Torna-K - Song Promo

In their biosheet stands that you need to play this CD at a volume likely to get arrested. Can't imagine anything with this because this is another kind of nu-metal rock band from the UK. 2 Songs are not fair to judge but this is something that moves nothing with me. Oke, there are some nice riffs in the song "Tidalwave" but that is all I can notic...

26/02/2009

Vesania - Distractive Killusions

Vesania is a Polish black metal band that already formed in 1997. Before this new album "Distractive Killusions" they released "Firefrost Arcanum" in 2003 and in 2005 "God The Lux". On this 3rd album the quintet playes a orchestral and bombastic form of black metal. Melody lines guided by a keyboard in songs that range from mid to up tempo and to b...

26/02/2009

Kerifern - Demo 2005

Kerifern stands from ravenous black metal from France. Aggression shouting voices, furious drums and low flying guitars. The songs are nice structured by blending the fast and slow parts in eachother. It suddenly changes to atmospheric and then going berserk. So musically it is attractive to listen to because of the diversity. Yeah, I like this dem...

26/02/2009

Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea

"The Call Of The Wretched Sea" is Soul-searching, gut-wrenching entertainment. The idea of a theme album based on a literary classic set to ambient funeral doom soundcape is pure genius. I have never had the pleasure of reading the Herman Melville classic, "Moby Dick" but just keeping in mind the theme of Capt. Ahab on his quest to kill the white w...

26/02/2009

Comatose Vigil - Narcosis

This Russia band delivers something that is called, by the folks at the Metal Archives, Doom. When I think of Doom, I of course think of Sunn O))), a bit of Striborg (in a non-traditional Doom way that is), and Stasis. But this group has a greater leaning toward the slow non-guitar driven melancholia. The band relies on keyboards and more slowly de...

26/02/2009

Depression / Haemorrhage - Split

This vinyl release by Power It Up comes 6 years after the CD release on Cudgel. Depression is on side A and is doing studio tracks whil Haemorrhage is doing a live gig in the morgue. Depression is a band around Kai as he is doing the instrumental and screams. And the other 2 persons are doing grunts or growls. Depression plays groovy death metal in...

26/02/2009

Draco Hypnalis - Imagination

This is the third release of the Czech trio, and it’s a really technical one, too much keyboards for me and the drum machine is also a disadvantage but anyway, well done. No primitive leads, the music is morphing between atmospheric death/black to classical music, you can even hear a Mozart cover on this CD with well equilibrated guitars and blast-...

26/02/2009

Escape From The Ghetto - Vol. 1

Kick Agnecy from Italy is releasing a compilation with a variety of Italian bands. On this disc you can find band from rock to numetal to hardcore and to death metal. In the beginning you get the more softy bands and with Ciaff it is going to the hardcore side. And the bottom line you get the harder bands life Sudden Death, Eviscerate and Killing G...

26/02/2009

Gutworm - Ruin The Memory

Formed in 1999 this UK metal band has gone through shit with releasing material but finally in 2004 their debut sees the light. 10 Powerful and energetic songs. The lyrics are screamed extremely, groovy hacking riffs and tight drumming. Tempo of the songs is various with breaks to faster or slower parts. When listening to this album you are overwhe...

26/02/2009

Lincoln Love Log - 4 Hits From The Bong

On this promo EP you find 3 new songs and a live recording. To gurgle first you have to prepare the bbq in a compulsive way. And then the sausage Chorizo is backed is 2 minutes of steady temperature but left alone to burn black. And after eating this burned sausage your intestines are gurgling, twisting and decomposing the whole as fast as they can...

26/02/2009

Maximum Perversion/Ebolie - Fuck Ya Ears And Drink Ya Beers

Maximum Perversion and Ebolie, both of Australian origin, have released a split-CD on Grindhead Records called FUCK YA EARS AND DRINK YA BEERS. And a fine split it is. Each band opens their part of the split with a segment of the title. For example, Maximum Perversion opens with “Fuck Ya Ears” while Ebolie opens their portion with “Drink Ya Beers.”...

26/02/2009

Papa Wheelie - Live Lyncanthropy

Another side project of Jason Newsted and this time he plays punk metal rock. Not only the vocals but also doing the guitars now with some filfth sound and wicked leads. The songs are in mid and up tempo. Also some real punk songs in high tempo. These recordings are from 2002 and are taped in front of very few people according to the rumours betwee...

26/02/2009

Quantum Bigfoot - Names Is For Tombstones Baby

In 1998 Quantum Bigfoot was formed out of revenge. Played generic stoner in the beginning and after line up changes the band plays now some heavy rock metal with the catchy guitarriffs, clean vocals (sometimes in harmony) and the variety in melody. No extreme band but not bad to listen to, just heavy metal rock and roll. Oh yeah and a great thanks...

26/02/2009

Shatterpoint - Dead Precedence

Shatterpoint releases their debut full length (in 2004 they released the EP "Consequences") on the New York based label Power Play. The band is hailing from Canada and plays modern thrash metal with metalcore parts. On this album you get 11 tracks and 4 bonus tracks from the EP. Up tempo thrash with some faster parts with nice riffs and with variou...

26/02/2009

Steep - Silence Is Not Golden

This is the first full length of Finnish metal band Steep. Steep is playing thrash metal that sound aggressive but not over the top. Melodic edges, uptempo beats, screamy vocies and low tuned guitars. Songs that are played without the intention to vary a lot but more straight forward and just do what you think you can do the best. A pity that the b...

26/02/2009