Through the years I sometimes lost track of this band. Especially Relentless Reckless Forever and Halo Of Blood just couldn’t get me excited for some reason; but now with the release of I Worship Chaos they totally have me back again. The album had to grow a bit on me, but now after endless spins, I fell in love with it. Read why!
Horna are back from the abyss, and have unleashed another piece of grim black metal with their newest album Hengen Tulet. Since their foundation 20 years ago, the band around mastermind Shatraug have captured the essence of the early nineties Scandinavian black metal throughout their extensive discography. Let’s see what chapter Hengen Tulet adds to this.. Read all!
The Norwegian black metal formation Tsjuder have a new album out, called Antiliv. Treat yourself to a trademark effort from this band: a hellish assault with a rhythmic edge that will get your head bobbing in instant. Antiliv is exactly the kind of album you need while the days are getting shorter.. Read all!
Swedens most famous occult rock band Ghost are back with their third offering Meliora. The band has ‘departed’ with former front man Papa Emeritus II, who is succeeded by his three month younger brother Papa Emeritus III, or, as we like the refer to him in the Netherlands: Sinterklaas (Google is your friend).. Read all!
Myrkur has attracted a lot of attention after her initial self titled killer EP. Her debut album, simply called ‘M’, is due on August 21st. Will she deliver to the standards and expectations the hype around her has formed? Two answers: (1) yes, and (2) yes – here is why.. 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