YOUR TOMORROW ALONE “Ordinary Lives”

YOUR TOMORROW ALONE
“Ordinary Lives”
(MyKingdom)
I used to worship at the altar of My Dying Bride. For a long time I couldn’t get enough of them. I played their records constantly. But then all of a sudden I missed out on a couple of albums and my obsession with them waned off. I still to this day buy everything with them that I can find and I still love their music but I’m much more controlled in my love for them. I don’t think I’ll ever feel like that for Italian Your Tomorrow Alone but if they are 50-75% of what My Dying Bride/Paradise Lost/Anathema where when they shook my world in the 90s then I’ll be in for a grand voyage. Continue reading

ACEPHALIX


I can’t remember how I came upon ACEPHALIX in the first place but I must have read about them
somewhere and then decided to check them, out. What I heard made me think bolt Thrower crossed with Amebix and with a very strong crust feel to their metal. KH / Kyle House Guitar, LI / Luca Indrio Bass, DB / DanIel Butler Vocals. Anders Ekdahl ©2012
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ANIHILATED

ANIHILATED is a classic British thrash metal band that has had its share of turmoil but now seem to be back for good. There’s always place for the good guys and Anihilated are certainly worth of any praise given. Anders Ekdahl ©2012
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WELICORUSS

There is no denying that it only takes one band to open the flood gates. Had it not been for the success of Arkona I’m sure that we’d seen less bands from ex Soviet countries making it onto records on European labels. One that would have made an impact any which way is WELICORUSS. Anders Ekdahl ©2012 Continue reading

DRAKKAR “When Lightning Strikes”

DRAKKAR
“When Lightning Strikes”
(My Kingdom)
This was like a bolt of lightning from a clear sky. Drakkar hasn’t been on my radar for a good few years now but apparently they are still going strong. This Italian band can best be described as part of that whole power metal wave we saw coming from Italy at the end of the 90s/beginning of the 00s. Continue reading

DISGUISE “Second Coming”

DISGUISE
“Second Coming”
(My Kingdom)
Can’t say that I’m familiar with disguise even though their logo looks familiar. Most have seen it somewhere. I kind of expected this to be, well I don’t know what I expected this to be like but whatever it was the reality was something completely different. 5 years on from the previous album Disguise return with “Second Coming”. Continue reading

EXMORTIS “Resurrection… The Book Of The Dead”

EXMORTIS
“Resurrection… Book Of The Dead”
(Xtreem Music)
Not so long ago I reviewed Exmortis entire back-catalogue and I enjoyed every moment of it. Now it is time for a brand spanking new MCD to go under the knife. Will it be just as good as the old stuff but different or will it be just as good as the old stuff but a continuation. That this will be good I have no doubts about. How could it be anything but good? Continue reading

OPERA IX “Strix Maledictae in Aeternum”

OPERA IX
“Strix Maledictae in Aeternum”
(Agonia)
This one has been a long time coming. I remember the first time I got to hear about Opera IX and how excited I was back then. That was a long time ago and with a different vocalist. No it’s 2012 and Opera IX is back with a new album. I have had a rollercoaster relationship with the band. I’ve liked some albums while others have been less to my liking. Continue reading