Snei Ap - Escape! Album Review By Rainer Kerber I got to know the Italian band Snei Ap in May at the Metal Queen's Burning Night Festival. However, the band exists a few years longer. Snei Ap were founded in May 2011. Two years later, the first EP "Hidden Floors" was released.
Lacuna Coil - Black Anima Album Review By Rainer Kerber The press release of the label refers to them as superstars. There are quite a few indications for this. More than two million albums have been sold worldwide. The official Lacuna Coil Facebook page has over a million likes. That sounds considerable.
Chasing Embers - Beckoning Call Album Review By Rainer Kerber Chasing Embers were founded in Kiev (Ukraine) by drummer Vladyslav Pospolitak. Soon guitarist Alexey Hrankyn joined the band. But the real band story did not start until singer July Tallina took over the job at the microphone. As strong influences Oldschool Metal
Dawn of Destiny - The Beast Inside Album Review By Rainer Kerber Dawn of Destiny exist since 2005. Founded in Wuppertal by bassist Jens Faber, new albums have been released at regular intervals. After the sixth album "To Hell", it was quiet around the band. Four years have passed since then. Meanwhile,
Visions of Atlantis - Wanderers Album Review By Rainer Kerber It goes very fast in the Austrian symphonic metal pioneers Visions of Atlantis. The band around drummer and founding member Thomas Caser has released in February last year, the sixth studio album "The Deep & The Dark". After the huge lineup change
The Fall of Eve - Nevermore (EP) Album Review By Rainer Kerber It is remarkable that especially smaller metal bands so try everything in order to pursue their passion. The Fall of Eve, the band around Laura and Micheal Moffat have initiated a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for their current EP "Nevermore".
Delirare - Rising Album Review By Rainer Kerber So far, I did not know any rock band from the Central American state of Costa Rica. So Delirare are almost new territory for me. The word "delirare" comes from my knowledge of Latin and means something like "be insane" or "crazy talk". As
Orodruin ‘Ruins Of Eternity’ Album Review By Adam McCann Cruz Del Sur Music/Doom Metal Who would have thought that it has been sixteen years since Orodruin released their debut album ‘Epicurean Mass’? But after much waiting, the American doom outfit finally return with their sophomore album ‘Ruins Of Eternity’. Every so often, an album
Brain Puppet ‘The World Alight’ Album Review By Adam McCann Independent Release/Alternative Rock Throughout the last 20 years, there has been a revival in the alternative genre towards bands cranking up the noise and delivering powerful, addictive, DIY music. One such band are Brain Puppet, as the Swedish alt rockers deliver their debut
Lamassu ‘Into The Empty’ Album Review By Adam McCann Independent Release/Doom Metal/Stoner Recently formed from the Australian doom and stoner scene, featuring members of Motherslug and Field, Lamassu have been beavering away to deliver their debut album ‘Into The Empty’. This album has been written whilst the creative juices and honeymoon period of a
Drawn By Evil ‘Another Sin, Another Life’ Album Review By Adam McCann Black Sunset/MDD/Modern Melodic Metal Sometimes, a change in name results in lots of “who?” and “what?” and that is what occurred to Ignition. Forming themselves in 2012 and delivering one album ‘Psycho’ in 2016, it was a time for change and
Sonata Arctica ‘Talviyö’ Album Review By Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records/Power Metal Sonata Arctica have for many years, held court as one of the premier European power metal bands, releasing a string of albums which for many, hold sway as some of the definitive albums of the genre. However, the bands more recent
SCOUR Announces The Black EP; Free Bathory Cover To See Release On Black Friday + New Video Now Playing At Revolver View / Share SCOUR's Bathory Cover At THIS LOCATION SCOUR -- the extreme metal unit featuring Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Superjoint etc.), John Jarvis (Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Philip H.
Twilight Force ‘Dawn Of The Dragonstar’ Album Review By Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records/Symphonic Power Metal It is very difficult to not give a wry smile at the very mention of Twilight Force, the band which blend ‘Dungeons & Dragons’, with symphony and power metal. This band of adventurers struggled through their second
The Ferrymen ‘A New Evil’ Album Review By Adam McCann Frontiers RecordsPower/Heavy Metal Ronnie Romero, Magnus Karlsson and Mike Terrana may currently be some of the busiest men in the metal world; the trio manage to keep themselves occupied with various projects spread out over the course of the year and 2019 sees
DragonForce Extreme Power Metal Album Review By Adam McCann earMusic Record/Power Metal DragonForce, the band which conjures up images of blisteringly fast guitars, singalong chorus’ and Guitar Hero video games; but who would have thought that that was thirteen years ago? Since then DragonForce have become a parody of themselves, bloated and excessive
Lacuna Coil ‘Black Anima’ Album Review By Adam McCann Century Media Records/Alternative Metal Lacuna Coil needed to do something following their 2016 album ‘Delirium’, this album was received lukewarmly by fans of the band and was the beneficiary of a harsh mauling from critics. Taking this in their stride, the Italian powerhouse returned
Novembers Doom ‘Nephilim Grove’ Album Review By Adam McCann Prophecy Productions/Death/Doom Metal Novembers Doom have had an illustrious past within the death/doom genre. Throughout the last three decades, the band have released album after album of highly regarded metal with many fans and critics citing their work as definitive albums of death/doom. More