Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

CD review AVENGED SEVENFOLD "The Stage" - Deluxe Edition

Veröffentlicht am 8. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Avenged Sevenfold, The Stage, Alternative Metal, Modern Metal, Heavy Metal, Capitol, News

CD review AVENGED SEVENFOLD "The Stage" - Deluxe Edition

(8/10) It was appr. 12 months ago when Avenged Sevenfold released their latest studio album “The Stage” in an unusual fashion and it’s a special edition of this record that hits this years Christmas markets. Next to the original eleven album tracks it’s...

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CD review RAINTIMES "Raintimes"

Veröffentlicht am 7. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Raintimes, AOR, Melodic Rock, News, Hardrock, Rock, Frontiers Music

CD review RAINTIMES "Raintimes"

(7/10) Writing a review about Raintimes on a grey November day with rain outside feels like a perfect match. It’s definitely ‘raintimes’ today in The Netherlands and therefore it’s not a too bad thing to get some musical sunrays out of the speakers. In...

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CD review PRETTY BOY FLOYD "Public Enemy"

Veröffentlicht am 6. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Pretty Boy Floyd, Public Enemy, News, Hardrock, Rock, Sleaze Rock, Frontiers Music, CD Review

CD review PRETTY BOY FLOYD "Public Enemy"

(7/10) Motley Crue played their final show in December 2015 and also Ratt, as being another sleaze rock pioneer, doesn’t release albums in high frequency. Their latest longplayer “Infestation” dates back to 2010. In this case other bands need to take...

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CD review CAVALERA Conspiracy "Psychosis"

Veröffentlicht am 5. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Cavalera Conspiracy, News, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, Groove Metal, Napalm Records, CD Review, Psychosis

CD review CAVALERA Conspiracy "Psychosis"

(8/10) End of November the Cavalera brothers kicked-off a European tour. This time the guys didn’t hit the road as the Cavalera Conspiracy. The tour is done as Max & Iggor Cavalera with the main purpose of celebrating the 20th anniversary of a milestone...

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CD review EISLY/GOLDY "Blood, Guts and Games"

Veröffentlicht am 4. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Eisly-Goldy, Blood, Guts and Games, Hardrock, Heavy Rock, News, CD Review, Frontiers Music, Craig Goldy, David Eisley

CD review EISLY/GOLDY "Blood, Guts and Games"

(7/10) Like we know from some of Frontiers Music's earlier releases also Eisely/Goldy is built on a combination of singer and guitarist, starting up for a new project leading to a longplayer. This time it's Californian singer David Eisely, known from...

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Live report VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS, De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, 18.11.2017

Veröffentlicht am 3. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Vandenbergs Moonkings, Hardrock, Classic Rock, News, Live, Live Review, De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Adrian Vandenberg, RUV

Live report VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS, De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, 18.11.2017

A couple of weeks a Dutch guitar wizard Adrian Vandenberg released, together with the Moonkings, a new album entitled "MKII". To also bring these fantastic new songs on stage, the quartet scheduled some shows in The Netherlands, of which the Zoetermeer...

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CD review STRAY TRAIN "Blues from Hell"

Veröffentlicht am 3. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Stray Train, Blues from Hell, SAOL, Blues, Rock, Hardrock, News, CD Review

CD review STRAY TRAIN "Blues from Hell"

(8/10) Well-done blues rock isn’t limited to certain geographical areas. It’s more about having the right vibe and feel for this kind of music, being one of the crucial prerequisites. If these can be combined with good musical craftsmanship and a proper...

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CD review ALMANAC "Kingslayer"

Veröffentlicht am 2. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Almanac, Victor Smolski, News, CD Review, Power Metal, Melodic Metal, Nuclear Blast

CD review ALMANAC "Kingslayer"

(8/10) The story of Almanac isn’t a too long one up till now. The band is active since two years and premiered in 2016 with an album entitled „Tsar“. Not having a very long track record as a band doesn’t mean that we are listening to rookies. Almanac...

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CD review FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH "Decade of Destruction"

Veröffentlicht am 1. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Decage of Destruction, Five Finger Death Punch, 5FDP, FFDP, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Nu Metal, Eleven Seven Music

CD review FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH "Decade of Destruction"

(*/10) Right before Christmas and perfectly synced with the current European tour Five Finger Death Punch ships a “Best of…” album to the record stores. “A Decade of Destruction” comprises 16 songs, covering one decade of modern metal from California....

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VERHEERER - black metal from Northern Germany

Veröffentlicht am 30. November 2017 von Markus W. in Verheerer, Black Metal, News

VERHEERER - black metal from Northern Germany

No need to travel all the way to Norway to evoke the sinister tunes and darkest form of art: Based in the nothernmost part of Germany, Flensburg, black metal outfit VERHEERER have unveiled first and exciting details about their upcoming debut album titled...

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CD review BETONTOD "1000x Live"

Veröffentlicht am 30. November 2017 von Markus W. in Betontod, Nuclear Blast, Punkrock, Punk, Rock, Live, 1000x Live

CD review BETONTOD "1000x Live"

(*/10) It was almost a year ago when German punk rock outfit Betontod celebrated their 1000th live show at Mitsubishi Electric Hall in Düsseldorf. The concert could be seen as a home game for the band hailing from Rheinberg. In front of 3,500 enthusiastic...

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CD review OPERATION MINDCRIME "The New Reailty"

Veröffentlicht am 29. November 2017 von Markus W. in Operation Mindcrime, Rock, Prog Rock, News, CD Review, Frontiers Music, The New Reality, Geoff Tate

CD review OPERATION MINDCRIME "The New Reailty"

(7/10) OK, if you read my reviews for the first two Operation Mindcrime albums you know that I wasn’t the biggest fan of those. That’s why my expectation for the final chapter of this trilogy hasn’t been sky-high. However, a review needs to be written,...

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CD review OZ "Transition State"

Veröffentlicht am 28. November 2017 von Markus W. in OZ, Heavy Metal, NWoBHM, CD Review, AFM Records, News, Classic Rock

CD review OZ "Transition State"

(7/10) Why looking for new sounds if classic metal does the job. This could have been the thinking of OZ. The Scandinavian powerhouse premiered in 1982 with an album entitled "Heavy Metal Heroes". Four additional longplayers followed before OZ decided...

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