Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

CD review VOIVOD “Rrröööaaarrr” / "Killing Technology" / “Dimension Hatröss” - reissues (Noise lebt!)

Veröffentlicht am 24. April 2017 von Markus W. in Voivod, Noise lebt!, CD Review, News, reissue, Thrash Metal, Punk, Heavy Metal, Prog Metal

CD review VOIVOD “Rrröööaaarrr” / "Killing Technology" / “Dimension Hatröss” - reissues (Noise lebt!)

Canada thrash metal dinosaurs Voivod belong to the group of bands that had and have a significant impact on metal music. The band from Quebec created a sound that’s unique up to date. Even though their music shows different facets over time, each of the...

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CD review VAMPIRE "With Primeval Force"

Veröffentlicht am 23. April 2017 von Markus W. in Vampire, Thrash Metal, Death Metal, News, Century Media, Heavy Metal, CD Review

CD review VAMPIRE "With Primeval Force"

(8/10) Vampires are creatures that prefer darkness. Daylight is what they hate and I guess that goes for spotlights too. However, this Swedish five-piece band calls themselves Vampire and once in a while the guys take the challenge of heading towards...

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CD review MAMMOTH MAMMOTH "Mount the Mountain"

Veröffentlicht am 22. April 2017 von Markus W. in Mammoth Mammoth, Stoner Rock, Rock, Hardrock, News, Heavy Metal, Napalm Records, CD Review

CD review MAMMOTH MAMMOTH "Mount the Mountain"

(8/10) A new album of Australian rocker Mammoth Mammoth is a like a cold beer that gets the dust out of your throat. It's a straight-on and refreshing experience that just helps to refresh and blow away the worries in daily life. The quartet from Melbourne...

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DVD review FATES WARNING "Awaken of the Guardian"

Veröffentlicht am 21. April 2017 von Markus W. in Fates Warning, Metal Blade, Prog Metal, US Metal, Power Metal, Heavy Metal, DVD Review, CD Review, News, Live, Jim Matheos

DVD review FATES WARNING "Awaken of the Guardian"

(9/10) It was in 1986 when prog metal legend Fates Warning released a milestone in metal - an album entitled “Awaken of the Guardian”. The longplayer was the third one the band released, following the debut “Night at Bröcken” and the sophomore “The Spectre...

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CD review DISBELIEF "The Symbol of Death"

Veröffentlicht am 20. April 2017 von Markus W. in Disbelief, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Death Metal, News, CD Review, Listenable Records

CD review DISBELIEF "The Symbol of Death"

(8/10) There was a certain radio-silence for quite some years when it comes to German death metal pioneers Disbelief. The band belongs to first generation of German death metal with a 27 years history in brutal metal music. In these almost three decades...

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Live review DARK TRANQUILLITY / OMNIUM GATHERUM / NAILED TO OBSCURITY, Gebr. De Nobel, Leiden, 17.04.2017

Veröffentlicht am 19. April 2017 von Markus W. in Dark Tranquillity, Omnium Gatherum, Nailed To Obscurity, Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Live Review, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Gebr. De Nobel

Live review DARK TRANQUILLITY / OMNIUM GATHERUM / NAILED TO OBSCURITY, Gebr. De Nobel, Leiden, 17.04.2017

Time for part 2 of this Swedish metal Easter party. After having hosted Pain Of Salvation on Saturday night, it was Gebr. de Nobel who opened the stage for another band from the North. Gothenburg’s Dark Tranquillity is on tour as we speak. After having...

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CD review BROTHER FIRETRIBE "Sunbound"

Veröffentlicht am 19. April 2017 von Markus W. in Brother Firetribe, AOR, Hardrock, Rock, CD Review, News, Spinefarm

CD review BROTHER FIRETRIBE "Sunbound"

(7/10) After a grey and dark winter time some sunrays are very welcome. The need of sunlight in Scandinavia, in this case Finland, seems the even stronger and right in time Brother Firetribe released a longplayer that includes 'sun' in the title as well...

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CD review STAHLMANN "Bastard"

Veröffentlicht am 19. April 2017 von Markus W. in Stahlmann, Rammstein, Modern Metal, Neue Deutsche Härte, Rock, Elektro, AFM Records, News, CD

CD review STAHLMANN "Bastard"

(5/10) I wonder who's in need of this release in days when, on a weekly base, excellent metal records see the light of day. Yes, I know, Rammstein hasn't released something new since quite some years that is more than another live recording and maybe...

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CD review LIFE OF AGONY „A Place Where There’s No More Pain“

Veröffentlicht am 18. April 2017 von Markus W. in Life Of Agony, Hardcore, News, CD Review, Heavy Metal, Punk, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Napalm Records

CD review LIFE OF AGONY „A Place Where There’s No More Pain“

(9/10) The history of Life Of Agony is a really exciting one. Like a rollercoaster the band went through ups and downs, all leading to their newest album „A Place Where There’s No More Pain“. But let’s take it one by one. It was in 1993 when an album...

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CD review FLOATING WIDGET "The Sound of Earth"

Veröffentlicht am 17. April 2017 von Markus W. in Floating Widget, Stoner Rock, Rock, Hardrock, News, CD Review, Voivod

CD review FLOATING WIDGET "The Sound of Earth"

(8/10) Is it global warming that brings a desert vibe up to Montreal? I don't know but it’s for sure a warm stream of stoner rock reached Canada. Floating Widget from Montreal were inspired by this vibe in 2015 and started to write songs for their debut...

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CD review THE OBSESSED "Sacred"

Veröffentlicht am 17. April 2017 von Markus W. in The Obsessed, Doom Metal, NWoBHM, Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, News, CD Review, Relapse Records

CD review THE OBSESSED "Sacred"

(7/10) It was in the beginning of February this year when the inventors of doom metal started their well-deserved pension. Black Sabbath played their last show in Birmingham, UK and with the last riff fading in the black sky it looks very much the band...

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Live report PAIN OF SALVATION / PORT NOIR, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 15.04.2017

Veröffentlicht am 16. April 2017 von Markus W. in Pain Of Salvation, Port Noir, News, Live Review, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Gebr De Nobel

Live report PAIN OF SALVATION / PORT NOIR, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 15.04.2017

Swedish metal Easter part one – that’s how the header for this years metallic Easter time could look like. Gebr De Nobel in Leiden hosts two shows with Swedish/Finish bands. Before Gothenburg’s melodic death metal pioneers Dark Tranquillity will hit the...

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CD review ASTRAL DOORS "Black Eyed Children"

Veröffentlicht am 16. April 2017 von Markus W. in Atsral Doors, Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, Power Metal, News, Metalville, Dio, Whitesnake, CD Review

CD review ASTRAL DOORS "Black Eyed Children"

(8/10) Three years after having unveiled the “Notes from the Shadows”, Swedish metal outfit Astral Doors comes back with a new longplayer. The eighth studio album is entitled “Black Eyed Children” and features eleven new songs. It’s no secret that the...

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