KIRMIZI “Isyan”

KIRMIZI
“Isyan”
(Acer…)
Turkish metal is not something you get as often as Turkish Pepper but once you get it you can bet it’s as hot as anything other Turkish. Kirmizi might sing in Turkish but can Rammstein win over the world singing in German then there should be no problems with singing in Turkish. I gotta admit that there is a certain ring to the Turkish language that I haven’t thought about before. Kirmizi has a modern metal touch to their music. Continue reading

77 “High Decibels”

77
“High Decibels”
(Listenable)
The name 77 doesn’t really tell you much about the music that this band plays. Judging by the cover this could be a Hellacopters wannabe or an AC/DC boogie woogie band. While it’s the latter that rings the most true this actually brought back memories of the great old British band Spider. Continue reading

SERPENTCULT “Raised By Wolves”

SERPENTCULT
“Raised By Wolves”
(Listenable)
Serpentcult aren’t totally new to me. I’ve heard their debut album bit missed out on the one that followed only to re-acquaint myself with the band for this new one. Ever since I heard Candlemass’ epic debut album “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus” I’ve been in love with doom metal. There is something special to doom metal that appeals to me on in more ways than humanly possible Continue reading

DEAD HORSE

DEAD HORSE pretty much blew my socks of when I heard them the first time back in the late 80s/early 90s. This wasn’t your ordinary thrash metal band. They had a huge dose of humour to their attitude. Now that they are back I had to interview them. Anders Ekdahl ©2011 Continue reading

ALLELE “Next To Parallel”

ALLELE
“Next To Parallel”
(Goomba)
The impression I had gotten just reading the press material on Allele was that this would be another of those Djent influenced releases but “Next To Parallel” is nothing like that. This is a completely different beast. This is much more of a progressive metal release in the Fates Warning school than the Dream Theater one. Continue reading

GOLDEN RESURRECTION “Man With A Mission”

GOLDEN RESURRECTION
“Man With A Mission”
(Liljegren/Doolittle)
I believe in neither God nor Satan so if you sing about god or Satan is of no consequence to me. I never make it a point of pointing out who is Christian or not but with Golden Resurrection you don’t have to be a brain surgeon to figure out whom they root for. Good for them. I only judge them by the music. Continue reading

I DECLINE “Time To Shine”

I DECLINE
“Time To Shine”
(Horns Raised Records)
Just by looking at the cover to “Time To Shine” you’d think this would be another death metal record, or at least a thrash metal one. The truth lies somewhere closer to Monster Magnet or Corrosion Of Conformity. Imagine a clash between thrash metal and stoner rock and you get a picture of where you find I Decline musically. Continue reading