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CD review FIELDS OF TROY "Hardship"

Veröffentlicht am 3. April 2016 von Markus W. in Fields Of Troy, Tremonti, Alter Bridge, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Modern Metal, Rock

(7/10) Some good news from Belgium, metal outfit Fields Of Troy released their album "Hardship" which sounds pretty good. It's actually the band's second disc recorded by the renewed band (only bassist Jürgen Elias is still on board). The debut was published already back in 2011 and was named "Black Rain".

The sound of Fields Of Troy can be described as alternative metal that sounds more American than Belgium.

After a short intro the 'real' album begins. "Cold Eyes" is the name of the opener that reminds of some Tool in the verse. It's the intonation that leads to this comparison while the guitars are very much US-inspired alternative metal.

"402" is one of the more aggressive song with some screams from frontman Louis Soenens included. Still the melodic parts don't go short. Especially the chorus is an almost catchy one, but however, the mighty riffs are definitely in the forefront.

Talking about riffs, there is a lot of Tremonti in Fields Of Troy's sound. The mentioned opener "Cold Eyes" is one of these tracks and "By Now" is another. The latter comes with some female vocals done by Mayken Hoessen which results in a song that has some potential and might get some airplay.

"The Passenger" is a more silent track that is a well placed break in the middle of the tracklist.

To sum up: Good album, good musicians, good rock music.

 

(7/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Intro
  2. Cold Eyes
  3. 402
  4. Chapel of Hate
  5. Copper Shores
  6. The Passage
  7. Sting
  8. By Now (feat. Mayan Hoessen)
  9. Static Flow (Bonus)

 

Label: Dice Industries

Genre: Alternative Metal

Release Date EU: February 28th, 2016

 

CD review FIELDS OF TROY "Hardship"
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CD review KILLSWITCH ENGAGE "Incarnate"

Veröffentlicht am 6. März 2016 von Markus W. in Killswitch Engage, Modern Metal, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, Groove Metal, News, CD Review

(8/10) "Incarnate" is Killswitch Engage's seventh attack that fully represents the band's DNA. Mighty songs, aggressive riffs, raging shouts and melodic moments, all this comes together on "Incarnate".

The opener "Alone I Stand" is a good choise, but the first highlight is named "Hate By Design" and the name says it all. This number is a brutal piece of music that comes with real heavy riffing, shouts and melodic vocal lines. Theme-wise it describes the habit of tearing down when we should be building up.

"Cut My Loose" follows, a song that has a total different expression. Of course it comes with the typcial Killswitch Engage aggressiveness, but in the end it comes with a dark vibe that reminds in the melodic section of grunge.

What you know from the band is what you get with "Strength of my Mind" before "Just Let Go" takes over the scene. This tune is another smasher on "Incarnate", a number that is busting with energy, even though it starts acoustic.

Killswitch Engage goes doom? Almost. "Embrace the Journey ... Upraised" begins slow and with a Pantera-like riff. This setup changes after a bit more than a minute when the five-piece flips the switch. The track develops into an angry metal anthem with a strong grooving hardcore punch.

"Quiet Distress" starts again with some acoustic guitars before the song kicks into gear. Hooks and riffs go in perfect harmony and on top of that the lyrics are also more than worth to follow.

"Until the Day I Die" is held less complex and goes straight into your face before "It Falls on Me" brings the melancholic part of Killswitch Engage back to forefront.

In general I have to say that the order of songs is done very well, since the next song, "The Great Deceit", is again an sonic wrecking ball. We're getting closer to the end. "We Carry On" is probably the most commercial song on the album by not smarming over. "Ascension" is a real bouncer. It's not the best song on the album but it is another neckbreaker on "Incarnate" that rounds off an exciting journey.

All in all "Incarnate" is a raging album that is eclectic and entertaining. It contains well-crafted songs that will grow over time. Once they're burned into your mind it's hard to get rid of them. Strong stuff.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Alone I Stand
  2. Hate By Design
  3. Cut Me Loose
  4. Strength of the Mind
  5. Just Let Go
  6. Embrace the Journey ... Upraised
  7. Quiet Distress
  8. Until the Day I Die
  9. It Falls on Me
  10. Th Great Deceit
  11. We Carry On
  12. Ascension

 

Label: Roadrunner Records

Genre: Melodic Metalcore

Release Date EU: March 11th, 2016

CD review KILLSWITCH ENGAGE "Incarnate"
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New SIXX:AM album end of April

Veröffentlicht am 5. März 2016 von Markus W. in Sixx:AM, Mötley Crüe, Hardrock, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, News

Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx has some time available these days to focus on his solo project Sixx:AM. The band, that includes next to the bass player also James Michael on lead vocals and DJ Ashba on guitar, will release "Prayers For the Damned" on April 29th and the longplayer will include the following songs:

  1. Rise
  2. You Have Come To The Right place
  3. I’m Sick
  4. Prayers For The Damned
  5. Better Man
  6. Can't Stop
  7. When We Were Gods
  8. Belly Of The Beast
  9. Everything Went To Hell
  10. The Last Time (My Heart Will Hit The Ground)
  11. Rise of the Melancholy Empire
New SIXX:AM album end of April
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CD review DROWNING POOL "Hellelujah"

Veröffentlicht am 13. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Drowning Pool, Modern Metal, News, Alternative Metal, Nu Metal, CD Review, New

(7/10) Drowning Pool aren't the fastest ones in releasing new records. They have a kind of three years rhythm in which they publish new stuff. Knowning that their last album "Resilience" was released in 2013 you could expect a new longplayer in 2016. And indeed, here it is.

"Hellelujah" is the name of this record that hosts 13 songs. Drowning Pool hasn't lost anything when it comes to power and groove. Riff attacks are spread all over and the rough but melodic vocal lines are well done. It needed 2-3 rounds in the player to really like this disc, since it reveals the quality after a while. 

"Push" opens the album that is a pure energizer, if you listen to it loud. "We are the Devil" is slower grooving with an ultracool chorus that reminds of the best days of the Cavalera Conspiracy, just that Drowning Pool was first.

The well-done "Snake Chamber" makes you think of Alice In Chains and the dynamic "Meet the Bullet" with the kids choir in the beginning and the melodic vocal lines is a plus factor on "Hellelujah".

There's also nothing wrong with the silent tunes like "Another Name" and all in all there is now filler on this disc. There is also no real killer on the album too, but since each ot the tunes has good stuff to offer, "Hellelujah" is worth to be discovered.

And even though I like the album there is an underlaying thing saying, that this kind of music has reached its peak already a few years ago. However, Drowning Pool is still Drowning Pool, the songs are good and that's what counts.

 

(7/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Push
  2. By the Blood
  3. Drop
  4. Hell to Pay
  5. We Are the Devil
  6. Snake Charmer
  7. My Own Way
  8. Goddamn Vultures
  9. Another Name
  10. Sympathy Depleted
  11. Stomping Ground
  12. Meet the Bullet
  13. All Saints Day

 

Label: Long Branch Records

Genre: Modern Metal

Release Date EU: February 5th, 2016

CD review DROWNING POOL "Hellelujah"
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CD review COMA7 "Hunger" (EP)

Veröffentlicht am 11. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Coma7, Nu Metal, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, Thrash Metal, CD Review, News

(7/10) Israeli five-piece Coma7 has an EP released that is worth to check-out. The guys play hard alternative metal that is embedded in Crossover-/ Nu Metal song structures. Even though the guys mention Lamb Of God and Refused as their main sources of influence I would say that their songs are more reflecting the glorious nineties when bands like Downset and Rage Against The Machine gained momentum.

The result is a groove metal five tracker that doesn't sound too bad. Each of the five songs is entertaining music that makes you jump around.

But "Hunger" is more than just an EP. For Coma7 the disc is also a tribute to their guitarist Eran, who was murdered under tragic circumstances.

The ones of you who want to see the band live on stage, there are some possibilities since they are on tour with Exumer right now.

 

(7/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. No More War
  2. One Day as a Slave
  3. Phnatom Syndrome
  4. Suicide
  5. Yeti

 

Label: Self-released

Genre: Modern Metal

Release Date EU: released already

CD review COMA7 "Hunger" (EP)
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TREMONTI festival dates for Europe

Veröffentlicht am 5. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Tremonti, Alter Bridge, Alternative Metal, Tour, News, Heavy Metal, Modern Metal, Post Grunge

Tremonti announced a few festival dates for Europe. Here they are:

27/5/16 - GER, Gelsenkirschen Rock in Revier

29/5/15 - GER, Munich Rockavaria 

05/6/16 - AUT, Vienna Rock In Vienna 

10/6/16 - FRA, Paris Download 

12/6/16 - UK, Download Fest

17/6/16 - FRA, Clisson Hellfest

19/6/16 - Bel, Graspop

24/6/16 - DEN, Copenhagen Copenhell 

TREMONTI festival dates for Europe
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Tracklist of new 3 DOORS DOWN album unveiled

Veröffentlicht am 30. Januar 2016 von Markus W. in 3 Doors Down, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Modern Metal, Rock, Alternative Rock, News

Grammy Award nominees 3 Doors Down will release a new album on March 11th. "Us and the Night", this is the title of the disc. "In the Dark" is one track on this longplayer and the tune is available for download already.

 

Tracklist:

  1. The Broken
  2. In The Dark
  3. Still Alive
  4. Believe It
  5. Living In Your Hell
  6. Inside Of Me
  7. I Don’t Wanna Know
  8. Pieces of Me
  9. Love Is A Lie
  10. Us And The Night
  11. Fell From The Moon
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CD review SANGUINE "Black Sheep"

Veröffentlicht am 29. Januar 2016 von Markus W. in Sanguine, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, News, CD Review, Lacuna Coil

(7/10) Sanguine are from Exeter, UK and the band's passion is modern metal. The guys started around 2004 and after some demos the debut is locked and loaded.

"Black Sheep" stands for modern metal that reminded me to Italian Lacuna Coil. Heavy guitar riffs, melodic female vocals with some additional male screams and a grooving songstructure are the red thread throughout this longplayer.

The whole thing doesn't sound bad, but it's also not really a new sound we get from the quartet. However, it's the unleashed power that is the benefit of this release.

The wildest tune on the album is "Social Decay". It's an angry number build on a heavy modern riff that is pretty cool. And it's a song that brings singer Tarin to her limits, and maybe even beyond. Her sreams are almost like the ones from The Great KAT (if you still can remember her) and I think it's a bit overdone. There are better moments on the album even though I like the raw punky energy of this highspeed tune.

Cool rockin' songs on "Black Sheep" are "Empty" that combines wildness with catchy melodies and the weird grooving "Save Me".

But Tarin Kerrey is far better when she's singing. The ballad "The Blue" fits far better to her voice and it's interesting enough that the band put two more silent tracks at the end. The closer "Whole World" is another ballad. A bit more powerful than "The Blue" but still a ballad.

The sound of "Black Sheep" is dynamic and forceful, but drums and bass sometimes come across too undifferenciated.

To sum up: Sanguine's new album is solid and energetic. Fans of female fronted modern metal can check out this album.

 

(7/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Breaking Out
  2. Pretty Girl
  3. Empty
  4. Save Me
  5. Carousel
  6. Breathe Out
  7. Black Sheep
  8. Social Decay
  9. The Blue
  10. Whole World

 

Label: OMN Label Services

Genre: Alternative Metal

Release Date EU: January 29th, 2016

CD review SANGUINE "Black Sheep"
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Interview with Tarin and Nick from SANGUINE

Veröffentlicht am 28. Januar 2016 von Markus W. in Sanguine, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, Rock, Heavy Metal, Nu Metal, Interview, News

UK-based alternative metal gang Sanguine releases their newest longplayer "Black Sheep" in January and Markus Heavy Music Blog took the chance to let bandleader Tarin and guitarist Nick explain a few interesting details.

 

Markus Heavy Music Blog: "Black Sheep", your new album, is ready to be released. Tell us a bit more about what the fans can expect on the new record.

Tarin: Something different! – We have always felt a bit like the Black Sheep of the record industry so we decided to make a record that reflected that. Each song is like it’s own world yet at the same time the songs go together as one body of work. There’s some out right brutal songs on the record mixed with much softer melodic tunes. We wanted to make a stand out record and think we have.

 

MHMB: The songs on the new album are hard grooving metal track like "Empty", songs build on a mighty riff. And there are tracks like "Breathe Out" which is a ballad. How would you describe the typical trademarks os Sanguine's sound?

Nick: I think our trademark sound is without doubt Tarin’s voice. She has a really recognisable voice and tone whether she is screaming her tits off or singing like an angel. You know it’s her instantly. I think it is this voice that lets us get away with experimenting with different genre’s etc – Tarin strings it all together. Also there is a general heaviness in even our softest songs – more a tone than anything. The song is more important than the genre to us. We have illustrated this by doing a piano and vocal only version of one of the heaviest song’s on the record. I suppose we wanted to say this is a song not a genre.

 

MHMB: 'Sanguine' means 'optimistic' and 'hopeful'. Is this how you are as band and individuals or where does the name come from? Or is it connected to the meaning of 'red'?

Tarin: It’s a bit of both and that’s exactly why we chose it. As individuals we are stone cold realists, very science/fact based, but we also have a dark humour that runs through us all. This comes out in the art and music. I would say we remain optimistic whilst being acutely aware that life can be hell on earth!

 

MHMB: The new longplayer follows the debut from 2012. How would you guys describe the development of your sound during those years?

Tarin: Quite a jump in some ways – You can hear we are definitely the same band but Black Sheep sounds less chaotic than the first record. Our first releases were demo’s so were not recorded as an album. Black Sheep was the first time we sat down and actually said ‘let’s make a record’.

 

Photo: Promotion

Photo: Promotion

MHMB: It took 4 years till you guys release "Black Sheep". What is the reasons that it took so much time? 

Nick: For us the time has flown because we have been so busy behind the scenes. We are 100% DIY and do everything ourselves from the music, to video’s and all the art work. After our first release we got offered a lot of record deals/publishing deals etc but they all wanted to be involved with us creatively and we thought it would mess up what we had. We also wanted Black Sheep to have a decent platform and chance of being heard. This means we had to build an international network of independent agents, managers, promoters etc who would work with us. Co-ordinating that is a massive task when you’re a small rock band – It paid off though and as a result we ended up travelling all over the world cutting deals with different people. We decided to go our own way and it paid off for us big time. We now have a small army of people behind us. This record has taken us to Sweden, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Berlin and Ibiza so far! We shot video’s in over half of those countries.

 

MHMB: When I listen to your new album I was reminded to Lacuna Coil. Can tell us a bit more about bands that influenced you as a band the most?

Tarin: We have lots of influences but funnily enough nearly all of mine are male. Mike Patton, Freddie Mercury are my two number one’s. I respect what Evanescence have done but wouldn’t say we sound like them, I like Christine Scabia’s vocal but my favourite female artist is probably Skin from Skunk Anansie.

Nick: I don’t listen to a great deal of female fronted music because there isn’t a great deal out there!! As Tarin said Skunk Anansie are high on the list – In This Moment are worth a mention to, I like what they are doing – I think Sanguine is actually trying to fill that exact gap! There just isn’t the variety yet in female fronted metal and we aim to change that.

 

MHMB: How about live shows supporting the new album? Are there any plans already?

Nick: Hell yes! We threw a Christmas party to say thanks to our fans and it was a blast. There’s footage on our youtube channel from that night – We plan to tour like crazy and are currently in talks in UK, Europe and Japan – Announcements will be coming thick and fast on the site very soon.

 

MHMB: I guess that "Black Sheep" will be released on CD and as download. Will there be also a vinyl version available? 

Tarin: There are various formats coming out, even a special Japanese edition! Vinyl hasn’t been discussed yet but I for one would love to see it printed so I better get on the phone to someone I guess?!

 

MHMB: Is there something more you want to share with the fans out there?

Tarin: Yes! – We are truly grateful for all the support we have had from fans over the last few years. THANK YOU for coming to our shows, buying our stuff and spreading the word….We love you all….2016 is going to be a big one….we’ll see you in the pit x

Photo: Promotion

Photo: Promotion

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CD review HIGH HOPES "Sights And Sounds"

Veröffentlicht am 26. Januar 2016 von Markus W. in High Hopes, Melodic Metalcore, Metalcore, Heavy Metal, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, News, CD Review

(8/10) Actually metalcore isn't my most favorite metal style, but High Hopes grabbed my attention. The band, founded in 2012, releases with "Sights And Sounds" their new longplayer that contains nine songs plus an intro.

"Pale Blue Dot" is the name of the spoken words start before with "The Callout" the first heavy moment kicks in. I would say, the song is more hardcore than metalcore, but who cares about details. It's anyhow a good start into the album. The next numbers are faster or more grooving metal tracks before the band gives you a moment to recover.

As a kind of halftime break High Hopes placed an acoustic intermezzo called "Nostalgic Thoughts" in the middle of the album. After one and a half minutes of a mire silent time "Manipulator" begins with a melodic riff. This continues and the guitarlines build a kind of contrast to the harsh shouts of Nick Brooks. The glue that keeps those parts together is a strong bassline and hard hitting drums.

The title track marks the end of this interesting record. Melodic guitars spreads some harmony before a wall of sound adds power to the tune. In the end it's an interction of rough and silent that  caracterizes "Sights & Sounds" which is one of the best tracks on the longplayer.

High Hopes have the benefit of the youth. They guys from Reading are wild and unbound and so is the album.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Pale Blue Dot
  2. The Callout
  3. Revelation
  4. Vanguard
  5. MLK
  6. Nostalgic Thoughts
  7. Manipulator
  8. Defender
  9. The Greater Plan
  10. Sights & Sounds

 

Label: Victory Records

Genre: Melodic Metalcore

Release Date EU: February 5th, 2016

CD review HIGH HOPES "Sights And Sounds"
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CD review PRONG "X - No Absolutes"

Veröffentlicht am 25. Januar 2016 von Markus W. in Prong, Groove Metal, Thrash Metal, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, News, CD Review

(9/10) You want it, you get it. This is basically what the new Prong album stands for. "X - No Absolutes" is the next strike of the New York-based groove metal masters and fully lives up to expectations. If you liked Prong in the past you will also highly appreciate the new longplayer.

"X - No Absolutes" is another climax for Prong after having release excellent longplayers like "Carved In Stone" and "Ruining Lives". It seems that the break fully re-energized the band and the new record can easily handle comparisons with earlier masterpieces such as "Beg To Differ" and "Prove You Wrong".

Another key factor for such a success is a consistancy in the line-up. Since 2012 the trio Victor, Christopher and Cruz represents Prong and after all the years those three guys stand together as a rock.

Like nobody else, Prong combines metal, thrash, hardcore and industrial to a melange that is quite unique. Tommy Victor created a musical identity which is so special that Prong songs can be immeditaely identified as such.

Already the first notes are 100% Prong. Victor's guitar sound brings your body instantly into motion. You want to move and bang your head while listening to "Ultimate Authority". This tune could have been on "Beg To Differ" too, no doubt. Time to breath afterwards? No. The fast "Sense of Ease" hits you like a wrecking ball and the mighty "Without Words" isn't less intense either.

In case you need some time to recover, you need to wait till you get to "Do Nothing". This number has some relaxed moments in the verse, before a melodic chorus brings back the power. "Do Nothing" is an interaction between loud and silent and presents a new Prong expression. Still, a very cool track.

The journey continues with the hard-hitting "Belief System" that is coming with a typical Prong riff.

In the end there is not even one filler on this album. After a bit of a bad patch in the beginning of this century Prong are back since a few years and they are stronger than ever.

"X - No Absolutes" is the best out of the last three Prong records. "Carved in Stone" and "Ruining Lives" have been good discs, but the new longplayer convinces with a constant high level quality that makes Prong to a really thrilling metal act.

You want it, you buy it, you listen to it. Pure Prong.

 

(9/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Ultimate Authority
  2. Sense of Ease
  3. Without Words
  4. Cut And Dry
  5. No Absolutes
  6. Do Nothing
  7. Belief System
  8. Soul Sickness
  9. In Spite of Hinderances
  10. Ice Runs Through My Veins
  11. Worth Pursuing
  12. With Dignity
  13. Universal Law (Bonus)

 

Label: SPV/Steamhammer

Genre: Groove Metal

Release Date EU: February 5th, 2016

CD review PRONG "X - No Absolutes"
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Live review TREMONTI / THE RAVEN AGE, 013, Tilburg, 19.12.2015

Veröffentlicht am 21. Dezember 2015 von Markus W. in Tremonti, The Raven Age, Rock, Alternative Metal, Modern Metal, Grunge, Post Grunge, Live Review, News

It feels like Mark Tremonti having a good relationship with The Netherlands. I can't remember him touring through Europe without having at least listed one show in the Holland. Also this time the tour stopped in the Benelux country and it has been second to last before the band goes into a well deserved x-mas vacation period.

Before playing Zwolle the day after it was the 013 in Tilburg that hosted the band on this Saturday night. Unfortunately Tremonti only played the smaller hall, which was sold out in no time. The attempt of moving to the bigger hall failed, which was a pity for everybody that couldn't get a ticket. But for the ones being part of the show, this concert became an awesome one in a quite intimate sphere.

But before Mark Tremonti and his gang could enter the stage it was up to The Raven Age to heat up the audience. The guys from London are around since 2009; at least this is when the Dan Wright and George Harris founded the band. It took till 2013 to get things more shaped, which was also the year when the band published their debut EP - the only release till this day.

However, The Raven Age has played many shows, supporting e.g. Masterdon and Delain. That the guys learnt a lot during those past shows was clearly visible in Tilburg that evening. The five dudes played a really good show that was very much appreciated by the fans. Even though must of them came for Tremonti, The Rave Age rocked the 013 and got a lot of applause. Their powerful modern- / alternative metal was perceived very well and the venue was already quite packed while the London-based five-piece played their set. 

For the ones who might missed the guys, there is a new chance, since they will be the opening act for Iron Maiden's "Book Of Souls" world tour. Knowing that George Harris' family name isn't coinsidentaly the same as the one from the might Maiden bass player, Steve is his father, not a too big surpise.

After a not too long break it was time for the master himself. Mark Tremonti and his band entered the stage. The beginning couldn't have been more furious than with the title track "Cauterize". Tremonti seems to enjoy releasing the metal beast with his solo project. Not that Alter Bridge, his main band, playing soft stuff, but the really heavy songs are reserved for Tremonti.

"Flying Monkeys" for example sounds already brutal on the album, but the live version was even harder. What a riff, man! Soundgarden in their earlier days came to my mind immediately. Talking about grunge influences, also the more moderate "All I Was" from the debut was played and sounded damn cool. OK, there was actually no number on the setlist that wasn't a treat for a true metalhead's ears.

Regardless if it's the more melancholic "Dark Trip" or the speed metal influenced "Arm Yourself", both from "Cauterize", these songs just rock. Those tunes just turned the venue into a madhouse and if you would have asked the fans, this show could have gone forever.

And even though Mark Tremonti is the mainman I also want to mention the band that supported him. Eric Friedman, Garrett Whitlock and Tanner Keegan build with their excellent play the foundation for this wall of sound that night in Tilburg.

But after 15 songs and around 80 minutes playtime, things came to an end. "Wish You Well" marked the end of a fantastic show of a great musican that stand with both feet on the ground. Cool guy, cool show, cool musician.

I'm already looking forward to early summer 2016 when we can expect Tremonti back in Europe, than even with new songs in the backpack.

Live review TREMONTI / THE RAVEN AGE, 013, Tilburg, 19.12.2015

Setlist Tremonti:

  1. Cauterize
  2. You Waste Your Time
  3. All I Was
  4. So You're Afraid
  5. Flying Monkeys
  6. The Things I've Seen
  7. Radical Change
  8. Dark Trip
  9. Brains
  10. All That I Got
  11. Arm Yourself
  12. Decay
  13. Another Heart
  14. Sympathy
  15. Wish You Well

 

Setlist The Raven Age:

  1. Uprising
  2. Promisded Land
  3. The Death March
  4. Trapped Within the Shadows
  5. Eye Among the Blind
  6. Merciful One
  7. Salem's Angel (Intro by a drum solo)
  8. Angel in Disgrace

 

 

Location: 013, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Date: 19.12.2015

 

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CD review STEAK NUMBER EIGHT "Kosmokoma"

Veröffentlicht am 29. November 2015 von Markus W. in Steak Number Eight, Rock, Post Metal, Modern Metal, Sludge, CD Review, News

(7/10) Belgium post-metal gang Steak Number Eight put a fresh piece of meat on the barbeque. It's called "Kosmokoma", it's their thrid release and contains eleven tracks.

When it comes to the sound of the new longplayer not that much changed for the Belgian four-piece. Brent Vannesta and his dudes wrote again wild tunes that are sometimes durious and crazy ("Return of Kolomon"), sometimes mighty slo-mo ("Gravity Giants") and sometimes spot-on ("Your Soul Deserves To Die Twice").

All this shows the diversity of the music Steak Number Eight delivers on their new longplayer. "Kosmokoma" is an album that isn't easy going. It takes some time to get into it, but after a while each songs reveals it's full beauty. 

In case you're looking for a party soundtrack or some headbanging stuff you should go for some other releases. "Kosmokoma" demands time, endurance and focus. It's worth to invest all this. The songs will reward you after a while.

Everything said.

 

(7/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Return of the Kolomon
  2. Your Soul Deserves to Die Twice
  3. Principal Features of the Cult
  4. Gravity Giants
  5. Charades
  6. Knows Sees Tells All
  7. Claw it in Your Eyes
  8. It Might be The Lights
  9. Cheating the Gallows
  10. Future Sky Batteries
  11. Space Punch

 

Label: Indie Recording

Genre: Post Metal

Release Date EU: November 20th, 2015

CD review STEAK NUMBER EIGHT "Kosmokoma"
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DROWNING POOL announce a new LP

Veröffentlicht am 21. November 2015 von Markus W. in Drowning Pool, News, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, Nu Metal

Platinum selling metal act Drowning Pool have announced their plans to release an all new LP titled "Hellelujah" on January 22nd, 2016 via Long Branch Records/SPV in Europe.

"We're excited as hell to announce the release of our new record titled HELLELUJAH" says the band. "This is the most metal record from Drowning Pool to date. Be on the lookout for the new single. Can we get a Hellelujah!? Amen!"


More details will follow.

Photo: David Jackson Photography (Promotion)

Photo: David Jackson Photography (Promotion)

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