That by this time every artist tries to release their own Metal Opera kind of bugs me. Either it is horribly bad and just a vision of a autocratic guitarist with bad singers, or there is no proper concept and no story to the album. This should not be the case with Timo Tolkki´s Avalon. “The Land of New Hope” tells the story how the ... more/mehr
This new project features Swedish musicians who gained some reputation with other bands: Benny Hagglund has drummed for Fission and Vintersorg already, for the latter played also Matthias Marklund (git) and Johan Lindgren (b), only Andreas Stenlund seems to be introduced for the first time as vocalist and guitarist on the TME debut.
30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
In the beginning of October, the Norwegian Hardrock band, TNT, released an audio recording of their 30th anniversary concert from 2012. This album is, however, not a triumphal march as expected because it has two different faces. The pretty face shows 17 timeless Hardrock classics, enhanced with guest vocals by Dee Snider (Twisted ... more/mehr
To Resist Fatality
More and more bands pop up that make a journalist life miserable - how to put them into a genre, except creating another one named "cannot be put into a genre"? In biographies of other bands there´s a new term for it - "Hybrid Metal".
Honestly, in this case I can just describe associations I had when listening to this second ... more/mehr
After three years of waiting, CULT, the seventh studio album from Finnish band, TO/DIE/FOR, is ready to be released. Once formed under the name Mary-Ann, the band had their international breakthrough after the turn of the millennium as TO/DIE/FOR. Unfortunately, it almost came a bit late, as the Gothic wave started to ebb away and ... more/mehr