MORGENGRAU

I’m not the biggest fan of all the social network sites out there but I do use them. Which is how I’ve come upon MORGENGRAU. Don’t ask me why I haven’t paid more attention to what Erika does before but from now on I’ll keep a sharp eye on her work. Anders Ekdahl ©2011 Continue reading

ROBIN BECK

You might remember the name ROBIN BECK but aren’t really sure where from. Just think a major soft drink advertisement and it’ll come to you. But that was then and this is now. Robin Beck has a new album out that ought to be checked out. Anders Ekdahl ©2011 Continue reading

BASTARD PRIEST “Ghouls Of The Endless Night”

BASTARD PRIEST
“Ghouls Of The Endless Night”
(Pulverised)
I am not a very nostalgic person. I try to live in the now most of the time but when it comes to music I have a hard time to leave my fave records behind me. There are too many memories connected to them for me to just abandon them. But lately there’s been a resurgence in retro death metal that allows me to listen to new music that sounds like music did in the late 80s/early 90s. Continue reading

DYING HUMANITY “Living On The Razor’s Edge”

DYING HUMANITY
“Living On The Razor’s Edge”
(Bastardized Recordings)
German death metal isn’t my strong side. Beside Morgoth and Fleshcrawl I haven’t paid too much attention to that side of the German metal tree. Not that I wouldn’t like what I hear but simply because there has been so much other death metal to check out. Dying Humanity has a melodeath feel to their music but there is a more aggressive side to the sound too. Continue reading

ELM STREET “Barbed Wire Metal”

ELM STREET
“Barbed Wire Metal”
(Massacre)
Nightmare On Elm Street was a pretty scary movie for its time. Freddy Krueger with his razor sharp nails was a terrifying character. Today that movie seems like a kid play compared to things like Saw and most other horror flicks. So naming your band Elm Street brings with it a certain degree of expectations. Elm Street are thrash metal the way latter day Whiplash was thrash metal. This is melodic the way Megadeth are melodic. Continue reading

STEPHAN FORTÉ “The Shadows Compendium”

STEPHAN FORTÉ
“The Shadows Compendium”
(Listenable)
I’m pretty biased towards guitar wanking albums. Self-indulgence is not a pretty sight. I have very little experience of listening to these kinds of albums simply because I don’t know how to approach them. I don’t play the guitar and have no knowledge of different techniques so I can’t judge the level of skills. I just listen to the songs hoping to hear anything/something good. Continue reading

KAMBRIUM “Shadowpath”

KAMBRIUM
“Shadowpath”
(Massacre)
Kambrium are totally new to me. Somehow I kind of expected them to be full on symphonic but they turned out to be more of an aggressive death metal band although there is a symphonic element to the music. I don’t know why but Kambrium reminded me of Lemming Project (anybody that remember them?). Continue reading

MY BLACK LIGHT “Human Maze”

MY BLACK LIGHT
“Human Maze”
(Massacre)
For the longest of times I thought that Lacuna Coil were too light for my taste but then I started to listen to them intensely and I soon realised that there might be more to them that I actually like than things I don’t like. My Black Light are also Italians and any comparison with Lacuna Coil might be superfluous but Lacuna Coil was the first band that I came to think of when I first read about My Black Light. Continue reading