Leaves’ Eyes – Symphonies of the Night (2013) – Review

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Well, I will be damned! Symphonies of the Night is actually not bad at all. Still some sort of compound brand of the Symphonic Metal universe out there. But much improvement over the Norwegian/German band Leaves’ Eyes last record Njord I reviewed some time ago.

For those who have read it, the flat delivery of the last record did not impress me much. Not much substance and not much of anything else. That is why I did not even bother to have a look at their go-between Meredead from 2011, for which some of my co-conspirators had some serious woes to tell us about [...] Click to raid more!

Amaranthe – The Nexus (2013) – Review

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Wow! We found ourselves some nexus here. Pop metal on steroids with a taste of Britney Spears. And this one featuring a female front and two more male singers.

It is kind of a vocalist overkill of sorts. And all that voodoo is delivered without the feathers that you would have gotten from Lauri and his gang! One could describe it as total Pop and Disco Metal, fully out of control, but with a few solos made by Olof Mörck. Those got my attention though – not bad at all.

In addition, some of the growls would make Arch [...] Click to raid more!

Krokus – Dirty Dynamite (2013) – Review

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Holy Momma!

Just reviewed the newest AC/DC record of the year of the lord 2014. I was kind of looking for some electrical charge in there (not even supercharge, mind you) and not finding it.

And here I start on my newest copy from the Swiss Band Krokus and their 2013 album Dirty Dynamite and – wham – I am clinging to the wall, being hurled there by some stellar metal style Hard Rock. Slam – Bang!! Just wanted to have a little midnight music kind of thing. And now this!

This is just rockingfuckinggood!!

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Arven – Black is the Colour (2013) – Review

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Hahaaa! Rock’n’Roll!! Hand and fingers in the air! The newest album Black is the Colour of the German band Arven takes off furiously fast. Nothing of the subdued style left anymore that somehow plagued their debut album Music of Light.

Bang goes the metal riff, once you start listening, so fast that Carina’s voice somewhat struggles to follow for the first instances. Holy. Metal. Cow.

Everything is rockier, more straightforward – indeed a much more self-confident approach to the music than before. But also darker – a shift towards the Gothic Metal genre, one might say. They have really [...] Click to raid more!