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Fifth Angel

22nd October 2018 Reinier de Vries

The Seattle music scene in the mid 1980’s was a breeding ground of exceptional talent. “Heavy metal” was a new wave of music that was beginning to sweep the globe, and Fifth Angel was one [Read »]

Album Reviews

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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Brainstorm

30th September 2018 Reinier de Vries

The chain of circumstantial evidence is long and speaks for itself: Brainstorm’s new album, Midnight Ghost, is a veritable milestone. There are plenty of reasons for this, starting with the initial compilation of ideas through [Read »]

Album Reviews

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 »]

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Manimal

8th September 2018 Reinier de Vries

Swedish heavy/power metal band MANIMAL was founded in 2001. Their first full-length album, The Darkest Room, was released in 2009. Right away it hit the official album charts in their home country of Sweden on [Read »]

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Manticora

23rd July 2018 Reinier de Vries

MANTICORA was formed in 1997 by Lars Larsen (vocals), Kristian Larsen (guitars) and Mads Volf (drums). In the early days the band was a foursome with bass player Rene as the last member – the [Read »]

Album Reviews

Refuge – Solitary Men

24th June 2018 Reinier de Vries

Refuge it the revival of the band Rage mid eighties/early nineties line-up. The period in which they released their best albums in my opinion. Especially Secrets in a Weird World, is still a very underrated album. [Read »]