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My world of music - est. 2013

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CD review ARKAN "Kelem"

Veröffentlicht am 25. Dezember 2016 von Markus W. in Arkan, Melodic Metal, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Modern Metal, CD Review, News, Melodic Death Metal, The Old Dead Tree

CD review ARKAN "Kelem"

(8/10) Some of the The Old Dead Tree members started a new band called Arkan back in 2005. A year later the first EP hit the shelves, followed by three longplayers. "Kelem" is the newest record of this French metal outfit and it combines again metal and...

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CD review BABYMETAL "LIve at Wembley"

Veröffentlicht am 4. Dezember 2016 von Markus W. in Babymetal, Manga, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, CD Review, News

CD review BABYMETAL "LIve at Wembley"

(4/10) There is a tendency at the moment to combine all kinds of different music styles with heavy metal. Some of them work very well but there are enough examples of failure - at least in my humble opinion. There needs at least a common vibe and groove...

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CD review DRESCHER "Steinfeld"

Veröffentlicht am 16. November 2016 von Markus W. in Drescher, Thrash Metal, Volksmusik, Heavy Metal, News, CD Review, Modern Metal

CD review DRESCHER "Steinfeld"

(3/10) Na servas. There are some releases that leads me to the final question of "WHY"? The two Drescher records belong to this group. The guys describe their music as being the "hardest Volksmusik" you've ever heard. This might be true but I wonder who...

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CD review SIXX:A.M. "Vol.2, Prayers For The Blessed"

Veröffentlicht am 11. November 2016 von Markus W. in Sixx:A.M., Rock, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Modern Metal, Modern Rock, News, CD Review, Hardrock

CD review SIXX:A.M. "Vol.2, Prayers For The Blessed"

(8/10) The title says it all. This album is the second part of the "Prayers For The Blessed" session. The first album was released in spring this year and volume 2 includes another 11 songs from this fruitful session. In case you think that this means...

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CD review IN FLAMES "Battles"

Veröffentlicht am 7. November 2016 von Markus W. in In Flames, Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, CD Review, News

CD review IN FLAMES "Battles"

(7/10) Gothenburgs number three album within one week. Seven days after Hammerfall's newest release Dark Tranquillity's "Atoma" hit the shelfs it's In Flames that comes with a new longplayer too. The Swedish metal pioneers finished their new longplayer...

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CD review WOVENWAR "Honor is Dead"

Veröffentlicht am 30. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Wovenwar, News, Metalcore, Melodic Metalcore, New, CD Review, Modern Rock, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal

CD review WOVENWAR "Honor is Dead"

(8/10) Wovenwar got on my personal radar when they opened for In Flames on their 2014 tour. That was almost to the point two years ago and I can remember very well the power the guys unleashed. Their music electrified the audience in the 013 in Tilburg....

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First teaser from the upcoming LIFE OF AGONY album

Veröffentlicht am 17. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Life Of Agony, Alternative Metal, Modern Metal, News, Hardcore, Groove Metal, Heavy Metal

First teaser from the upcoming LIFE OF AGONY album

Brooklyn's hard rock legends Life Of Agony recently signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. They are currently hard at work on their new album and Napalm Records debut A Place Where There's No More Pain, which is due in early 2017. The first...

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CD review SONIC SYNDICATE "Confession"

Veröffentlicht am 5. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Sonic Syndicate, Modern Metal, Modern Rock, News, CD Review, Melodic Metal

CD review SONIC SYNDICATE "Confession"

(6/10) What happened to Sonic Syndicate? Where are their metalcore parts? At least there aren't any on the new album. But let's start with the beginning. It feels like the guys having to confess something which maybe led to a conscious decision when it’s...

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CD review FAITH NO MORE "King for Day...Fool for a Lifetime" & "Album of the Year" re-issue

Veröffentlicht am 12. September 2016 von Markus W. in Faith No More, Crossover, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Modern Metal, News, CD Review

CD review FAITH NO MORE "King for Day...Fool for a Lifetime" & "Album of the Year" re-issue

Introducing Faith No More feels like carrying sand to the beach. Of course, every fan of rock and metal music has at least heard about the guys before. Faith No More can look back to an outstanding success in rock history, creating a new genre and a new...

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CD review ISLANDER "Power Under Control"

Veröffentlicht am 16. August 2016 von Markus W. in Islander, CD Review, News, Modern Metal, Nu Metal, Alternative Metal, Rock

CD review ISLANDER "Power Under Control"

(6/10) I'm tempted to say that 'nomen et omen' when it comes to "Power Under Control". Islander's sophomore album gave me the impression of a band having control over power and energy in their music. Unfortunately this leads to songs that come with a...

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"I Apologize" - the new video from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

Veröffentlicht am 1. August 2016 von Markus W. in Five Finger Death Punch, Heavy Metal, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Nu Metal, Video, News

"I Apologize" - the new video from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

Five Finger Death Punch has unveiled the video for their next single “I Apologize”. Culled from their sixth studio album, "Got Your Six", the chilling clip follows Ivan Moody through a cemetery housing our era’s most notable deceased rock icons, ranging...

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CD review AEGES "Weightless"

Veröffentlicht am 26. Juli 2016 von Markus W. in Ae4ges, News, CD Review, Modern Metal, Modern Rock, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Nu Metal, Post-Grunge

CD review AEGES "Weightless"

(7/10) Aeges (pronounced as 'ages') are from Los Angeles, CA and the band consists of Kemble Walters, Tony Baumeister, Cory Clarke and Mike Land. The quartet releases these days their new longplayer "Weightless" which follows "The Bridge" from 2012. A...

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FAITH NO MORE re-releases "King for a Day" and "Album of the Year"

Veröffentlicht am 25. Juli 2016 von Markus W. in Faith No More, Alternative Metal, Crossover, News, Alternative Rock, Modern Metal, Modern Rock, Nu Metal

FAITH NO MORE re-releases "King for a Day" and "Album of the Year"

It was last summer when Faith No More released their latest longplayer "Sol Invictus" which was the first studio release after almost two decades. Faith No More celebrated a tremendous return and the album scored many top 10 positions all over the world....

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