DarkTribe – Voici L’Homme (2020) – Review

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There’s that cliché out there.

This idea that Power Metal must always sound like some juvenile wet dream. Hairdo dangerously close to glam, tight pants, the glaringly gaudy jacket, and the ubiquitous metal guitar shredder that should catapult you to new heights. All of that embedded in scratchy speed and soaring vocals. And garnished with a life-threatening addiction to cheese, dragon lore and trolls on steroids.

Not that all Power Metal is of that same, same, but different thing, though. Some protagonists like Gloryhammer try themselves as space goblins with unicorns to ride. And this with … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Diabulus in Musica release Otoi!

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Dirge of the Archons, the 2016 record of Diabulus in Musica, was a pretty nice surprise to this crew. Coming from a band that we all thought were set in their merry ways. Never to turn away from their operatic heights.

But – luckily we found some added power and energy instead. And an unexpected turn into a much more metallic direction. A meaty crunch that was never present before, all over their then 10-year career.

Now, more change is in the air yet again.

A new album – Euphonic Entropy – is due to release in February … [...] Click to raid more!

Die Irrlichter – Zaubergarten (2015) – Review

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The German all-female band Die Irrlichter were a huge blip on our medieval radar for some time. And pretty prominently so. This band continues to fascinate this crew with their melodious style and pretty authentic representation as to how medieval music ought to sound like. Unless other bands that lose themselves in archaic stomping and howling.

Zaubergarten is the (still) newest and 7th studio album of this band. And it had me hooked right from the beginning. Whilst many of their contemporaries go down the leafy path to arcane wisdom or pleasure themselves with abject … [...] Click to raid more!

Dirty Sound Magnet – Transgenic (2019) – Review

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Shock and awe. You might remember that one. It is a (very old) military strategy, last used prominently by the US in the latest Iraq war.

One that aims at shell-shocking the enemy into submission with a tremendous load of boom and bang. With the hope that the evil witch will lose her favorite broom AND her spells, forget to recover, and just give up the ghost. So that this contentious and ugly conquering business turns out to be much less difficult and costly than it would otherwise be.

Dirty Sound Magnet‘s last album Western [...] Click to raid more!