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”

“Next To Parallel”
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


“Man With A Mission”
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”

“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

IZEGRIM “Code Of Consequences”

“Code Of Consequences”
I never tire of telling people how many great moments I’ve had in the company of Dutch metal. Izegrim are not new to me. I’ve followed them for some time now but this time they’ve got the muscles to back up their thrashy metal. I really like Izegrim’s metal. There’s something very appealing to it. Continue reading

MHORGL “Heresiarch”

(Sovereign Records)
Australian black metal is a new experience for me. So far I’ve come upon has been thrash related, doomier than hell, some sort of crossover or plain heavy metal. Mhorgl (pronounced morgul) is a four piece band that makes me think back to Emperor’s “Anthem To The Welkin At Dusk” album for some reason. Not that it is totally out of context. Continue reading

TORMENTED “Rotten Death”

“Rotten Death”
I never thought I’d admit to liking being nostalgic but I do like this new wave of Swedish death metal that take from the past and turn it into something new and refreshing. Maybe it’s the first sign of old age, being nostalgic and remembering the good old days. Not that it was any better back then. It was just new and fresh Continue reading