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Albums Reviews

Romuvos – Spirits (review)

Romuvos – Spirits (review)

Romuvos is a band from Lithuania, but currently is based in Berlin, Germany. It started as a one-man folk metal project, but after founder Velnias moved to Germany, in 2019 several other elements joined this project to play the songs from their first two albums live. In 2020, now as a full band, they released [...]

April 29, 2024 João Osório Comments Off on Romuvos – Spirits (review)

Sylvaine – Eg Er Framand EP (review)

Sylvaine – Eg Er Framand EP (review)

Two years after “Nova”, Sylvaine, a musical project of the artist Kathrine Shepard, released on March 22nd the EP “Eg Er Framand”, translating from Norwegian to English “I am Foreigner”. In this EP do not expect heavy or bold sounds, expect something more intimate and quiet, the highlight is the voice of Kathrine Shepard who [...]

March 22, 2024 Lara Brito Comments Off on Sylvaine – Eg Er Framand EP (review)

Master – Saints Dispelled (review)

Master – Saints Dispelled (review)

Master is an institution in the global Metal scene. In 1983, the band Death Strike emerged, founded by bassist Paul Speckmann, which soon in 1985 adopted the name Master. In this transition, the band established itself as one of the pioneers of Death Metal, sharing this distinction with emblematic groups like Possessed, Death, and Morbid [...]

January 29, 2024 Mário Magarreiro Comments Off on Master – Saints Dispelled (review)

Baltum – Aeternum Vale (review)

Baltum – Aeternum Vale (review)

Baltum emerges as a recent addition to the rich Portuguese extreme music scene. Established in 2020, they swiftly embarked on a journey of records, which began materializing in 2023. Within a remarkably brief timeframe, they’ve released a live album, an EP, and a full-length album, underscoring their impressive level of productivity. “Aeternum Vale” heralds their [...]

January 29, 2024 Mário Magarreiro Comments Off on Baltum – Aeternum Vale (review)

Warfare Noise I (split) (review)

Warfare Noise I (split) (review)

On 1986, the Brazilian Metal scene was on fire due to the first Rock in Rio festival (that took place in January, 1985, and due to the shows of Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne and Scorpions, and we can say that Queen was important too). The number of fans increased in a way that made [...]

November 16, 2023 Marcos Garcia Comments Off on Warfare Noise I (split) (review)

SARCÓFAGO – I.N.R.I. (review)

SARCÓFAGO – I.N.R.I. (review)

So fans can ask why to speak about “I.N.R.I.”, the first album of the (now gone) Brazilian Death/Black Metal pioneers Sarcófago, and the answer is extremely simple: classics need to be praised as time passes by. In those days (the years between 1985 and 1987), there was a kind of veiled ‘competition’ throughout the world [...]

November 15, 2023 Marcos Garcia Comments Off on SARCÓFAGO – I.N.R.I. (review)

CHURCH OF THE DEAD – Beyond Death

CHURCH OF THE DEAD – Beyond Death

Church of the Dead is a Finnish death metal band formed in 2012 in Helsinki. In the first years of existence they recorded 5 EPs and only in 2020 they released their first full length album. Three years later they will release a new album again, their second full length which has the release date [...]

May 23, 2023 João Osório Comments Off on CHURCH OF THE DEAD – Beyond Death

ODDLAND – Vermilion

ODDLAND – Vermilion

Oddland is a Finnish progressive metal band formed in 2003. In 2011 they won the “Suomi Metal Star” and signed a contract with Century Media for the release of their first album in 2012. Ten years later, in March of this year, they released their third album “Vermilion”: a little gem that has apparently gone [...]

June 8, 2022 João Osório Comments Off on ODDLAND – Vermilion

FLYING NORWEGIANS – Wounded Bird

FLYING NORWEGIANS – Wounded Bird

When we talk or listen about Norwegian music, your first though might be Black Metal, a well established genre of the country. Nonetheless, the Flying Norwegians demonstrate that it is not just metal that comes out of the Scandinavian countries. The Flying Norwegians are a Norwegian country rock band that dates back from the 70’s, [...]

December 22, 2021 Lara Brito Comments Off on FLYING NORWEGIANS – Wounded Bird

THE LION’S DAUGHTER – Skin Show

THE LION’S DAUGHTER – Skin Show

Coming from St.Louis, USA, The Lion’s Daughter is one of the bands who significantly evolved their style. Originally belonging to the sludge metal scene, the band has been changing its style towards a more progressive approach. This is very noticeable in their new record called ‘Skin Show’, released last April by Season of Mist. As [...]

July 2, 2021 Kasper Pasinski Comments Off on THE LION’S DAUGHTER – Skin Show

TAAKE/HELHEIM – Henholdsvis

TAAKE/HELHEIM – Henholdsvis

Taake and Helheim, two undoubtedly well established names in the world of black metal, joined forces to release a split. The Taake/Helheim split was released in March 2021 by Dark Essence Records. This split comprises only four songs. Taake introduces two new songs – “Brotne Bein og Mannefall” and “Ein Baat i Foss” – both [...]

June 20, 2021 Lara Brito Comments Off on TAAKE/HELHEIM – Henholdsvis

JUHA JYRKÄS – Sydämeni Kuusipuulle

JUHA JYRKÄS – Sydämeni Kuusipuulle

Juha Jyrkäs, a Finnish author and musician has released his first solo album “Sydämeni kuusipuulle”. He is the owner of an extensive musical career, built through out the past decades. Some might recognize the names Tevana3 (Juha’s previous band) and Korpiklaani (with whom he collaborated by providing some lyrics). Much can be said of his [...]

April 22, 2021 João Osório Comments Off on JUHA JYRKÄS – Sydämeni Kuusipuulle

SURMA – The Light Within

SURMA – The Light Within

This review comes a couple of months late because this album was released last November. But as masterpieces are timeless, it’s never too late to appreciate and comment on such masterworks. Surma is an international symphonic metal band of Viktorie Surmøvá and Heri Joensen, assisted by the dutch Rens Bourgondiën and the russian Alexandr Zhukov. [...]

April 19, 2021 João Osório Comments Off on SURMA – The Light Within

YELLOWTOOTH – The Burning Illusion

YELLOWTOOTH – The Burning Illusion

Hailing from the U.S.A., namely from amongst the grand lakes of Michigan state, Yellowtooth are a three-piece act that categorize themselves as a “unique form of heavy metal, incorporating styles from doom and sludge to a sonic cacophony of speed metal”. To be released in the end of April 2021, “The Burning Illusion” is the [...]

April 13, 2021 Ricardo Pereira 0