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Jorn Life on Death Road
A successful blend of metal and AOR with a modern flavor. Those who are familiar with Jorn, already know what this album contains; traditional heavy metal/hard rock reminiscent of Dio, AOR in the vein of Whitesnake and quite a few anthemic moments. Jorn's performance is great as always and my only beef with the LP is that even though it's a fun listen, it doesn't make me want to jam it repeatedly.
Wormwitch Strike Mortal Soil
Riffy blackened thrash with a rock 'n' roll attitude, crust elements and some nice slow and mid-tempo parts. Overall, this is a very solid effort with some variety that sometimes similar material lacks. Provided that these guys improve their songwriting on their next effort and continue to build on the variety department, we might enjoy a killer sophomore LP.
Paradise Lost Symbol Of Life
A somewhat return to a heavier form and a mix of Paradise Lost's then modern sound with hints of their 1993-95 era. The album contains a number of hooks in the form of riffs and vocal melodies which make it an addictive listen and make it feel that it lasts less than it actually does.
On Thorns I Lay Eternal Silence
New album from the Greek outfit which remained in the shadows for far too long. The good news is that the band seems to have returned to their late '90s gothic death/doom sound which was probably the peak of their creativity and for those who are already familiar with them, the female vocals and violin are still an important element of their music which gives emphasis on creating atmospheric soundscapes. The extend to which one enjoys Eternal Silence will depend on Maxi Nil's vocals (which admittedly I'm not a big fan) and the fact that this album is deeply rooted on a sound which reigned almost 20 years ago. All in all, a very good
Red Wizard Cosmosis
Groovy heavy/stoner rock which is influenced by Vol. 4-Black Sabbath and brings to mind acts like Orange Goblin or The Sword. The singer's voice brings to mind Kyuss' John Garcia which is not a bad thing but contributes to the formulaic nature of the album which eventually left little to my mind. Overall, a solid effort but I doubt if I will jam this one in the future.
The Father of Serpents Age Of Damnation
Gothic death-doom that brings to mind early-Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride. The vocalist's growls might bring to mind Tomi Joutsen (Amorphis) while the use of violin is also quite reminiscent of My Dying Bride. However, the above are just an indication of the band's brand of music because overall Age Of Damnation is a plodding if not highly flawed affair which is somewhat saved by its atmosphere and some interesting guitar leads/riffs here and there. This results into an unnecessary long album which feels even longer. Nevertheless, if The Father of Serpents work on their songwriting a bit more and manage to produce a more streamlin
Moongates Guardian Where Many Paths And Errands Meet
New EP from the resilient Moongates Guardian and even though it seems that their formula has remain unchanged, the album is still very enjoyable. Despite their lack of progress which might turn some listeners off, Where Many Paths And Errands Meet is an atmospheric journey into black metal and the world of Lord of the Rings. The music feels genuinely epic and these guys have a knack for writing catchy tunes. Very good effort once again.

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  • EvoHavok Despite that, seems he had prepared pretty well for the show. I watched more performances from Velvet and Aegis, all nice.
    July 16 02:25 PM
  • EvoHavok Wow, a fresh taste of the old Theatre of Tragedy. I take it that Raymond hasn't been in any other project since the band's dissolution?
    July 16 11:21 AM
  • EvoHavok The remaster is somewhat louder and cleaner and it reduces the clipping significantly. (original above, remaster below)
    July 16 03:55 AM
  • EvoHavok Heard the remaster that just came out?
    July 15 04:28 PM
  • EvoHavok Oh yes, Symbol of Life is my fav from the electronic-ish era.
    July 15 01:50 PM

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