Eternity ‘To Become The Great Beast’ Album Review By Adam McCann Soulseller Records/Black Metal It has been 13 years since Eternity last graced the black metal airwaves with ‘Bringer of the Fall’, the Norwegian band’s debut album. Since 2006, Eternity have kept their heads down, keeping themselves busy with live shows, but thankfully,
Vintersea ‘Illuminated’ Album Review By Adam McCann M-Theory Audio/Melodic Death Metal/Progressive Metal Formed from the ashes of Asterion, Vintersea stormed onto the scene in 2017 with their fantastic debut album ‘The Gravity of Fall’, their perfect blend of melodic death and progressive metal was difficult to not instantly fall in love with. This
Anacrusis ‘Suffering Hour’/’Reason’ (Remaster) Album Review By Adam McCann Metal Blade Records/Thrash Metal In the grand scheme of things, each genre has its overrated and underrated bands, but what is often overlooked are the bands that are forgotten. One such band are Anacrusis; the American band caught the tail-end of the thrash metal
Steel Panther ‘Heavy Metal Rules’ Album Review By Adam McCann Steel Panther Inc./Glam Metal It’s undeniable that Steel Panther made an infamous name for themselves with their blue tongue in cheek, comedic delivery in the style of Sunset Strip in the mid 80’s to the early 90’s. The band had heavy metal fans
Monolord ‘No Comfort’ Album Review By Adam McCann Relapse Records/Doom Metal These days, doom metal bands are pretty much everywhere, it is a genre which attracts mass attention beyond the gazing eye of the media. Fans of the genre are rabidly loyal, travelling far and wide to support their bands worldwide as niche
Strike Master ‘A Corpseless Soul’ Single Album Review By Adam McCann Independent Release/Thrash Metal Strike Master have always been good at holding their own, flying the flag high for Mexican thrash metal worldwide for the last thirteen years with their enjoyable albums ‘Up For The Massacre’, ‘Majestic Strike’ and ‘U.F.T.M. amongst others. This
Mobina Galore ‘Don’t Worry’ Album Review By Adam McCann New Damage Records/Gunner Records/Pop/Punk/Alternative Rock Throughout the current decade, there has been somewhat of a revival of interest in the alternative rock scene. Although many of these bands have not yet reached the dizzy heights of their predecessors, the internet has allowed many of
Wormwitch ‘Heaven That Dwells Within’ Album Review By Adam McCann Prosthetic Records/Black Metal/Crust Wormwitch blasted onto the scene back in 2015/16, all this excitement and anticipation was rewarded by an exceptional debut album ‘Strike Mortal Coil’ released in 2017. On this massive high, the Canadians returned to writing and now the band have
Paladin ‘Ascension’ Album Review By Adam McCann Prosthetic Records/Power/Thrash Metal For fans of power metal, bands can be ten a penny, plenty of soaring melodies, flashy guitars, fast-paced drums and fantastical lyrics. Yet, every now and then, a band launches itself into the arena and makes the metal community stand impressed. This occurred
Mirror ‘Pyramid Of Terror’ Album Review By Adam McCann Bad Omen Records/Heavy Metal Mirror managed to sneak their way into the metal scene back in 2015 with in hindsight, one of the best heavy metal albums of the year, as the Cypriot band managed to effortlessly blended classic heavy metal sound in with
Howling Sycamore ‘Seven Pathways To Annihilation’ Album Review By Adam McCann Prosthetic Records/Progressive Metal Describing themselves as ‘progressive extreme metal’, Howling Sycamore landed on the metal scene last year with an excellent self-titled debut. Featuring ex-members of Hate Eternal, Triptykon, Ignitor and Watchtower, Howling Sycamore wasted no time, choosing to strike whilst the
NorthTale ‘Welcome To Paradise’ Album Review By Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records/Power Metal Following a rather surprising parting of ways between fantasy themed power metal band Twilight Force and vocalist Christian Eriksson, the former Twilight Force mouthpiece joined forces with Bill Hudson of Circle II Circle and Patrick Johansson of Clockwork Revolution to
HammerFall ‘Dominion’ Album Review By Adam McCann Napalm Records/Power Metal When Swedish metal legends HammerFall announce a new album, it is already wildly known what the listener will get; this is the band which changed the playing field in the late 90’s and were the main driving force in moulding modern power metal.
Chaos Over Cosmos ‘The Unknown Voyage’ (Reissue) Album Review By Adam McCann Independent Release/Progressive Power Metal The internet is a marvellous invention. Yes, of course it has its serious downsides, but it has brought us all closer together and that is what has happened with international progressive power metal band Chaos Over Cosmos.
Highway Hunters - Highway Hunters Album Review By Rainer Kerber The trio Highway Hunters was founded in Montreal (Quebec). Singer Marine Lacoste, bassist Yanni Aumont and drummer Oliver Savoie-Campeau have been indulging their passion since then, the Old School Hard Rock. Previously, the musicians have already gained extensive experience with other bands.
Revolt! Bullet, Against Evil Venue: Bambi galore Hamburg Date: August 22nd, 2019 One week earlier, it was relatively quiet in the Bambi galore. An acoustic set with cover versions by Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. It should be different this Thursday. Both the Swedes Bullet and Against Evil from India stand for straightforward
Leaving Spirit - Things Change Album Review By Rainer Kerber Southern Rock has its roots in the southern states of the United States. One immediately thinks of the Allman Brothers Band or Lynyrd Skynyrd. But also Blackberry Smoke or currently the Allman Betts Band. Southern Rock is also played in southern Germany.
Desdæmona - Starcrossed Album Review By Rainer Kerber A few weeks ago, singer Anna Holtz started a Facebook fundraising campaign for the new single of her band Desdæmona. Of course, I also participated in it. This action brought back memories of the Voices of The Succubi Festival on Malta in 2017. There
Sabbath Judas Sabbath at the Bambi galore Summer party Location: Bambi galore Hamburg Date: August 15th, 2019 It‘s summer. And the Bambi galore celebrated a summer party. With grilled sausages and draft beer. In the club itself Sabbath Judas Sabbath, a tribute band for probably two of the most important Metal Acts, Black