\r\nMr. Neal\r\nMorse is well known to the audience due too his carrier with the prog rockers\r\nSpock’s Beard, his contribution to the All star prog project Transantlatic and\r\nof course his solo works always in his beautiful prog rock forms\r\n
\r\nThe Double\r\nCD I got here, is a Live recording, including the Whole “Question Mark” album\r\n(2005) and some selected tracks from the “One” Album (2004)\r\n
Buzztown is a Belgium located record company that specified in punk & rock n roll groups. This specific release is nothing more than a split Cd with four groups, or better a Sampler of Buzztown’s strongest groups.
\r\nThe Fist band that came up was the Swedish Chuck Norris Experiment with two original compositions and a cover song to Undertones’ “Teenage Kicks”. Nice music with influences by Hellacopters and Gluecifer. I admit that I liked them a lot.
The Belgian Band From Beyond, in fact consists of two members, ex members of The Black metal act Moribund. This is the first full-length release (All Thrash Breaks Loose) and the band provides us with some thrash metal from the glorious past. Their influences are the German thrash scene and acts like Kreator and some influences by Messiah (RIP). Many melodic parts, riffs and solos inspired by the Kreator and Messiah way of thrashing. The Vocals are similar to Mille Petrozza’s one.
The Greek virtuoso guitar player Mike Dimareli, returns with the second release of his band, Mike Dimareli Article, and this time with an All – star line up, Bob Katsionis (Firewind and many more) on the Keys and Bill Aksiotis (Phantom Lord) on Vocals. The Line up filling up Thomas Tserkezo on the Bass guitar and Tuomo Dimareli on the Drums
\r\nThere hasn’t been a very long time since the singer and soul of The Gathering, Anneke Van Giersbergen decided to withdraw from the band. The disappointment was big but the sentiments were mixed since a few days after her retirement, everyone knew that she would continue to exist in the musical fields via her personal band by the name Agua De Annique.
\r\nLately we’ve come to see many appreciable releases from the melodic Death Metal genre. Personally the most recent I remember it was the new album of Fall Of Serenity and a few days after this, there is another band that reminds me quite enough of this particular group, yet with its own more personal character and accomplishes to gain a special place in our heart. \r\n
I first met the music of The Equinox Ov The Gods back in 1996 when they released their first CD/LP (Images Of The Forgotten Memories) through the Greek label, Unisound.
\r\nI have a very special\r\nrelationship with Denmark.\r\nI feel that whatever comes out of this country is at least worth while. Let me\r\nname a few bands… Illdisposed, Saturnus, Hatesphere, Mercenary, Raunchy,\r\nBlazing Eternity, Volbeat and the list goes on and on. Here comes a band out of\r\nthe blue called The Burning to shake us down with their performance. After a\r\nfew demos, which got great reviews from Scandinavian press, they release their\r\ndebut album called "Storm The Walls" which will shake the Thrash /\r\nDeath Metal scene.
\r\nAustralians Vanishing Point have been around since 1997 and have already released 4 albums including their latest “The Fourth Season”.
I have to admit that since I heard the first notes from this CD, it really took me by surprise. To be honest, I like it more that the previous stuff from this band. Shaman, who comes from Brazil, is back with Thiago Bianchi replacing Andre Matos on vocals, and he does it successfully. “Immortal” is a heavy album, with aggressive, hard riffs on guitars and very rough parts on drums and the rhythm section in general. Thiago is incredible, and there are some really intense moments in his performance.