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The Haunted Strength in Numbers cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:06 / Reviews - Comments

The Haunted - Strength in Numbers

The Haunted after a couple of albums that were pretty strong and Slayer influenced early on, while they were still in Earache and fronted by a drama queen vocalist, took a turn for the better and the worse, with their promotion to Century Media’s roster and at the same time the introduction of the much more workmanlike Marco Aro.   The band went...
Anubis Gate Covered in Black cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Wed, 08/30/2017 - 00:04 / Reviews - Comments

Anubis Gate - Covered in Black

You know what? You have to show a certain amount of respect to a band like Anubis Gate; they’ve been going on since the early 00s and have kept releasing albums, despite a record company going bust, their vocalist departing and the larger audience not listening, at least not in droves…   Somehow, almost poppy “prog” which happens to...
Alpha Tiger cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 08/29/2017 - 00:02 / Reviews - Comments

Alpha Tiger - Alpha Tiger

Alpha Tiger is a band from Saxony that for some reason seemed to be getting traction after a bunch of releases despite being a second rate, retro sounding band with semi-decent ideas and a singer with a very annoying pitch and timbre, the loss of which, a couple of years ago led them to hiring a new kid by the name of Benjamin Jaino and thus a certain move into a...
Queens Of The Stone Age Villains cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 08/28/2017 - 00:21 / Reviews - Comments

Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains

Getting high on paint fumes from a wooden windowpane I just finished repainting to protect from the elements, I’m trying too hard to figure out, what place QOTSA are trying to occupy in the modern music scene and who they could be taking their cues from… and I’m dazed and confused and no it’s not Zeppelin.   With only Homme having...
Les Friction Dark Matter cover
Submitted by thanos on Sun, 08/27/2017 - 13:11 / Reviews - Comments

Les Friction - Dark Matter

I’ve been longing for this album for some 5 years now. Finally, the guys from Les Friction returned with the second part of the story that began on their homonymous debut. The second part of the story takes place in 2051 AD. Dark Matter is growing to consume the universe’s home dimension. While traveling to other dimensions to escape their realities at...
Steven Wilson To the Bone cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 08/26/2017 - 00:32 / Reviews - Comments

Steven Wilson - To the Bone

Well, while I do like Porcupine Tree, almost as much as the next man does, this “deification” of Steven Wilson and perception that he has the Midas touch and as such, everything he does or produces is amazing, doesn’t quite sit well with me. I mean some of his solo works and projects are great, there’s no denying that. After all, he’s...
Rage Seasons of the Black cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 08/22/2017 - 23:27 / Reviews - Comments

Rage - Seasons of the Black

You can’t blame Rage for being slouchy, no sir. They have been active for more than thirty years and this one inclusive have released twenty three albums, the LMO project, countless live albums an EPs and have always delivered pretty consistently both in the studio as well as on the stage… never releasing a “bad” album.   “...
Venom Inc Avé cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:55 / Reviews - Comments

Venom Inc - Avé

Well, what made Venom initially a force to be reckoned with but also fun to listen, was their rock n roll inspire “black” metal, a term they actually coined themselves along with a few more and their toon-ey alcohol fueled pseudo-satanic lyrics that were just pure mayhem. Things went south, with the unholy trinity starting to lose embers after “...
Paradise Lost Medusa cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 08/19/2017 - 23:52 / Reviews - Comments

Paradise Lost - Medusa

Paradise Lost was probably the head of the triumvirate of Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride and Anathema, three of the strongest doom/death metal bands that came out of Britain in the 90s single-handedly signaling the shift in musical opinion as far as metal is concerned in the British Isles. By far the most successful of the bunch, Paradise Lost did really make a mark...
Accept The Rise of Chaos cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 08/19/2017 - 00:12 / Reviews - Comments

Accept - The Rise of Chaos

Accept, unfortunately since their reunion without Udo, have been on a decline turning into a hollow shadow of their former selves. Despite the relative euphoria that “Blood of Nations” caused being the first time something was heard from a band that was presumed to be dead and buried and relatively solid live performances, the albums that followed were...