Album Reviews

Subterranean Masquerade – Vagabond

I was introduced to Subterranean Masquerade shortly after the release of The Great Bazaar in 2015. It’s an album that features a fine selection of well crafted progressive metal songs, which let the Middle-eastern origin of [Read »]

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Anubis Gate – Covered in Black

Danish progressive metallers Anubis Gate have grown stronger and stronger, and the trajectory points towards the stars with their new album, entitled Covered in Black. I must admit I was a bit sceptical when Jacob [Read »]

Album Reviews

Epica – The Solace System

For many bands, an EP is a quick release in between albums to keep the fans satisfied in the long wait for a new album. This is not the case for Epica with The Solace System. Not [Read »]

Album Reviews

Paradise Lost – Medusa

After Paradise Lost’s fifth album, Draconian Times, my interest in the band faded. Their music got less extreme album after album, and One Second for me was the straw that broke the camel’s back. It was with [Read »]

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The Haunted – Strength In Numbers

Very few bands held the thrash banner high in the 90’s. One of those bands was The Haunted.  Their self-titled debut may have pinned them as not much more than a Slayer clone musically, but [Read »]

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Mr. Big – Defying Gravity

Mr. Big return with  their new album Defying Gravity, the follow up to the very well received 2014 release, …the stories we could tell. The album was recorded in six days – no, that isn’t a typo. When [Read »]

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Portrait – Burn the World

No idea if the band name has something to do with the King Diamond album Fatal Portrait, but a big part of the music certainly has big influences from King Diamond and Mercyful Fate. The line [Read »]

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Thy Art Is Murder – Dear Desolation

Sometimes, taking a break from something can be helpful. A work issue, home project, or homework can all look different after walking away and coming back later. I’ve heard this can also be beneficial in [Read »]

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Attic – Sanctimonious

In late 2012, when Attic released their debut album The Invocation, it hit like a laser-guided missile. Finally a band was not afraid to take on the huge task of recreating and capturing the spirit and [Read »]