Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

CD review DARKNESS "The Gasoline Solution"

Veröffentlicht am 12. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Darkness, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, News, CD Review

CD review DARKNESS "The Gasoline Solution"

(7/10) Like I mentioned already in some of my earlier posts that it seems to be a revival of 'old' German thrash metal bands. Exumer and co. released during the last years new longplayers followed now by another band. Darkness, that released some thrash...

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CD review MESHUGGAH "A Violent Sleep of Reason"

Veröffentlicht am 11. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Meshuggah, Death Metal, Math Metal, Prog Metal, News, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, CD Review

CD review MESHUGGAH "A Violent Sleep of Reason"

(9/10) It's always amazing what the Swedes come up with. These guys found the formula to structure chaos. In a bit less than an hour the guys present ten tracks that sounds like steering a heavy steamroller with the sensitivity of a surgeon. The way how...

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CD review KANSAS "The Prelude Implicit"

Veröffentlicht am 10. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Kansas, News, Classic Rock, Rock, Hardrock, CD Review

CD review KANSAS "The Prelude Implicit"

(8/10) "Somewhere to Elsewhere" have been released in 2000 and afterwards it almost feels like the title being an omen for the coming years since the band had their time-outs when it comes to studio albums. The classic rock legend from Topeka can look...

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DVD review CORONER "Autopsy"

Veröffentlicht am 9. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Coroner, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Prog Metal, News, DVD review, CD Review, Speed Metal, Tech Metal, Math Metal

DVD review CORONER "Autopsy"

(9/10) It was a few months ago when, under the header of 'Noise lebt', re-releases of label classics have been published as a kind of 'Best of...' compliation. Kreator's first highlights have been part of this series as well as Running Wild, Sinner and...

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CD review SIKTH "Death of a Dead" re-release

Veröffentlicht am 9. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Sikth, Prog Metal, Math Metal, News, Re-release, CD Review, Thrash Metal, Death Metal

CD review SIKTH "Death of a Dead" re-release

(8/10) This autumn seems to be the season for math metal bands to release albums. We already welcomed a new longplayer from Meshuggah and also SikTh delights fans with a new record - actually a re-release of their 2006 album "Death of a Dead". It was...

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CD review BRAINSTORM "Memorial Roots" re-rooted

Veröffentlicht am 8. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Brainstorm, Heavy Metal, Melodic Metal, Power Metal, News, CD Review

CD review BRAINSTORM "Memorial Roots" re-rooted

(8/10) "Memorial Roots" was and is to date one of Brainstorm's best records. Originally released in October 2009 the longplayer includes highlights such as "Shiva". Since the band was under time pressure while recording this album things went well but...

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Live review ZODIAC/RAVENEYE/HONEYMOON DISEASE, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 06.10.2016

Veröffentlicht am 7. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Zodiac, Honeymoon Disease, Raveneye, Hardrock, Alternative Rock, Blues, Rock, Live Review, News

Live review ZODIAC/RAVENEYE/HONEYMOON DISEASE, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 06.10.2016

Leiden is a city in The Netherlands that is well known for their university. But 'leiden' also means 'suffering' in German, a double meaning that describes this Thursday evening very well. It was at no point suffering to be part of this concert with three...

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Interview with Markus 'Brandy' Brand from UNDERTOW, talking about the new album

Veröffentlicht am 7. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Undertow, Doom Metal, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Interview, News

Interview with Markus 'Brandy' Brand from UNDERTOW, talking about the new album

A few days ago German metal powerhouse Undertow entered the studio for starting to work on a new album. A good moment to reflect on the time between the last release "In Deepest Silence" and the here & now. Markus' Heavy Music Blog had the chance to talk...

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DVD review SAXON "Let Me Feel Your Power"

Veröffentlicht am 7. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Saxon, Heavy Metal, Live, CD Review, DVD review, News, Power Metal, NWoBHM

DVD review SAXON "Let Me Feel Your Power"

(8/10) I guess that Saxon was one of the bands I have seen live most during the last years. It was always a pleasure to this fivepiece live on stage. Next to excellent new studio releases Saxon shows their real strength when they play live To capture...

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CD review ALTER BRIDGE "The Last Hero"

Veröffentlicht am 5. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Alter Bridge, Tremonti, News, CD Review, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Hardrock, Rock, Modern Rock

CD review ALTER BRIDGE "The Last Hero"

(9/10) It was in an interview I had with Mark Tremonti at the end of last year when he mentioned that the beginning of 2016 will be the starting point for working on the next Alter Bridge album. Having heard this excitement was pretty high and now, nine...

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CD review SONIC SYNDICATE "Confession"

Veröffentlicht am 5. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Sonic Syndicate, Modern Metal, Modern Rock, News, CD Review, Melodic Metal

CD review SONIC SYNDICATE "Confession"

(6/10) What happened to Sonic Syndicate? Where are their metalcore parts? At least there aren't any on the new album. But let's start with the beginning. It feels like the guys having to confess something which maybe led to a conscious decision when it’s...

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CD review EXPIRE "With Regrets"

Veröffentlicht am 4. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Expire, Hardrock, Punkrock, Punk, News, CD Review

CD review EXPIRE "With Regrets"

(8/10) I assume that "With Regrets" is more than just a name for a record. I think it's also Expire's way of saying goodbye after seven years of hardcore punk. In those years Expire grew to an important band that reached a wider fanbase, still beloning...

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CD review TRUCKFIGHTERS "V"

Veröffentlicht am 3. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Truckfighters, Rock, Stoner Rock, News, CD Review, Alternative Rock, Hardrock, Heavy Metal, Garage

CD review TRUCKFIGHTERS "V"

(7/10) Swedish rocker Truckfighters are pretty straight forward when it comes to their neewest album. It's their fifth longplayer and guess what they called it - "V". Can't be more clear than that. OK, what does "V" contain? First of all it comes with...

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