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Burning Rain

Frontiers Records are releasing the new Burning Rain album, and at the same time have re-released the two previous albums of this band, formed by Doug Aldrich

Burning Rain

This is – finally – the third album by Burning Rain. By saying finally, I mean that Doug Aldrich had so many obligations for Whitesnake, he never found the time to start writing and recording this record, despite the deal being closed years ago.


Ladies and gentlemen, Deadlock is back with a new album, which goes by the name of The Arsonist! These melodic metallers from Germany have been making music since 1997 already. It was only with the addition of vocalist Sabine Scherer in 2004 that the band achieved its current status, stepping back a bit from the pure hardcore metal influences and adding some more melodic parts to the music. Sabine's soft voice stands in grand contrast with the brutal male vocals, but this is the best trump the band has.

Burning Rain

Frontiers Records has released the new album of this band, and has in the same time re-released their 1999 debut albut and it’s 2011 follow up album ‘Pleasure To Burn’, who were originally released on Z Records, and have since a long time been out of print. Center piece of this band was of course guitarist Doug Aldritch, who later shot to fame with Dio and has been part of Whitesnake for the past ten years or so.


Even though Unkind without a doubt are crust metal, it is not a complete sound-inferno that awaits me here, but surprisingly differentiated stuff. Sure, at times they are crashing through the Finnish lake district with a vengeance, but they don't only destroy everything, but do real songs. What makes Unkind differ from the rest of the crust horde is the fact that they put more emphasis on variety, musically as vocally.

Lord Dying

Impressive sludge metal with a thrash-touch is offered to us by Lord Dying on their debut-album and will bring each fan of High On Fire, Mastodon, Black Tusk, Red Fang, Ancients or Lair of the Minotaur to tears of anger! Because this stuff is absolutely excellent.


Lonewolf started their heavy metal journey in 1992 in Grenoble, France. After "The Calling" demo tape was released in 1994 and the single "Holy Evil" in 1996. Not much later, the band broke up, to return in 2000 stronger than ever. That same year the band released the "March Into The Arena" debut album, and promoted it on a tour. Due to the “success” a second, a third album and various LP’s were inevitable.

Visions Of Atlantis

This new album by Visions Of Atlantis marks a change in their repertoire. Whereas before you could categorize the band as producing symphonic metal, this album is more going in the direction of classical heavy metal. 

There are still some symphonic elements of course, but in comparison to their previous album ‘Delta’ this album has more of an edge, by which I mean that the bombastic and operatic elements have been drastically reduced.


Singer Tim Lambesis, who is best known for his work as the front man of “As I Lay Dying” and “Austrian Death Machine” is back with even heavier music. He already has his own studio. So it didn’t take long for Ryan Glisan (Allegaeon) and Andy Godwin (ex-The Famine, Embodyment) to join the band and switch out ideas.


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