Τρίτη, 27 Δεκεμβρίου 2016

ICY STEEL - Through the Ashes Review




ICY STEEL - Through the Ashes
Independent
ICY STEEL is a band from Italy that I follow from their debut album and I actually have all of their releases so far, since they play my favorite Italian epic metal sound. In 2012 they released their previous album under the title “Krònothor”. It seems that in all these years they haven’t given up, but they worked hard and as a result, they will soon release their fourth studio album which will be a double CD.

Κυριακή, 25 Δεκεμβρίου 2016

THE NEW MISTER FOLK COMPILATION IS OUT NOW




The fourth volume of the Mister Folk compilation is now available, with the aim to spread underground (and not only) folk and pagan metal music.

This year 21 bands were chosen to represent the best of the international scene, between whom you can find Skyforger with their somg Rāmava from their album Senprūsija.

As for all the previous editions, the fantastic artwork was made by the Italian artist Elisa Urbinati.

Τετάρτη, 21 Δεκεμβρίου 2016

VALTIKAN – Exordium Review




VALTIKAN – Exordium
Sepulchral Silence
Before I enter the presentation of this album, I think that some history lessons about the band are necessary since this is their debut release. The band started in 2011 under the name DEMONHEART which soon changed into VALTIKAN. As the band says, they took their name from the song "Mustan Valtikan Aika" of the Finnish band, KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI, which is a choice that they didn’t make accidentally.

Δευτέρα, 19 Δεκεμβρίου 2016

TAMOANCHAN – Tlamatinime EP Review




TAMOANCHAN – Tlamatinime EP
Sepulchral Silence
This is a solo project of the Mexican musician Dámaso Salazar, also member of the bands CAMAXTLI YOXIPPA & CABRACAN who play folk death metal (have this in mind). In the fall of 2015 Damasco came with the idea or inspiration if you prefer to create a sound that will fuse the old traditional music and rituals of his country with doom and even stoner metal. The final effort of his inspiration you can find in this album which I am about to present to you.

Σάββατο, 17 Δεκεμβρίου 2016

Παρασκευή, 9 Δεκεμβρίου 2016

Σόλομον Κέιν: Κόκκινες σκιές


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Τον Χάουαρντ κι εγώ τον γνώρισα από τον Κόναν. Κι ενώ αδιαμφισβήτητα είναι ο πιο "δυνατός" του χαρακτήρας, ήταν ταυτόχρονα και ο πιο υπερβατικός από την άποψη ότι ήταν κάτι σαν ημίθεος. Από την άλλη ο Σόλομον Κέιν είναι πιο ανθρώπινος και εν αντιθέσει με τον τυχοδιώκτη Κόναν, έχει έναν προσωπικό κώδικα τιμής που καθορίζεται από το γεγονός ότι είναι πουριτανός. Παρόλα αυτά είναι κι ένας αντιφατικός χαρακτήρας, από τη μια θρησκευόμενος, αλλά από την άλλη δείχνει να αποδέχεται κάποιες από τις αλήθειες της επιστήμης της εποχής του όπως και τις παραδόσεις άλλων πολιτισμών. Στις ιστορίες του Κέιν επίσης το υπερφυσικό στοιχείο είναι έντονο αλλά επίσης υπάρχουν δυνατές "επικές" στιγμές. Τέλος είναι εκπληκτικός ο τρόπος γραφής του Χάουαρντ που ενώ είναι άμεσος γίνεται ταυτόχρονα ποιητικός. Να μην κουράζω άλλο, ΑΡΙΣΤΟΥΡΓΗΜΑ!!!!


Τετάρτη, 7 Δεκεμβρίου 2016

FIBRA DE ACERO - En tiempos de Guerra Review




FIBRA DE ACERO - En tiempos de Guerra
Sepulchral Silence
We will stay in Latin America and move to Chile this time. The band I will present TO you here is FIBRA DE ACERO and it was created in 2014. Since then the band has passed through a lot OF lineup changes, but if I am not mistaken they did their first live gig in 2015. This is their debut album, which has the originality to be a live recording with only the exceptions being the last two songs which were recorded in a studio.