Steelwings - Back Album Review By Rainer Kerber Mmmhh, the name Steelwings seemed somehow familiar. But no, this is not the Swedish band Steelwing from Nyköping. These existed from 2009 to 2016 and published three albums in that time an EP and a demo. Steelwings are also from Sweden, but from Laholm,
Autumn - Stacking Smoke Album Review By Rainer Kerber I experienced Autumn from the Netherlands already in 2005, in Hamburg as support for their compatriots Within Temptation. At that time singer Nienke de Jong was still on stage. I was thrilled with the unique voice and powerful sound. With Nienke de Jong
Imperia - Flames Of Eternity Album Review By Rainer Kerber Easter 2004 is the founding date of Imperia. All four current band members belonged to the original line-up. Only guitarist John Stamm left the band in 2010. This is a very remarkable stability in the lineup. Although the band has been playing
Incite Built To Destroy CD Review Minus Head Records 2019 Groove Metal/Thrash Metal Incite have been on a roll since their line-up settled down in 2013, releases such as ‘Up In Hell’ and ‘Oppression’ have allowed the Arizona band to build a solid foundation and with their latest album ‘Built To Destroy’, it shows
Anabasis Of Conviction CD Review Independent Release 2019 Progressive Metal In their short time of life, New York’s Anabasis have managed to carve a niche for themselves within the progressive metal genre and this year has the band planting their foot firmly in the soil with their debut album ‘Of Conviction’. With ‘Of Conviction’, Anabasis
Evergrey The Atlantic CD Review AFM Records 2019 Progressive Metal Evergrey have always had that work horse attitude of ‘head down and plough on’, they have slogged it out tirelessly throughout their career, releasing albums that have not always gained the respect and acclaim they deserve but Evergrey do what they do very well.
Starbreaker Dysphoria CD Review Frontiers Records 2019 Hard Rock/Heavy Metal When Tony Harnell announced his departure in 2017 from T.N.T. once again, it was highly debateable at which one of his numerous projects that he would return to. Thankfully, Harnell would reconvene with Swedish masterclass musician Magnus Karlsson to write and record the third
Soilwork Verkligheten CD Review Nuclear Blast Records 2019 Melodic Death Metal Soilwork have been plugging away at the melodic death metal scene for over 20 years now and during this course, the band have released some excellent work. Yet in 2017, for long-standing drummer Dirk Verbeuren, the rotating drum stool in Megadeth once again
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