Category: Reviews

Kvelertak – Splid

Musically, you can tell right away with the opening track “Rogaland” that Kvelertak have not changed their recipe for success. It’s still that amazingly diverse mix of both rock, metal and punk all molded into a delicious mix.

Moon Reverie – S/T

On tracks like “End of Times” progressive metal-influences can be heard which makes this proghead happier than a piglet in a bathtub filled with chocolate pudding.

Demons & Wizards – III

Everything about this album is a few levels above what they have produced previous. There is purpose in the delivery of the songs, Hansi Kürsch singing with a higher level of commitment than I have heard him do for a while. John Schaffer´s arrangement for songs and the aura surrounding the same are blistering throughout the album.

Future Elephants? – Humans Passing Through

This is hardly a metal album but if it was released in the seventies it would most definitely be labeled hard rock. I really liked their debut and this, their second album, is even better. It’s quite different but without losing their sound and style.

Delain – Apocalypse & Chill

So after all, I really do like this album! But at the same time, I can still miss those walks through the woods with hobbits and elves that the symphonic metal scene used to give me.

Green Day – Father Of All…

The hits are on parade here with “Oh yeah” and “Junkies on a High” as the icing of this very American cake. Most of the tracks seldom exceeds three minutes. No intros. No bullshit. Just the way it should be.

Necrowretch – The Ones From Hell

The Soundscape is quite chaotic, as it should be when it comes to this type of music, but still as well balanced that listening is not a burden upon your ears but instead, although some might argue on that, quite enjoyable!

Stone Temple Pilots – Perdida

Old fans might think this is slow and dull, but the truth is, Stone Temple Pilots deserve to be heard, and not just a fast playthrough. They deserve to be listened to, because this is a good album!

Archon Angel – Fallen

Fallen passes through and sounds good and decent, but then it fades away and I can’t remember that much about it at all. After four spins, there are no songs I can hum along to and few titles I recognize when I take a look at the song list. I think that says quite a lot.

Anvil – Legal At Last

The riffs are crisp and forceful, the refrains are catchy, the sound is heavy… everything works great! If I were to pick on one thing it would perhaps be that no songs are really massive. They are all “really good”, which of course isn’t bad either, but it keeps me from giving a higher point.

Black Swan – Shake The World

Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group), guitarist Reb Beach (Winger, Whitesnake), bassist Jeff Pilson (Foreigner, The End Machine, ex-Dokken), and drummer Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big) is a quartet capable of making music.

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