Bloody Hammers

Bloody Hammers new album was the band’s introduction to me  and boy what an introduction it is… “Under Satan’s Sun” is an  occult doom album which stylish wise comes close to what band Paradise Lost mrk. 2 had on offer, but better …. Absolute best track of the album no doubt is “Spearfinger”,  it ‘s a track which has it all, an addictive groove  and a  chorus which will make you sing a long wanting or not…  Bloody HammersUnder Satan”s Sun” is a must have if you like it dark heavy and slow….

Diabulus In Musica

When I first put on this CD, at the opening track I thought I had put on a wrong CD, cause the opening could easily have served as music in the Lord Of The Ring movies.  But when the second track kicked in I knew it was the right album. What Diabulus In Musica brings us is symphonic metal with strong gothic influences.  Although they hail from Spain, I cannot detect in in the English vocals.  Basically this is almost a new band, since only the founding members Zuberoa Aznarez and Gorka Elsa have remained.



Pär Sundström - Bass

Joakim Brodén - Keyboards, Vocals

Thobbe Englund - Guitar

Chris Rörland – Guitar

Hannes Van Dahl - Drums


The expectations for the new album of ‘Sabaton’ where very high after their super release of ‘Carolus Rex’. Because it was their first release with their new line up we had to wait and see if it could compete with their previous album. The record itself is not bad but it’s sometimes to rushed and uninspired in my opinion.

God Macabre

I guess it is because of their reformation last year, but in any way Swedish band God Macabre decided to re-release their sole official recording, The Winterlong, which dates from 1993. Before reviewing this masterpiece, first a short history of the band.


After a long five years of waiting ‘Deathstars’ have risen from their graves with a new record called: ‘The Perfect Cult’ witch was released on (surprise, surprise…) Friday the 13th. It’s a solid ‘deathglam’ album wich stays in line of their previous work.

Black Anvil

When Black Anvil released their debut album Time Insults The Mind, I was enormously surprised; the positive way! The band was formed in New York City with members who were active in the NYHC-scene (the founding members were active in Kill Your Idols, for example), but Black Anvil’s 2008-debut had nothing to do with Hardcore whatsoever. And what’s more, their thrashing and Doom / Death-injected Black Metal truly was of a very high quality.


I’ll skip every unnecessary introduction about the huge discography, lengthy history or influential theory by Swedish act Vintersorg. I have no intention to go into Andreas Hedlund’s enormous curriculum vitae either. Just read what I think about this new Vintersorg-album, whether you like it or not.

Various Artists: Frontiers Rock Festival – The Compilation

This Frontiers Compilation offers you a choice of 14 tracks from different Frontiers signed bands of projects.  Among them the fantastic and already well known W.E.T., but also I.R.S., and some as yet undiscovered gems like Moon Land. If you want to have a sample of the quality bands that Frontiers Records have to offer – as if you didn’t know that already – then you should at least by this compilation, discover some of their bands, and subsequently buy some of the full albums, of which you were given a taste.


Finally New York-based Tombs (Mike Hill-g, v; Ben Brand-b; Andrew Hernandez-d; and Garett Bussanick-g) return with the successor of the splendid Path Of Totality, which was released in June 2011. In the Archive of this site you will find the review within one of the Relapse-specials I did; see update September 18th 2011.


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