Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

modern metal

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 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 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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CD review ATENA "Possessed"

Veröffentlicht am 31. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Atena, Possessed, Indie Recordings, Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Modern Metal, News, CD Review

CD review ATENA "Possessed"

(7/10) “Possessed” is already record number three of Norwegian metal outfit Atena. The band, hailing from Drammen, releases an eleven songs comprising record that features melodic death metal, reminding me in the widest sense of In Flames even though...

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CD review SAVAGE MESSIAH "Hands of Fate"

Veröffentlicht am 29. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Savage Messiah, Hands of Fate, Century Media, News, Heavy Metal, Melodic Metal, Thrash Metal, Modern Metal, CD Review

CD review SAVAGE MESSIAH "Hands of Fate"

(7/10) Savage Messiah debut in 2009 with a first release entitled “Insurrection Rising”. In a regular fashion more records have been added to the discography and it’s “Hands of Fate” being longplayer number four in a time span of eight years. Savage Messiah,...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH announce Greatest Hits Compilation album "A DECADE OF DESTRUCTION"

Veröffentlicht am 27. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Five Finger Death Punch, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, Nu Metal, 5FDP, News

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH announce Greatest Hits Compilation album "A DECADE OF DESTRUCTION"

LA-based multiplatinum hard rock band, Five Finger Death Punch, (consisting of vocalist Ivan Moody, guitarists Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook, bassist Chris Kael, and drummer Jeremy Spencer) are excited to unveil that they will be releasing a greatest...

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CD review CYHRA "Letters to Myself"

Veröffentlicht am 20. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Cyhra, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, CD Review, Spinefarm, Melodic Metal, In Flames, Amaranthe

CD review CYHRA "Letters to Myself"

(8/10) CyHra is the new outfit of ex-In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad and ex-Amaranthe vocalist Joacim Lundberg, both finding together via the idea of creating an individual solo album each. But what’s better than combine forces and take everything...

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CD review TRIVIUM "The Sin and the Sentence"

Veröffentlicht am 17. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Trivium, Roadrunner, News, CD Review, Thrash Metal, Metalcore, Heavy Metal, Melodic Metal, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, Groove Metal

CD review TRIVIUM "The Sin and the Sentence"

(9/10) Florida-based powerhouse Trivium began their winning streak back in 2003 with the debut, being the starting point of a rise that found a first peak with the sophomore “Ascendancy” and their third longplayer “The Crusade”. Trivium became a big player...

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CD review FOZZY "Judas"

Veröffentlicht am 13. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Fozzy, Modern Metal, Modern Rock, Hardrock, Rock, News, Century Media, CD Review

CD review FOZZY "Judas"

(7/10) Fozzy is one of these bands I followed on the side over the last years and even though the guys have a long track record I never went into detail into their music. However, 2017 is the year of Fozzy’s new longplayer “Judas” seeing the light of...

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CD review MARILYN MANSON "Heaven Upside Down"

Veröffentlicht am 4. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Marilyn Manson, News, CD Review, Caroline International, Industrial, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal

CD review MARILYN MANSON "Heaven Upside Down"

(8/10) After having received the news of Manson’s stage accident a few days ago it’s time for more positive news from shock-rocker No.1 – the new album. I don’t think that I need to start with a long introduction because you wouldn’t read this review...

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CD review EMIL BULLS "Kill Your Demons"

Veröffentlicht am 2. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Emil Bulls, News, CD Review, AFM Records, Modern Metal, Modern Rock, Alternative Metal

CD review EMIL BULLS "Kill Your Demons"

(8/10) Emil Bulls are no rookies to metal. A bigger amount of studio releases since 1995 speaks for itself and it’s end of September when Emil Bulls adds another record to their impressive discography. After more than 20 years the band’s still hungry,...

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Mark and Jonny from NOTHING MORE talk about the new album and hurricane 'Harvey'

Veröffentlicht am 1. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Nothing More, Interview, News, Modern Metal, Modern Rock, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Rock

Mark and Jonny from NOTHING MORE talk about the new album and hurricane 'Harvey'

Photo: Promotion Markus’ Heavy Music Blog: Hello everybody and thanks for spending some time for Markus’ Heavy Music Blog. My first question is actually related to the current situation in Texas. You guys are from San Antonio and I hope that the city...

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CD review KLOGR "Keystone"

Veröffentlicht am 29. September 2017 von Markus W. in Klogr, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Modern Metal, Modern Rock, Zeta Factory

CD review KLOGR "Keystone"

(7/10) The first time I heard of Klogr was a few years back in time when the guys supported the mighty Prong on one of their European tour. The guys did a very good job, meaning their performance was very much appreciated by the crowd that actually came...

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CD review 36 CRAZYFISTS "Lanterns"

Veröffentlicht am 27. September 2017 von Markus W. in 36 Crazyfists, Alternative Metal, Modern Metal, Nu Metal, Hardcore, News, CD Review

CD review 36 CRAZYFISTS "Lanterns"

(8/10) Hot stuff from cold Alaska means talking about 36 Carzyfists. The four-piece band from Anchorage debut in 1999 with the self-released “In the Skin” before finding a home at Roadrunner Records. Their seventh album “Time and Trauma” was their first...

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