Belgian metal ain’t nothing like Belgian chocolate. Were one is highly regarded the other has almost fallen back into the unknown. But there are hopes for the Belgian metal scene. SAILLE being one example. Dennie answered my questions. Anders Ekdahl ©2013 Continue reading

EXARSIS “The Brutal State”

“The Brutal State”
There is something special about the art work of the old LPs. Not only is it larger and easier to look at but there also seem to be a more artistic approach to it. Like it is a canvas and not a cover. Which is why I like the old thrash metal covers of the 80s. Lately I’ve noticed that with the new wave of thrash that sweeps over us the really cool covers have made a comeback. Continue reading

GRIMNOTE “Screaming Underground”

“Screaming Underground”
I have no problem with any sort of music (with the exception of white pride bullshit and stuff like that). I like all kinds of hardrock and metal as well as anything else that I find good. Which is why I like most things that I get to hear. It is just a matter of where on the good scale they end up. Continue reading

IBRIDOMA “Night Club”

“Night Club”
(SG Records)
To be honest with you this is another one that I have no idea what to expect from. This could very well end up among my new faves or just as well fall back into obscurity. But that is what’s great about this. You get to discover new acts that you never would have otherwise. Continue reading

ICONS OF BRUTALITY “Between Glory And Despair”

“Between Glory And Despair”
(Cyclone Empire)
It’s no secret that I don’t get trends and fads. I have no idea what’s new today and I really don’t care. All I’m concerned with is if I like what I hear. I couldn’t care less if it is the latest hip album I’m listening to. Hence my lacking knowledge of new metalcore or why I never ever cared for emocore. ICONS OF BRUTALITY will never ever be accused of being trendy. Continue reading

ISOLATED “Demonical Conspiracy”

“Demonical Conspiracy”
In the 80s I made a great discovery. I found out that Mexico had a great metal scene but few got outside of the country got to hear. Over the years I’ve come upon some really cool Mexican acts that I still to this day treasure. The sound is raw to the point of being crude in a way that I like. Continue reading