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Satan - Life Sentence

Life Sentence FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 29.04.2013
RECORD COMPANY: Listenable Records
 
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Any who ventured in a Court in the Act or Suspended Sentence by Satan, was either a nostalgic or didn’t much care about is happening today in metal, or, who knows, various explanations can be found. Still, it was...

RoadkillSoda - Oven Sun

Oven Sun FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 27.04.2013
RECORD COMPANY: Autoprodus
 
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In a press release from February 2013, RoadkillSoda was referred to as "the only stoner metal band in Romania", a claim that I cannot agree with. Why? Well, I think of at least one band from Timisoara called Nomega,...

Killswitch Engage - Disarm the Descent

Disarm the Descent FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 02.04.2013
RECORD COMPANY: Roadrunner
 
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I heard about Killswitch Engage in 2005, when my cable provider had the inspiration to start broadcasting MTV2. For the uninitiated, MTV2 was the exact opposite of its parent station (so you can stop feeling nauseous now), and...

Kvelertak - Meir

Meir FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 26.03.2013
RECORD COMPANY: Roadrunner
 
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The Norwegians from Kvelertak give the impression that they are completely determined to become mainstream, or, better said, even more mainstream. And this is not a bad thing, since the band’s music remains along the same coordinates as...

Spinecrusher - Hellthrash

Hellthrash FORMAT: MCD
REALEASE DATE: 23.03.2013
RECORD COMPANY: Autoprodus
 
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I have known about Spinecrusher long before they had their first shown. A few years have passed since then, the boys have shared the stage with many bands of the metal underground scene, among the most important names...

Anthrax - Anthems

Anthems FORMAT: MCD
REALEASE DATE: 22.03.2013
RECORD COMPANY: Nuclear Blast Records
 
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I must confess that I’m a sucker for cover versions, as long as they’re done well. I’m not looking for perfect reproductions of the original, I expect them to be different, I expect the artist or the...

N.O.W. - Bohemian Kingdom

Bohemian Kingdom FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 22.03.2013
RECORD COMPANY: Escape Music
 
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Who would have thought AOR had a bright future in Brazil? I sure didn’t, the Brazilians seemed to me more inclined towards metal than to classic rock. But this was before I was introduced to Alec Mendonça,...

Clutch - Earth Rocker

Earth Rocker FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 15.03.2013
RECORD COMPANY: Weathermaker Music
 
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It is hard to review an album like Earth Rocker. What more can you add when you hear the direct and hard sound of total freedom coming out of your speakers?   Clutch come from Maryland,...

Lordi - To Beast of Not to Beast

To Beast of Not to Beast FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 08.03.2013
RECORD COMPANY: AFM Records
 
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“To beast or not to beast”, this is the question! I’ve chosen Lordi, because they are my beloved band and I am in fact extremely curious, since they’ve recently undergone a drastic line-up change after the...

Hatchet - Dawn of the End

Dawn of the End FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 05.03.2013
RECORD COMPANY: The End Records
 
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The new wave of thrash has already crashed upon the shore and left us with nothing but a ripple, and only the pompous press releases of some record labels are trying to stir up. In fact, this...

Long Distance Calling - The Flood Inside

The Flood Inside FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 04.03.2013
RECORD COMPANY: Superball Music
 
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When I reviewed the first record by Pigeon Toe, I was saying that I was a bit sceptical about the chances for success of Long Distance Calling, since they intended to rely on a local singer as a...

Saxon - Sacrifice

Sacrifice FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.03.2013
RECORD COMPANY: UDR
 
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The atomic grandpas strike again. The time of questions has passed. It matters not what vitamins they’re on, what they put in their teacup before they dip their biscuits or what exercise they got from their...

Wolfsgrey - Pure Transylvaninan Style

Pure Transylvaninan Style FORMAT: MCD
REALEASE DATE: 27.02.2013
RECORD COMPANY: Mirgilus Siculorum
 
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I first came into contact with the music of the Romanians from la Wolfsgrey via the demo A released in 2008. At the time, it didn’t say much to me and I forgot they even existed. Since 2008 the band...

Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance

The Underground Resistance FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 25.02.2013
RECORD COMPANY: Peaceville Records
 
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If you look at the number of songs, this seems to be more like an EP, but after their length it is definitely a full-length, and by its manner it is Darkthrone. To make myself understood, I...

AbnormyNdeffect - Curtea Suprema

Curtea Suprema FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 22.02.2013
RECORD COMPANY: Imbecil Entertainment
 
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Finally! After five years without a release, the Moldovans from Abnormyndeffect launched their second studio album, called Curtea Suprema on 22 February 2013 in the Albion club in Chisinau. With this occasion, the band celebrated their 10th anniversary. 10...

Free Fall - Power & Volume

Power & Volume FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 22.02.2013
RECORD COMPANY: Nuclear Blast Records
 
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Many people have been asking themselves, why has Sweden given us so much good music for the last 20 years or so? The answer is simple: it’s the welfare state system, based on high taxes and high...

Decease - Exhort to Obliterate

Exhort to Obliterate FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 15.02.2013
RECORD COMPANY:
 
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Released on 17 February 2013, the debut album of the Cluj-based band Decease can be seen as a breath of fresh air in the Romanian metal landscape. I have to admit I have not listened to the albums...

Them Frequencies - The Great Wave-off

The Great Wave-off FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 11.02.2013
RECORD COMPANY: Autoprodus
 
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The new wave of Bulgarian bands is getting more and more prolific, and is very well known on our side of the Danube. Last Hope, Mindfold Express, Last Remains, Wartime or Them Frequencies are just a few of the names that...

Ancient VVisdom - Deathlike

Deathlike FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 05.02.2013
RECORD COMPANY: Prosthetic Records
 
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The record name made me think of "Euronymous" Øystein Aarseth record label - Deathlike Silence Productions. I don’t know if the Americans from Ancient VVisdom are in any way Mayhem fans or fans of Deathlike Silence Productions releases, or...

Enforcer - Death by Fire

Death by Fire FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.02.2013
RECORD COMPANY: Nuclear Blast Records
 
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While on Diamonds (2010) the band was continuing what they had started on Into the Night (2008), with Death by Fire, Enforcer brings things to a whole new level. The evolution is clearly visible. The band sounds more compact and direct....

Hatriot - Heroes of Origin

Heroes of Origin FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 25.01.2013
RECORD COMPANY: Massacre Records
 
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Rob Dukes may sound good for Exodus, Paul Baloff, may he rest in peace, might have been the vocalist with whom the band have made their name in the early years, but Steve "Zetro" Souza most certainly remains the...

Cult of Luna - Vertikal

Vertikal FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 25.01.2013
RECORD COMPANY: Indie Recordings
 
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Most of the times when I discover a band that was founded years ago I tell myself what an idiot I was to let such great music pass me by for so long. And things were no...

Riverside - Shrine of New Generation Slaves

Shrine of New Generation Slaves FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 21.01.2013
RECORD COMPANY: InsideOut
 
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Of all the countries of the former communist bloc, Poland has given the world the most and the best known bands in the metallic area. With Behemoth and Vader spearheading this country’s extreme metal, at the opposite end...

Void of Sleep - Tales between Reality and Madness

Tales between Reality and Madness FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 21.01.2013
RECORD COMPANY: Aural Music
 
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This year, in February, I have had the honour to have a brief chat with three of the four members of the young Italian band Void of Sleep, Burdo (vocals, guitar), Gale (guitar, vocals) and Allo (drums)....

Newsted - Metal

Metal FORMAT: MCD
REALEASE DATE: 08.01.2013
RECORD COMPANY: Chophouse Records
 
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I’m certain that opinions are going to be as divided as possible on this record. Jason Newsted is a name of the metal scene that usually commands respect from fans of the genre. You must have heard...

Siculicidium - Keringők

Keringők FORMAT: MCD
REALEASE DATE: 25.12.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Sun & Moon Records
 
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After Siculicidium  released the EP A rothadó viragok színüket vesztik in April this year, once winter came, Pestifer and Lugosi Béla decided to release a new material. Also an EP, but this time a 7' EP. Two songs...

Aerosmith - Music from Another Dimension!

Music from Another Dimension! FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 06.11.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Columbia Records
 
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2012 has been a very rich year in quality rock albums. It seems that fear of the Apocalypse made the big bands find inspiration and really get down to it. Each of these records was a pleasant...

Blaze of Sorrow - Echi

Echi FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.11.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Sun & Moon Records
 
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Blaze of Sorrow is one of the most underrated metal bands I have ever encountered. The Italians’ music is a very good combination of atmospheric black metal and folk. In 2013, Blaze of Sorrow is the work of two...

Neokhrome - Perihelion

Perihelion FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 27.10.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Autoprodus
 
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Neokhrome is a band I didn’t even know existed until a while ago; more precisely until I got an e-mail from vocalist/instrument player Vasvári Gyula. What made me accept the invitation to write something about this material? First...

Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind

All We Love We Leave Behind FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 09.10.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Epitaph Records
 
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Three years after the incredible Axe to Fall, Converge comes back with a new album. Titled All We Love We Leave Behind, the material gives us the same intense, complex, chaotic (in a good way) and passionate band,...