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My world of music - est. 2013

CD review BLACK SPACE RIDERS „Amoretum Vol. 1“

Veröffentlicht am 13. Januar 2018 von Markus W. in Amoretum Vol. 1, Black Space Riders, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Space Rock, CD Review, News

CD review BLACK SPACE RIDERS „Amoretum Vol. 1“

(9/10) Two years ago,German alternative rocker Black Space Riders released the critically acclaimed „Refugeeum“ longplayer, followed by an EP, „Beyond Refugeeum“, where the band used a more electronic approach which fit the guys very well. This EP was...

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CD review ORDER TO RUIN „Return to Ceyrior VII“

Veröffentlicht am 12. Januar 2018 von Markus W. in Order To Ruin, CD Review, News, Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Reurn to Ceyrior VII, Thrash Metal

CD review ORDER TO RUIN „Return to Ceyrior VII“

(7/10) Ooops. Is Münster a part of Gothenburg. Of course not, but there‘s for sure a link when it comes to metal. Münster-based death metal outfit Order To Ruin could be definitely from Swdens second biggest city. Listening to there new album „Return...

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CD Review VOODOO CIRCLE „Raise on Rock“

Veröffentlicht am 11. Januar 2018 von Markus W. in Voodoo Circle, Alex Beyrodt, Hardrock, Rock, Classic Rock, News, CD Review, AFM, Raised on Rock

CD Review VOODOO CIRCLE „Raise on Rock“

( 7/10 ) Alex Beyrodt is a restless mind, always on a journey through rock and metal. His hunger for heavy metal will be satisfied by Primal Fear where he handles the six-string in a perfect fashion. Next to that he is part of ‚Rock meets Classic‘ and...

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CD review BLACK LABEL SOCIETY "Grimmest Hits"

Veröffentlicht am 10. Januar 2018 von Markus W. in Grimmest Hits, Zall Wylde, News, Hardrock, Doom Metal, Heavy Metal, Southern Metal, Blues, Spinefarm Records, BLS, Black Label Society

CD review BLACK LABEL SOCIETY "Grimmest Hits"

(8/10) One thing directly in the beginning. The title „Grimmest Hits“ is misleading. It transports the idea of a „Best of...“ which is not the case at all. „Grimmest Hits“ features 12 new songs. After having clarified this I must also say that the title...

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CD review TY TABOR "Alien Beans"

Veröffentlicht am 9. Januar 2018 von Markus W. in Ty Tabor, Rock, Hardrock, News, CD Review, Alien Beans, Rat Pak Records, Kings X

CD review TY TABOR "Alien Beans"

(9/10) King’s X guitarist Ty Tabor was busy with working on his next solo release and it's ”Alien Beans” that will still the hunger of rock fans on January 12th, the release date of Tabor’s new album. The longplayer comes via Rat Pak Records and is a...

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CD review LOUDNESS "Rise to Glory"

Veröffentlicht am 8. Januar 2018 von Markus W. in Loundess, Rise to Glory, News, CD Review, earMUSIC, Heavy Metal, Power Metal

CD review LOUDNESS "Rise to Glory"

(7/10) Japanese rock fans have been always hungry for metal. Mainly bands from Europe and the US could reach a huge fanbase with some of these bands being even more successful in the East than in their home country. But there were also bands, hailing...

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CD review CORROSION OF CONFORMITY "No Cross No Crown"

Veröffentlicht am 7. Januar 2018 von Markus W. in Corrosion Of Conformity, COC, No Cross No Crown, Sludge, Doom Metal, Southern Metal, Heavy Metal, Rock, Nuclear Blast

CD review CORROSION OF CONFORMITY "No Cross No Crown"

(9/10) One of the first highlights in 2018 will hit the shelves mid-January. Southern doom metal pioneers Corrosion Of Conformity will return with a new longplayer, the first one since 2014. Next to a long waiting time of four years it’s another fact...

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CD review WATAIN “TRIDENT WOLF ECLIPSE”

Veröffentlicht am 6. Januar 2018 von Markus W. in TRIDENT WOLF ECLIPSE, Watain, Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, News, CD Review, Century Media

CD review WATAIN “TRIDENT WOLF ECLIPSE”

(9/10) If there was a black metal band that gained enormous popularity over the last years without ending up in some mainstream screeching or sell-out, it’s Watain. The band hailing from Uppsala, Sweden began their hellish endeavour in 1998 and the first...

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CD review WHITE WIZZARD "Infernal Overdrive"

Veröffentlicht am 5. Januar 2018 von Markus W. in White Wizzard, Infernal Overdrive, News, Heavy Metal, NWoBHM, Power Metal, US Metal, M-Theory, CD Review

CD review WHITE WIZZARD "Infernal Overdrive"

(8/10) White Wizzard from California debut in 2010 with "Over the Top". Two more longplayers followed and it was in early 2017 when White Wizzard mainman Jon Leon announced a new album. "Infernal Overdrive" also stand for the return of no less than frontman...

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CD review AVATAR "Avatar Country"

Veröffentlicht am 4. Januar 2018 von Markus W. in Avatar, Avatar Country, News, CD Review, Century Media, Modern Metal, Modern Rock, Modern Death Metal, Symphonic Metal

CD review AVATAR "Avatar Country"

(8/10) Normally I’m not a fan of too much gimmicks and frills used by a band. Often it’s done with the purpose of compensating for something else that’s missing, mostly good songs. I’ve been doubtful when I listened to Avatar the first time but luckily...

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CD review LEAVES' EYES "Sign of the Dragonhead"

Veröffentlicht am 2. Januar 2018 von Markus W. in Leaves Eyes, Sign of the Dragonhead, Symphonic Metal, Heavy Metal, CD Review, News, AFM

CD review LEAVES' EYES "Sign of the Dragonhead"

(7/10) “Sign of the Dragonhead” is album number one in the ‘post Liv Kristine era’ and it’s number seven in the band’s history. Finnish singer Elina Siirala followed Liv Kristine in 2015 and after having done some first well-received live shows it was...

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CD review MORBID ANGEL "Kingdoms Disdained"

Veröffentlicht am 2. Januar 2018 von Markus W. in Morbid Angel, Kingdoms Disdained, News, CD Review, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Silver Lining Music, Tampa

CD review MORBID ANGEL "Kingdoms Disdained"

(8/10) Without any doubts, Morbid Angel belongs to the pioneers of death metal. Records like “Altars of Madness” and “Covenant” are milestones in a genre that added another extreme to metal. Hailing from Tampa, Florida, the cradle of US-death metal, Morbid...

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CD review TANKARD "Hymns For the Drunk"

Veröffentlicht am 31. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Tankard, News, CD Review, Compilation, Hymns For the Drunk, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, AFM

CD review TANKARD "Hymns For the Drunk"

(*/10) There is a lot of Tankard these days. Noise/BMG re-released the first seven Tankard album, incl. the "Alien"-EP and the Tankwart cover album - all with a great booklet and liner notes, showing a passion for details. These seven CD cover Tankards...

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CD review ANVIL "Pounding the Pavement"

Veröffentlicht am 30. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Anvil, Pounding the Pavement, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Speed Metal, News, CD Review, Steamhammer, SPV

CD review ANVIL "Pounding the Pavement"

(8/10) The story of Anvil is an emotional rollercoaster, the story of a band that never gave up, following their passion. These guys are a role model for staying true to themselves and fighting for what you live for. Anvil is more than just a a band....

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