Since I reviewed their first full length ‘Wisdom’ I’ve been a fan of The Order Of Israfel, so I was very pleased when I saw that they were going to perform in my hometown Arnhem together with another great band: Year Of The Goat. Read about the concert here
Way back in 2002, I fell in love with this one album. It was Sirenia’s “At Sixes and Sevens”. Years have passed and I lost track of the band. But what better time to get reacquainted than with a new album? One thing is certain, Sirenia has changed a lot. Over the last few years, […]
With Maximalism, Amaranthe is moving further along their path to create their own style. This might bring some new fans, but some fans of old might leave the band for what it is. Still, the album has some catchy songs, even though the balance is hard to find sometimes. Read all
The Icelandic pagans of Skálmöld are back with their 4th studio record Vögguvísur Yggdrasils (translated as Yggdrasil’s lullabies/songs). The previous record Með vættum – read the review here – (and the albums before) were much appreciated among different reviewers on our site and thus the expectations about Vögguvísur Yggdrasils were high.. Read all!
Canadian female fronted extreme metallers The Agonist have released their fifth album, aptly called Five, on September 30th. This is their second release since Alissa White-Gluz (now Arch Enemy) left. This association may have left some bias, but nothing prepared me for The Agony to come. Read all
‘How the bloody hell have I never heard of this band before?’ That was one of the first thoughts that came to my mind when I put on Monkey3 their new release ‘Astra Symmetry’, which is about a month ago by now already. The first song on the album ‘Abyss’ starts with such an atmospheric […]
The Dutch symphonic metal band Delain is one of those bands that is growing their fanbase quite rapidly. They are touring all over the world and are doing international headliner tours. Moonbathers is the fifth studio album in which Delain will stay true to their nature, to keep exploring new grounds with every album.This year […]
Dawn of Disease was founded in 2003 and released only one MCD before breaking up in 2007. The MCD however was very well received in the death metal community so they soon reformed in 2009, with a different line-up however. They released two full-lengths through NoiseArt Records since then. Now Napalm Records is ready to […]
Nervosa from Brasil is a thrash metal band that just released their second album. I’m not familiair with this band but listening to a new thrash metal band is always good. And the band pics shows it’s a three piece female band, something that occurs rarely, so they have my interest. Read all!
Summer 2012, an afternoon in August. Upon wandering around between better known bands, I heard the last three songs of by then to me unknown Be’lakor. Amidst the Summerbreezian fields tortured by a blazing sun, I was captured and gripped by their mix of progressive yet groovy death metal. Tempo shifts, guitar solos, melodies: everything […]