Batushka – Hospodi (2019) – Review

Last updated on 5 August 2020

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Hospodi

The big question was if or if not we should review the two offerings of Batushka that are currently out. Because the members of this band caused themselves more trouble than necessary, and generated a major controversy in the process. Which is – of course – not necessarily a good thing, as this wastes energy and resources. Energy that could have been used to write stellar material, not feeding egos and paying lawyers.

It is also an unarguable fact that Hospodi would not exist without this unnecessary drama that … [...] Click to raid more!

Black Passage – The Veil (2019) – Review

Last updated on 23 March 2021

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Never, ever cease to look for those mutineers. For those bands that step outside the proverbial boundaries that somehow appeared. Invisible borders, not necessarily decreed by law, but more often by elitist popularism.

Driven by few to imprint their beliefs onto the masses that oftentimes gladly submit to the yoke of unified thought control and overcooked political correctness. A very Orwellian world, but one that we do see emerging more and more these days.

In music, ‘specialists’ will categorize everything that sounds into genres. And it seems that more is … [...] Click to raid more!

Battle Beast – No More Hollywood Endings (2019) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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By the Holy Metal Cow and Loki’s Grail. We already went through the latest terror attack of Within Temptation. Didn’t we?

We did.

Earlier this year. And it was not all that pleasant if I recall correctly. Methinks that lately, all those Power and Symphonic Metal folks seem to be in step with each other. Pending a few changes in line-up and make-up, you will get the same, same but different primeval soup of preexistent sound bytes. As if some massive sampling is going on somewhere and unbeknownst to … [...] Click to raid more!

Battle Beast – Steel (2011) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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I never quite knew that the space cowboys of Gloryhammer already got bested before they even existed. And by a Heavy Metal band to boot, not from the folks of the Power Metal realm.

In other words, I stumbled across a band that indulges in a screamy, old and often somewhat stubbornly conformist style. A genre that seems to be on a downward slide since NWoBHM left the stage. It’s gone, they said. Never to come back, they said.

Yet, Battle Beast‘s Steel really proves them all wrong, and … [...] Click to raid more!