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Desert – Interview & Review

Desert - Interview & Review By Zohar Belkin Prologue FORTUNE FAVORS THE BRAVE is 50 minutes of pure war metal, with adrenalin-fueled riffs, nasty distorted keyboards and fist-raising, sing-along choruses. Inspired by heroic deeds of war, the songs are the perfect soundtrack for battle! Still, the album is dynamic, with atmosphere-building moments, just

Anacrusis ‘Manic Impressions’/‘Screams and Whispers’ Album Review

Anacrusis ‘Manic Impressions’/‘Screams and Whispers’ Album Review By Adam McCann Metal Blade Records/Thrash Metal     Earlier this year, cult thrash band Anacrusis announced their return to the heavy metal field. Alongside this, Metal Blade Records have re-released the Anacrusis catalogue starting with the band’s debut and sophomore album ‘Suffering Hour’ (1988) and ‘Reason’ (1990)

KYN – Earendel Album Review

KYN - Earendel Album Review By Rainer Kerber Today I have something different than usual. No metal, no rock. The Italian-Swiss-German band plays folk music. On classical folklore instruments, such as bagpipe, jambe, flute. In the cast one can find many familiar names. Musicians who are also active in rock / folk

Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper ‘At The Gates’ Album Review

Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper ‘At The Gates’ Album Review By Adam McCann Dissonance Productions/Heavy Metal Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper (SGGR) hit the ground running in 2016 with their superb ‘debut’ album ‘Walking In The Shadows’; an album that had the potential to haul the legendary Steve Grimmett back to his rightful position as

Acid Reign ‘The Age of Entitlement’ Album Review

Acid Reign ‘The Age of Entitlement’ Album Review By Adam McCann Dissonance Productions/Thrash Metal It has been far too long since Acid Reign were last on the radar. Following their reformation in 2015, the Yorkshire thrashers released a few singles and played numerous live dates before announcing their comeback album ‘The Age of

Cult Of Luna ‘A Dawn To Fear’ Album Review

Cult Of Luna ‘A Dawn To Fear’ Album Review By Adam McCann Metal Blade Records/Progressive Metal/Atmospheric/Sludge/Post-Hardcore In recent years, very few bands have captured the adulation of the metal world than Cult of Luna (CoL). Since their self-titled debut album was released in 2001, the Swedish band have released a steady stream of

Exhorder ‘Mourn The Southern Skies’ Album Review

Exhorder ‘Mourn The Southern Skies’ Album Review By Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records/Thrash/Groove Metal Well, what can be said about Exhorder that isn’t already known? The New Orleans band created a game-changing album when they released ‘Slaughter In The Vatican’ in 1990 that changed the face of thrash metal forever by adding the

Marisa And The Moths ‘Marisa And The Moths’ Album Review

Marisa And The Moths ‘Marisa And The Moths’ Album Review By Adam McCann Independent Release/Alternative Rock/Grunge Throughout the decade, here has been quite a revival in grunge style alternative rock and although these bands are yet to reach the global grunge phenomenon of the early 90’s, these bands are comparable in both integrity,

Imagika ‘Only Dark Hearts Survive’ Album Review

Imagika ‘Only Dark Hearts Survive’ Album Review By Adam McCann Dissonance Productions/Thrash/Power Metal It has been just short of a decade since Imagika called it day, but last year, the Californian band finally announced their return. Imagika have always been a band which have released decent and consistent albums, thus, this year, the

PSOTY ‘Sunless’ Album Review

PSOTY ‘Sunless’ Album Review By Adam McCann Candlelight Records/Progressive Metal/Post Metal Formally known as Pet Slimmers of the Year, the band have moved away from this rather daft name and instead gone with just PSOTY. The Cambridgeshire band released their debut album ‘Fragments of Uniforms’ back in 2014 and since then, PSOTY have

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