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Suicidal Angels Division Of Blood
Suicidal Angels rise above with an album that brings back the urgency the band (and thrash metal in general) is renowned for. The said trait has adequately spiced up the arrangements, which would deem the album insufferably one-dimensional, otherwise. The excellent guitar leads of Gus Drax (Sunburst), take the songs on a higher level; however, an unbridgeable gap between him and the rest of the band in terms of musicianship, becomes imminently evident. Let's hope that the presence of Gus, will push the others to become more involved with their instruments and in turn, with their song writing.
3.5
12.03.16
Magnus Pelander Time
Since long, Magnus Pelander has been known for his idiorrythmic disposition towards art, and - surprise surprise! - his debut solo album manages to get that across. Nominally,Time is "an acoustic album", with an atmosphere that ensues calmness and self-reflection. The instrumental backbone consists of an acoustic guitar, sporadically accompanied by violin, harmonica, the flute and minimal percussion; the album's peculiarity though, lies in Pelander's falsetto-and-an-acquired-taste vocals, which act as if they are rivalling the melodies upon whom they were supposed to tread.
3.4
12.01.16
The Doomsday Kingdom Never Machine
I love Candlemass, Leif Edling is a keynote figure for metal, the EP is expectedly solid, but recycling of the trademark, yet same ol', same ol' recipe herein, transmits a mere fraction of the grandeur evidenced in past releases.
3.2
12.01.16
Nordic Unio n Nordic Union
As far as melodic/shredding metal goes, label owners have been particularly prolific in building line-ups around guitar shredders or setting up collaborations between prospective artists signed in the same label. Nordic Union is boss of Frontiers Records bringing together Ronnie Atkins of Pretty Maids fame, and up and coming songwriter/producer Erik Martensson (Eclipse (SWE)). The result couldn't be anything other than a great album of modern hard rocking metal, albeit it does not amount more than the sum of its parts.
3.6
11.30.16
The Rolling Stones Blue and Lonesome
The Rolling Stones pick up the blues/rock n' roll bible, open it up at a random page, start jamming at the first thing they read with the sheer conviction see-all-done-all veterans are known for, and get away with it, as usual.
3.5
11.30.16
Scattered Extrospection
FYROM's Scattered possess a series of true attributes that are (more than) likely to get them to the next level in future releases, as long as temporal interims in between, are sufficiently narrowed. Band's musicianship is well above average, vocals range from high pitched cleans to guttural lows with fair success, however it's the arrangements that go through the motions for the most part. Stream/"name your price" download:
http://scatteredband.bandcamp.com/releases
3.2
11.29.16
Brain Dead (USA-CA) Disaster Ahead
Album has some decent thrash going on, but that's all about it, really. Stream:
http://braindeadofficial.bandcamp.com/album/disaster-ahead
2.9
11.26.16

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    December 6 01:18 PM
  • Sniff Your knowledge on Swedish underground music impress me
    December 6 09:20 AM
  • manosg Vasika tin proti fora pou to akousa me enthousiase giati to perimena poly kako. I alitheia einai omos pos me ystera akousmata, me enthousiase ligotero. Den to exo akousei omos perissoteres apo 3 fores, nomizo. Gi' auto den exo anevasei kai review akoma, perimeno na do pou tha katsei i mpilia hahaha.
    November 20 01:22 PM
  • manosg Kala, perito na sou po oti etoimazomoun na sou proteino to diskaki! Tous Lugnet den tous exo akousta alla to gegonos oti einai Souidoi kai moiazoun me monternous Whitesnake tous kanei elkystikotatous. To neo Metallica to tsekares?
    November 19 06:10 AM
  • manosg Ti les tora? Eixa diavasei nomizo synenteuksi tou Kai Hansen sto Metal Invader, sxetika me ekeini tin synaulia. An thymamai kala eixan paiksei kai Athina?
    November 6 04:21 PM

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