\r\nA few days ago the finnish Doomsters / Deathsters Saattue released their first full length efford via Spikefarm. Although this release was meant to be a four track self produced EP, Spikefarm singed a contract with the band so “Jäähyvästi” has been released as an album.
\r\nNew album for the Italian Nefarium on behalf of Agonia Records. More than 10 years have passed away, since this band made his first appearance. As it seems, Nefarium are improved and developped as time goes by. "Haeretichristus" is an amazing album containing 9 good-played black metal songs, which are influenced not only for the Norwegian scene, but also fron the Swedish. The compositions are fast and hate dominates in every song.
\r\nNeverland. A band which can do a lot more than to offer us just an album. Why? Simply because, we have to do with the turkish Progressive Metal band, named Dreamtone with the difference, that here participates also a Greek singer which is indeed more from appreciable and experienced and is named Iris Mavraki. Can Reversing Time help Greek and Turks see each other with a different view?
Another release in progressive / classical / metal forms, this genre seems to suffer from the many, almost similar one to each other, releases that really seem to be without any use at all.
Julian’s Lullaby is a Greek band that consists of three members and with this effort provides us with a very descent release, within the borders of female / male fronted Folk Metal.
\r\nThe “I Hear You Thinking” Effort reminds something of Inkubus Sukkubus in a more metal and abstract way. The female vocals are good enough while the male vocals probably need improvement or maybe a better production.
\r\nTheodore Ziras, needs no introduction, Theodore is one of the best greek guitarists of our time. The “Hyerpyrexia” album is his third personal effort, and he collaborated with Derek Sherinian (Y. Malmsteen, Dream Theater, A.Cooper, Billy Idol) on Keybords and Brian Ticky ( Ozzy, Zakk Wylde) on drums.
\r\nThe Grieving Process is a five piece Brutal death metal band from New Jersey that comes out with their first album "Assimilated Deformation" which lasts about 25 minutes of sheer brutality with no compromise.
\r\nThe Glam "overdose" continues with one more album release, and which else might the record company be? Perris Records of course. The Promo-cd that I have in my hands has 10 tracks that remind of the times Firehouse was in the peak of their career. I think that says it all. What’s remarkable is the great job on the guitars, including riffs and solos in my opinion.
\r\nEven though I am not a fan of this music scene, I think that this album in particular has something to say. One thing is for sure, it made me realize that there are still bands that support and keep this music genre alive in a very respectable way. The compositions are good, and so is the production, the musical style is something between Glam, Hard Rock, classic Rock and what’s in common is the melody.
At last, the new album by the Greece’s Septicflesh is a fact. This is the sixth album of the band, the first after their historical reunion. The “Communion” album is recorded at Fredman Studios, Sweden and features nine dark, symphonic and brutal anthems, the way that only Septicflesh could compose and perform.