Dimension is a band that hails from Denver – Colorado, and this is their third release after their 2002 debut ‘Universal’ and the 2007 album ‘Ego’, both released by Nightmare Records.
An album that contains only 5 tracks, and has total playing time of just over 47 minutes is quite unusual. The band already exists since 1997, and has previously released some demo’s and finally their first studio ‘Wher Memories Combine’ album in 2004.
After reviewing the most recent Crimson Blue album; here’s a band that comes from Eastern Europe, more especially from Bulgaria. It seems the band exists since 2009, and have already released at least one album the 2009 ‘From The Desert Of Desire’.
Teramaze returned and released their 4th full length album. After completely grabbing the attention of the underground Prog-Power Metal fans with their 2012 release “AnhedoniA.” Teramaze blends tight and speedy syncopated guitar/drum riffs and rhythms, with melodic hard vocals. You could compare this style with bands like Dream theather.
Anubis Gate is prog/powermetal band from Denmark witch already has 5 albums held in high regard by both critics & fans. The band was founded in 2001 by Jesper M. Jensen and Morten Sørensen, Torben Askholm and with the aid of old friends Henrik Fevre and Kim Olesen. Together, these chaps have made some solid records.
This band comes from down under, Australia that is. This is their debut album, and I’m sure this album will kick some ass.
Already the fifth studio album for this Norwegian band, but I admit never before having heard of them, I guess the stream of bands/albums etc. is just getting too big to be able to follow them all. I got a bit scared when I put this album on, and it started with some flamenco guitar and handclap, but that was just the intro.
Aeon Zen with this album ‘Enigma’ are on their third release. Mastermind behind Aeon Zen is multi-talented, multi- instrumental Rich Hinks, whom not only wrote all the songs, but also did the mixing and the production, as well as playing some of the instruments, and to top it of did some of the vocals as well.
Tellus Requiem comes from Norway, and with this ‘Invictus’, have released their second album so far. Their music is best described as progressive metal, with a prominent role for keyboards. That does not imply however that the other musicians are no good, far from it. Their music bristles with unexpected tempo changes, as well as stylistically changes, going from melodic to quite heavy, and even neo-classical.
When you play this album, and immediately start to think you’ve heard this voice before, you’re right. German Pascual sang in Swedish band Narnia, with whom he recorded their 7th, and final album ‘Course Of A Generation’. He then moved to Divine Fire as co-lead singer together with Christian Liljegren.