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ASSENT – We Are The New Black

ASSENT – We Are The New Black

Assent is an independent two piece progressive groove metal band from France, founded in 2015. The two members are Aurélien Fouet-Barak (Vocals, Bass, Drum Programming) and Grégoire Debord (Guitars), two longtime close friends who decided to join and create music together. The result is their debut work ”We Are The New Black”, an EP with [...]

Julho 22, 2017 Ze Serodio 0

WINTERSUN – The Forest Seasons

WINTERSUN – The Forest Seasons

It was another long wait since the last record (5 years) but the new Wintersun opus is finally here. And despite what most of us thought, this following record is not a Time II. The third record of the Finnish melodic masters is called “The Forest Seasons” and it’s divided in 4 tracks, each of them evoking [...]

Julho 21, 2017 Daniel Lemminkainen 0

VARG – Götterdämmerung

VARG – Götterdämmerung

Varg is a Germanic band, who plays melodic death metal with a pagan theme. Their name is inspired by Norse mythology and means “Wolf”.  Formed back in 2005 by the guitarist Freki and drummer Fenrier, the band has released 5 studio albums, so far. After 2016’s “Das Ende alter Lügen” by Napalm Records, it only [...]

Julho 20, 2017 Melissa Poseyydon 0

HAVUKRUUNU – Kelle Surut Soi

HAVUKRUUNU –  Kelle Surut Soi

Does anybody out there miss the old days of Moonsorrow with some old Bathory from the end of the 80’s? Well, the listener might find in this album what he is looking for. The Pagan Black Metal band Havukruunu presents this in their new album “Kelle Surut Soi”. This is a tale so gloomy, epic, [...]

Julho 18, 2017 Daniel Lemminkainen 0

AVATARIUM – Hurricanes and Halos

AVATARIUM – Hurricanes and Halos

“Hurricanes and Halos” is the new and third album of the Swedish band Avatarium. The band counts with Leif Edling as bass player, more known for his work with Candlemass. “Hurricanes and Halos” continues the band’s tradition of fusing melancholic melodies with heavy doom, resembling Candlemass and Black Sabbath work. Jennie-Ann Smith brilliant voice provides, [...]

Julho 16, 2017 Daniel Lemminkainen 0

VAI-TE FODER – Poço

VAI-TE FODER – Poço

Go fuck yourself, would be a insult, but in this case we are talking about Vai-te Foder, the Portuguese motor charged crust/grind band, who has just released their second album entitled “Poço” through the labels Helldprod and Murder Records. Seven years have pass since the band’s last album, but not much has changed. Same line [...]

Julho 13, 2017 LuisPinto 0

DYING FETUS – Wrong One to Fuck With

DYING FETUS – Wrong One to Fuck With

Everyone who follows Dying Fetus since the mid-90s and who like to think they know the band were given a kick in the nuts with the release of “Reign Supreme” in 2012. The band achieved such a high-quality work that any future Dying Fetus’ record would have to be something of interstellar proportion to stand [...]

Julho 12, 2017 João Correia 0

SÓLSTAFIR – Berdreyminn

SÓLSTAFIR – Berdreyminn

The Icelandic band Sólstafir returns to release “Berdreyminn” after a band lineup change. Hallgrímur Jón Hallgrímsson became in charge of the drums. Considered as one of the most mysterious bands in the universe of metal music, they maintain in this release what can be considered it’s strangeness elements. Furthermore, this album shows a more straightforward direction [...]

Julho 11, 2017 Daniel Lemminkainen 0

MAMMOTH MAMMOTH – Mount The Mountain

MAMMOTH MAMMOTH – Mount The Mountain

Some of us fancy a good dose of old rock n’roll, with a somehow nasty sound influenced by Motorhead and Rose Tattoo. Music coming from a sweaty garage created amongst friends and beers. Mammoth Mammoth are one of the few bands that maintained that feeling, record after record. The new album “Mount the Mountain”, the [...]

Julho 10, 2017 Daniel Lemminkainen 0

AJATTARA – Lupaus

AJATTARA – Lupaus

After 6 long years, Ajattara return to activate status to release “Lupaus”. With a career filled with many great records, highly advised to to all fans of extreme music, this might be their best album so far. The band can be defined by their own characteristic sound, that can be found through out this album. [...]

Julho 7, 2017 Daniel Lemminkainen 0

TESTAMENT – Brotherhood Of The Snake

TESTAMENT – Brotherhood Of The Snake

Brotherhood Of The Snake is the most recent Testament album and reflects on the current reality while linking it to the Sumerian myths. It is not a conceptual album, but the current events are correlated with Anunnaki’s experiences in our creation to serve them as their slaves. The secret society called The Brotherhood Of The [...]

Junho 28, 2017 Melissa Poseyydon 0

SCUORN – Parthenope

SCUORN – Parthenope

Scuorn is the solo project of musician Giuliano Latte, which dates back from 2008. He released a demo during that year, and, since then, he has been developing and perfecting his ideas and concept for its debut album. Scuorn is an epic/symphonic black metal project that delivers a combination of the more typical black metal [...]

Junho 26, 2017 João Osório 0

KOPPER8 – Addiction

KOPPER8 – Addiction

Addiction is the French band Kopper8 debut album released on October 2015. Playing a Thrash / Groove Metal the band envisioned to bring some diversity to this album, ranging from faster and heavier to mid-tempo rhythms. The guitar melodies by Niko and Steff, catch your attention due to some sharp distortion and explosions. The album’s [...]

Junho 22, 2017 Melissa Poseyydon 0

MYRKGRAV – Takk og farvel; tida er blitt ei annen

MYRKGRAV – Takk og farvel; tida er blitt ei annen

Myrkgrav is a folk / viking metal one-man project by Lars Jensen, heavily inspired by the Ringerike regional folk stories where he was raised. The high quality debut album “Trollskau, skrømt og kølabrenning” was released in 2006, and a decade later Myrkgrav returns with “Skrømt og kølabrenning”. Unfortunately this can turn out to be the last album of [...]

Maio 29, 2017 Melissa Poseyydon 0