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Chaoseum – First Step To Hell Album Review

Chaoseum - First Step To Hell Album Review Rainer Kerber About one year ago, I met Lola and Loic at the Autumn Moon Festival in Hameln. At that time, they presented excellent melodic power metal with Elferya. In the meantime, it has become quiet around the band from Lausanne. The band is

Bonfire – Legends Album Review

Bonfire - Legends Album Review By Rainer Kerber Cover albums are currently booming. Whether Exit Eden or Mystic Prophecy, pop, rock or metal have been rearranged and ported into the musicians' sound environment. Only a few months after "Temple Of Lies", the German hardrock institution Bonfire presents its own version of cover

Ohrenfeindt – Tanz nackt Album Review

Ohrenfeindt - Tanz nackt Album Review By Rainer Kerber The rockers from the hood strike again. Just over one year ago, "Zwei Fäuste für Rock’n’Roll” (Two Fists for Rock'n'Roll) was released. The extensive tour of the album is just over. And then they went back to the studio. After the change to

Bad Bones – High Rollers Album Review

Bad Bones - High Rollers Album Review By Rainer Kerber Hard Rock is not necessarily the music that you would expect from a band from Italy. But Bad Bones from the northern Italian town Mondovì make a pleasant alternative to symphonic or opera metal. The band was founded in 2007, initially as

Torian – God Of Storms Album Review

Torian - God Of Storms Album Review By Rainer Kerber A small independent label sets out to offer small bands distribution opportunities for their albums. Ram It Down Records from Hamburg specializes in Hard Rock, Heavy and Power Metal. According to the website of the label are currently obviously two bands under

Bloodbath ‘The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn’ Album Review

Bloodbath ‘The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn’ Album Review By Adam McCann Peaceville Records - 2018 - Death Metal When Bloodbath released their 2014 album ‘Grand Morbid Funeral’ with Nick Holmes of Paradise Lost replacing Mikael Åkerfeldt who once again left Bloodbath to concentrate on Opeth; none could predict the success and critical

Hatchet ‘Dying To Exist’ Album Review

Hatchet ‘Dying To Exist’ Album Review By Adam McCann Combat Records - 2018 - Thrash Metal In their 12 years of existence, Hatchet have managed to chop their way through the metal deadwood, to prove themselves to be one of the premier young thrash bands. Unlike many of their peers who draw inspiration

Alice In Chains ‘Rainer Fog’ Album Review

Alice In Chains ‘Rainer Fog’ Album Review By Adam McCann BMG/AIC Entertainment - 2018 - Alternative/Grunge/HardRock Five years have passed since Alice In Chains (AIC) released their excellent ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here’ album. This was an album that was so good, it left fans of AIC begging for more, yet following an

U.D.O. ‘Steelfactory’ Album Review

U.D.O. ‘Steelfactory’ Album Review By Adam McCann AFM Records - 2018 - Heavy Metal Over the last 20 years, many established backs have been getting in touch with their roots, playing albums in their entirety, reconnecting with ex-members or once again working with producers which made them big and U.D.O. are no exception.

Satan ‘Cruel Magic’ Album Review

Satan ‘Cruel Magic’ Album Review By Adam McCann Metal Blade Records - 2018 - Heavy Metal/NWOBHM It has been a busy year for Brian Ross, after releasing the excellent ‘Judge Not!’ with Blitzkrieg earlier in the year, Ross was back later with Satan and ‘Cruel Magic’, the follow up to the bands absolutely

Fifth Angel ‘The Third Secret’ Album Review

Fifth Angel ‘The Third Secret’ Album Review By Adam McCann Napalm Records - 2018 - Heavy Metal After beginning their career magnificently with their eponymous debut album (1986) and their following album ‘Time Will Tell’ (1989), the career of Fifth Angel came to a very quick and abrupt end in 1990. Other than

Sodom ‘Partisan’ Album Review

Sodom ‘Partisan’ Album Review By Adam McCann SPV Steamhammer Records - 2018 - Thrash Metal It had seemed that Sodom were back in the saddle in 2016 with their last studio album ‘Decision Day’. However, the success which that decent album brought was short-lived with guitarist Bernemann and drummer Makka leaving Tom Angelripper

Obszön Geschöpf – Master Of Giallo Review

Obszön Geschöpf - Master Of Giallo Review by Adam McCann Dark Star Records - 2018 - Industrial It has been five years since Obszön Geschöpf (OG) released ‘Highway of Horrors’ and during that time, Remzi Kelleci and Matthieu Merklen have been plotting their latest horror themed release for 2018 ‘Master of Giallo’.   The reason

Viper Soup Complex – Red Fugue Review

Viper Soup Complex - Red Fugue Review by Rainer Kerber Viper Soup Complex, an unusual name for an unusual band. Viper Soup Complex is one of many bands on the sunny island of Malta. The band was founded in 2012. So far I have been able to experience the band twice, in

T.N.T. – XIII Review

T.N.T. - XIII Review by Adam McCann Frontiers Records - 2018 - Hard Rock/AOR/Melodic Hard Rock It has been eight years since T.N.T. released their last album ‘A Farewell to Arms’. In that time, the Norwegian hard rockers have encountered numerous line-up changes; the most important of which has been the departure for

Architects – Holy Hell Review

Architects - Holy Hell Review by Adam McCann Epitaph Records - 2018 - Metalcore It has been a tough few years for Architects. The British metalcore band suffered a huge loss in 2016 with the passing of Tom Searle; one of the founding members, lead guitarist and brother of drummer Dan Searle.

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