INMORIA “A Farewell To Nothing – The Diary part 1”

“A Farewell To Nothing – The Diary part 1”
(Metalbox/Ice Warrior/Rock It Up)
OK, so your brother is one of the more prolific persons in the Swedish media, known for drug use and fronting a questionable (musically) band. That doesn’t mean shit to me. All I care for is if the music you do is any good. Sweden’s Inmoria might be new to me but that only adds to the joy of hearing them the first time around. Continue reading

OSMIUM “The Misery Harvest”

“The Misery Harvest”
I’m a huge fan of Soundgarden and Black Sabbath. That the latter influenced the former there is no doubt about. So when a band comes along that bridge the gap between these two bands I can but not to love it. Osmium form New Zealand blew my socks off from the very first note I heard. Continue reading

PIGEON TOE “The First Perception”

“The First Perception”
(LifeForce Records)
I’m no worse than I can appreciate a fine prog metal album. It just takes me a bit longer to get into it than with a full on blast of trad metal. German Pigeon Toe are new to me and even though they are seasoned musicians in their own right that doesn’t mean too much to me. What I like about prog metal is the use of contrasts. Continue reading

SECRETPATH “The Wanderer”

“The Wanderer”
I liked Italian Secretpath’s previous demo. I found their clash of death and black to be quite enjoyable. With a new demo in my hand the expectations are higher this time. Will they be able to match or even surpass the previous one? Italian black metal is not my strong side. Continue reading

SUBJECT MATTER “Smash The Mould”

“Smash The Mould”
At time a band comes along that you have no idea what to think off. Subject Matter is one of those bands. There’s a punky edge to their music that makes me think of 90s OC punk/hardcore (you know who I think of) as well as of a more bluesy hardrock band. Can’t get my head around this all the way. Continue reading

SIMONE TERIGI “Rock Meditations”

“Rock Meditations”
I find it hard to have any sort of opinion on instrumental albums as they are so scarce in my collection. So whenever one comes along all I can do is take it in and try to enjoy it for what it is. “With “Rock Meditations” I just opened up my mind and let it embrace my senses. Continue reading

TRIBUNE “Elder Lore – The Dark Arts”

“Elder Lore – The Dark Arts”
(Corpse Corrosion Records)
Canadian metal has always held a high standard. From the sappy Loverboy, the more traditional Triumph to Razor’s thrash to Rush’s progressive tendencies to today’s scene. If it’s Canadian you’re pretty damn sure that it will be of the highest quality. Not all is good though. Continue reading