Παρασκευή, 29 Απριλίου 2016

SANTA SANGRE – Ali D’ Amianto review



 SANTA SANGRE – Ali D’ Amianto
Qua Rock Records
We will stay in Italy for a bit more, but this time we will get more aggressive. SANTA SANGRE are from Italy and they started in 2010. From then till now the band has released a demo EP and their most recent release is the album which I am about to present to you.

Παρασκευή, 22 Απριλίου 2016

GABRIELS - Fist of the Seven Stars Act 1 - Fist of Steel review



 GABRIELS - Fist of the Seven Stars Act 1 - Fist of Steel
Diamonds Prod
GABRIELS is the personal musical project of the Italian piano/keyboard composer of the same name. From the bio that I have in my hands I have to say that I am impressed by the studies that Gabriels has done on his instrument and more specifically the fact that he has participated in many bands, cooperated with many known musicians (Fabio Leone amongst them) and played a variety of musical styles and genres.

Τετάρτη, 20 Απριλίου 2016

ALBUM - Majestic SilverEye review



 ALBUM - Majestic SilverEye
Independent
Can someone be into old school music and still sound innovative or fresh? This is a question that all of us who deal with music have pondered upon. I know that the thing that matters most is to enjoy an album, but still the question pops up in our mind from time and time. Especially the last few years when we witness a new generation of metal bands that are influenced straight from the 80’s and the 70’s hard rock and heavy metal sound.

Δευτέρα, 18 Απριλίου 2016

BASTIAN – Rock of Daedalus review



 BASTIAN – Rock of Daedalus
Underground Symphony
Not so long ago I presented to you the debut album of BASTIAN who took their name from the guitarist and mastermind of the band Mr. Sebastiano Conti. In their debut album which had the title “Among My Giants”, BASTIAN were more of a studio project band with many participations on vocals and drums. If you check my review you will be really impressed by the artists that participate there. Now, on their sophomore release the band seems to have a more stable line-up and in my opinion a hard task. They have to compete with themselves and their very good debut album.

Παρασκευή, 8 Απριλίου 2016

BLOODTHIRST - Glorious Sinners review



 BLOODTHIRST - Glorious Sinners
    Pagan Records
It seems that it is my day to present veterans of the metal scene from different countries around the world. BLOODTHIRST are from Poland and as a band they exist from 1999. In all these years of their existence they have managed to release 3 studio albums, a live album, a compilation EP and splits. I think that you will agree if I say that BLOODTHIRST all these year were a very productive band.

Τετάρτη, 6 Απριλίου 2016

HOLY DRAGONS – Civilizator review



HOLY DRAGONS – Civilizator
    Pitch Black Records
Every country has its own metal heroes regardless of whether we know much or less about the scene. HOLY DRAGONS from Kazakhstan are the local heroes over there and have already released 13 albums with “Civilizator” being their number 14. So, we can talk about true veterans of the heavy metal scene.

Δευτέρα, 4 Απριλίου 2016

MAX NAVARRO – Somewhere South of Heaven review



 MAX NAVARRO – Somewhere South of Heaven
AW Recordings
Yeah, the title can make you think of SLAYER, but MAX NAVARRO doesn’t belong to the aggressive branch of rock music. I think that this is the beauty of this music. It has variety and if you have an open mind and appreciate good music and song writing then you will enjoy a lot of good moments.

Παρασκευή, 1 Απριλίου 2016

DÉJÀ VU – Ejected review



 DÉJÀ VU – Ejected
Inferno Records
I think that the story of DÉJÀ VU is a proof of true love for heavy metal. As the band claims it all started back in the late 80’s and especially after an OVERKILL show. It was then that they decided to form a band and play heavy metal. They gave live shows in Germany, but they never released an album, except a single in 1990 which is hard to find. Later, when the heavy metal sound knew tough days, the group disbanded due to lack of motivation. In 2000 the band was reformed and due to the demand of the metal fans they released in 2006 their debut album “Bullets to Spare” which was followed in 2008 by their sophomore release entitled “Decibel Disease”. After that the band hasn’t released anything else.