Album Reviews

MaYan – Dhyana

23rd September 2018 Reinier de Vries

The third album of MaYan, the band around Epica’s Mark Jansen. The album sounds like a soundtrack of symphonic death metal. With crowdfunding the band could finance the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra for the [Read »]

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Vola – Applause of a Distant Crowd

20th September 2018 Rick Ossian

Upon hearing Copenhagen’s Vola and their latest recording, Applause of a Distant Crowd, I am reminded of many things; different musics and bands/artists, of course, but also peace – and roaring silence, mixed with violence.  [Read »]

VOLA

20th September 2018 Tommy Sonne Skøtt

Formed in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2006, VOLA explore a mix of 70’s style progressive rock, electronica, industrial and metal, topped off with clear, beautiful vocal lines. After recording early demos, they self-released two EPs, ‘Homesick [Read »]

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Dark Millennium

19th August 2018 Reinier de Vries

The band originally founded at the end of the 80s, back then produced 2 demo tapes and 2 albums that were released by massacre records, played festivals and tours all over Europe together with acts [Read »]

Album Reviews

Collector – Liberation’s Fall

18th August 2018 Thomas Nielsen

With an entire page of the accompanying CD booklet dedicated to the memory of Sanctuary/Nevermore voice Warrel Dane, the Boston band Collector set their listeners’ expectations high even before the first spin of the album. [Read »]

Album Reviews

Fates Warning – Live Over Europe

13th August 2018 Rick Ossian

Long touted as the progenitors of progressive heavy metal, these stalwarts from Hartford, Connecticut have been at it since 1982.  Since then they have circumnavigated the world and ruled festival stages globally.  For the most [Read »]

Fates Warning

13th August 2018 Tommy Sonne Skøtt

The legendary metal band Fates Warning began in the early 1980’s playing a traditional style of heavy metal. However, they quickly began to adopt a more technically proficient style influenced by Rush and are considered [Read »]

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Distorted Harmony – A Way Out

5th August 2018 Rick Ossian

Many may know Distorted Harmony from their previous LP’s, Chain Reaction (2014) and Utopia (2012). The Tel Aviv band was formed in 2010.  Those who are in the know can tell you that this band [Read »]