Post Tagged with: "CDs"

Septicflesh Codex Omega cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:37 / Reviews - Comments

Septicflesh - Codex Omega

Goddamn, it makes me feel old remembering the times when Septic Flesh hadn’t really debuted with a full-length or had their “demo” reviewed in the local press… the early 90s; time flies and nearly three decades later and a brief four year “hiatus”, the band now presents its tenth album, which is as one would have expected, a...
Pink Cream 69 Headstrong cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 11/06/2017 - 01:06 / Reviews - Comments

Pink Cream 69 - Headstrong

I must admit that I found the last PC69 album, 2012’s “Ceremonial”, to be a little underwhelming… just a bit like the first couple of Readman albums that felt transitional and didn’t manage to shake off the ghost of Andi Deris’ departure, until “Electrified” that really managed to show a Readman fronted version of...
Dr. Living Dead! Cosmic Conqueror cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 11/05/2017 - 00:34 / Reviews - Comments

Dr. Living Dead! - Cosmic Conqueror

Dr Living Dead! are a Swedish quarter that performs a sort of crossover thrash, that’s nerdy and sci/fi movie inspired. Their closest musical cousins would be Municipal Waste and Gama Bomb, while fellow Swedes FKU, who are also “movie/horror” inspired are not a million mile away, but much closer to my tastes.   The main thing that turns me...
Serenity Lionheart cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 11/04/2017 - 00:33 / Reviews - Comments

Serenity - Lionheart

Serenity is an Austrian Power metal band that has been since the new millennium, but actively releasing in the past decade or so with a rather steady output of albums, which also featured female vocals as a standard in the past. They’ve nuanced and refined their sound and have gone from strength to strength, especially in the past few years.   They are...
Wintersun The Forest Seasons cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Thu, 11/02/2017 - 00:56 / Reviews - Comments

Wintersun - The Forest Seasons

Wintersun managed single handedly to polarize the metal community, by their antics. While Jari Mäenpää started the band as a side project to Ensiferum although he was still a member, he did leave the band in 2004 to concentrate on them. While the first couple of releases were highly regarded, especially “Time I”, it has taken him almost...
Argus From Fields of Fire cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Wed, 11/01/2017 - 00:37 / Reviews - Comments

Argus - From Fields of Fire

Not to be confused with other bands with the same name, this American quintet return some four years after the rather respectable “Beyond the Martyrs” with their fourth album. Having been around for a dozen years, they haven’t had any serious missteps and have kept the quality control of their releases rather high.   Things are no different...
Portrait Burn the World cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 10/31/2017 - 00:57 / Reviews - Comments

Portrait - Burn the World

Metal Blade might have relied mostly on extreme metal and new-sound bands in the past few years, but they still know how to pick some fairly decent classic metal bands, when it comes to it. Sweden’s Portrait have been around for about a dozen years… they’ve released four albums (this one included) and they do subscribe to the occult style of...
Fiction Syxx Tall Dark Secrets cover
Submitted by thanos on Mon, 10/30/2017 - 00:18 / Reviews - Comments

Fiction Syxx - Tall Dark Secrets

Fiction Syxx is a newcomer that consists of well-known musicians that have proven their music value over the years and have offered us great music on the whole. The band was formed by vocalist, guitarist & songwriter Mark Allen Lanoue (Chasing Karma, Biloxi), who brought the multi-talented guitarist, songwriter & producer JK Northrup (King Kobra, XYZ), his...
Steelheart Through Worlds of Stardust cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 10/29/2017 - 00:58 / Reviews - Comments

Steelheart - Through Worlds of Stardust

Instead of describing Miljenko Matijevic as the guy who sung in the movie Rockstar, as some British asshat journalist did, I’d say that he’s the very successful leader of a band that almost made it in the early 90s before grunge took over and before he almost lost his life after a freak accident where a whole rail of lights fell onto him, severely...
Power Quest Sixth Dimension cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 10/27/2017 - 23:50 / Reviews - Comments

Power Quest - Sixth Dimension

I will not pussyfoot about it; there are a bunch of bands I do not like in power metal, with the exception of a “few” tunes and Dragonforce, are a prime example of that, as their simplified and ultrafast style doesn’t really cut it for me… and guess what, Steve Williams was their initial keyboard player, during the demo years, before the...