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 »]

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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 »]

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Brainstorm – Midnight Ghost

1st October 2018 Reinier de Vries

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

29th September 2018 Rick Ossian

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 »]

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Flummox – Intellectual Hooliganism

28th September 2018 Rick Ossian

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 Human Race Extinction

25th September 2018 Rick Ossian

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 »]

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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 »]

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Summer Storm – First

17th September 2018 Chris Galea

Looking far back at my ill-fated foray into guitar-playing I remember Vigier being a French manufacturer of stylish but expensive guitars. The brand has been around for quite a while, even though I rarely come [Read »]

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Manimal – Purgatorio

16th September 2018 Reinier de Vries

After debut The Darkest Room and the second album called Trapped In the Shadows, it is time for the third album. Third albums are always important for a band, a kind of make or break point. With Samuel Nyman [Read »]