Category: Metal

Death or Glory 0

Heavy Load – Death or Glory – 1982

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...

fé ciega 0

Silver Fist – Fé Ciega – 2016 – Spanish Thrash Metal

Once upon a time I bought some records by a spanish hard rock group Baron Rojo. I could hardly understand the lyrics. I mean that a few words here and there were obvious but the whole concept was a secret to me. If was a lyric sheet in the albums is a mystery right now. But I didn’t have the ambition to understand anyway. Now, thirty somewhat years later, I listened to this album Fé Ciega...

Bloodlust 0

Body Count – Bloodlust – 2017

Bloodlust have one of the most hideous cover art work that I’ve ever seen. I’m sure there’s a political statement there and I don’t mind that. But the image is to freaking’ ugly. I don’t even know what it is. I mean, I can see the gun and all that but what is the symbolism here? Well, I rather talk about the music anyway. When I started to listen to it a few weeks ago...

Megadeth Dystopia 0

Megadeth – Dystopia – 2016

Megadeth has been pretty uneven over the years. In earlier years they performed fast thrash metal but in recent years they have slowed down quite a bit. Personally I like both styles depending on my mood. The important thing is that the riffs are good and that the melodies are nice. Megadeth seems to manage this pretty good over the years. I don’t feel like Dave Mustaine has sold his soul to commercialism as some...