Those Italians DGM deliver again first class Progressive Metal with their new album. Every song of this band offers music of highest quality. The shouter has a great voice which should appeal to every fan of this genre. This record is promoting Dream Theater, not copying it. Extensive mid-tempo passages are celebrated, and also the ... more/mehr
Another Finnish band that is pretty famous in their home country but so far couldn’t make it beyond that borders. Although – or maybe because of the fact that – they don’t really sound „Nordic“ but rather American and feel at home in old school metal.
On „Mimic47“ are both thrash with mainly bellowed growls and also more ... more/mehr
Over here we have a „quite-good-but –not-realy-or-realy-good“ album in the CD-Player.
The finns play modern thrash between Fear factory and Mashine Head, but the Oakland-four had obviously the bigger influence. They use the compulsory ingredients like cracky riffs, fat drumming and vocals between shouting and melodic, very ... more/mehr
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This 5- Track CD by one of the bands of Rise Above is a nice delicacy. Let’s put it this way: what Diagonal play is a diversified progressive Rock with Jazz influences, and they do not deter from using acoustic guitars - therefore this CD convinces in terms of playing as well as songwriting.
That Frontiers usually has a good taste when it comes to bands should be pretty clear for most people. That there are more and more Melodic Rock bands popping up is pretty fine for me but I start to doubt that all those bands will find enough fans at least here in Europe. Unimpressed by the ever growing pagan metal wave, Diamond ... more/mehr