Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

CD review SOLSTICE "White Horse Hill"

Veröffentlicht am 4. April 2018 von Markus W. in Solstice, Doom Metal, Heavy Metal, Epic Metal, News, Invictus Productions, CD Review

CD review SOLSTICE "White Horse Hill"

(9/10) This album is a bit of a surprise since it's the first time in 20 years that British doom metal outfit Solstice unveils a new full-length record. Next to that it's the bands third longplayer of a 'career' that began in 1990. Solstice plays a mix...

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CD review PRIMORDIAL "Exile Among the Ruins"

Veröffentlicht am 3. April 2018 von Markus W. in Primordial, Heavy Metal, Epic, News, Power Metal, Epic Metal, Metal Blade, CD Review

CD review PRIMORDIAL "Exile Among the Ruins"

(9/10) Irish Primordial adds another dark shining pearl to their impressive discography. A few days ago “Exile Amongst the Ruins” began to bloom in gloomy shades after four years of intensive creative work. Primordial’s ninth longplayer showcases a band...

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CD review HEARTWIND "Higher and Higher"

Veröffentlicht am 3. April 2018 von Markus W. in Heartwind, News, Higher and Higher, Melodic Metal, Melodic Rock, CD Review, AOR Heaven, Rock, AOR

CD review HEARTWIND "Higher and Higher"

(8/10) Fans of bands like The Poodles, Narnia, … look out. Something new is on its way. Members of the mentioned bands, plus some more melodic rock passionitas from Sweden, started Heartwind. The six-piece band releases their debut “Higher and Higher”...

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CD review ENHAILER "Dumb Enough to Care"

Veröffentlicht am 2. April 2018 von Markus W. in Enhailer, Dumb Enough to Care, News, Doom Metal, Sludge, Stoner Rock, CD Review, Burnout Records

CD review ENHAILER "Dumb Enough to Care"

(7/10) Enhailer is a 2014 founded metal outfit that’s very much into doom and sludge. The guys debut in 2106 with “Grisaille (Gra-sigh)” and release an EP entitled “Dumb Enough to Care” in 2017. I have to admit that I missed this EP that gets now again...

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CD review CALIBAN "Elements"

Veröffentlicht am 2. April 2018 von Markus W. in Caliban, Modern Metal, Elements, Metalcore, News, CD Review, Century Media

CD review CALIBAN "Elements"

(8/10) German metalcore veterans Caliban worked two years on their next longplayer, succeeding the acclaimed “Gravity” record from 2016. Caliban’s effort pays back with an excellent metalcore album. The band has the ability to combine modern riff fireworks...

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CD review SEPTIC TANK "Rotten Civilisation"

Veröffentlicht am 2. April 2018 von Markus W. in Septic Tank, Rise Above Records, Rotten Civilisation, News, Hardcore, Crust, Grindcore, Thrash Metal, Punk

CD review SEPTIC TANK "Rotten Civilisation"

(9/10) Septic Tank is a band, hailing from the UK that has its roots in the early 90. It was in 1994 when Septic Tank began as an outlet for members of doom metal veterans Cathedral, following their passion for hardcore and punk. No less than Cathedral...

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CD review BLACK SALVATION "Uncertainty is Bliss"

Veröffentlicht am 1. April 2018 von Markus W. in Black Salvation, Uncertainty is Bliss, Rock, Gothic, Dark Metal, Krautrock, News, CD Review, Relapse Records

CD review BLACK SALVATION "Uncertainty is Bliss"

(7/10) Leipzig in Saxony, Germany is the home base of a psychedelic rock outfit called Black Salvation. The band released the debut in 2014, framed by some EP’s that saw the light of day before and after “In Deep Circles” hit the shelves. Black Salvation...

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CD review LEATHER "II"

Veröffentlicht am 1. April 2018 von Markus W. in Leather, Leather Leone, Power Metal, Heavy Metal, US Metal, CD Review, High Roller Records, News, Chastain

CD review LEATHER "II"

(8/10) American metal queen Leather Leone is one of the most iconic female metal singers from the US. She has an extremely powerful voice that fits very well to metal music and it was guitar wizard David T. Chastain who saw the potential coming with Leone....

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CD review CAMELTOE "Up Your Alley"

Veröffentlicht am 31. März 2018 von Markus W. in Cameltoe, News, CD Review, Melodic Metal, Hardrock, Battlegod Production, Heavy Metal

CD review CAMELTOE "Up Your Alley"

(8/10) Don’t ask me how you can give your band a name like Cameltoe. It must have been a fantastic party night that brought this name to people’s mind. Anyhow, Cameltoe is the name of a band that hails from Trondheim and fortunately it’s the solely the...

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CD review DEATHROW "Riders of Doom" / "Raging Steel" / "Deception Ignored" - re-issues

Veröffentlicht am 31. März 2018 von Markus W. in Deathrow, Raging Steel Riders of Doom, Deception Ignored, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, Heavy Metal, News, CD Review, Noise lebt!, BMG

CD review DEATHROW "Riders of Doom" / "Raging Steel" / "Deception Ignored" - re-issues

(7/10), (8/10), (8/10) German thrash metal from the mid 80's seems to have a revival these days. Bands like Exumer and Accuser released new longplayers during the last couple of years, the eight first Kreator records have been re-issued as being part...

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CD review CHAOSTAR "The Undivided Light"

Veröffentlicht am 31. März 2018 von Markus W. in Chaostar, The Undivided Light, Classic, Rock, Ambient, News, CD Review, Season Of Mist, Prog Rock

CD review CHAOSTAR "The Undivided Light"

(*/10) Chaostar is an outfit, hailing from Greece. The band is the brainchild of Septicflesh guitarist Christos Antoniou who founded Chaostar in 1998. The band was meant to be a side project since the main effort and time went into Septicflesh. Over time...

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CD review BONFIRE "Temple of Lies"

Veröffentlicht am 30. März 2018 von Markus W. in Bonfire, Temple of Lies, News, CD Review, Hardrock, Melodic Metal, Melodic Rock, Heavy Metal, AFM

CD review BONFIRE "Temple of Lies"

(8/10) Since a few years Bonfire is gaining more and more momentum again. The latest releases have been all pretty good, showcasing a band that found their way back into the spotlight. Bonfire these days is very much Hans Ziller, founding member and main...

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Final line-up and running order for ROCK HARD FESTIVAL announced

Veröffentlicht am 29. März 2018 von Markus W. in Rock Hard Festival, News, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Hardrock, Festival, Live, Tour, NWoBHM, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Gelsenkirchen

Final line-up and running order for ROCK HARD FESTIVAL announced

Final line-up for this year's edition of Rock Hard Festival are announced. The festival will take place between Friday May 18th, and Sunday May 20th and it will be the following bands that will deliver a lot of riff-power during Whit weekend. Friday 18.05.2018...

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CD review BARREN EARTH "A Complex Of Cages"

Veröffentlicht am 29. März 2018 von Markus W. in Barren Earth, Death Metal, Prog Metal, Prog Rock, News, CD Review, Century Media, A Complex if Cages

CD review BARREN EARTH "A Complex Of Cages"

(8/10) Finnish Barren Earth aren’t a newcomer in metal. The band, hailing from Helsinki, Finland, debut in 2010 after having inked a deal with Peaceville Records. “Curse of the Red River” was the first out of three longplayers the guys released up to...

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