Category: CD/DVD Reviews

Nad Sylvan - The Bride Says No
Label: InsideOut
Written by: Sabine van Gameren
Releasedate: 26-05-2017
Nad Sylvan is making prog music. As a multi instrumentalist he did a whole lot on this album himself, but also invited a bunch of guests. The album is called: “The Bride Said No”.
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Purpendicular - Venus To Volcanus
Label: Fastball Music
Written by: Sabine van Gameren
Releasedate: 12-05-2017

Purpendicular us a Deep Purple tribute band. The band formed in 2007 and has been touring heavily since. A release called “Venus To Volcanus” is out now.
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Traumer – The Great Metal Storm
Label: Fastball Music
Written by: Sabine van Gameren
Releasedate: 01-06-2017
on making Power Metal. The band formed in 2009 and about 5 years later their debut album “The Great Metal Storm”came out. They now re-release it for some more international attention.

As I asked a friend to put up an album from the to-do stash while I was in another room, I really thought he made a mistake and took something out of my collection. Traumer, appears to be a blueprint of the stereotype. Now we all know that there are already a lot of cliché to be found in this genre, but Traumer is really happy to stash all that together and keep it
Skillful then? Well yes, but in a way that you say: they play the notes, but on the composing they simply borrow too much from others, which could lead to just imitating the whole.

The album self is not bad to listen to, it flows and you can enjoy some Power Metal, but fans of the genre may not really see a need to have this one in their collection. Yet, we have to be aware that before writing this band off that it is their debut from three years ago. A new one has already been out and perhaps they have created more a face of their own by now. We can’t say…

Traumer – The Great Metal Storm 1. Phantasia
2. The Great Metal Storm
3. Gates of Freedom
4. Pandora
5. Close Your Eyes
6. Nights of Babylon
7. Don’t You Cry
8. Enjoy Your Paradise
9. Another Sun (Chasing Sunrise)
10. Eleazar
11. Ride My Way

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Noumena - Myrrys
Label: Haunted Zoo Productions
Releasedate: 28-04-2017

Review by: Juho Karila

My first impression of the Finnish melodeath group Noumena dates back to the days I was still discovering the world of metal and it’s immersive community. I had laid my hands on, now 15 years old Absence (2002) album, which struck me with a force so fierce that I was really disappointed in hearing the later ones shifting away from that really beautifully guitar-lead-driven metal with lots of catchy hooks. Read more of this article »

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The Silent Wedding - Enigma Eternal
Written by: Sabine van Gameren
Releasedate: 01-06-2017
Greek formation The Silent Wedding makes Heavy Metal with a bit oof Power Metal. They founded in 2006 and are seeking some world wide attention with the release of their second full length album “Enigma Eternal”. Read more of this article »

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Karonte/Bloody Brotherhood - Alliance For Death Domination
Label: Dead Sheep Productions
Written by: Sabine van Gameren
Releasedate: 30-04-2017
Two Spanish Death Metal band have teamed up. Karonte, a band that has been around for 23 years. And Bloody Brotherhood, which founded in 2011. Both are keen on the Old School Death, and so they united for a spit “Alliance For Death Domination”. Read more of this article »

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Herzparasit - ParaKropolis
Label: Echozone
Written by: Sabine van Gameren
Releasedate: 05-05-2017
Herzparasit is a band from Germany making Gothic Rock mixed with Industrial. The duo fits themselves into the Neue Deutsche Härte direction. Their debut album “Fromme Lämmer” came out in 2011 and in 2014 the band returned with an album called “Gifttherapie”. Anno 2017 album number three is ready. It is called “ParaKropolis” and is available now. – Read more of this article »

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The One Hundred - Chaos & Bliss
The One Hundred - Chaos & Bliss
Label: Spinefarm
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 02-06-2017

The One Hundred is an English crossover band from London, combining elements of metal, punk, grime, rap and electronics. The band released their debut EP “Subculture” in 2014 via Australian independent label UNFD and have toured extensively across the United Kingdom and Europe as well as performing at major festivals such as Sonisphere, Download Festival and Reading and Leeds. In September 2016 the band announced via their social media that they had signed to Spinefarm Records, a division of Universal Music Group. Read more of this article »

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Kraftklub - Keine Nacht Für Niemand
Kraftklub - Keine Nacht Für Niemand
Label: Vertigo / Universal
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 02-06-2017

Kraftklub is a five-person band from Chemnitz, Germany. Their music combines rock / indie and Sprechgesang with German lyrics and is generally considered to be a mixture of rap and indie. Now they have their brand new album out. “Keine Nacht Für Niemand” is the name of this release. Read more of this article »

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Miss May I - Shadow Inside
Miss May I - Shadow Inside
Label: Sharptone Records / Nuclear Blast / Warner
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 02-06-2017

Miss May I is an American metalcore band from Troy, Ohio. Formed in 2007, they signed to Rise Records in 2008 and released their debut album, Apologies Are for the Weak through the label while the members were still attending high school. The album reached 76 on the Billboard 200, No. 29 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers, and No. 66 on Top Independent Albums. Read more of this article »

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