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MOTORHEAD – Under Cover

MOTORHEAD – Under Cover

Almost two years after Lemmy passed away, the remaining members of Motorhead decided to release a covers album called “Under Cover”. This new Motorhead release, came from an idea that they had while Lemmy was still alive, paying themselves tribute to other great bands as well. Catching some of us by surprise, this compilation of [...]

Setembro 22, 2017 Daniel Lemminkainen 0

ELUVEITIE – Evocation II: Pantheon

ELUVEITIE – Evocation II: Pantheon

Eight years after “Evocation I – The Arcane Dominion”, the second totally acoustic album of the Swiss pagan band Eluveitie is released under the title “Evocation II: Pantheon”. Compared to the first effort, this new record presents more matured songs and introduces the new members to the fan. These people seem to give everything that [...]

Setembro 19, 2017 Daniel Lemminkainen 0

ARCH ENEMY – Will to Power

ARCH ENEMY – Will to Power

The new album of Arch Enemy is kept in the same line of work as their predecessors, as we can hear in this new opus of rebellion “Will To Power”. Alissa White-Gluz debuted as singer of the band in 2014 participating in the “War Eternal” album. With everything to prove in a band with this magnitude [...]

Setembro 18, 2017 Daniel Lemminkainen 0

SEPTICFLESH – Codex Omega

SEPTICFLESH – Codex Omega

One of the most waited records of the year is finally out, and the listener can finally decipher what’s behind “Codex Omega”, the new opus of the Greek band Septicflesh. The album was recorded with the participation of “The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra”, known for other collaborations with the band in previous records. This [...]

Setembro 17, 2017 Daniel Lemminkainen 0

EVENLINE – In Tenebris

EVENLINE – In Tenebris

Evenline is a 4-piece alternative metal band from France. Its composed by Arnaud Gueziec (vocals), Fabrice Tedaldi (guitar), Thomas Jaegle (bass), Julien Patoue (drums). Their discography counts with the EP “The Coming Life” (2010), full-length album “Dear Morpheus” (2014) and now the second LP by Evenline – In Tenebris (2017). One thing that the listener [...]

Setembro 16, 2017 Ze Serodio 0

BLACK MARCH – Praeludium Exterminii

BLACK MARCH – Praeludium Exterminii

Black March is another promising French Black Metal act which also presents some Thrash Metal influences. Coming from Toulouse, France, the band was formed in 2011 and released an EP “Oderint Dum Metuant” (2014), which received good press critiques. Three years after that, the awaited full-length debut comes in the form of “Praeludium Exterminii”. After [...]

Setembro 12, 2017 Mutiilator 0

LIMBONIC ART – Spectre Abysm

LIMBONIC ART – Spectre Abysm

While death metal’s position has been fortified in 2017 due to the massive amount of exceptional releases that the genre produced so far, many seem to have ignored how strong it’s been for black metal as well. Take for instance the latest efforts of The Ruins of Beverast, Corpus Christii, Nightbringer, Ars Magna Umbrae or [...]

Setembro 8, 2017 João Correia 0

LEPROUS – Malina

LEPROUS – Malina

Leprous is not known for being a band that follows any rules. Their new record “Malina” is proof of that. A few listenings of this album makes it clear that at each passing record the band keeps challenging the way we see progressive music nowadays. On a slightly different note, Leprous’ fifth studio work “Malina” [...]

Setembro 7, 2017 RitaLimede 0

GROG – Ablutionary Rituals

GROG – Ablutionary Rituals

After a six years wait since the release of “Scooping the Cranial Insides”, Portuguese death/grind masters Grog are back with “Ablutionary Rituals”. A rich and well written album, proving that despite this is only their 4th album in over 25 years of activity, the band is in excellent shape. Musically speaking, this record is pretty [...]

Setembro 6, 2017 RitaLimede 0

PRIMAL ATTACK – Heartless Oppressor

PRIMAL ATTACK – Heartless Oppressor

Two things can happen when you produce your own band’s record: you either lose objectivity due to your deep involvement with the whole creation process, or this is genuinely an asset, you’re in total sync with everyone else’s goals, and the outcome is a masterpiece. Primal Attack’s “Heartless Oppressor” fits in the latter. Of course, [...]

Setembro 5, 2017 RenataLino 0

DESULTORY – Through Aching Aeons

DESULTORY – Through Aching Aeons

Desultory, is a Swedish band from Stockholm responsible alongside names such as Dismember, Entombed or Unleashed for the origins of the so-called Swedish Old School Death Metal. The band remained active from 1989 until 1996, releasing in this period two exceptional albums and a not so praised one because they changed style. They broke up [...]

Setembro 4, 2017 João Osório 0

GRIMLET – Theia: Aesthetics of a Lie

GRIMLET – Theia: Aesthetics of a Lie

  Eighteen years after their formation and seven years after their last release, the Portuguese Grimlet released “Theia: Aesthetics of a Lie”. Th album comprises one intro, four original songs and a different version of a song taken from the first album “Darkness Shrouds The Hidden”. This death metal band from Figueira da Foz, without renouncing the [...]

Setembro 3, 2017 João Osório 0

ATROX – Monocle

ATROX – Monocle

“Monocle” is the anticipated Atrox album set for release by Dark Essence Records on September 8th, 2017. The album opens with the track “Mass”, which immediately prepares you for the introspective and adventurous journey this album will lead you into. The vocals are clean yet energetic and powerful, giving the music the power sought by [...]

Setembro 2, 2017 Elsa Marques 0

MYRKUR – Mareridt

MYRKUR – Mareridt

The return of Myrkur, one of the most controversial acts in most recent times, that divided opinions in the underground movement, returns with her second album “Mareridt”. The listeners this time, might get surprised by what they will find, since the album is more focused on the angelical voice of Amalie Brunn, as well as [...]

Setembro 1, 2017 Daniel Lemminkainen 0