Battle Beast – Steel (2011) – Review

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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 tramples right over everything it encounters. … [...] Click to raid more!

Ildra – Eðelland (2011 / 2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Ildra - Eðelland - Album CoverSome bands bury themselves so far underground, it is amazing that we can actually find them. You need to be a tunnel rat for Norad to unearth them, though. And still, you will be able to find them only with some sort of nuclear powered detection device. Or else they will just dig down further, like some giant metal mole in a cosmic rage.

A myriad of Black Metal outfits have already tried this hide-and-seek approach, wearing masks and threatening everybody and sundry with the Dark Lord, should they try to uncover their identity. But seldom have we come across [...] Click to raid more!

Trillium – Alloy (2011) – Review

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I have been a fan of Amanda Somerville ever since she appeared on my radar. Mainly as a background vocalist at first, starting with Epica’s The Phantom Agony. Then her other talents and projects came to light and prominence. Such as the Kiske/Somerville records that have brought her some considerable fame. And here she is again, with her own production and debut album Alloy of her gig Trillium.

So, excitement reigned and I could not wait to listen to this new record. Just Looking at the excellent album art and some samples found on YouTube got my expectations [...] Click to raid more!