Okay, so let's put it straight-forward from the get-go, that this is nót about the '90s Canadian Hard Rock/ Glam Metal/ Heavy Metal act which left us two rather different albums (1992's eponymous album and 1995's Inwire, both released through major label BMG's subsidiary Ariola) before disbanding in 1996 (they actually reformed in 2007, and even recorded one gig which is planned for release on DVD in the future, but then their guitarist Dee Cernile died of lung cancer in 2012).
This Toronto based Canadian Metallic Hardcore act was founded in 2011 by singer Michael Kopko, guitarists Dave Caporale and Danny Panzini, bassist Jules Parris, and a drummer whose name I was unable to retrieve.
A Belgian band coming out of the closer with a 4 track EP (+intro) and describing themselves as “ dark , heavy, always melodic with a touch of Sludge“…. Surely gets my attention.
Self-released EP of this French band who claim to mix thrash with extreme and progressive elements.
I admit that this review deals with an older release (once again), but for the 666th time I just say: [self-censorship].
Unfathomed Of Abyss are a project by Kevin Price, a guy from Texas that started writing material for this solo-outlet in 2000. Kevin constantly re-adapted and re-arranged what he had created, with a final result, each time again, that did not come close to the original structures. That’s of course one of the reasons why it took almost a decade and a half to have the first album finished. Yet I prefer this kind of working, of course, instead of writing and recording stuff too hasty (commercial pulp, I call it).
Despite many years of existence, Duskmortym, the solo-outfit of Ethan ‘Dusk’ Bowes, did not release anything official at all. …until now. Under the Duskmortym-moniker, Ethan wrote, composed and released the full length One Night Over The Baltic…, which has a total running time of about fifty five minutes. And the Baltic as lyrical source of inspiration is quite remarkable for a Canadian project. Other lyrical sources are taken as well from European soil, but that aside…
Brasil has lots to offer to the world, besides the annual carnival, Sepultura or caipirinha and this band The Black Rook is one of them. Actually this is not what you’d call a real band, rather a two man project, consisting of Flavio Sendra, who does the lead and backing vocals on the album, and Rubens Lessa who did the guitars, bass and keyboards. To play the drums they used a guest musician, Celo Oliveira, who also was the producer
Aha...Belgium, Heavy Metal and Thrash as elements which combine wonderfully well in the mind of our editor-in-chief...and I guess that's why he trusted the review of this West Flanders based quartet's debut full-length onto my relatively capable shoulders? Well, at least I always give things my best shot. So, let's start by checkin' out this band's history, shall we?
Hard Tension…Another band that wants to keep a low profile. There isn’t much to find out about these Portuguese chaps as the only things you will find are a few interviews and an empty facebook info page.