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Papa Roach – Infest Album Review

Papa Roach - Infest Album Review by Adam McCann Label : Dreamworks Records Year : 2000 Infestation The turn of the millennium would prove to be the pinnacle for the nu-metal movement, multi-platinum selling albums from Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Slipknot and Papa Roach caused millions of teens worldwide to adopt baggy jeans, chains, oversized

Crystal Ball – Crystallizer Album Review

Crystal Ball – Crystallizer Album Review by Rainer Kerber I first heard of the Swiss hard rockers Crystal Ball two years ago. The album "Déjà-VOODOO" was the ninth album by the band. In April album number 10 "Crystallizer" will be released - an anniversary so. Founded in 1995 as a cover band

Dockerrock – Harmonious/EnergeticRock – Concert Review

Dockerrock - Harmonious/EnergeticRock Concert Review by Rainer Kerber Location: Marias Ballroom, Hamburg-Harburg Date:  March, 24th 2018 About one year ago I first heard of the Hamburg band Dockerrock. A family from the district of Wilhelmsburg with a shared passion - to present handmade rock music in the style of the 80s on stage. Out of

Seyminhol – Ophelian Fields Album Review

Seyminhol - Ophelian Fields Album Review by Rainer Kerber For more than 25 years they have been present in the melodic metal underground scene. Founded in 1990, Seyminhol previously released five studio albums. The current work "Ophelian Fields" is based on the character of Ophelia from Shakespeare drama "Hamlet" and thus builds

J.B.O. – Deutsche Vita Album Review

J.B.O. - Deutsche Vita Album Review by Rainer Kerber The weird bards are back, JBO from the Frankonian Erlangen. Eighteen months after simply called "11" album the dozen will be made full. With "Deutsche Vita" they start the next attack on the funny bone of the nation. "We have worked with some

Whyzdom – As Time Turns To Dust Album Review

Whyzdom - As Time Turns To Dust Album Review by Rainer Kerber Three years ago, the concept album "Symphony For A Hopeless God" was released. On this album, the Philharmonic metal band Whyzdom from France themed the crimes perpetrated under the guise of religion. The terrorist attacks of Paris in early 2015

Alice Cooper – Brutal Planet Album Review

Alice Cooper - Brutal Planet Album Review by Adam McCann Label : Eagle Records Year : 2000 Alice goes industrial Alice Cooper is one of rock and metal’s greatest chameleons, a master of reinventing himself as the tides of music turn. The mid-90’s had proved a difficult time for Alice, his 1994 album ‘The Last

Chris Cornell – Euphoria Morning Album Review

Chris Cornell - Euphoria Morning Album Review by Adam McCann Label : A&M Records Year : 1999 Sweet Euphoria In the time following the dissolution of Soundgarden and the formation of Audioslave, Chris Cornell took a step into a solo career – a move that in the future would pay dividends, but in 1999 Cornell

Heidevolk – Vuur Van Verzet Album Review

Heidevolk - Vuur Van Verzet Album Review by Adam McCann Label : Napalm Records Year : 2018 Heidevolk retake old ground In a way, Heidevolk separate themselves from their peers in folk metal by singing more of their locality than your bog standard Scandinavian Viking themes. Hailing from the Netherlands, what you get with this

Ram – Rod Album Review

Ram - Rod Album Review By Adam McCann Label : Metalblade Records Year : 2017 Battering Ram Two years have passed since Ram released their previous studio album ‘Svbersvm’ which took the template laid down on their debut ‘Forced Entry’ and expanded it making Ram one of the hottest bands from Sweden with that classic

Powertrip – Nightmare Logic Album Review

Powertrip - Nightmare Logic Album Review by Adam McCann Label : Southern Lord Records Year : 2017 Today is your lucky day Following the release of their superb debut album ‘Manifest Decimation’, Power Trip have returned 4 years later with their follow up album ‘Nightmare Logic’. The fact that ‘Manifest Decimation’ was that good had

Metal Over Malta 2018

Metal Over Malta 2018  Review by Rainer Kerber Location: Château Buskett (Malta) Date: March, 9th/10th 2018 Malta is worth to go there. That's why I combined this year's visit to the Metal Over Malta Festival with a slightly longer holiday trip. Wildly romantic landscapes, rocky coasts, a colorful blooming in spring vegetation and many

Lillye – Reinventing The Deal Review

Lillye - Reinventing the Deal Review By Michael Aronovitz Virginia Lillye is the lead vocalist for the breakout band Lillye, and when we get our hands on their debut album Evolve, scheduled for worldwide release through Eclipse Records May 18th, 2018, it will be the glorious unveiling of a bizarre superstar. Virginia

Dream Ocean – Lost Love Symphony Review

Dream Ocean - Lost Love Symphony Review by Rainer Kerber Dream Ocean was founded in 2009 by mezzo soprano Basak Ylva and guitarist Oz Khan. In the same year also the first demo "Missing" was published. Living in Germany since 2017, the first full-length album "Lost Love Symphony" has now been completed.

Sons Of Apollo – Psychotic Symphony Review

Sons Of Apollo - Psychotic Symphony Album Review by Adam McCann Label : InsideOut Music Year : 2017 Opus Maximus It’s nothing new, another year and Mike Portnoy announces a new band/project in some seemingly vain attempt to capture the former glory of Dream Theater. So here we are, 2017 and enter Sons of

Anvil – Plugged In Permanent Review

Anvil - Plugged In Permanent Album Review by Adam McCann Label : SPV/Steamhammer Records Year : 1996 Crank it to 11 Lips has stated in several interviews that if it wasn’t for Germany and Scandinavia during the 90’s then Anvil would have gone their separate ways. It was these countries love of heavy metal

Corrosion Of Conformity – No Cross, No Crown Review

 Corrosion Of Conformity - No Cross, No Crown Album Review by Adam McCann Label : Nuclear Blast Records Year : 2018 Corrosion of Conformity find their stride again It’s been awhile since Corrosion of Conformity (CoC) have fully been together under an ‘original line-up’ guise, but since their self-titled album in 2014, the band

Visions Of Atlantis – The Deep & The Dark Review

Visions Of Atlantis - The Deep & The Dark Album Review by Rainer Kerber In December 2013, Thomas Caser, the last remaining founding member of the Austrian symphonic metal band Visions of Atlantis, announced drastic lineup changes to his band. Because he no longer agreed with the stylistic development of the band,

CC Top – the German tribute to ZZ TOP – Hamburg 2018

CC Top - the German tribute to ZZ TOP - Hamburg 2018 Location: Marias Ballroom Hamburg-Harburg Date: February 17th 2018 No other band has influenced blues rock as much as ZZ Top. Even in the first year there were several line-up changes. But since then the trio from Texas plays with the same band members.

Anvil – Pound for Pound Review

Anvil - Pound for Pound Album Review by Adam McCann Label : SPV/Steamhammer Year : 1988 Pounding the world By the late 80’s, Anvil should have been capitalising on their frankly, brilliant albums, however a lacklustre first release on a major label in 1987 with ‘Strength of Steel’ applied unwanted pressure as their peers

Motorhead – Rock N Roll Review

Motorhead - Rock N Roll Album Review by Adam McCann Label : GWR Records Year : 1987 Oh Lord, look down upon these people of Motörhead The tides had turned for Motörhead, the decade had begun at the top of their game with ‘Ace of Spades’, but by 1987, the band had lost its

Cavalera Conspiracy – Psychosis Review

Cavalera Conspiracy - Psychosis Album Review by Adam McCann Label : Napalm Records Year : 2017 From beneath the underground slums of a Third World… The best thing about Cavalera Conspiracy is that it is Max and Igor doing what they are good at and what they do best. There is no pressure with

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