Tuesday 20th August 2019,
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Albums Reviews

A CONSTANT STORM – Storm Alive

A CONSTANT STORM – Storm Alive

After an entirely homemade debut EP (“Storm Born”), the Portuguese one-man-project A Constant Storm, led by Daniel Laureano (Stormbringer), managed to put together his first full-length: “Storm Alive” (2016). This time with the collaboration of Ricardo Pereira (vocals) and Afonso Aguiar (production and drum programming), which revealed to be of substantial relevance to the upgrade [...]

April 9, 2018 Carolina Ventura Comments Off on A CONSTANT STORM – Storm Alive

BELL WITCH – Mirror Reaper

BELL WITCH – Mirror Reaper

Across History, we find many musical works that pay homage to the dead and “Mirror Reaper” is one remarkable and ominous example of that. Comprised by Dylan Desmond (6-string bass and vocals) and Jesse Shreibman (drums, vocals and organ), Bell Witch, a Funeral Doom duo from Seattle, just emerged with a new work filled with [...]

April 6, 2018 Carolina Ventura Comments Off on BELL WITCH – Mirror Reaper

HIGHWAY – IV

HIGHWAY – IV

If there’s a band committed to the Rock n’ Roll legacy, it is without a doubt these French fellas from Montpellier, place where founding brothers Ben and Romain Chambert were born and raised. Highway present the fans with “IV”, their 4th and most powerful album to date. Just as you would expect from true Rock n’ Rollers [...]

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SINISTRO – Sangue Cassia

SINISTRO – Sangue Cassia

There is nothing like starting a new year with a new release, and that’s exactly what happened with the Portuguese band Sinistro. Their 3rd full-length album, “Sangue Cassia”, arrived on the first days of the year. We find in Sinistro’s global work a raw and irrefutable doom known for its dense and dark atmosphere which had [...]

March 30, 2018 Carolina Ventura Comments Off on SINISTRO – Sangue Cassia

MOONSHINE OVERSIGHT – Vanishing Lines

MOONSHINE OVERSIGHT – Vanishing Lines

Moonshine Oversight has released their debut album ’Vanishing Lines’ at the end of last year. The French group is providing a nice progressive rock tunes, and what took me by surprise – their first record immediately start from very high position. The album starts with the instrumental piece “Moonrise”, which is a kind of an [...]

March 29, 2018 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on MOONSHINE OVERSIGHT – Vanishing Lines

FUNERAL TEARS – Beyond The Horizon

FUNERAL TEARS – Beyond The Horizon

Funeral Tears is a solo project of Nicolay Seredov from Russia – who is also known from the black metal band Taiga. This project is providing to the doom scene since 2007. ‘Beyond The Horizon’ is the third full length album of Funeral Tears, and the follow-up work of ‘The World We Lost’, released in [...]

March 25, 2018 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on FUNERAL TEARS – Beyond The Horizon

BLACK MAMBA – Heritage

BLACK MAMBA – Heritage

 Black Mamba is an Italian female fronted rock group that gained experience by covering many of their hard rock heroes. Their feats include Italy live acts supporting bands like Blaze Bayley and Carl Palmer. “Heritage” is their debut record released already in December 2017. The album starts with the title track ‘Heritage’ which after a calm [...]

March 23, 2018 Kasper Pasinski , Comments Off on BLACK MAMBA – Heritage

MOEBIUS – Hybris

MOEBIUS – Hybris

Once in a while, an underground band emerges from the huge pile of unoriginal repetitiveness that infects the current metal scene. Moebius, standing out with their work quality, is definitely one of those cases. They can be pictured as a mixing bowl, with some Tool, Uneven Structure, Meshuggah and a pinch of Xerath. This seems [...]

March 22, 2018 Filipe Gomes Comments Off on MOEBIUS – Hybris

DEVANGELIC – Phlegethon

DEVANGELIC – Phlegethon

Devangelic, the blasphemous brutal death metal act from Italy, have released their new full length album entitled “Phlegeton” on Comatose Music. This is the follow up work to their already critically acclaimed album “Resurrection Denied” from 2014. Christianity is once again desecrated on this album, but with a darker and more mature take this time. [...]

March 14, 2018 Luís Pinto Comments Off on DEVANGELIC – Phlegethon

LETHVM – This Fall Shall Cease

LETHVM – This Fall Shall Cease

Belgian Lethvm have been busy making people drop their jaws with “This Fall Shall Cease”, released in November 2017. What we have here is a fine record consisting of doom metal meets sludge and then reinforced by extreme metal, which gives the album a much-needed dynamic in order to not become something sullen or even [...]

March 13, 2018 João Correia Comments Off on LETHVM – This Fall Shall Cease

SOROR DOLOROSA – Apollo

SOROR DOLOROSA – Apollo

Paris-based, Soror Dolorosa don’t just play music, they turn nostalgia into sound waves and create a perfect atmosphere to relive all kind of memories: those we carry with us, those we lost, and those that are yet to come. Listening to Soror Dolorosa is like entering a different dimension where the time ceases to exist [...]

March 3, 2018 Carolina Ventura Comments Off on SOROR DOLOROSA – Apollo

WEDINGOTH – Alone In The Crowd

WEDINGOTH – Alone In The Crowd

Wedingoth is coming back after four years with new material. This French prog metal band asked their fans to wait for quite a long time. Adopting a combination of gothic female fronted metal with the typical progressive metal musicianship is a strong point for fans of both genres. The band led by Steve Segarra is [...]

February 27, 2018 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on WEDINGOTH – Alone In The Crowd

MAVRADOXA – Lethean Lament

MAVRADOXA – Lethean Lament

Formed in 2015 in Rochester city, Mavradoxa is a talented duo comprised by Nival (vocals, guitar and bass) and Lux (vocals and drums). Less than a year after their debut album, “Sojourners”, this Laurentian Black Metal band returns with their second full-length, “Lethean Lament”, out via Hypnotic Dirge Records. This album offers the listeners approximately one hour [...]

February 26, 2018 Carolina Ventura Comments Off on MAVRADOXA – Lethean Lament

ORPHANED LAND – Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs

ORPHANED LAND – Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs

First and foremost, “Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs”’ dichotomy is the Holy Grail of modern times: it makes older fans remember how good “Sahara” or “Mabool” were and explains to new fans why Orphaned Land are an unparalleled band, still musically interesting and relevant. Music wise, “Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs” is an extravagance reserved [...]

February 14, 2018 João Correia Comments Off on ORPHANED LAND – Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs