Album Reviews

Verni – Barricade

Overkill bassist D.D. Verni is not only known as one of the two main driving forces behind the legendary wrecking crew from New York, he’s also expanded his creativity to The Bronx Casket Crew over [Read »]

Album Reviews

Haken – Vector

Hot on the heels of their L+1VE ,London’s progressive metal stalwarts Haken are back with a handful of slippery sliding cacophony! Imagine a super-heavy Gentle Giant, and you’ve got some idea of what you’re dealing [Read »]

Album Reviews

HateSphere – Reduced To Flesh

HateSphere are one of those bands that are perpetually in high esteem amongst live audiences. Always a force to be reckoned with, no matter the line-up (and there have been a few, guitarist Peter ‘Pepe’ [Read »]

Album Reviews

Beyond Creation – Algorythm

Do you know the opposite of elevator music? It is ‘paint your cladding’ music! This kind of painting takes eons to do it well, with cerebral activity close to braindead. In order to deal with [Read »]

Album Reviews

Brainstorm – Midnight Ghost

Are it eleven or twelve albums this German power metal band already released? One thing is for sure, they always deliver a certain quality. Andy B. Franck. has been the singer since their third album Ambiguity. He [Read »]

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Riverside – Wasteland

One thing I’ve always noticed about Warsaw’s Riverside: they are a bit creepy. Granted, they have some very good tunes, and they are always on my radar (though I would have to confess not purchasing [Read »]

Album Reviews

Flummox – Intellectual Hooliganism

I’m not sure that I even know where to begin.  Many will not appreciate Flummox, mainly because of their eclecticism – their flexibility, and their penchant to include humor in music.  It is very difficult [Read »]

Album of the Month

Ethernity – The Humanity Race Extinction

Following up their debut LP Obscure Illusions (2015), this outfit from Belgium was actually formed in 2000.  When listening, it is easy to discern that they have honed their chops well. Ethernity features every member [Read »]

Album Reviews

MaYan – Dhyana

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 »]

Album Reviews

Vola – Applause of a Distant Crowd

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 »]