ATTEMPTED LIFE “Pangaea”

ATTEMPTED LIFE
“Pangaea”
(Inverse)
It seems that under every rock in Finland lives a metal band. By the rate I come upon new to me bands from Finland there will soon be nothing but metal bands for the Finns to enjoy. But all jokes aside, I had no idea that there were that many bands that I hadn’t heard of. This Finnish band is to my ears more akin towards HC. Continue reading

BATTLERAGE “The Slaughter Returns”

BATTLERAGE
“The Slaughter Returns”
(Metal On Metal)
I was late in discovering BATTLERAGE, as I think many with me were, so it wasn’t until their third album that I got into them. But then it was love at first sight. So in my quest to learn more about them I’ve gone all the way back to the first album. When I hear albums like this it gets me thinking of songs off of Iron Maiden’s albums from Piece Of Mind and Powerslave Continue reading

BATTLERAGE “Blood Fire Steel”

BATTLERAGE
“Blood Fire Steel”
(Metal On Metal)
This is the second album from the Chilean metalgods BATTLERAGE. I have a fondness for metal that is epic and bigger than life. It’s such a thrill hearing a band playing metal that feel like it could move mountains and part seas. This one continues in the same style as the “The Slaughter Returns” ended. Perhaps a tad better and more focused. Continue reading

BULLETBELT “Down In The Cold Of The Grave”

BULLETBELT
“Down In The Cold Of The Grave”
(Headless Horseman)
New Zealand black metal might not sound like a too enticing entity but from what I heard on the MCD they released in 2011 this is not your ordinary black metal crap. There was something extra to that CD that made me take notice. Don’t know how much pure/true black metal this is really. I’d say it has got a more blackish thrash edge to the sound. Continue reading

CLOCK PARADOX “Egotheism”

CLOCK PARADOX
“Egotheism”
(Inverse)
OK, I’ll bite. What the hell is a clock paradox? Is that when time travels backwards? Don’t know the answer to that one and don’t really care that much either. After all it is just music and not some advanced philosophy class at the uni. If there is such a thing as progressive death metal then this comes pretty close to that without sounding like Death. Continue reading

DEVIL I KNOW “S/T”

DEVIL I KNOW
“S/T”
(Inverse).
Don’t know anybody I’d describe as the devil even if I’ve come upon enough assholes that could be described as anything but good. I have no specific feel for this band. They could be anything yet I kinda hope that they’ll be alone the lines of Danzig around the first three- four albums. But seeing as this has very little to do with Danzig I need to re-think my whole approach. Continue reading