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
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