Númenor - Chronicles From The Realms Beyond Album Review By Rainer Kerber With the name "Númenor" I must immediately think of the Lord of the Rings. but has Elendil, the King of Númenor, cutted with his sword Narsil the finger with the "One Ring" of the evil Sauron and thus decided the
Thunder Please Remain Seated Album Review By Adam McCann Ear Music Records - Rock It has been two years since Thunder released their last studio offering ‘Rip It Up’ and it wouldn’t be long before the fun time London rockers announced that their next venture would be ‘Please Remain Seated’, an acoustic album
Blackdraft - The Quest Album Review By Rainer Kerber The north of Germany, marked by rough weather, sometimes interrupted by hot sunny phases, is the home of Blackdraft. Four northmen and a woman set out from Hamburg, the pearl of the north, to carry their definition of contemporary metal sound into the
Enemy Inside - Phoenix Album Review By Rainer Kerber Enemy Inside are a pretty young band. Founded in Aschaffenburg by singer Nastassja Giulia and German-Greek guitarist Evan K (Mystic Prophecy). Dominik Stotzem (b, Purple Rising, Beyond the Bridge) Feli Keith (dr, Shoot The Day Down) and Dave Hadarik (g) complete the quintet.
Dimlight - Kingdom Of Horrors Album Review By Rainer Kerber Dimlight was formed back in 2006. From the beginning they played a symphonic Death Metal, which is characterized by aggressive guitar work shrill female vocals and guttural male growls, but only three years later, the debut "Obtenebration" at Emotion Arts Ltd. appeared.
Kalidia - The Frozen Throne Album Review By Rainer Kerber Four years have passed since the debut album "Lies' Device". Kalidia from the provincial capital of Lucca, Italy, have spent a lot of time. Singer Nicoletta Rosellini has not been idle in the meantime, however. She has sung two outstanding albums in
Planet of Zeus - Live in Athens Review By Rainer Kerber The quartet was founded in 2000. Since then, four studio albums have been released. Already the 2008 debut album received excellent reviews, among others from Metal Hammer and Kerrang. Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) also played it on his BBC radio show.
Burning Witches - Hexenhammer Album Review By Rainer Kerber I "discovered" the Burning Witches for myself several years ago. I'm the proud owner of the strictly limited Demo CD of December 2016 (100 pieces, if I remember the right one) and the also limited original edition of the self-titled debut album (2017).
Malevolent Creation ‘The 13th Beast’ Album Review By Adam McCann Century Media Records - 2019 - Death Metal It has been four years since Malevolent Creation released the fantastic ‘Dead Man’s Path’, but following this, Malevolent Creation underwent a huge line-up change, one that saw three quarters of the band change with only
Arch Enemy - Covered In Blood Album Review By Adam McCann Century Media Records - 2019 - Melodic Death Metal Following the commercial success of 2017’s ‘Will To Power’, the latest Arch Enemy studio album, the band have decided to capitalise on their downtime by adding to their career spanning boxset ‘1996-2017’released early
Hecate Enthroned ‘Embrace of the Godless Aeon’ Album Review By Adam McCann M-Theory Audio - 2019 - Symphonic Black Metal Following their nine-year absence, Hecate Enthroned returned to the scene in 2013 with their ‘Virulent Rapture’ album, an album which garnered mixed reviews from both fans and critics alike. As the tour concluded,
Thornbridge - Theatrical Masterpiece Album Review By Rainer Kerber He is a busy man, the Order Ogan mastermind Seeb Levermann. I've been discussing a variety of albums produced by him over the last few months. And all of these were excellent. Now he was also active for the Lower Franconian Power Metaler
Overkill - The Wings Of War Album Review By Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records - Thrash Metal Since 2010’s ‘Ironbound’ album, Overkill have been in somewhat a purple patch and their latest album ‘The Wings of War’ is certainly craft from this mould. Whereas their previous album ‘The Grinding Wheel’ may have taken a
Grave Digger & Burning Witches in Hamburg Live Review By Rainer Kerber Almost forty years and twenty studio albums, three compilations and two live albums, that is the balance in figures for the Metal grandseigneurs Grave Digger. In addition, countless tours and appearances at various festivals. In 2019 they are on the
Aephanemer ‘Prokopton’ Album Review By Adam McCann Independent Release-2019-Melodic Death Metal Following the release of their critically acclaimed 2016 debut album ‘Memento Mori’, 2019 finally sees the return of French melodic death metal band Aephanemer with their second album ‘Prokopton’. ‘Prokopton’ follows perfectly in the footsteps of the bands debut album, yet with a
Mountain Eye - ‘Roads Uncharted’ Review by Adam McCann Independent Release-2019-Alternative Metal/Nu-Metal Mountain Eye are a Dutch quintet whose music is steeped in the deep nostalgia of the nu-metal and alternative metal movement of the late 90’s and early 2000’s with their debut ‘Roads Uncharted’ ready for imminent release. But is it time to
Haken - Vector Album Review By Samuel Turner Inside Out Music - 2018 - Progressive Metal This year has been very successful for London-based prog metal trailblazers Haken, with the release of their fantastic introduction to the world of live albums, L-IVE, and now their highly anticipated fifth album ‘Vector’ has finally dropped,
Blacklist 9 Groove Metal With Swag By Michael Aronovitz (Band Photo Credits to Marie Randall) Groove Metal is bad-ass if it’s done right. Blacklist 9 does it better. A band from Los Angeles, this quartet is ready for the world. Right now. I just listened to their debut album, Mentally Ill, Legally Sane, that