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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

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

A PERFECT CIRCLE – Eat The Elephant

A PERFECT CIRCLE – Eat The Elephant

It is said that the wait builds up the atmosphere and increases the intensity of an experience. Well… it seems that A Perfect Circle know a lot about this and are willing to take the concept to a whole new level. “Eat the Elephant” has been fermenting for a while and is the brilliant and [...]

April 25, 2018 Carolina Ventura Comments Off on A PERFECT CIRCLE – Eat The Elephant

DEAD WOMAN’S DITCH – Seo Mere Saetan

DEAD WOMAN’S DITCH – Seo Mere Saetan

On the foggy Quantock Hills (Somerset – UK) one can find an earthwork consisting of a bank with a ditch along the west side running for approximately 950 metres known as Dead Woman’s Ditch. According to local folklore, the location was named after the murder of Sarah Walford by her husband John in 1789. This [...]

April 24, 2018 Gabriele Frontini Comments Off on DEAD WOMAN’S DITCH – Seo Mere Saetan

HAEMORRHAGE – We Are The Gore

HAEMORRHAGE – We Are The Gore

Do you remember the sheer excitement, when as kids on Christmas day you got up from bed and just dashed under the tree to look for the gifts that would soon become your favourite toys? Well, so far, the same genuine feeling can be felt upon each and every Haemorrhage release. Don’t get fooled by [...]

April 21, 2018 Gabriele Frontini Comments Off on HAEMORRHAGE – We Are The Gore

GRAVE LINES – Fed Into The Nihilist Engine

GRAVE LINES – Fed Into The Nihilist Engine

While doing a very well received UK tour with Black Moth, the band Grave Lines showcased some new songs and announced that a new album would be coming out soon. With the revealing of the album title and release date came a music video of the same name: “Fed Into The Nihilist Engine”. We got [...]

April 16, 2018 Luís Rodrigues Comments Off on GRAVE LINES – Fed Into The Nihilist Engine

PRIMORDIAL – Exile Amongst The Ruins

PRIMORDIAL – Exile Amongst The Ruins

Entering the realm of Primordial’s music is an experience that involves so much more than just listening. It’s a mystical journey to a place where Europe’s spirits and pagan Celtic roots come back to life and guide us through a path of beauty, inner strength, communion with nature, and sorrow. Like its predecessor, “Exile Amongst [...]

April 10, 2018 Rita Limede Comments Off on PRIMORDIAL – Exile Amongst The Ruins