Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

alternative rock

CD review MAN WITH A MISSION "Dead End in Tokyo"

Veröffentlicht am 29. Juni 2017 von Markus W. in Man With A Mission, Alternative Rock, Rock, Modern Rock, News, Century Media, CD Review

CD review MAN WITH A MISSION "Dead End in Tokyo"

(5/10) OK, you can like this stuff but you don’t have to. I guess this summarizes Man With A Mission very well. There’s nothing wrong with stretching the borders and there’s also nothing wrong with combining music and styles to something mind-blowing...

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CD review STONE SOUR "Hydrograd"

Veröffentlicht am 20. Juni 2017 von Markus W. in News, CD Review, Stone Sour, Coery Taylor, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Rock, Punkrock

CD review STONE SOUR "Hydrograd"

(9/10) End of June marks the return of Stone Sour, having a new album right in the starting blocks. The 15 songs containing longplayer is entitled “Hydrograd” and comes via Roadrunner Records. The bands achievements over the last 1,5 decades is pretty...

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CD review ANATHEMA "The Optimist"

Veröffentlicht am 17. Juni 2017 von Markus W. in Anathema, News, Prog Metal, Prog Rock, Rock, Kscope, CD Review, Alternative Rock

CD review ANATHEMA "The Optimist"

(9/10) Quite some years ago Anathema went through a meta(l)morphosis, moving step by step from being doom death outfit to one of Europe's finest alternative rock bands. Albums like "Alternative 4" and "A Natural disaster" belongs to the best the band...

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BLACK SPACE RIDERS back in the studio

Veröffentlicht am 20. Mai 2017 von Markus W. in Black Space Riders, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Prog Rock, News

BLACK SPACE RIDERS back in the studio

German alternative metal outfit Black Space Riders will start recording their upcoming album in July this year. As singer/guitarist JE states, the band has enough songs, in various styles, to easily fill a double disc release. The album is planned to...

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CD review SOLSTAFIR “Berdreyminn”

Veröffentlicht am 19. Mai 2017 von Markus W. in Solstafir, News, CD Review, Season Of Mist, Heavy Metal, Rock, Alternative Rock, Atmospheric Metal, Iceland Metal

CD review SOLSTAFIR “Berdreyminn”

(10/10) Unfortunately I never made to Iceland. This place seems to be one of the most exciting ones with an impressive landscape of glaciers, volcanoes and hot springs. Almost like planet earth unveiling it’s full inside beauty, the island is a mystic...

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CD review HELL OR HIGHWATER "Vista"

Veröffentlicht am 15. Mai 2017 von Markus W. in Hell Or Highwater, Modern Metal, Modern Rock, Alternative Rock, News, Spinefarm, Rock, CD Review

CD review HELL OR HIGHWATER "Vista"

(6/10) Hell Or Highwater is side project of Atreyu drummer/singer Brandon Saller. The first release is from 2011 followed by an EP entitled "The Other Side". The sophomore record "Vista" will is in the starting blocks as we speak, a longplayer that comes...

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CD review SEETHER "Poison the Parish"

Veröffentlicht am 11. Mai 2017 von Markus W. in Seether, Post Grunge, Grunge, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, News, Spinefarm, CD Review

CD review SEETHER "Poison the Parish"

(8/10) "Poison the Parish" is Seether's seventh album and it's a strong one. Three years after having had "Isolate and Medicate" out there in the shops the new longplayer comes with twelve new songs that are all excellent rockers. "Stoke the Fire" is...

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CD review WHEEL "The Path" EP

Veröffentlicht am 2. Mai 2017 von Markus W. in Wheel, Prog Metal, Prog Rock, Alternative Rock, Alternative Metal, News, CD Review, Umbrella Artist Productions, Rock

CD review WHEEL "The Path" EP

(8/10) Here comes some prog power from the North. Finland is the home base of Wheel, a metal outfit that started 2 years ago. “The Path” is the first countable result of their work – a three track EP that provides 23 minutes of surprisingly good progressive...

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CD review FARMER BOYS "You and Me" 7"

Veröffentlicht am 25. April 2017 von Markus W. in Farmer Boys, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Modern Metal, Modern Rock, Crossover, News, Live, CD Review

CD review FARMER BOYS "You and Me" 7"

(8/10) After some years of absence German alternative metal outfit Farmer Boys is back. Alex Scholpp, Matze Sayer and the rest of the gang have been pretty much in the spotlight during the 90’s. It was a time when the band released the debut “Countrified”...

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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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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 CORRODED "Defcon One"

Veröffentlicht am 13. April 2017 von Markus W. in Corroded, Despotz, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Modern Metal, Melodic Metal, News, CD Review

CD review CORRODED "Defcon One"

(7/10) Swedish alternative metal outfit Corroded is back with a new longplayer which is the first one after a period of 5 years. Half a decade without a new album seems to be very long in fast-moving times, carrying the risk of being left behind – and...

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CD review ART OF ANARCHY "The Madness"

Veröffentlicht am 13. April 2017 von Markus W. in Art Of Anarchy, Hardrock, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, News, Century Media, Rock, Disturbed, Guns'n'Roses, Votta, Scott Strapp

CD review ART OF ANARCHY "The Madness"

(7/10) The term “super group” is tossed around very loosely these days. Some people probably consider Art Of Anarchy as such a super group with musicians that have a strong identity. Artist being well-known from bands like Guns’n’Roses (Ron ‘Bumblefoot...

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CD review ROYAL THUNDER "Wick"

Veröffentlicht am 3. April 2017 von Markus W. in Royal Thunder, Classic Rock, Hardrock, Rock, Alternative Rock, News, CD Review, Spinefarm Records

CD review ROYAL THUNDER "Wick"

(9/10) The first time I took notice of Royal Thunder was two years ago when the four piece band from Atlanta. Georgia released an album called “Crooked Doors”. I was very impressed of what I got to hear. Royal Thunder released an album that was build...

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