• CD review 2017
  • Les Discrets – Predateurs

    Released on April 21st, Les Discrets (Lyon, France) released their third full-length album, Predateurs. Although very much on the edge (or actually over) of what I consider metal, the experience I had when watching them on Prophecy Fest 2016 was enough for me to pique my interest in their music. Predateurs is an aesthetically pleasing, […]

  • Concerts 2017
  • Report: Dream Theater

    For the second time within a short period, Dream Theater has arrived in The Netherlands. Initially, this second show of the 25th Images, Words and Beyond tour, would happen in Amsterdam. Because of logistical reasons, the show had to be moved to the venue 013 in Tilburg, the same venue they attended a couple of […]

  • Concerts 2017
  • Live report: Sonata Arctica – Tivoli Utrecht

    For the second time since the release of their ninth studio album, The Night Hour, Sonata Arctica has arrived in The Netherlands. This time, the stage of choice is Tivoli in Utrecht, a place we know all too well. Supporting acts for the evening were Canadian Heavy Metal band Striker and Thunderstone from Finland. Read […]

  • CD review 2017
  • Warbringer – Woe To The Vanquished

    To my confession, I don’t listen much Thrash metal at home. Live shows on the other hand are another story. It’s one of the best genres to watch when played live and I’ve seen Warbringer quite some times on the stage. Therefor I was thrilled to listen to their new album because I was sure […]

  • CD review 2017
  • Body Count – Bloodlust

    The record Manslaughter (2014) marked the return of rapper Ice-T and his comrade guitarist Ernie C. of the gangster-metal collective Body Count in the metal scene. While Manslaughter was described as a decent comeback, the follow up Bloodlust can be seen as the result of adding fuel (racism, police brutality, social inequality) to the flame […]