Lacrimas Profundere from Germany are back with a new release on Napalm Records, called Antiadore, which has a total running time of forty five minutes. And I’ll be honest: I’ve never been a huge amateur of this band. This album won’t change my opinion. For the better part, Antiadore goes on in the vein of some of the latest records like Songs For The Last View or The Grandiose Nowhere.
No doubt about it, this Saarbrücken based German Power Metal quintet (who can boast the feat of still having the same line-up as when they started out in 2003) has all the elements which will please the average (and still largest part) of the (mindless) masses into that kind of music: catchy melodies with singalong choruses, bombasticism in the form of an infusion of Classical elements, and lyrical topics (werewolves, vampires, and anti-religious themes – though the latter are meant to be ironical) which at the same time make the listener openly smile and secretly shiver.
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.
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.
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.
Interlude isn’t just a ‘new’ album by Dutch Sympho-Metal band Delain. It’s a special release in order to thank their fans for their support throughout the years.
Gloryhammer is, so to speak, the brainchild of Christopher Bowes, mastermind of Alestorm. But mind you, this album has no similarities to what he does with Alestorm. He wrote the music for this album, and played the keyboards on it. For the vocals he enlisted the aid of Thomas Winkler (Emerald), who did a great job.
How on earth I have missed out on this band up to know remains a mystery. Right from the start this band reminded me of Shotgun Symphony, a band whose first album I bought upon it’ s release. Yet for Serenity this is already their fourth album since their creation in 2004.
Hailing from the Canadian wasteland known as Edmonton, Mortillery are on a mission to deliver true Thrash Metal. The band started out in October 2008 with Emily Smits on drums, Alex Gutierrez on guitar and Miranda Wolfe on bass. Shortly after Cara McCutchen joined the band after realizing the band was in need of some vocals.
"F.K.Ü." stands for "Freddy Krueger's Ünderwear." And is also the name of the band that wants/needs to rid the world of everything but horror and metal. The band came into existence back in 1987. In those days they were more or less pure S.O.D. die-hard disciples, but not much later they went into an hiatus for several years. So upon reading their very limited bio I immediately thought this was in the same way as Rob Zombie.