CRIMSON BLUE “Innocence”

CRIMSON BLUE
“Innocence”
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By some strange coincidence I get sent review stuff from Russian bands by way of a Israeli pr firm. Not that I complain. Metal is universal and I really don’t care where I get sent stuff from. What really matters is if it is any good. CRIMSON BLUE as a name doesn’t give away too much. Continue reading

DEATH AGONY “Carcinogenic Memories”

DEATH AGONY
“Carcinogenic Memories”
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Another slash of French death metal. What have I done to deserve this honour. The ones I’ve heard lately have all been to my liking so it is with great trepidation that I take on this one too. I love me some really good death metal. That feel of being blown away by the sheer power of the down tuned guitar is like heaven to me. Continue reading

DIABULA RASA “Ars Medioheavy”

DIABULA RASA
“Ars Medioheavy”
(Moonlight)
I honestly don’t know the difference between folk, pagan or heathen metal. Not that I really matters in the long run. I like all metal that is good. DIABULA RASA is supposedly an Italian folk metal band that is highly anticipated. And this started on a high note. From the fist note I found myself being intrigued by the music. Continue reading

HATERIAL “Twisted Verses”

HATERIAL
“Twisted Verses”
(Wormholedeath)
If my memory doesn’t serve me wrong this is another Finnish act. There seem to be countless of these all over the frozen wasteland that is the Finnish country side. And I don’t mind. I don’t feel threatened by the number of Finnish bands out there. I just feel a sense of pride that the Nordic countries produces so many great acts Continue reading

IVALYS “Lumen”

IVALYS
“Lumen”
(Wormholedeath)
At times I feel that some labels are being a bit too one track minded. It is like they find one type of band and just keep going in that direction. I know that Wormholedeath have other kind of acts in their catalogue but they do seem to have an awful lot of female fronted bands. Not that I mind or. Continue reading

KING BONG “Space Shanties”

KING BONG
“Space Shanties”
I’m sorry but I can’t take this band name seriously; KING BONG!!! Hopefully the music will be of a different kind than the name suggests. I can’t state it enough; I love discovering new bands. That to me is the whole point of being into metal (music). Why stick with the same old tired socks? Continue reading

NERVOCHAOS “To The Death”

NERVOCHAOS
“To The Death”
(GreyHaze Records)
I love Brazilian metal. I love the fact that for most part of the time they don’t give a fuck about trends and other people’s opinions. I love the fact that it feels so far removed from fake and glued on smiles and that it is all about the metal. At least it was in the 80s when I got into it. Continue reading

PREHISTORIC PIGS “Wormhole Generator”

PREHISTORIC PIGS
“Wormhole Generator”
(Moonlight)
The first time I saw the band name I thought it was some sort of Primus/The President Of The USA kind of “fun” band. Why else would you name you band PREHISTORIC PIGS? But now I’m not too sure about that anymore. This might just as well be as serious as any other band. This is another Italian stoner band without a vocalist. Continue reading

SINDULGENCE “Recollections”

SINDULGENCE
“Recollections”
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OK now we are talking. Another band from South Africa. I love the fact that I get to know of more and more bands from all over the world. The whole continent of Africa (from north to south) isn’t just about poverty and wars. There are countries that are as stable as any other and that have a metal scene to speak of. Continue reading