Diabulus in Musica – The Wanderer (2012) – Review

Last updated on 20 July 2020

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At first sight, the Spanish band Diabulus in Musica sounds like yet another upstart in the Gothic / Symphonic Metal genre. Albeit a very talented one, judging by  The Wanderer, their newest concoction.

The name of the band derives from the famous tritone that was banned by the Catholic church to be used in their heavenly concoctions. Or devilish things will happen to the congregation. Like The Goat that will make an appearance on the unsuspecting churchgoers or something.

It really sounds like we got new guys on the block, right?

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Halestorm – The Strange Case of … (2012) – Review

Last updated on 4 October 2020

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Hahaa!! Right up my alley! Halestorm at its best, delivering some solid Heavy Rock and then some with The Strange Case of…!

Taking off at full speed, Lzzy Hale is doing her very best with aggressive vocals of love and pain. Feelings about rock shows and … soft stuff. Yes! You heard right! Soft stuff, not only tough like on the previous record. On their previous one, you were wondering who is the toughest guy on the set. No woman there, right? Lzzy – are you getting old or what?

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Dirty Sound Magnet – What Lies Behind (2012) – Review

Last updated on 2 October 2020

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A friend of mine dragged me to a concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival to see these guys live. To see Dirty Sound Magnet? WTF? Dirty who?

On the menu: What Lies Behind. And I admit, I had no idea what to expect.

I found myself in a small concert hall with that atrocious bunker feeling. You know, these sweaty walls, this closed feeling, and stuffy atmosphere. Some might call that cozy, but to me, it felt oppressive. Not that the band had any say in it. [...] Click to raid more!