Δευτέρα, 30 Ιανουαρίου 2017

MENTAL DISASTER - Raping the Symbol of Humanity Review




MENTAL DISASTER - Raping the Symbol of Humanity
Independent
Oh yes!!! It’s the nice part of the day when you pick a nice envelope coming all the way from Norway and you got the feeling that your CD stereo is going to be destroyed yet full of quality tunes, on the other hand!!!

FALSE CODA – Secrets and Sins Review




FALSE CODA – Secrets and Sins
Independent
Well, progressive metal as a term makes me suspicious, not because I am narrow minded, but most of the bands that claim to play such kind of music end up showing off their skills and their albums mostly apply to people that want to learn an instrument or evolve on that. Personally, I belong to the big part we call metal audience without much knowledge on musical theory. So, the basic element for me to like a song is to offer me something that will make me feel or think (if those 2 can be combined then things are even better).

Δευτέρα, 23 Ιανουαρίου 2017

SYMPHONY OF DESTRUCTION – New Rhythm Guitar Parts Review




SYMPHONY OF DESTRUCTION – New Rhythm Guitar Parts
Demo 2016
Well, the presentation of this release comes also with a feeling of nostalgia. I had presented the previous 2 demos of SYMPHONY OF DESTRUCTION when I was younger and of course the webzine was at its first years of existence. So, I was really happy to see that the band is still active and I was also intrigued to see how the band sounds these days.

Παρασκευή, 20 Ιανουαρίου 2017

HANIWA – Helleven Review




HANIWA – Helleven
Qua Rock Records
HANIWA come from Florentine, Italy and I think that this is their first studio album.  As a band they might be a new one, but the three musicians that are part of HANIWA have a long experience with other bands that were moving in the wide spectrum of metal and rock music. I think that all these experiences led them to create the sound of HANIWA.

Σάββατο, 7 Ιανουαρίου 2017

ABSORB –Vision Apart Review




ABSORB –Vision Apart
GlobMetal Promotions
ABSORB’s story is a story of struggle and perseverance. Why am I saying this? Because the band was originally formed in 1989, so this makes it one of the first extreme bands to appear in the worldwide metal scene. However, due to reasons unknown to me they never managed to surface or release anything other than a couple of demos and a split work and then they called it a day. Their hiatus lasted long, approximately thirteen years, but the fact is that they have never really given up and in 2007 they reformed. Something that resulted in the release of their long overdue debut full length work, “Dealing with Pain”, that came in 2010.