COLDWORKER “The Doomsayer’s Call”

“The Doomsayer’s Call”
I was late in discovering Nasum. It wasn’t until everybody raved enormously about them that I got the whole hype thing. The same can be said about Coldworker. I’ve known of them for some time now but I’ve never bothered to check them out. For no apparent reason other than lack of time I guess. With a new album out now there is no better time than now to actually get acquainted with them. Continue reading


Detrimentum could be either fish or bird or even something in-between. I have no prior knowledge of them. As much as I like discovering new bands every once in a blue moon along comes a complete dumper of a band. Not that Detrimentum turned out to be that. This is actually really cool. Continue reading

INFERNAL LEGION “The Spear Of Longinus”

“The Spear Of Longinus”
For no apparent reasons I have high hopes on this one. I really need a record that blows away all holiday fat accumulated during the past weeks. “The Spear Of Longinus” was maybe not the fat burner I’d hoped for but it’s still enough to burn away the most excessive of the holiday build up. Infernal Legion was not at all what I need or wanted. Continue reading


“Total Depravity”
From the first note I thought that this was going to be a total Entombed rip-off but it turned out to be a bit more original than that. This is heavy death metal with a slight Swedish touch. Perhaps along the lines of Grave in their heavier moments. That only brings along nice memories. And nice memories you can’t have too many of, even if it is death metal you reminiscence about. Continue reading

Virgin Steele – “Age Of Consent”

Virgin Steele – “Age Of Consent” REMASTER (Steamhammer / SPV)

Originally released in the late 80s, this was ‘barbarian romantic’ metallers Virgin Steele 4th album although described by vocalist Dave DeFeis as ‘…the one that got was sent out without any promotion or fanfare (and) many people were completely unaware of its existence…’. Given that, DeFeis has gone outta the way this time round to do this album justice by firstly re-mastering all the songs resplendent in two formats: double digipak incl. new booklet with rare photos and new liner notes by David DeFeis; Double digipak incl. new booklet with rare photos and new liner notes by David DeFeis. Naturally, there is wealth of bonus material, which is worth buying for in itself as it perfectly encapsulates the sheer breadth and depth of Virgin Steele’s talent and musical dexterity from the early Slayeresque thrasher ‘The Curse’ to the 70s hard rock cover of Bloodrock’s ‘Breach Of Lease’ to an epic take of Priest’s ‘Screaming For Vengeance’. Elsewhere, there is an acoustic and somewhat melancholic version of ‘Noble Savage’ and the dark, romantic piano composition of ‘Under The Graveyard Moon’, written by DeFeis only in August 2011. With a total of 23 monumental tracks, this re-issue not only puts to rest any historical unfinished business, but serves as a definitive compilation for anyone wanted to check out the wonders and majesty of a band who inspired the likes of Queensryche and Metallica no less.