TEZURA is another cool band to check out. Answering musicians: Timo (Vocals, Guitar), Phil (Guitar), Max (Bass), Luke (Drums). Answers representative for the whole band are marked by “Tezura”. Anders Ekdahl ©2019 Continue reading


DIGITAL VERSION OF OKTA KHORA OUT TODAY !! “This may come as a surprise, but MONOLITHE and LES ACTEURS DE L’OMBRE have decided to release the band’s new album “Okta Khora” in its digital version TODAY. You can listen and buy the album in its entirety right now at the following location: https://monolithe.bandcamp.com Full album Videos 1/ Okta Khora (Part 1) Title : https://youtu.be/71MNLpWD1_Y Introductory video about this song’s concept: https://youtu.be/6sJWBAnCczA 2/Onset of the Eighth Cycle Title : https://youtu.be/a1zuTTDnjFU Pre-orders of CDs and Vinyls have also started : https://lesacteursdelombre.net/product-category/bands/monolithe/ Why an early digital release? It has happened before and it… Continue reading

MARA “Rök”

MARA “Rök” (Immortal Frost Production) This is the stuff you should support if you like black metal inspired by the greats. Nobody can deny the importance of Mayhem’s debut album. And this album follows in that tradition. Cold and dark black metal with an aura of mysticism. This is some really cool stuff. I only discovered this band at this year’s Gamrocken but it turned me into a huge fan. So much so that I tracked down the previous two albums. It is really cool when you find a new band that impresses the hell outta you, like MARA did.… Continue reading

BLIGHTMASS “Severed From Your Soul”

BLIGHTMASS “Severed From Your Soul” (Great Dane Records) Back in the day Floridian death metal was da shit. Bands like Death, Malevolent Creation, Morbid Angel and a handful more rocked my world. Then came the whole Swedish scene and blew my world away. To this day I am still a major fan of these kinds of death metal. So when a band comes along that mixes the two, I for one sit up and take notice. This debut album from French/American BLIGHTMASS is one hell of a death metal assault. If you like your death metal heavy and thick and… Continue reading

CARCARIASS “Planet Chaos”

CARCARIASS “Planet Chaos” (Great Dane Records) This is a band name that I have come upon several times during the years but never really gotten round to check out. I have no particular reason for not having checked them out. This is supposedly some sort of technical death metal. That in itself doesn’t say too much. But think old Coroner, a bit Atheist and you might be a bit on the way to understanding what this sounds like. And since I like both Coroner and Atheist a lot this is right up my alley. This might not be the most… Continue reading

THE END AD ”Badlands”

THE END AD ”Badlands” (Fastball Music) Everything about this screams 80s crossover metal. From the band name to the album cover art to the band photos. And since I am a child of that era this is right up my block. If you like me liked stuff like M O D, S O D, D R I, Mace etc. you will like this too. This chugs and thrashes like there is no tomorrow. A real punch in the face, or as we say in Swedish; “en ren jävla smocka”. This album really woke me up from my slumber. I don’t… Continue reading


FATEFUL FINALITY ”Executor” (Fastball Music) With an album title like “Executor” you don’t expect an album full of romantical love songs. I expect a thrash album in good old Teutonic style. I don’t know how much this album follows in a Teutonic tradition but it does thrash like a beast. This is my first encounter with FATEFUL FINALITY but from what I hear here I gotta check this one out further. Because this is some really cool stuff. To place it on the thrash scale it would end up somewhere between aggressive and brutal. There is not much melodic thrash… Continue reading

INADREAM ”No Songs For Lovers”

INADREAM ”No Songs For Lovers” (Echozone) I grew up with punk in the 70s and it is pretty much my first love in music yet I haven’t been that keen on it for years, even though I still love it. So whenever an album comes along that promises to be punk I take extra notice. INADREAM might be punky but listening to this I get more a new wave feeling, perhaps even a slight gothic feel too. Much more The Jam than The Clash so to speak. But since I don’t mind The Jam I have no problem with this… Continue reading

WARDRESS ”Dress For War”

WARDRESS ”Dress For War” (Fastball Music) I gotta admit that I struggle with this band’s name, WARDRESS. It doesn’t really feel right saying because to me it says wardress but I guess to the band it say war dress. But hey, that is just me being me. So don’t pay too much attention to me babbling on. Musically there is nothing strange about this. This is at times to my ears classic speed metal the way it was played in the 80s. And since I love speed metal there is no reason for me to not like this too. There… Continue reading