\r\nIf the name Joe Hasselvander is unknown to you, you probably don’t listen to heavy metal and you are in the wrong site…So… here we got the new effort from Mr. Joe Hasselvander ( ex – Raven, ex - Devil Childe,Guardians Of The Flame, Pentagram (US), ex – Death Row, ex – Phantom Lord (US) and any more).
\r\nMons Lvnae is a Portuguese female-fronted gothic/folk metal sextet and "Seven Winds" is their third demo. Their biography reads that in the beginning of their career the band played a mix of black, death and doom metal, but after a while they turned into gothic/folk metal adding even a flute to their sound.
\r\nFor those who may not be aware of the band “Khymera”, it’s Daniele Liverani’s musicianship, who was the main composer of Genius Rock Opera. This is their third album, featuring Daniele on keyboards, Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69) on vocals and on bass, Tommy Ermiolli on guitars and Dario Ciccioni (Hartmann) ) on drums. It’s a melodic hard rock album, which consists of very good compositions that fans will enjoy listening. Οne more important thing is the production quality as well, and the very expressive vocals which give a very special result.
The music of Morningside is somewhere between Opeth, Cure and Opeth. Their First effort entitled “The Wind, The Trees And The Shadows Of The Past” consists of 3 tracks plus Intro / Outro and has running time about 40 minutes. Their compotisions are extense in length but unfortunatelly in specific parts are boring, but if you are a fan of opeth you would like it.
Russia’s Kauan, first effort is the album “Lemikuuro”. The band founded back in 2005 and they have changed their music style, from Folk black Metal to more slow ,doom folk metal without forgeting copletely their black metal past.
This Is the first release from Russia’s Revelations Of Rain entitled “Marble Shades Of Despair” and it’s about a project of Remizov Ilya (bass guitar, guitar, vocals and drum programming) and Muromskaya Olesya (guitars, vocals and keyboards) ex members of Ocean of Sorrow.
\r\nObscene Gesture is a new L.A based band led by the former Agent Steel drummer Chuck Profus and Guy Green of L.A. GutterThug on vocals. The lineup is rounded out by another former member of Agent Steel, George Robb on bass and Vince Dennis (Body Count/Steel Prophet) on guitar while a third ex-member of Agent Steel joined the band on December 2006, Juan Garcia on guitar.
\r\nIn 2004 they released their debut album under the title "Element V". Despite this, I didn’t know about this album and so I didn;t know anything about this band. I don’t regret however, because I think of the well known "better late than never". So, it’s better not to say too many useless wirds..this album came to me (completely by luck) and surely i will be heard for a long time!
\r\nThe history for the Finnish band Masterstroke begins in 2002 and "Sleep" is their second full-length album. The first album of the group, "Apocalypse", was released only in Russia and Japan, due to problems with the record company that was supposed to do the release. \r\n