Album Reviews

Maxxwell – Metalized

18th November 2018 Chris Galea

When I first heard this album, I confess I was yes, intrigued, but not quite over-excited. Swiss quintet Maxxwell play a groovy and lively Hard Rock where the emphasis is squarely on the songwriting. The [Read »]

Album Reviews

Artillery – The Face of Fear

16th November 2018 Reinier de Vries

Back in 1982, somewhere across the ocean there were young metal heads rehearsing in garages playing music that would soon be more popular. Bands such as Metallica, Anthrax, Exodus, etc. etc., Denmark had their own [Read »]

Album Reviews

Viper Soup Complex – Red Fugue

5th November 2018 Rick Ossian

Malta’s Viper Soup Complex have just released their debut, Red Fugue.  There are five rather long tracks, and one relatively short one. If you are a fan of the bulk of what you’ve no doubt [Read »]

Album Reviews

Northward – Northward

30th October 2018 Haydee G.

Northward came about when Floor Jansen (Nightwish, Star One, ex-After Forever, ex-ReVamp) and Jorn Viggo Lofstad (Pagan’s Mind) realized their creative chemistry on stage doing cover songs at Progpower USA in 2007. The two also [Read »]

Album Reviews

Fifth Angel – The Third Secret

23rd October 2018 Reinier de Vries

I still remember buying their first album with the flying horse on the cover. Fifth Angel from Seattle with Ted Pilot, one of the best singers in metal. The music was melodic with great guitarsolos and well [Read »]

Album Reviews

Verni – Barricade

14th October 2018 Thomas Nielsen

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

9th October 2018 Rick Ossian

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 of the Month

HateSphere – Reduced To Flesh

5th October 2018 Thomas Nielsen

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

5th October 2018 Philippe Leconte

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 »]