Category: CD/DVD Reviews

The Crawling - Anatomy of Loss
Label: Grindscene Records
Written by: Basak Günel
Releasedate: 07-04-2017

The Crawling is a band from Northern Ireland. They were formed in 2014 and their style can be described as doom/death metal. With the release of a debut album and an EP in 2015, they have slowly gained reputation in the scene and played in many shows and festivals including the Inferno Metal Festival and Bloodstock Open Air. They have recently released their debut album called “Anatomy of Loss”. Read more of this article »

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The Dirty Denims

Dirty Denims - Back With A Bang (part 1)
Label: Handclap Records
Written by: Sabine van Gameren
Releasedate: 27-04-2017

Dutch Dirty Denims are not much of a stranger, most memorable for us was the Cityrock performance some years ago. The rock and rollers from the low land are now presenting us a brand new release. It is called “Back With A Bang” and is available now. Read more of this article »

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Life of Agony - A Place Where There's No More Pain
Label: Napalm Records
Written by: Sabine van Gameren
Releasedate: 28-04-2017
Alternative Metal formation Life of Agony has a legacy for us ready. They have not released a whole lot of albums, but those who saw light were a big hit and got the band to status. Their last full length album dates back to 2005, but finally something new is waiting. “A Place Where There’s No More Pain” is coming out now! Read more of this article »

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Nord - So Alive

Nord - Play Restart
Label: Geenger Records
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 21-04-2017

While singer Mihael Prosen (previously Father) and guitarist Vedran Vučković (formerly Unlogic Skill) are true veterans of the Croatian heavy rock scene, the other members add newer influences to the band’s sound. Nord’s idea of rock music is based on the concept of an infinite creativity and therefore breaks with genre expectations: The band’s influences range from hard rock and grunge to pop and experimental. Read more of this article »

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La Muerte - Headhunter
La Muerte - Headhunter
Label: Mottow Sounds / Soulfood
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 22-04-2017

La Muerte was founded in 1994. Fuelled by vitriol, compared to such legendary gutter-dwelling sleaze-merchants as The Birthday Party, Foetus, The Stooges and even Salvador Dali, La Muerte has become a standard reference when it comes to Belgium‘s underground rock scene. Now, they are back with a brand new EP. Read more of this article »

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Incubus - 8
Incubus - 8
Label: Universal Music
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 21-04-2017

Incubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California. The band was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Mike Einziger, and drummer Jose Pasillas while enrolled in Calabasas High School and later expanded to include bassist Alex “Dirk Lance” Katunich, and Gavin “DJ Lyfe” Koppell; both of whom were eventually replaced by bassist Ben Kenney and DJ Kilmore respectively. Now they have a brand new album out which is simply called “8”. Read more of this article »

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Shores Of Null - Black Drapes For Tomorrow
Shores Of Null - Black Drapes For Tomorrow
Label: Spinefarm Records
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 21-04-2017

Shores Of Null is a Rome-based metal band formed in 2013 waving the flag of sorrow in the now vibrant Doom metal scene. Their music is a wistful-yet-powerful cascade of riffs, overwhelmingly heavy and soothing at the same time, trading off between gothic-doom vibes and blackened aggression, with epic melancholy-ridden vocal patterns. Read more of this article »

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Gus Ring - Hypnoseas
Gus Ring - Hypnoseas
Label: Daughters and Sons / Cargo
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 21-04-2017

Gus Ring calls his music Acoustic Dreampop. Growing up playing trumpet in orchestras to then end up screaming in metal and hardcorebands, Gus found his love for fragile, honest, melancholic music in his early 20s when he started writing and recording songs in his bedroom. In 2014 the first album Boredomtapes was recorded, mixed and mastered by Gus in a studio he built in his closet, as an experiment to what he could achieve doing everything himself. Gus then released the album as 100 cassette-tapes, each one with a hand-drawn cover. Read more of this article »

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Descendants of Cain - Conversations with Mirrors

Descendants of Cain - Conversations with Mirrors
Label: Echozone
Written by: Sabine van Gameren
Releasedate: 21-04-2017
Descendants of Cain is a London based group making Rock music with some Goth influences in there. They date back to the late 90’s and eight studio albums have seen light. Anno 2017 they return with album number nine, “Conversations with Mirrors” is out now. Read more of this article »

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Barathrum - Fanatiko

Barathrum - Fanatiko
Label: Saturnal
Written by: Sabine van Gameren
Releasedate: 09-04-2017

The Black/Doom formation Barathrum has been around since 1990 and they have released eight full length albums since. The latest dates back to 2005 and only some small releases have followed since. But this year full length number nine is going to be released, a new album and some live appearances are announced. “Fanatiko” is ready for release!
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