappearing of Isulgaar Island. The album has a good production, thanks to Gwen Kerjan in Slab Sound [...]

Maio 19, 2017 Daniel Lemminkainen 0

CRAZY LIXX – Ruff Justice

CRAZY LIXX – Ruff Justice

Does anyone miss some good sleaze / hard rock? Typically done like if a band had a perfect triggered time machine that would takes us back to the 80’s with their sound? Well, Crazy Lixx might be the answer that the listener is looking for. And their new album “Ruff Justice” has that kind of effect. [...]

Maio 11, 2017 Daniel Lemminkainen 0

PESTIFER – Execration Diatribes

PESTIFER – Execration Diatribes

Pestifer have finaly release their debut album “Execration Diatribes”. Despite being some years old, only now in 2017, the Portuguese band has joined efforts to put out their first long play, and we might say it was worth the waiting. Playing brutal death metal, with influences of thrash and black metal, this first impression leaves a [...]

Maio 10, 2017 Daniel Lemminkainen 0

SINISTER – Syncretism

SINISTER – Syncretism

One of the best death metal bands from Europe are back, Sinister from the Netherlands with their new brutal release “Syncretism”. Adding melodic and epic atmospheres to their brutal death metal based sound, they’ve released another album that will delight the listeners of death metal, and metal with groove in general. Apart of the epic [...]

Maio 8, 2017 Daniel Lemminkainen 0

GYZE – Northern Hell Song

GYZE – Northern Hell Song

You can find everything coming from Japan. Once in a while, something completely different pops out. Sometimes strange and fascinating, but also weird and a bit mind-blowing due the its strangeness. When it comes to Gyze, the listener will only find the fascinating part. The Japanese trio unleash another exercise of fast and precise melodic death [...]

Maio 5, 2017 Daniel Lemminkainen 0

DEAD SEASON – Prophecies

DEAD SEASON – Prophecies

Led by Guillaume Singer (guitars), and Nicolas Sanson (bass), Dead Season delivers some kind of dark progressive metal, with a lot of different influences, mixed in an extreme cocktail of entretaining musical constructions as well as defying structures. With members that came from such different backgrounds, with a range from thrash metal to brutal death [...]

Maio 5, 2017 Daniel Lemminkainen 0

ORMYST – Arcane Dreams

ORMYST – Arcane Dreams

Coming from France, Ormyst present their debut album “Arcane Dreams”, released by M & O Music. This record is a mixture of symphonic metal with some progressive rock. Good for fans of early Nightwish, with some power metal moments reminding Stratovarius and early Sonata Arctica. Vocally the biggest characteristic and resemblence seems to be female lyric [...]

Maio 4, 2017 Daniel Lemminkainen 0

DEEP PURPLE – InFinite

DEEP PURPLE – InFinite

When the listener thinks he heard it all in terms of music, song construction, and mind blowing ideas, a band like Deep Purple appears and shatters our ears with tremendous music, full of soul and passion. Masters of a sound they’ve created and develop, “InFinite” continues the tradition of great songs, which seemed to come [...]

Abril 28, 2017 Daniel Lemminkainen 0

GRAVELAND – 1050 Years of Pagan Cult

GRAVELAND – 1050 Years of Pagan Cult

Graveland’s “1050 Years of Pagan Cult” album consists in selected old tracks of Rob Darken’s project. They are presented here with a new and more elaborate production, which makes them lose much of their original primordial crudeness. Nonetheless, the new production arrangements created more ambiance and gave this pagan warrior’s journey a more epic touch. Rob Darken [...]

Abril 26, 2017 Melissa Poseyydon 0

BALFOR – Serpents Of The Black Sun

BALFOR – Serpents Of The Black Sun

From Kiev (Ukraine), Balfor band defines themselves as “Barbaric Black Metal in honor to the history of their motherland”. They are rising to rampage and destroy everything with their third album “Black Serpent Rising”. The band includes members of Khors, Raventale or ex-Hate Forest. The band ended a 7-year-long hiatus in terms of new full length releases, [...]

Abril 13, 2017 Melissa Poseyydon 2

WÖMIT ANGEL – Impaling Force of Satan

WÖMIT ANGEL – Impaling Force of Satan

The Finnish band WÖMIT ANGEL, practically unknown to the world, plays a consistent thrash metal with a good mixture of black and death metal. Their third album, “Impaling Force of Satan”, was released via Ketzer Records on March 18th. The album shows us a band that nails their songs in a very strong and powerful way with a [...]

Abril 12, 2017 Daniel Lemminkainen 0