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Interview with Tillian & Album Review

Interview with Tillian & Album Review By Zohar Belkin Prologue Tillian is a female fronted progressive rock band from Israel, with a wide musical scope ranging from epic rock/metal orchestrations to intimate ballads with deeply touching lyrics. The journey began in 2014 when singer-songwriter Leah Marcu started working on a solo album, drawing

Carthagods ‘The Monster In Me’ Album Review

Carthagods ‘The Monster In Me’ Album Review By Adam McCann Darkside Records Europe/Progressive Power Metal Although the band was formed in 1997, Carthagods have had the best part of 15 years before launching their well-received self-titled debut album 2015. This year has the Tunisian progressive metal band are back with their sophomore album

Astralborne ‘Eternity’s End’ Album Review

Astralborne ‘Eternity’s End’ Album Review By Adam McCann Independent Release/Melodic Death Metal Astralborne were formed following a short hiatus from Hammer Horde and during this break drummer Jayson Cessna and guitarist Derik Smith decided to expand on their musical horizons; joined by Paul Fuzinski from Blood of the Prophets on bass and vocals,

Mercy Breheny ‘Just When I Wasn’t Lookin’’ (Single) – Album Review

Mercy Breheny ‘Just When I Wasn’t Lookin’’ (Single) Album Review By Adam McCann Power Point Music/Hard Rock Sometimes, a musician just needs to take a step away from their usual genre and explore other avenues. This is what occurred with Mercy Breheny, the Scottish vocalist of progressive metal band Powerhouse as Breheny takes

Sodom ‘Out on the Frontline Trench’ – Album Review

Sodom ‘Out on the Frontline Trench’ Album Review By Adam McCann SPV/Steamheammer Records/Thrash Metal Last year, Sodom offered a tantalising prospect to their fans as classic line-up guitarist Frank Blackfire returned to the band alongside new additions Husky and Yorck Segatz. On the back of this, Sodom have unleashed three EP’s ‘Partisan’, ‘Chosen

Andy Gillion ‘NeverAfter’ Album Review

Andy Gillion ‘NeverAfter’ Album Review By Adam McCann Independent Release/Instrumental Metal Andy Gillion has already proven himself to be a more than capable songwriter and artisan musician within the band Mors Principium Est, easily helping the Finnish melodic death metal band to navigate the pitfalls of genericism within the genre. This year however,

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

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