After GURD guitarist Bruno Spring left the band 2004 it took a while until he could realize his own project, The Order. And it was worth it. Great singer – Gianni Pontillo (Pure Inc.), just his dark velvet voice is reason enough to buy this album – and the GURD colleagues Andrej Abplanalp (b) and Mauro Casciero (dr). created a great ... more/mehr
Some of you might already know The Order´s debut album "Son of Armageddon". Since then the guys from Switzerland have changed their musical direction a little. The previous output was rather modern and metallic, however, this new album title might be misleading. This "Metal Casino" presents pretty nice Hardrock that could have been ... more/mehr
Re-releases are usually don´t enjoy to review, but because the original from 2010 hardly made it to a wider audience, let´s pretend that “1634” is a brand new CD...
Ortega come from Groningen, Holland, and they call their style “sludgy post-doom-metal”. Well, as I face a certain “how-to-describe-it” emergency here, let´s just ... more/mehr
Oscar Louise, whose legal name is Rachel Hamel, makes her debut with “Empty House“. She is a professional choir singer with the Lausanne Opera and has worked for several jazz projects. Now she ventures into pop music for the first time and does so rather well.
The music shows many classical elements with strings and piano ... more/mehr
OSI were founded in 2003 by Kevin Moore (ex-Dream Theater) and Jim Matheos (Fates Warning). The line up of OSI, which has more in common with a project than with a band, is completed by Gavin Harisson (Porcupine Tree) on the Drums.
But those who expect an album which sounds like a mixture of those mentioned bands are really ... more/mehr