\r\n"Hyperborea" is the fourth release from this Swedish band and although they started out as a RAC (Rock Against Communism)/Oi rock band, this release is nothing more than melodic black metal with Viking overtones. Of course their NS topics are still here and I believe the track "In memory of May 1st 1945" proves it strongly. \r\n
\r\nThis release is a tribute album to Bathory on their black metal era by the Servians Bethor. Although I always prefer the original stuff the truth is that sometimes you can actually hear a really impressive and well crafted cover on a really classic song.
\r\nThe “resurrection” of Glam scene goes on with one more album release from Perris Records. GASOLINE is the latest album from DIRTY LOOKS which is on the market since last year already. It worth paying attention to Henrik Ostergaard, who seems to enjoy the whole thing a lot, and the 10 tracks plus 2 bonuses of the promo that we received is the best proof for that.
\r\nThe first full-length release from the Italians “Thirteen Nerve” entitled “Needless” is a fine hard-core release with some metal core elements and psychedelic passages.
\r\nAlthough at some age I used to be a huge fan of Mayhem I admit that I didn’t have any particular anticipation for their latest release. Greatly disappointed from their previous releases, the boring "Grand Declaration of War" and the uninspired "Chimera" the only thing that triggered my interest for Mayhem’s new release was nothing more than Attila Csihar’s return to the band.
CATARACT’s previous album Kingdom, left me with mixed emotions. There were songs I liked much but also others that left me indifferent. Given this background I was really skeptic when I placed their new release in my cd player. To my surprise I was utterly disillusioned. Even from the first track it is obvious this band has grown from their previous release and they are now more mature and well bonded. Cataract is an album of well performed Metalcore with elements and influences from other genres and especially Death Metal.
\r\nEven though it seems SAVATAGE are dead Jon Oliva is still here to write and offer the fans\r\nquality, beautiful songs.\r\nThe “ecologic” Global Warning is the third studio album for Jon Oliva’s Pain and to be honest, I\r\nenjoyed it much more than the previous two.
\r\nHeadhunter are a band with a history which many old fans might remember. It’s the project of our dear Schmier of Destruction among with Jorg Michael (Stratovatius) and Schmuddel (ex-Talon). After years in silence Headhunter are back with a new album called Parasite Of Society. Its comeback no heavy thrash fan can miss. In this alum the band has managed to combine in a very smart way Heavy Metal with thrash elements while having a hard rock attitude.
\r\nThis is the second full-length album by Swedish death metallers Facebreaker and with a few words this is nothing more than old school Swedish fucking death metal but with a more modern production. The songs are mostly from speedy thrash driven to mid-tempo and of course killer sluggish groovy parts in the Grave-like tradition. The guitars are downtuned yet razor sharp dominating the entire 11-track output. Short in their duration they manage to keep a certain variation with lots of well measured tempo changes.
The first EP by the Greeks Aenaon is an astonishing effort for sure in the Black / Death Metal scene indeed.
\r\nThis is about an EP that features six compositions, which in musical way move between the early Emperor, Naglfar and recent Behemoth styles of music. A huge amount of blast beat with some melodic passages that can be described as a Death Black Metal Holocaust.
\r\nIn This EP you’re about to hear Death Metal riffage, with many black metal blast beating hammerings.