CELTACHOR “In The Halls Of Our Ancient Fathers”

CELTACHOR
“In The Halls Of Our Ancient Fathers”
(-)
Ireland has a rich history that you as a metal band can draw from. Stories of bravery that fits perfectly to epic metal battles. Bands like Primordial, Cruachan and Mael Mordha all dig deep into the ancestry to dazzle you with tales of yonder. I like it. I have a penchant for the big, heroic stories found in most ancient tales. Continue reading

EXCOMMUNICATED “Skeleton Key”

EXCOMMUNICATED
“Skeleton Key”
(Underworld Records)
Having been familiar with one of bands from which Excommunicated has sprung, Catholicon, I’m kinda expecting a continuation of that crazed death metal sound that band had. Reality is that this is something completely different. The sound is more controlled death metal like the Florida sound. Continue reading

FADING CIRCLES “Cyber Whirlwind”

FADING CIRCLE
“Cyber Whirlwind”
(Nail)
Romania might be a mythical land courtesy of Count Dracula but since the fall of Ceausescu the land has developed to be a part of the European Union. Romania might not be the greatest deliverer of metal but Negura Bunget has at least made an impact on the worldwide metal scene. Fading Circle as a band seem to be all over the canvas, going from sharp metal to soft progressive in one and the same song. Continue reading