Category: Metal

A New Dawn Ending 0

Ancient Bards – A New Dawn Ending – 2014

I know that I said it before, but to explore unknown territories is the most rewarding chore of reviewing. You get to hear and see so many things that you wouldn’t have if you didn’t search for new and “other” stuff that you already know about. I can’t remember where I heard about Ancient Bards but I figured, based on the band name and the album title – A New Dawn Ending, that this would...

Monstrocity 0

Madam X – Monstrocity – 2017

Monstrocity has to be one of the most anticipated albums of the year. At least for me! I have wanted Madam X to follow up their success with their 1984 We Reserve the Right for as long as I can remember. At least since 1984… And now they finally released their second album 33 years later than the first one. That ought to be some kind of record! This is the classic line-up too. I know...

The Raging Tides 0

Exumer – The Raging Tides – 2016

When I review music I usually listen a lot to the album before I review it. Then When I have written something I tend not to listen to it at all and go on to the next project. That means that I sometimes take my time because I really don’t wanna stop listening. As in this case, Exumer is so good and I absolutely love The Raging Tides! This is Thrash Metal as it was meant to sound!...

Death or Glory 0

Heavy Load - Swedish metal pioneers

If we’re talking about Swedish Heavy Metal bands, there’s one band that comes to mind – Heavy Load. They were true pioneers of the genre in Sweden back in the day. They fulfill all criteria of a cult band too. Maybe they weren’t that obscure back in the day but they sure didn’t get the attention they deserved. Maybe that’s why they didn’t stick around for long either. They just weren’t willing to compromise their...

Walkin' on the razors edge 0

Helix – Walkin’ the Razors Edge – 1984

When this album was released in 1984 the song Rock You was a pretty popular tune here in Sweden. I can’t say that it was a big radio hit in that sense. Partly because I don’t remember and partly because I know that Swedish radio wasn’t fond of playing songs from metal albums as Walkin’ the Razors Edge at the time. I think that has changed somewhat over the years but I don’t know to...

Black eyed children 0

Astral Doors – 2017 – Black Eyed Children

I love having friends that can recommend good music to me. Because it doesn’t really matter if you into this or that genre. It’s impossible to know it all anyway. We all need someone else to point out the music that we miss. Then again, you could ask the question how it’s possible to miss a band like Astral Doors when Black Eyed Children is their seventh album? But the truth is that I never...

Arturius 0

Arturius – Arturius – 2017

Arturius is a Swedish power metal band from Gothenburg. I don’t know why so many heavy metal band originates from that city but it’s a fact. There are many bands coming from Gothenburg. I can’t say that they have much in common. Of course they are all metal band (at least those that I refer to) but apart from that I don’t see any similarities. My heart beats extra fast for metal music so I...

rise of chaos 0

Accept – 2017 – The Rise of Chaos

If you’ve hear the last few albums from Accept then The Rise of Chaos won’t come as a surprise to you. You will recognize the sound and I think it’ll be highly unlikely that you’ll dislike the album. Since Accept “re-formed” or what you should call it in 2010 and the Blood of the Nations album, they have always done very nice work. The guitars have been as groovy as ever and the background vocals...

Demons & Wizards 0

Demons and Wizards – Touched by the Crimson King – 2005

I have listened enough to this album now. With that I mean that I have had in in my earphones etc. for quite some time by now. Not that I’m tired of it yet, I’m not! It’s a great and interesting album. But I feel I should move on and explore something else for a while. But that’s how it is sometimes. You get stock with some music and you can’t really lay it down....

Prevail I 0

Kobra and the Lotus – Prevail I – 2017

I have heard Kobra and the Lotus before. As I recall it was a very present meeting with their previous album High Priestess. So when I saw another album was coming out I just had to check it out. It’s been a while so I don’t really have High Priestess in fresh memory but you shouldn’t compare anyway so it doesn’t matter. Sometimes I can’t help myself though and need to compare with everything. Prevail...