\r\nWithout a doubt during the Early, Mid 90’s there were around the best Norwegian black metal releases even from band like Dimmu Borgir (Yep. Once they played black metal)
\r\nNorwegian Black Metal (Norge Black Metal) can be categorized by two waves according to the each bands year of founding, So we can say that in the first wave belong bands like Darkthrone, Immortal, Ulver, Burzum, Mayhem, Satyricon and probably the best act of them Emperor.
\r\nEmperor released their first selftitled E.P. back in the 1993 with the following line up:
\r\nQUEENSRYCHE and SANCTUARY are the groups that disappointed me more from any other all these years that I hear this music. When the first began to lose their "metal" sign, their neighbors seemed to be there, ready to take the opportunity and continue from where that their famous neighbors stopped. Finally, nothing happened and despite the fact that SANCTUARY had everything, they were split-up, because of musical differences. The only explanation that I can give, is that something weird happens in Seattle… \r\n
\r\nPARADISE LOST needs no introduction. Of course, for "Draconian Times" there are no words to say, as it is a "Classic" and "Must Have Album", in the gothic metal category. Released in the spring of 1997 and was the fifth studio album of the band. \r\n
Since the\r\nMonuments section of our website is meant to host admirable releases coming\r\nfrom all genres of the extreme sound it would be unjust on our side not to\r\nwrite a few words for the album "Athenian Echoes" of the Greek Nightfall.\r\nYou might wonder why we didn’t choose the album "Lesbian Show", since it has been the reason for\r\nmany fans to notice Nightfall. Of course it was a great success for Nightfall and it has been one of the brightest\r\nmoments in the Greek Metal Scene.
\r\nHardly ever come up bands having the personality and the quality of MERCIFUL FATE. Even in the golden decade of 80s, where an elation of inspiration and creativity existed, the band from Denmark succeeded in distinguishing itself by presenting something completely different, something which had never been heard before and, according to my humble opinion, has never been heard since then.
\r\nIn the history of Heavy Metal exist innumerable groups "comets" that as long as fast they were appeared, so much fast they were disappeared. One of them is HITTMAN. The group from New York released their first homonymous album in 1988 and made their presence perceptible in the metal scene, leaving a lot of promises for the future.
\r\nA long time ago, in Tamba, Florida, two brothers, John and Criss Oliva, create a “small” group called METROPOLIS. With John on guitar (!!) and John on bass (!!), METROPOLIS, passed their time playing for high school parties and at small neighborhood pubs. I imagine neither both of them, nor none of their friends who support them, would dream that this “small group” would become one of the LEGENDARY bands of heavy metal history. \r\n
\r\nI always had a great sympathy to VICIOUS RUMORS and this was because they had an element that first of all I want a band to have….quality. Very good musicians, perfect compositions and overall very good productions, were the things that always characterized the band. \r\n