When the art of sensual-melodic Metal is concerned, there might be no better master than the exceptional Stratovarius-singer Timo Kotipelto.
The blond Finn released his third solo album "Serenity" and takes us into a fragile sound world built upon melody, dynamics and passion. The album contains epic hooks, classic majestic ... more/mehr
Hard Times Are In Fashion
The new Koufax Album "Hard Times Are In Fashion", released by Motor, doesn´t just give insights into the musical tastes of the band but also tells something about their courage. Their political statements, wrapped up in stylistically wonderful lyrics, will surely help to keep this band in mind, except from their catchy tunes. Obviously ... more/mehr
I had almost missed to discover this pearl, yet thanks to the flu and forced inactivity plus slight boredom I decided to lend an ear to promo CDs that had piled up, awaiting my attention... well, better late than never...
Bergen-based Krakow define themselves as Post-Metal and release a remarkable second album named “diin”, ... more/mehr
OK a little guessing game – a band from Bergen, Norway, which genre? Haha, WRONG – this is clearly not a bunch of guys who would go shopping for corpsepaint... In other words, there is anything but Black Metal to be found on this album, the third release of Krakow. I would maybe describe my overall impression as a crossover of Doom ... more/mehr
“Neue Deutsche Härte” from Salzburg: The relationship to Rammstein coupled with hoarse vocals a la Eden weint im Grab, malignant mixed with cynical quotations from the classics of Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms - that builds a bizarre contrast to the dark lyrics and the sometimes brutal industrial metal guitar thunderstorms. ... more/mehr