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DEUS VERMIN – Monument Of Decay

DEUS VERMIN – Monument Of Decay

In this overpopulated scene, once in a while a band stands out from the rest. Whether it’s because of their unique image, or sonority, or simply because their music is incredibly good (or bad) and they get involved in some hype. Deus Vermin is one of those bands. Coming from the United Kingdom, formed in [...]

July 10, 2018 Filipe Gomes Comments Off on DEUS VERMIN – Monument Of Decay

NECROPHOBIC – Mark Of The Necrogram

NECROPHOBIC – Mark Of The Necrogram

Necrophobic could be compared to those 18th century diplomats who casually bargained with different sides, never taking a precise position. For Necrophobic these two positions are of course Death and Black Metal. “Mark Of The Necrogram” is the band’s 8th release and the 1st one under Century Media label. This album is special for this [...]

July 5, 2018 Gabriele Frontini Comments Off on NECROPHOBIC – Mark Of The Necrogram

KVAL – Kval

KVAL – Kval

Are you one of those persons that connect music with landscapes and paintings? And have you ever wondered what kind of sounds or soundtrack would fit a Caspar David Friedrich painting? As soon as I started listening to Kval’s self-titled debut full-length (Hypnotic Dirge Records – 2017), the first pictures that came into my mind [...]

July 3, 2018 Carolina Ventura Comments Off on KVAL – Kval

BLACKLAB – Under The Strawberry Moon 2.0

BLACKLAB – Under The Strawberry Moon 2.0

Japan is a country with a very different culture from the western countries. Its exports can sometimes be weird and unique, like some of the available varieties of KitKat chocolate bars. You either love them or hate them, but sometimes they can be truly amazing. Strangely enough there are quite a few great stoner doom [...]

July 2, 2018 Luís Rodrigues Comments Off on BLACKLAB – Under The Strawberry Moon 2.0

PATHOLOGY – Pathology

PATHOLOGY – Pathology

After three years of silence, Pathology, the brutal death metal outfit from California, brings us their ninth studio album. The self-titled “Pathology”, was released on Comatose Music Label, at the end of last year. The band had many lineup changes in its existence, but Dave Astor (the drummer), always remained as the original member and [...]

June 4, 2018 Luís Pinto Comments Off on PATHOLOGY – Pathology

KAMERA OBSCURA – The Final Cut

KAMERA OBSCURA – The Final Cut

Kamera Obscura is a French band that came into the scene in 2008. They describe their type of music as “Cinematic & Heavy”, but the sound is maintained mainly within industrial metal norms. Together with The Black Planet we have an opportunity to check their third and latest record ‘The Final Cut’. To be honest [...]

June 4, 2018 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on KAMERA OBSCURA – The Final Cut

JUDAS PRIEST – Firepower

JUDAS PRIEST – Firepower

Who would guess that after all these years, Judas Priest would come back with one of their best albums. With a career that needs no introduction, here they are back once more! So, “Firepower” is the answer to all the pleas from the fans of classic heavy metal everywhere, with that old school feeling. Digging [...]

May 27, 2018 Daniel Lemminkainen Comments Off on JUDAS PRIEST – Firepower

DIMMU BORGIR – Eonian

DIMMU BORGIR – Eonian

It took 7 years for us to listen something new from the Dimmu Borgir camp. Celebrating the mark of 25 years of existence, their 10th album “Eonian” is a long waited record. Dimmu Borgir are a band that always took a step forward each time they’ve released an album, breaking barriers, and surprising with the [...]

May 22, 2018 Daniel Lemminkainen Comments Off on DIMMU BORGIR – Eonian

AMORPHIS – Queen of Time

AMORPHIS – Queen of Time

It has been almost 3 years since the last original release from the Finnish metal masters Amorphis came out. Now, with their new record, the listener will soon hear that it was well worth the wait. Their new album, called “Queen of Time”, it’s so full of details, and it’s so much more than just [...]

May 19, 2018 Daniel Lemminkainen Comments Off on AMORPHIS – Queen of Time

MELODRAMATIC FOOLS – Dog in the Rain

MELODRAMATIC FOOLS – Dog in the Rain

Dozens of new albums from bands more or less established are released on a daily basis. Unfortunately we can’t review or notice all of them, but sometimes we come across an exceptional album that can’t go unnoticed. This is the case of the new EP by Melodramatic Fools entitled Dog in the Rain, that was [...]

May 17, 2018 João Osório , Comments Off on MELODRAMATIC FOOLS – Dog in the Rain

UBIQUITY – Forever/Denied

UBIQUITY – Forever/Denied

Ubiquity is an Italian metal band whose music mixes characteristics of black metal and hardcore. Their new release, and the second album, was released under Third I Rex label in the end of 2017. “Forever​/​Denied” is a five-piece record. Ubiquity, in a short interview for Decibel Magazine, describes it as “…the last piece before the [...]

May 11, 2018 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on UBIQUITY – Forever/Denied

SEVENTH GENOCIDE – Toward Akina

SEVENTH GENOCIDE – Toward Akina

‘Toward Akina” is the second album of Seventh Genocide, an atmospheric black metal band from Italy. This album was released under wings of Third-I-Rex label back in September 2017. Album starts with buzzy feedback sound to quickly hit the fast tunes of opening song “Astral Bliss”. After the first explosive minutes from the first track, [...]

May 9, 2018 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on SEVENTH GENOCIDE – Toward Akina

CHARUN – Mundus Cereris

CHARUN – Mundus Cereris

Charun is an instrumental group from Sardinia, Italy. They deliver something that can be described as music on the verge of post rock and post metal. “Mundus Ceresis” is their second full time record, this time released under the wings of Third-I-Rex. The record has a solid start with the track “Malacoda”. Sounds are built [...]

May 6, 2018 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on CHARUN – Mundus Cereris

URZE DE LUME – As Árvores Estão Secas e Não Têm Folhas

URZE DE LUME – As Árvores Estão Secas e Não Têm Folhas

After two original albums and an EP released last year, Urze de Lume, a Portuguese Neo / Dark Folk quartet, have returned in this past March with another long play. And what an album it is! This is their second and final chapter of an ode to autumn. The melancholy, the loneliness, the departure, but [...]

May 4, 2018 João Osório Comments Off on URZE DE LUME – As Árvores Estão Secas e Não Têm Folhas