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An Abstract Illusion – Illuminate The Path Review

Posted on: August 18th, 2016 | by | in Allgemein

Band: An Abstract Illusion Album: Illuminate The Path Label: Independent Genre: Ambient/Progressive Death Metal Country: Sweden Release Date: July 27th, 2016 Finding a good metal band from Sweden isn’t really that difficult. Finding a set of reapers that “resembles” the usual ambient riffing models and not sounding “similar” to them at the same time is quite a feat though. But going through the very definition of that achievement means that something strong has to come from the listener. Well, An Abstract Illusion certainly meets you […]

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Pÿlon – A Lament Review

Posted on: July 29th, 2016 | by | in Allgemein

Band: Pÿlon Album: A Lament Genre: Doom Metal Label: Roxx Records Country: Sweden Release Date: July 29th, 2016 If there’s a best kept secret of the Swiss metal scene, it might just be the doom metal band Pÿlon.  They’ve been pumping out solid albums for years now, with A Lament measuring in as their seventh full length release.  Heavily influenced by the likes of Black Sabbath, Candlemass, and Trouble, Pÿlon nonetheless brings their own cathartic brand of doom metal to […]

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Grand Magus – Sword Songs Review

Posted on: July 18th, 2016 | by | in Allgemein

Band: Grand Magus Album: Sword Songs Label: Nuclear Blast Records Genre: Power Metal / Doom Metal Country: Sweden Release Date: May 13, 2016 Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. There’s a band from Sweden that writes songs about Vikings. The first band that probably comes to mind is the one that’s notable for doing it, like Amon Amarth. No, I’m not talking about those Norsemen, but another group of Norsemen from Sweden. Originally, Grand Magus didn’t start out […]

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Forteresse – Thèmes Pour La Rébellion Review

Posted on: July 17th, 2016 | by | in Allgemein

Band: Forteresse Album: Thèmes Pour La Rébellion Genre: Black Metal Label: Sepulchral Productions Country: Canada (Québec) The new Forteresse album is finally here! It was without a doubt my most anticipated release of 2016. Because to me Forteresse has never disappointed, they’re probably a perfect black metal band. I know that’s quite the statement, but I stand by it. First off, Forteresse is a band that burns with passion for what they’re doing. The love for their heritage and history […]

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Gojira – Magma Review

Posted on: July 8th, 2016 | by | in Allgemein

Band: Gojira Album: Magma Label: Roadrunner Records Genre: Progressive Death Metal / Groove Metal Country: France Release Date: June 17th, 2016 It took Gojira quite a while to release their new album “Magma”. In fact, it has been four years since the release of their previous masterpiece “L’Enfant Sauvage”. After having heard that album you’ll definitely understand how high the expectations were for this one. For many people, me including, this is the most anticipated album of the year. I consider Gojira one of my favorite bands and […]

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Schammasch – Triangle Review

Posted on: June 23rd, 2016 | by | in Allgemein

Band: Schammasch Album: Triangle Genre: Black Metal Label: Prosthetic Records Country: Switzerland Release Date: April 29th, 2016 I have to admit that I didn’t know this band before writing this review, and when I listened to them for the first time I completely fell in love. Triangle is the third album and it’s divided in three parts. It’s a concept album as well. Schammasch’s lyrics have plenty of esotheric content, this was one of the things that made me love this album so […]

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Hellyeah – Unden!able Review

Posted on: June 21st, 2016 | by | in Allgemein

Band: Hellyeah Album: Unden!able Genre: Groove Metal, Heavy Metal Label: Eleven Seven Country: USA Release Date: June 3, 2016 Hellyeah is a groove metal supergroup consisting of former Mudvayne vocalist Chad Grey, guitarist Tom Maxwell from Nothingface, drummer Vinnie Paul of Pantera along with Kyle Sanders and Christian Brady who do bass and rhythm guitar respectively. The band has created quite a following for themselves since their start in 2006 due to star power, extensive touring and five albums of […]

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Third Ion – Biolith Review

Posted on: June 20th, 2016 | by | in Allgemein

Band: Third Ion Album: Biolith Genre: Progressive Metal Label: Glasstone Records Country: Canada Release Date: July 8th, 2016 Third Ion is a Canadian progressive metal band with a bright future in sight. Their sophomore album “Biolith” takes to you to an amazing interstellar-mind-bending trip, whether you like to travel or not. Have you ever dreamed about exploring the universe while blasting some awesome music? Say no more, Here comes Third Ion! What is that makes this band so amazing?, You’ve […]

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Wode – Wode Review

Posted on: June 2nd, 2016 | by | in Allgemein

Band: Wode Album: Wode Genre: Black Metal Label: Broken Limbs Recordings Country: England Release Date: April 8th 2016 Already hailed by many as what will be the “black metal album of the year” or “debut album of the year”, Wode stirred the black metal community quite a bit with their self-titled debut. No wonder then, that after reading all these laudatory comments my hopes were high, and I was expecting an album that was no less than stunning. So when […]

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Ragnarok – Psychopathology Review

Posted on: May 22nd, 2016 | by | in Allgemein

Band: Ragnarok Album: Psycopathology Genre: Black Metal Label: Agonia Records Country: Norway Release Date: March 25th, 2016 Norway has given us so many good black metal bands like the one I will talk about now, Ragnarok. They are in the scene since the 90’s so it’s pretty fair to say this is a band with much history. Psycopathology is their album number ten and it’s filled with powerful and great songs. Ragnarok’s first works were in the same path as the […]

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