Candlemass fans had to swallow hard as it was fact after endless discussions that Messiah Marcolin has finally read his last mess. As substitute they hired Robe Lowe from the American slow-motion acrobats Solitude Aeternus, which had us fear that the new album would heavily sound like the Americans – and yes, the voice of Mr Lowe ... more/mehr
Bravery, Truth and the Endless Darkness
CAPILLA ARDIENTE is the brainchild of Claudio Botarro, four string player of the Chilean-Swedish young Doom gods, Procession. In contrast to Procession, in which Felipe Plaza is largely responsible for music and lyrics, in CAPILLA ARDIENTE Claudio Botarro is Chef de Cuisine. The promising intro, "Consequence and Consequences", opens ... more/mehr
Ruder Forms Survive
Geez, what a boring stoner rock product. Admittedly, I´ve never been the biggest stoner rock fan but what Capricorns deliver here is beyond good and evil.
First point of criticism is the singing:
hardly any melody, no variations and annoying.
Point #2: The 4 English seem to be aware of this weakness because ... more/mehr
The Dutch Black Metal band CARACH ANGREN explores musically the area of myths and legeds from the world beyond. Just like e.g. King Diamond´s "Fatal Portrait", “Lammendam” tells the legend of “de lammendam”, the saga around the ghost of a lady in a white dress.
This ghost story is dressed in orchestral Black Metal garment, ... more/mehr
Loud Enough To Raise The Dead
Who looks at the cover picture could get the idea that this band is made up of five James Deans or Elvises. In their music the Norwegians follow the latter, although their music as harder than that of the King.
Also parallels to Lordi become obvious, especially in the song “Rock´n´Roll Forever”, which is also due to very ... more/mehr