Album Reviews

Sonata Arctica – Talviyö

Time to have a look at Talviyö (translates to “winter night”), the upcoming album of Finnish power metal legends Sonata Arctica. This is a band that means a lot to me – in fact, Sonata [Read »]

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Sacred Reich – Awakening

‘Surf Nicaragua’ is probably the most known song from the band and always a track they play live. This wasn’t different at Into The Grave in Leeuwarden early August. The band did an excellent gig [Read »]

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Koen Herfst – Leo

Dutch drummer Koen Herfst is back with his second solo album,  Leo, following 2016’s Back to Balance.  Koen’s CV reads like a progger’s dream; he’s worked with After Forever, Epica, Anneke van Giersbergen, I CHAOS, [Read »]

Album Reviews

Insurrection – Circles of Despair

Are you looking for a perfect blend of thrash and death, do not look any further. From the north of the Netherlands Insurrection shows how it should be done. The aggressive screaming vocals in combination with [Read »]

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Destruction – Born To Perish

They always talk about the big four German thrash bands, but for me there are only 2, Kreator and Destruction. With all respect, Sodom and Tankard don’t deliver the same quality in my humble opinion. [Read »]

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Hatriot – From Days Unto Darkness

Thrash the way it was invented in the 80’s. The first 2 albums were with Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza on vocals. On this third album his son Cody take care of the vocals. When the acorn [Read »]

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Teramaze – Are We Soldiers

Blazing into our consciousness from down under come Australia’s Teramaze with a muscular, powerful new album, Are We Soldiers. These blokes have no less than a half dozen recordings under their belt already, and are [Read »]

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Narnia – From Darkness To Light

Merging quality melodic Metal with (pro-)Christian lyrical themes, Narnia could be regarded as current spearheads of the White Metal sub-genre with 7 studio albums to their credit. Now the Swedes are about to release another [Read »]

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Sabaton – The Great War

Swedish SABATON will be releasing their new album The Great War today.  While their genre IS power metal, they have kinda created their own thing – because Sabaton is not known for singing about dragons [Read »]