Partenos Petras - De Anarchia Obscurorum Seculorum

Lord Milos was a band from Italy that release 1 demo and was stopped by Zeder in 2002. After this break he started a new black metal band called Partenos Petras together with Othis and Silas. Their first release is this EP with an impossible name to pronounce with straight forward black metal mixed with slightly death and thrash edges. They add som...

26/02/2009

Raise Hell - City Of The Damned

Before listening to this album just grab some beercan out of the fridge, put on your Destruction tshirt and your spikes and tune in your airguitar. And now press the play button and there we go. Thrash metal in a pure form. Not pure in the sense of originality or renewing but just cliche thrash metal and heard before riffs. Vocals are like Schmier...

26/02/2009

Shorts & Churchbells - Reason To Complain

The band was formed in 1999 by Tomas (guitar) and Remo (drums). In 2001 recorded their 1st album, in 2002 their 2nd and now in 2006 their 3rd one. On this disc you get 9 tracks of thrash metal with a bit of death metal. Vocals either growling or hardcore screaming. Tempo is divided into fast up tempo or moshing midparts. Pity that the guitars are s...

26/02/2009

Stigma - Metamorphosis

A young band from Italy that plays death core (with steps to hardcore, grind and death metal) and not that bad considering their age. Brutal vocals, up tempo songs with the necessary tempo and melody changes and thick guitarsound (no leads). The duration of the songs are not that long with 5 tracks in 13 minutes. The songs are solid and with enough...

26/02/2009

XSaviour - Caleidoscope

XSavior (Sweden) are reaching out to touch the depths of your soul with this form of progressive metal. Creating an atmosphere like floating in cosmic enlightenment, the music is layered in every detail. Every single song totally different in structure with unexpected technical passages, classically build anthems of philisophy or psychedelic effect...

26/02/2009

Arrival - An abstract Of Inertia

Started out as an one man project by Sinkkonen in 1999 and he recorded a demo tape with simple songs and the sound was quite harsh but the songs were epic and extreme. Not really promoting the tape and a cancelled deal for a 7", Arrival turned out to be a real band with 3 new members. After the second promo people got interested. And now their is t...

26/02/2009

Beyond The Rage - Path To Annihilation

Second effort of this Italian melodic death metal quartet. After their previous demo "Solitude Life" you get on this demo four new songs. Well, actually three as the first one is an intro. "Ecstasy Of Death" takes off in a fast tempo with screaming vocals (but he is also grunting) and thrash riffing that sometimes sounding a bit cliche... but there...

26/02/2009

Calmsite - The Erector

After some demos (2 of them reviewed already) they now bring out a full lenght. The songs of their previous 2 demos are also on this one together with some new ones. Calmsite plays their different styled influenced metal in mid tempo but with deep vocals and a bit in the rock n roll sphere. Heavy slicing guitars that gives a thick sound together wi...

26/02/2009

Datura - The Darkest Hours

As you can see by the URL this band comes from France. And when you see the cover you expect some gore grind or brutal death. Datura is playing death metal but with a melodic touch. It is aggressive in up tempo songs and with breaks and changes. Growling voices and heavily riffing guitars with leads are drenched in the songs. Songs that change the...

26/02/2009

Fractal Point - The Bizarre Machinery Of Universe

Fractal Point (Switzerland) created this full length structure around the concept of astrophysics. This means multi-dimensional melodic deathmetal performed with mathematical precision. Fresh thrashing guitarriffs merged with interesting harmonic melodies and mesmerizing leads. Drumming is uptempo, hyper and dymanic which creates a nice vibe in the...

26/02/2009

Humanity - When Silence Calls

Humanity is a metal band from the UK and is playing progressive metal. With clean vocals, mid tempo songs, keyboards and much melody. The thing that attracts the most for me are the guitars. Nice riffing and even better in the leads. This ain't an album that wants you to create an aggressive pit but wants you to listen closely. And when you do so y...

26/02/2009

Insision - Revealed And Worshipped

Extreme brutal death metal from Sweden. Nothing else can be said. Deep gutteral vocals, skullcrushing drumblast and festering guitarriffs with some leads. Insision continues their path after their previous work to slaughter the weak and start to conquer the brutal black hearts. I like this a lot and I almost start worshipping these Sweden molesters...

26/02/2009

Noesis - When All Colours Are Dead

Industrial, Techno Metal from Spain. Never thought I would every put those 3 words in a the same sentence together. Very cool release despite the beginning of the description. Taking elements from Goth, Doom, Thrash, and Industrial music. Noesis have managed to produce an impressive debut record. Put it this way take Depeche Mode, Sentenced, Paradi...

26/02/2009

Samael - Reign Of Light

This new album is the first one I hear from the Swiss band Samael. The things that attract my attention are the industrial elements and the oriental touches. I also found it a bit sounding like bands like Rammstein and saw that the same producer is used.

26/02/2009

The Davolinas - Edge Of A New Day

This band existing of 2 Davolinas and 1 Diablo are from Denmark playing heavy psychedelic stonerrock. Songs are build around different guitarthemes playing bluesy sounding riffs with a lot of catch. There's a lot of subtle changes and details all together with some melodic psych parts. The strong rhythym section keeps the songs alive and interestin...

26/02/2009