I’ve never been disappointed by any of Hate’s former albums, and the good news is: with Solarflesh I won’t be either. The new album by the Polish combo Hate goes on in the very same vein of the past, i.e. technical, slightly experimental Death / Black Metal, ambitious and well-thought. As a matter of fact, Solarflesh is the most logical, evident successor of 2010’s Erebos (means also: less mythical, less Post-oriented – cf.
Murder Death Kill clearly explains what the band Mortillery stands for: thrash metal to the bone. Literally, to the bone, since they will definitely rip out your spine with their bone hard headbang provoking riffs.
The French metallers of Lonewolf don't leave anything to chance. They offer metal of the purest sort and they don't retaliate to show it. When listening to the fourth track on their latest album, which goes by the name of Army of the damned, they shout it out in a way that could never have been clearer: "We are what we are and we are metal!" I think this is a profound as it gets.
Sweden’s Tiamat started during the second part of the eighties as a unique Death Metal formation (originally as Treblinka; despite the badly-chosen name, I did love this act a lot!), combining the typifying Swedish school (i.e. the Sunlight-sound!) with some own-faced elements. The experimentation became more and more important throughout the years, and as from Wildhoney (Century Media, 1994) they did indeed develop a sound that was both original and unusual.
Album number four by German forest-friends Finsterforst. Seven titles, lasting for more than seventy five minutes!
The main reason why no one outside of Germany has heard of the band 9MM is quite simple: all their songs are in German. Don't let this scare you, because bandleader Rock Rotten and his crew bring these songs in such a way, that the songs just keep sticking to your mind, without even understanding all the lyrics.
Fans of bands like Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, and others: Rejoice! Audrey Horne’s Youngblood is yet another fine example that hard rock is far from dead and gone.
The Sword is an American heavy metal band from Austin, Texs. Formed in 2003, the band is composed of vocalist and guitarist John D. Cronise, guitarist Kyle Shutt, bassist Bryan Richie, and drummer Santiago "Jimmy" Vela III. Originally signed to New York-based independent label Kernado Records, the group released its debut album Ages Of Winters, which was largely written by Cronise before the band's formation, in 2006.
Mammoth is a band hailing from Australia, and with this album they just released their third album on the world. It’s the first album I ever lay my hands on though.