This is definitely the biggest surprise for me so far in 2019 and it might even end up on my top 20 when I’m going to sum this year up in december.
The biggest cheer of the evening came of course when Darren announced “Emerald” as a song written by his former boss and his own tribute to mr Lynott in “King Of Spades”..
If you’re looking for a new “The Great Radio Controversy” or “Mechanical Resonance” this will be a disappointment but if you listen with your ears open it’s a good record and it has the potential to grow for every time you listen to it.
So if you are a fan of albums from the mid 00’s, this album might just be something for you! The sound reminds me of the fan favourite “Reroute to Remain” (2002), which is way more positive than what I’ve heard of the earlier 10’s material.
But of course, there are thousands of straightforward heavy metal albums like this released every year, so for “This Time” to stick out of the crowd, the songs really have to deliver something extra. And do they? Well, not really
Finland’s Children Of Bodom has come up with their 10th album. First time that I really take a good serious listen to the band. I went through their catalogue from the latest release to their earlier, I was about to start this review by comparing the band to In Flames, but with “Hexed” they have a jam session with Kreator more than they do with In Flames.
Best black metal album of the year already in March? It very well might be so… “Hvísl Stjarnanna” will chill you to the bone and you will love it.
If you are a fan of fast, heavy, oldschool deathmetal in the style of the swedish, and in perticular the Stockholm, deathmetal sound then this is definetly for you. Lik is a great liveband and with “Carnage” they show that oldschool deathmetal is here to stay.
The guys from Gothenburg has done this a thousand times before in a thousand other cities but during their show at House of Metal they make us feel that they are truly glad to be in this very room this very night and play for this very audience.
In my opinion it’s a pretty brave move to start a record with a song which is over eight and a half minute, but Mike manage real fine because the song “No End To War” is not only a great song, it’s also a reflection about the fact that how much we try we can never end wars around the world.