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Downes Braide Association Skyscraper Souls cover
Submitted by thanos on Thu, 01/04/2018 - 01:08 / Reviews - Comments

Downes Braide Association - Skyscraper Souls

I had the luck to have been following DBA since they were formed (around 5 years ago) and to have listened to both the debut and their sophomore releases. I do think (and I’m not the only one) that there’s quite some music chemistry between these two musicians and the evidence is that they have already released their third studio album. After all, Geoff...
Crawler Hell Sweet Hell cover
Submitted by eric on Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:42 / Reviews - Comments

Crawler - Hell Sweet Hell

Majestically carving a shimmering swath of sophisticated, symphonic bad-assery out of Cremona/Lombardy Italy is the seasoned power metal quintet Crawler, which on May 31st released its monster twelve track opus of a sophomore full-length, “Hell Sweet Hell”, on digital format under Valery Records. Game of Thrones adepts will surely revel in the...
Ancient Empire The Tower cover
Submitted by eric on Sun, 12/31/2017 - 13:18 / Reviews - Comments

Ancient Empire - The Tower

Eureka! I’m thrilled beyond words to announce I’ve found a prime candidate for my heavy metal album of the year in Ancient Empire’s third and latest offering, “The Tower”, released in December under the irrefutably reputable Stormspell Records. That said, each subsequent listen of Joe Lizst’s storied and masterfully composed...
Cardiant Mirrors cover
Submitted by eric on Sun, 12/31/2017 - 01:43 / Reviews - Comments

Cardiant - Mirrors

Put it down to seasonal affective disorder or simply a festive spirit but I’m currently enamoured by eclectically cool, techno-ish power metal whirligigs such as Beyond Visions, Hammerforce and Cardiant. This last, from Hämeenlinna, Finland, has been twirling its luminous n’ numinous bâton since 2000 with an impressive run of demos, singles...
Major Parkinson Blackbox cover
Submitted by thanos on Sat, 12/30/2017 - 21:33 / Reviews - Comments

Major Parkinson - Blackbox

This Norwegian band with the “strange” name, which also plays kinda “weird” music, is back with their new, fourth, studio album, three years after their previous one “Twilight Cinema”. Those who are aware of the band know what to expect in a way, at least… but those who haven’t heard of them before will be totally...
WildeStarr Beyond the Rain cover
Submitted by eric on Sat, 12/30/2017 - 15:13 / Reviews - Comments

WildeStarr - Beyond the Rain

Anthony Bourdain, the World renowned chef and author, once said never trust your stomach to a restaurant named after its owner(s) but the husband and wife team dominating WildeStarr lay any musically correlating fears to rest as far as its third release, “Beyond the Rain”, released last month under Scarlet Records, is concerned. In other words, Dave...
Tankist Unhuman cover
Submitted by eric on Sat, 12/30/2017 - 15:11 / Reviews - Comments

Tankist - Unhuman

Holy mackerel! If you’re searching for waspish yet fresh and original thrash well-versed in “politburo” topics, as well as recent terrorist fueled mayhem look no further than Võru, Estonia’s Tankist and their mind-raping full-length debut, “Unhuman”, which features nine protean face-scrapers sure to leave an indelible mark...
Black Water Rising Electrified cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 12/30/2017 - 01:38 / Reviews - Comments

Black Water Rising - Electrified

Black Water Rising is a Brooklyn based quartet returning with their third album after a few years in the wilderness that seem to have done little to slow down Rob Traynor (vocals & guitar) and his chums, Mike Meselsohn (drums), Oddie Mclaughlin (bass) and Dennis Kimak (guitar). Their style is a groovy rock/metal with lots of swagger, in the vein of BLS, and...
Lyinheart Scars n Tattoos cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 12/29/2017 - 01:16 / Reviews - Comments

Lyinheart - Scars N Tattoos

Lyinheart is a hard rock band, out of Waterloo, Iowa, USA. They’ve been quietly banging away for more than a dozen years or so, now releasing their 5th full-length album entitled “Scars N Tattoos”   They sound an awful lot like early Motley Crue, especially their singer Ted Smalley seems to be doing an uncanny Vince impersonation; the band...
Jono Life
Submitted by rockavlon on Thu, 12/28/2017 - 01:09 / Reviews - Comments

Jono - Life

Swedes Jono are a band built around the talents of one Johan Norrby, who initially wanted to do a solo project (hence their name – the first two letters of his name and surname), but eventually they turned into a full time band. The easiest way to describe them is Sparks meets Queen. They are idiosyncratic, like the former and eclectic and bold with their...