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The origins of Swedish band EntrailS (not the one from the very same country, but hailing from the city of Avesta, at the North of Stockholm; ‘ours’ is the one from Linneryd, at the South of Sweden) go back to Winter 1990/1991. A couple of friends wanted to play Death Metal in the Sunlight-vein, but things didn’t seem to turn out very well. The members rehearsed a lot, but after some time, half of the quartet decided to quit to concentrate on other musical projects, and shortly after EntrailS were put to rest.


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.

Amon Amarth

What introduction can I prepare since Amon Amarth surely are one of the ‘biggest’ names within the international Extreme Metal scene. I do follow them since the earliest years and I’ve always appreciated what they did, for Amon Amarth are one of those bands that pay tribute to the Old School, but translate this passion with a very own, specific interpretation. For sure Amon Amarth are one of the best bands ever in their specific genre.

The Ocean

At the time when our editor-in-chief gave me this album for review (alongside a shitload of other albums, I daresay) I kinda relaxed, feeling I was dealing with an “old friend” which I already knew from having done a review previously...and this new review would amount to doing a simple follow-up. Turns out, I was mistaken, my knowledge of the band relating to having bought one of their albums a year ago, and having come across the band in a review of Swiss band Coilguns's debut album (review posted on May ? of this year).


First impressions of Eldkraft will leave many metal heads bewildered and confused as they try to decide whether to stick with, this the band’s first album Shaman. Not because it’s a barrage of noise but because this isn’t exactly your run of the mill metal.

Memory Garden

As the name of this Swedish band implies, Memory Garden are more than a little familiar with Trouble. Memory Garden was found in 1992 in Sweden and have since then released four albums, two of them under the flag of Metal Blade Records Doomain is the fifth album by Swedish doom/heavy metal band Memory Garden.

Flotsam & Jetsam

The group was founded in 1981 under the name “Paradox” by drummer Kelly David-Smith and guitarists Mark Vazquez and Kevin Horton, who were later joined by ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted. Jason had come to Phoenix with his band Gangster from Michigan on their way to California, but Gangster broke up while in Phoenix.

Six Feet Under

Unborn is the tenth full length studio album by Six Feet Under, in mean time, and it sounds as if these guys have the virility of a teenager. Experience pays, you see.

For a discography or history, I’d like to refer to the web for I’m too lazy right now. …had an extremely busy week, you see.


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