“Age Of Reason”
(Dangerous Dogs Records)
This reminds me of the feelings I had when I got into the whole NWOBHM scene in the 80s. When I discovered bands like Def Leppard, Tokyo Blade and Tygers Of Pan Tang. Bands that wasn’t anything like Saxon or Iron Maiden but still tough enough to wash away the muzak the radio spewed forth. Continue reading

T.I.R. “Heavy Metal”

“Heavy Metal”
(Jolly Roger Records)
When you’ve been going for a long time and I haven’t heard of you it hasn’t been through lack of me trying but because you’ve been mostly a regional/national secret. T.I.R might sound familiar by name but I am 99% certain that I’ve never ever heard a single note of their music. And with an album named “Heavy Metal” you just gotta love the band. Or? Continue reading


I can’t say I have any greater connections to France than to any other country when it comes to metal but still I find it exciting (well I do so with most stuff I get) whenever a new album by a French band comes my way, be it black metal or more technical stuff like Uneven Structure. If the band name is anything to go by this might be up there with Treponem Pal in the weird department. Continue reading

ANDROMEDA “Manifest Tyranny”

”Manifest Tyranny”
(Inner Wound Recordings)
I don’t think I’ve ever heard a full album by Andromeda. Somehow I feel excited to get to hear this new one. I have high hopes for it to be a massive progressive metal album. I don’t know how massive this album is but progressive it is. I love Dream Theater. Have since day one but I can’t say that I understand where they are coming from musically. Continue reading

FALLSTAF “Bastard Son Of A full Breed”

”Bastard Sons Of A Full Breed”
I’m have no relationship to brass instruments whatsoever. They say that saxophone is the saddest instrument ever but that doesn’t make it a great instrument to use in doom metal. Canadian Fallstaf seems to think that adding brass instruments to their metal is a good idea. I’m not too sure about that. We’ll have to wait and see what I think once I’m through this album. Continue reading

KILL MATILDA “I Want Revenge”

”I Want Revenge”
I have a fondness for female fronted metal bands. Well I have a fondness for females period but especially in metal. There is something to a band that is full of women. You get the best of two worlds and I don’t mean that in any sexist way. I’m all for women’s equal rights. If I could I’d bring equality to all women. But for now all I can do is champion all women that play metal. Continue reading

NIEGE ET NOIRCEUR “Hymnes De La Montagne Noire”

“Hymnes De La Montagne Noire”
(Sepulchral Productions)
I’ve only read great things about Neige et Noirceur. Well. I’ve only read good things about that whole Qubecois black metal scene that seems to be going on in that region. I get the same kinda feeling I got when Necropolis Records was in business. That there is something bigger going on than just another black metal label releasing albums. Continue reading


“The Vision Of Fading Mankind”
Another split album comes my way. Is there somebody who’s trying to punish me? OK. I’ll be game for it then. Temple Of Baal are pretty intense death metal the way I like it. The way it was when I got into death metal back in the days (another referenced to my high age). I like it when the aggression is so there that you can almost touch it. Continue reading

THEOCRACY “As The World Bleeds”

“As The World Bleeds”
(Ulterium Records)
There are times when I feel like I’ve been living under a rock for many years. All of a sudden a band comes along that are well and truly far into their career and I have never heard of them. In those moments I realize that I have no great overlook on what is new and what is not new in the world of metal. There are simply too many bands to have full control of who’s releasing what. Theocracy are on their third album now and I have no clue as to who they are or what they play. Continue reading

ROB MANCINI “Rock’N’Roll Circus”

“Rock’N’Roll Circus”
(GMG Records)
Somehow Rob Mancini’s name sound so familiar yet I’m sure I’ve never ever heard anything he’s done prior to receiving album. This is being described as a cross between Bon Jovi and Nickelback. One I like, the other I turn of whenever I hear it. As long as I’m only reminded of bon Jovi I’m happy as a kid at Christmas. Continue reading