Ten years ago, the Swedish Melodic Death Metal band, Scar Symmetry, was formed. In the beginning, they sounded a bit like Soilwork and Dark Tranquillity - the band, however, soon opted for a more progressive style, but still sticking to the same genre. Since 2008, their sound has been supported by two lead singers, both of them capable ... more/mehr
The title reveals it all to literature freaks - the Austrians adopted Neville´s Moby Dick as thematic and lyrical frame. Therefore forgive my "wild sound-waves" and "merciless harpoon-gunning" which inevitably suggested itself...
Well, from my viewpoint it´s not so much Captain Ahab but rather the Vikings that inspired the ... more/mehr
This September has seen the release of Austrian Extreme Metal group Scarecrow N.W.A´s fifth full length album, Transgression, on which the band once again brews a unique Death Metal concoction. The album name already indicates the changes, which have taken place in the sound of the band since the release of the predecessor, Ishmael, ... more/mehr
Scene D` Chryme
Admittedly, after I had discovered Santa Cruz one and a half years ago, hardly any other Finnish newcomer band from the Sleaze / Hard Rock genre could spark my interest seriously, not to mention in the long term. Santa Cruz simply have it all while other bands mostly lack in a certain something. But now there are five Finns, who ... more/mehr
Wir sind der Funk
Obviously SCHEIN are addicted to funkmusic, but definitly not me, so I try to be neutral with my opinion about their record ´Wir sind der Funk´ .
First I have to say that this album is a good production, like the most records nowadays. Beside this plus: it is not easy to put the sound of 8 musicians together to make a coherent ... more/mehr