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CD review GOZU "Equilibrium"

Veröffentlicht am 20. April 2018 von Markus W. in Gozu, News, CD Review, Metal Blade, Stoner Rock, Heavy Rock, Hardrock, Alternative Rock

CD review GOZU "Equilibrium"

(8/10) It isn’t an easy thing to place Boston, MA-based Gozu into a certain category when it comes to style and sound. The quartet builds their music on various sources of inspiration, leading to songs that are exciting from beginning to end. 2018 is...

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Good news for FIFTH ANGEL fans

Veröffentlicht am 4. April 2018 von Markus W. in Fifth Angel, Power Metal, US Metal, Melodic Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal Blade, News, Time Will Tell

Good news for FIFTH ANGEL fans

Fifth Angel is one of the best melodic Heavy Metal bands of all times! Both their first two albums are true classics and have stood the test of time easily. Fifth Angel released their self-titled debut album in 1986, the successor 'Time Will Tell' was...

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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 THE CROWN "Cobra Speed Venom"

Veröffentlicht am 18. März 2018 von Markus W. in The Crown, Cobra Speed Venom, Thrash Metal, Death Metal, News, CD Review, Metal Blade

CD review THE CROWN "Cobra Speed Venom"

(8/10) Trollhätten is known for cars since legendary Saab automobiles have/had their roots in the middle of Sweden. But the smaller Swedish city, close to the shore of lake Vänern, has more in the offer than cars only. One of the most important Swedish...

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CD review VISIGOTH "Conqueror's Oath"

Veröffentlicht am 8. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Visigoth, Conqueror's Oath, Power Metal, Heavy Metal, NWoBHM, US Metal, Metal Blade, News, CD Review

CD review VISIGOTH "Conqueror's Oath"

(8/10) It was three years ago, when Visigoth debuted with “The Revenant King”. The album was acclaimed by fans and media who were hungry for traditional metal. Such a positive response was motivation enough to continue the journey. It the guys 36 month...

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CD review ACCUSER "The Mastery"

Veröffentlicht am 27. Januar 2018 von Markus W. in Accuser, The Mastery, Thrash Metal, Power Metal, Heavy Metal, News, Metal Blade, CD Review

CD review ACCUSER "The Mastery"

(8/10) German thrash pioneers Accuser has a new album in the starting blocks. “The Mastery”, that's the title of this new metal diamond and it features ten new thrash anthems. Accuser never made it to the top of German thrash metal. The quartet is definitely...

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CD review CANNIBAL CORPSE "Red Before Black"

Veröffentlicht am 8. November 2017 von Markus W. in Cannibal Corpse, Red Before Black, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal Blade, News, CD Review

CD review CANNIBAL CORPSE "Red Before Black"

(8/10) To introduce death metal legend Cannibal Corpse feels like carrying sand to the beach. The quintet belongs to spearhead of a genre that started to grow in the early 90’s. Death metal was almost a kind of counter movement to the upcoming grunge...

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CD review RAM "Rod"

Veröffentlicht am 2. November 2017 von Markus W. in RAM, Rod, Metal Blade, News, CD Review, Heavy Metal, NWoBHM, Power Metal

CD review RAM "Rod"

(8/10) In times when grunge began to top out and all kinds of crossover sounds, from nu-metal to modern metal, became the next big thing, it was a guitarist from Sweden who wanted to bring back traditional metal. A lot of the earlier metal bands had a...

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CD review SORCERER "The Crowning of the Fire King"

Veröffentlicht am 20. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Sorcerer, Heavy Metal, NWoBHM, Classic Rock, Classic Metal, Doom Metal, Epic Metal, Power Metal, Metal Blade, CD Review, News

CD review SORCERER "The Crowning of the Fire King"

(9/10) In many aspects Sorcerer can‘t be equaled with ‚speed‘. This goes for their music as well as for the band‘s history. The metal Vikings, hailing from Stockholm, started back in the end of the 80‘s with two demos tapes ... and then came silence....

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CD review ACT OF DEFIANCE "Old Scars, New Wounds"

Veröffentlicht am 30. September 2017 von Markus W. in Act Of Defience, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Death Metal, News, Metal Blade, CD Review, Power Metal

CD review ACT OF DEFIANCE "Old Scars, New Wounds"

(8/10) L.A.-based Act Of Defiance started as a band three years ago. Even though the band itself is fairly new, the involved band members are highly experienced guys, having been part of metal acts such as Nevermore, Megadeth,.... Act Of Defiance that...

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A new RAM song for metal traditionalists

Veröffentlicht am 16. September 2017 von Markus W. in RAM, NWoBHM, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Classic Metal, Metal Blade

A new RAM song for metal traditionalists

Buy Here: http://www.metalblade.com/ram RAM "Gulag" from the album "Rod".

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CD review CRIPPER "Follow Me: Kill!"

Veröffentlicht am 13. September 2017 von Markus W. in Cripper, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Metal Blade, News, CD Review

CD review CRIPPER "Follow Me: Kill!"

(8/10) Here comes an album that should be interested for everyone that thinks that the newest Arch Enemy album is too melodic and too much mainstream. German thrashers Cripper worked on a new longplayer entitled “Follow Me: Kill!” which will be released...

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CD review PORTRAIT "Burn the World"

Veröffentlicht am 29. August 2017 von Markus W. in Portrait, Heavy Metal, News, Metal Blade, Power Metal, Speed Metal, NWoBHM, Burn the World

CD review PORTRAIT "Burn the World"

(9/10) In the beginning of the new century traditional metal had a kind of comeback. Young and hungry metal bands re-vitalized a sound known from the 80's. Swedish powerhouse Portrait belonged to this group of band, releasing a first countable result...

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