Kampfar – Ofidians Manifest (2019) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Sometimes we have to get back to the roots. And look for that trve Black Metal that sounds so kvlt, it will just nail you to your seat. Those degenerate and depraved tunes that emerge straight from the pit. The sick riffs of a band, ready to push those proverbial boundaries.

A brand of metal so hot, it will burn you to a crisp, should you have the gall to approach too closely. With sounds that approach you from the depths of the realm of darkness. Those that don’t care … [...] Click to raid more!

Krokus – Live Review – Hallenstadion Zürich 2019

Last updated on 19 December 2020

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Videos are a good thing. Usually. The music industry depends on them to promote their wares and to boost sales. Thanks to YouTube and their ilk.

It is also well known that you need to make the first 30 seconds of airplay or so count, or you will lose this finicky audience at once. You know, these suckers that should keep their eyes glued to YOUR clip, and then come back for seconds. Tons of clicks, conversions on fire, that kind of thing.

Well, the same goes for videos that bands project during live … [...] Click to raid more!

Krokus – Metal Rendez-Vous (1980) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Damn, nostalgia hits ye like a ton of bricks sometimes, doesn’t it? Sounds and smells of long bygone times return once a certain piece plays on rock radio.

This just so happened a few days ago when I cruised along the country highway with my snazzy carriage. And – suddenly – Tokyo Nights blazed out of my sound system. You know, the piece Krokus did back in 1980 on their fourth album Metal Rendez-Vous.

This also made me realize that Krokus‘ story is far from being told on … [...] Click to raid more!

Kyn – Earendel (2019) – Review

Last updated on 2 October 2020

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Sigh. I sometimes wonder why some bands just seem to pluck their names out of thin air. Specifically, one that already exists multiple times all across the globe. This spells a wealth of potential troubles and not only for this infamous trademark thing. It is also an SEO nightmare waiting to happen. But hey, who cares as long as we are having fun and you got mead by the barrel, right?

So, lo and behold, whenever I search for Kyn on the mighty net that governs our lives, first I find Cleveland Deathcore, then … [...] Click to raid more!