Sex in the Seventh Circle is the title of the new record of London-based stoner four piece Hang the Bastard. The band’s second full length is characterized by tardiness, but with a dynamic approach to song writing that keeps you hooked.. Read all!
It has been three years since the brilliant release of Sólstafir’s album Svartir Sandar, which continued the musical line from Masterpiece of Bitterness and Köld. When I heard a new album was coming this year, I couldn’t be more excited. The result is Ótta. Like Svartir Sandar, all the lyrics on the album are Icelandic. All the song titles on the record are based on an old Icelandic system of time keeping. A normal 24 hour day was divided into 8 parts of 3 hours each. The albums starts at night time and also ends there. So, now it’s time to spin this new album a lot.. Read all!
If the name Myrkur has not crossed your path recently, you might not have been paying attention. This Danish one-woman black metal project will release her debut on the sixteenth of September via Relapse. Both Myrkur’s so far unknown identity and her music have stirred something in the metal scene. If you want to read about the first, check out this interview. If you want to read about her music, which some praise and others dismiss to ‘a mix between Enya and black metal’, this is the right place.. Read all!
Exit Wounds marks the beginning of a new path for Swedish metal band The Haunted. They were able to bring back former vocalist Marco Aro and add an legendary lead guitarist in Ola Englund(Six Feet Under) to keep the band going strong and keep pleasing the metal masses. “Exit Wounds” meshes a variety of sounds together with precision and allowed me to stay engaged while listening through the entire album.. Read all!
Black ‘n Roll is one of those smaller-niche sub genres, that a huge pile of bands are trying to play, yet only a few actually manages to do it right. Cleveland’s own Midnight are pretty much the best band out there, in their own little shelf, and have been since they emerged back in 2003 and blasted their way to the crowd…Read all
Red Eyes – Obey The Beast
Label: None (self released)
Old school heavy metal might not be my favorite metal genre, but checking out Red Eyes’ debut album Obey The Beast was certainly worth the while. The five guys from Amsterdam play heavy metal with an unique sound. The band has been around since 2008 and just released this promising debut.
“Old school heavy metal with their own new age touch”. That is how Red Eyes describes their own music. It’s a description that actually does justice to the songs. Of course you can hear some typical heavy metal influences on this record. However, these guys aren’t afraid to experiment with guitar riffs, – melodies and drums. (For example: the instrumental piece of the song Obey The Beast or the song Worn Down) That is the main thing what makes this band stand out and interesting to listen to. The vocals of singer Lucas Pruim are also an asset. His voice sounds very raw, which gives the music even more power. On the song Crash, the first song the record, he shows us that his clean voice is just as strong.
Obey The Beast is a very strong debut album. The quality of the production is fine. The music is dynamic and powerful, you probably won’t get bored of the album soon. The rough vocals of Lucas Pruim fit perfectly in the music. I can recommend this album but don’t get scared off by the dull album cover: it is in no way a reflection of what you are about to hear.
2. Obey the Beast
4. Worn Down
5. Smoking Guns
6. My Frenzy
7. Wicked Devils
10. White Horizon
Red Eyes is:
Lucas Pruim – Vocals
Yordi López – Guitar
Damian López – Drums
Mathieu Martel – Guitar
Sebastián Villanueva – Bass