Δευτέρα, 30 Μαΐου 2016

TOMBETO CENTRALE – Il Silenzio Della Collina review



 TOMBETO CENTRALE – Il Silenzio Della Collina
Qua Rock Records
The translation of the album title of the Italians TOMBETO CENTRALE is the “silence of the hill”. The title certainly evokes associations that make you think of horror movies, although the band has nothing to do with such themes. So let us see what they have to say musically.

Τετάρτη, 25 Μαΐου 2016

HOPELESS – Our Declaration of War review



 HOPELESS – Our Declaration of War
Independent
HOPELESS is an Italian combo that was formed in 2012 and three years later felt ready and decided to release their debut EP bearing the title “Our Declaration of War”. Musically, this trio delivers what we can identify as melodic death metal but since this genre has a broad spectrum and is enriched with different elements, this term alone isn’t enough.

Σάββατο, 21 Μαΐου 2016

MARAUDER – Bullethead review



 MARAUDER – Bullethead
    Pitch Black Records
  You may either like MARAUDER or not, but they are definitely worth our respect. They exist in the Greek metal scene from the 90’s and since then they have stayed faithful to what they do and this is no other than playing the music they love which is heavy metal. The year is 2016 and 4 years after their previous album MARAUDER are ready to strike with their 6th studio release which has the simple and yet meaningful title “Bullethead”.

Τετάρτη, 18 Μαΐου 2016

PHASE REVERSE – Phase III Youniverse review

 PHASE REVERSE – Phase III Youniverse
Rock of Angels Records
Third album from this very special band which I’ve been following since its very beginning and perhaps their best endeavour so far. It’s a given fact that the contemporary Greek metal scene has some real gems, some bands that really stand out and this statement spans throughout the whole metal spectrum.

Κυριακή, 15 Μαΐου 2016

GEORGE GAKIS – Too Much Ain’t Never Enough review



 GEORGE GAKIS – Too Much Ain’t Never Enough
Rock of Angels Records
George Gakis… a name that pretty much everyone who is into the hard rock sound is familiar with since the early ‘90s when he first made his appearance. His name is synonymous to well played, emotional, old school hard rock and apparently over the years his skills have developed and progressed.

Πέμπτη, 12 Μαΐου 2016

DARK NIGHTMARE – Tortured Souls review



 DARK NIGHTMARE – Tortured Souls
Eat Metal records
DARK NIGHTMARE is a band that doesn’t like to rush things and releases albums when they feel ready. Four years have passed since their very good sophomore release entitled “Beneath the Veils of Winter” and the band is ready to strike with its third studio album entitled “Tortured Souls”. It is also worth mentioning that their new album will be released by Eat Metal Records which also has released their debut CD.

Δευτέρα, 9 Μαΐου 2016

WONDERWORLD – II review



 WONDERWORLD – II
Key Music
Music can bring close people from different parts of the world and that’s the beauty of it. In the rock/metal scene we have witnessed many projects of musicians from different countries and some of them offered us really good works. WONDERWORLD are such a band as well.

Παρασκευή, 6 Μαΐου 2016

RAFF SANGIORGIO – Rebirth review



 RAFF SANGIORGIO – Rebirth
Sliptrick Records
Raff Sangiorgio is a guitarist from Italy and I think that people who are into death metal might already know his band under the name GORY BLISTER. He has already released 6 studio albums with GORY BLISTER and now he felt the need to express himself in a different way without though getting away from his heavy metal roots.

ΒΟΛΕΓΚΑΡΟΙ

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Είναι υπέροχο να ανακαλύπτεις νέους συγγραφείς που έχουν να σου δώσουν κάτι πραγματικά ενδιαφέρον να διαβάσεις. Την Ευρυδίκη Μαντέλη και το βιβλίο της Βολέγκαροι το ανακάλυψα τυχαία σε μια επίσκεψή μου σε μεγάλο βιβλιοπωλείο της Θεσσαλονίκης. Ο τίτλος του βιβλίου μου προκάλεσε το ενδιαφέρον και μόλις διάβασα την περίληψη, είχα ήδη αποφασίσει ότι αυτό θα ήταν το επόμενο ανάγνωσμα για εμένα.

Δευτέρα, 2 Μαΐου 2016

LONEWOLF – The Heathen Dawn review



 LONEWOLF – The Heathen Dawn
Massacre Records
It is really impressive how LONEWOLF have evolved through the years. At the start of their career they were a hidden secret between the underground metal fans. They were a band that through their own music were paying tribute to the great metal band RUNNING WILD. It seems though that LONEWOLF never intended to be tagged as a RUNNING WILD clone since from their first steps they tried to give to their compositions their own personal touch.