Arch Enemy‘s star is at its zenith: the Swedish/Canadian melodeath band has never been more popular, never (co)headlined as many festivals as of late with overwhelming (and over the top) performances. With musicians as guitarist-founder Amott, guitar wizard Loomis (ex-Nevermore) and charismatic vocalist White-Gluz (plus previous growler Gossow behind the wheel as manager), the group […]
One of the most well-known Iced Earth lyrics ‘I had a friend many years ago, one tragic night he died’ can almost be used to describe my fangirl level of the band. Some years ago I used to put on their music quite a lot and visited multiple shows a year. I was pretty obsessed […]
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 […]
A wheel need not be re-invented. Yet means of transport are subject of constant innovation, though in the end they still take you from A to B. Dark Tranquillity just made their 11th ‘transport’, with a trip from A to B just waiting to be enjoyed again and again.. Read all!
Ashpyx delivered an album that is as solid as a tank. The sound is incredibly thick and hazy, but it fits the battlefield atmosphere on the record. The ferocious, raunchy riffs will make the heart of any death metal fan skip a beat and the unique hoarse vocals will pleasantly ring in their ears like […]
Aborted is a brutal death metal band from Belgium known for their gore inspired artwork and lyrics. With an impressive carreer of eight full-lengths, Aborted unleashes another bulldozering death metal record upon us. The artwork reveals we can expect the same extremity from them and maybe even more.. Read all!
The reincarnation of Entombed is back with their second album. After the departure of Alex Hellid in 2013 in Entombed, the four remaining members had to change the name of the band for legal reasons. Entombed A.D. was born and continued where they left in creating powerful death ‘n’ roll. The first album was released […]
About two years ago, I became acquainted with the American black metal formation Vattnet Viskar (the water whispers), when yours truly reviewed their debut album Sky Swallower. It was a good, atmospheric black metal effort. The only fear I had was that this band might not stand out among the already established groups in the […]
Belated slightly? Yes. But we could not refrain from reviewing the 13th album of the legendary Paradise Lost. While neither being a big or familiar fan of their earlier work, I happily took on the Plague based on their gruesomely beautiful front cover. I got infected.. Read all!
Whoever said that metal is not innovative anymore, should listen to Tribulation’s third full-length effort The Children of the Night. Hailing from Sweden and being classified as (progressive) death metal (partially due to the way they started out and now somewhat unjust) the first thought that surfaced was that this might just be yet another […]