Tag: Review

Review: Mass Worship – Mass Worship

Review: Mass Worship – Mass Worship

If you’re hailing from Sweden and earned a name as a musician in the heavy guitar-kind of scene, it may feel odd to never have played in a HM-2-band. Dunno if that theory holds true, but Mass Worship may prove it. The dudes around Claes […]

Review: Sect – Blood of the Beast

Review: Sect – Blood of the Beast

Music-wise, my personal journey, socialisation, and (ongoing) transformation began with Swedish Death Metal. Thus, the Boss HM-2 played a critical role. And even though I discovered new genres and new favourites in the last twenty years, I’ll always love the buzzing sound of HM-2 (and […]

Review: Russian Circles – Blood Year

Review: Russian Circles – Blood Year

I kinda liked “Guidance” und “Memorial”, the last two albums by Postrock heavyweights Russian Circles, but never loved them as much as “Empros” (which has been written eight years ago… time flies, folks) and their earlier works. The albums didn’t click with me, even though […]

Review: Fragments Of Unbecoming – Perdition Portal

Review: Fragments Of Unbecoming – Perdition Portal

I’ve never expected to buy, listen, or review another Fragments Of Unbecoming album. The band released three pretty cool death metal records in the early 2000s, but I’ve lost track of them after “Chapter III”. Now the band is back with “Perdition Portal”, which took […]

Review: Craft – White Noise And Black Metal

Review: Craft – White Noise And Black Metal

It took me a while ’til I managed to give “White Noise And Black Metal” a full spin. Craft took several years to write, create, and evolve their latest output, turning it into a dark and twisted piece of music. It’s one of those records […]

Turbonegro, we need to talk

Turbonegro, we need to talk

20 years ago, Turbonegro released “Apocalypse Dudes”. It’s a classic and undoubtely the best and most influential album of the norwegian punks. The following albums were kinda ok, but never came close to the level of chuzpe, charisma, and catchy songs. With the departure of […]

At The Gates lost me with “To Drink From The Night Itself”

At The Gates lost me with “To Drink From The Night Itself”

Make no mistake: I fucking love At The Gates. Their early works got me into Death Metal and I totally love “Slaugther Of The Soul”. When I had the chance to see them live and later to attend their fantastic, legendary show at Wacken 2008, […]

Review: Ur – Grey Wanderer

Review: Ur – Grey Wanderer

It took me a while to get back to writing reviews. In the end, having to write reviews was one of the reasons to quit working for other ‘zines. I want to write a review when I’m in the right mood, not when the records’ […]

What do Deez Nuts and Six Feet Under have in common?

What do Deez Nuts and Six Feet Under have in common?

Wait, what? Deez Nuts, the australian party animals, and Six Feet Under, the old and grumpy death metal dudes under the reign of former Cannibal Corpse-shouter Chris Barnes? Judging from their new releases – “Word Is Bond” and “Crypt Of The Dead” respectively – both […]

Review: Cruel Hand – The Negatives

Review: Cruel Hand – The Negatives

Cruel Hand needed four years to come up with a new album – and four years can be a long, challenging time for young adults and a band. “The Negatives” proves that a band can integrate new ideas, new influences, new role models, and yet still […]