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Category: Reviews

Myrkur – Folkesange

Myrkur is and exceptional multi-instrumentalist and rocks a diverse array of strange traditional instruments throughout the album. But the star of the show is her vocals, which are insanely beautiful and genuine.

Malokarpatan – Krupinské ohne

So, is this change good or bad? I’ll say that’s left for the ears of the beholder. The sound is still very primal and the mix of heavy metal and black metal is rather intact.

Ambush – Infidel

We have everything from double kick drum to impressive guitar harmonies and Ambush really prove once again that they are one of the very best bands at what they do.

Lucifer – Lucifer III

The songs are well written and well played and the album contains both straight forward hard rock’n’roll and also some more riffbased songs that made me think of Black Sabbath and Candlemass.

Gotthard – #13

This album may not be a blockbuster, there has been many Gotthard albums like it before and there probably will be more. But hell, it is obvious that these guys still know their craft and know it well.

Wolf – Feeding The Machine

The album contains a whole lot of mean riffs, good musicianship, solid vocals alongside quite a few really banging songs. But as I mentioned, “Feeding The Machine” also contains some fillers that bring down the album as a whole.

Earth Rot – Black Tides Of Obscurity

I get the already stated reference of Entombed, but in the middle of the song I think: Extreme!! Should not be, but that is what i hear. And then it just turns and you go on a straight ride to the darkest abyss of hell.

Khymera – Master Of Illusions

Dennis sings with the best of ém. He´s a bit of a mix between Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids) and Marcie Free (Unruly Child, Signal) and second track, the sublime “The First Time” indeed sounds like the lovechild of Pretty Maids and Unruly Child.

In The Spotlight: Symphony of Tragedy

Tommy Johansson (Sabaton/ReinXeed/Majestica) is one of my favorite singers. I mean, this guy has a voice that is made to sing power metal hymns. We´re talking about a range that makes the iconic Michael Kiske seem like an extremely hung over Peter Steele (Type O Negative, RIP).

Five Finger Death Punch – F8

I have to admit that I dismissed them at first as a Bolibompaband (Bolibompa is a Swedish TV-show for little children) and I couldn’t belive the fact that they attracted tens of thousands people to their shows around the world. I was wrong, in fact I was extremely wrong.

Seventh Dimension – A Change of Seasons

When Swedish Prog Metal-titans-to-be Seventh Dimension takes on my favorite song of all times by my favorite band they do it with a confidence and natural swagger that just oozes determination and spirit.

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