\r\nVendetta is an English heavy metal band that operates in the heavy metal route in the good old traditional way. Formed in early 2006 by guitarist/vocalist Edward Box and framed up by guitarist Pete Thompson, Gary Foalle on the bass and Mick Robson completing the line-up by handling the drumkit.
\r\nAs many of you already know Curran Murphy used to be a guitarist of both Nevermore and Annihilator but at some point in 2005 he decided to built his own project by the name Shatter Messiah.
\r\nIt’s an album with prog elements on one hand, however I ‘d say that it’s in a more rock direction rather that metal. Obviously, the band is influenced by Dream Theater, to a point that they don’t even show their own musical identity, which doesn’t mean that the album is bad in general. Furthermore, something that identifies their music style, is the piano melodies in many parts in the album, which puts them in a more “soft” category.
“Resurrection” is an older release but it reached me some days ago.
\r\nSo, Sorrow’s Path is a Greek band, which exists since 1993 and despite the tragic facts that happened to their line up, (a death and a serious injury) they equipped themselves with courage and continued.
\r\nA very interesting debut release. Elements from prog metal, like Conception, Evergrey, even Royal Hunt in some parts, combined with AOR, result in a very beautiful sound. I really liked the vocals, not only for the vocal lines, but also, and mostly, for the warmth, and the melodies, like Tom Englund’s style, a name which is well known. Music wise, sometimes it’s groovy and fast and other times it turns to melancholic and dark, the combination of which is very “elegant”.
Sweden’s epic doomsters Isole strike again with their third full – length release, the forth in general and entitled “Bliss Of Solitude”. Even from the first notes of the album, is obvious that, the change of label (from “I Hate” to “Napalm”) did not affect their music at all. On the contrary, “Bliss of Solitude” is a better, heavier release than the previous one, “Thorne Of void” (2006) reaching the melancholic atmosphere of their first masterpiece “Forevermore” (2005).
\r\nI’ll be blunt from the start. This release is the best self financed album I’ve received since the debut album of Synesthesia. Last Day Here come from Slovenia and "From Pieces Created" is their first work. As the title suggests this work is established from many diverse pieces, which come from the soul of the musicians in the band. When all these pieces combine, and inspiration is the mixer, the result is what we listen in this album. \r\n
\r\nThis isn’t the new album of Legion Of The Damned. It’s an album that was released in the past by Occult (Legion Of The Damned before the have a name) and it was called "Elegy For The Weak". As the band says their cause isn’t to make more money with this release, it’s just that they wanted to help in the fact that their album was hard to get and so they decided to re release it under a new title Feel The Blade so they can also play it live. I am not going to comment on their gesture, however I’d rather listen to anew album of the band.
Sweden’s Deville, return with their second release, after the split CD with Sergej the Freak. The new album entitled “Come heavy Sleep” and with this one, Deville provide us with 13 compositions (11 tracks plus Intro / Outro) in the classic stoner rock forms with references to bands like: Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age and of course Black Sabbath. The album flows very smoothly, without certain originalities, except the track named “Black Dawn” in which track Deville added more Psychedelic elements.