Sad news: The music world mourns the loss of Ray Manzarek (74), founding Member and keyboarder of The Doors, White Zombie drummer Phil Buerstatte (44) and Uriah Heep bassist Trevor Bolder (63). R.I.P.!
German Hardrockers BERSERKER will donate 18.000€ to the Berlin cancer charity for children on May 25. November 2011 BERSERKER front man Schröder was diagnosed with cancer, now he is cancer-free. In 2012 the band collected money for this charity at their concerts and will also continue to do so in the future. Slayer´s Jeff Hanneman is dead: he passed away at about 11AM on May 2nd near his Southern California home because of liver failure due to an infection after a spider bite. R.I.P. Jeff!
The Siberian Jay music video "I´m Holding" featuring Mikko Sirén from Apocalyptica on drums - we reported about the videoshoot in our "1h with" Special - can be watched here: http://youtu.be/C-hSNurZVcs
DYING SIGNALS hail from Malta and sound really fresh, sassy and powerful right from the start. Musically, the album isn´t easy to pigeonhole. “Deathcore mixed with experimental” is how I´d describe this style of music. In the end it doesn´t matter because what the band does on “Intuitive Senses” is just marvellous. All songs are on a very high level and have a melancholic yet powerful mood, which is mainly created by vocalist Chris Said. The Core repertoire ranges from melodic choruses to scream attacks and fits perfectly to the music.
I would have never guessed that they are from Malta. Respect! All songs are definitely on an international level and I could listen to them over and over again. The album is powerfully and professionally mixed, especially the very dominant guitars boom mightily out of the speakers. My recommendations are “Shape The Prospects”, “Minus Two”, “Abstract Mind” and “End Of An Era”, which not only have an interesting song structure but good melodies, too.
For me “Intuitive Senses” is one of the best albums I´ve ever heard from this genre. Before I continue to heap praise over praise on the album and thus, lose my credibility, I suggest that everybody who is into this kind of music should give this album a try. Thumps up!