Old Man Wizard – Kill Your Servants Quietly (2021) – Review

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So, they’re going to burn down the good ol’ homestead and hoof it out of Dodge in a hurry. With a song on their lips and no regrets.

That’s at least what the artwork tells us. And indeed, now that we latched on to Old Man Wizard, the band decided to call it a day and close up shop. Which – of course – can be a fine strategy. Get out as long as the going is greatest (not only good), that kind of thing.

Now, that saddles us with their new album Kill Your Servants Quietly[...] Click to raid more!

Scorpions – Lovedrive (1979) – Review

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It was the album art that drew me to this particular Scorpions album at first. Yeah, the sticky finger one. Of the guy who wanted to go a-touching, and paid the ultimate price. In a truly adolescent setting to boot.

These were the times of all kinds of surreal shit on album covers. And much more provocative ones than this one, too, yet sometimes of a deliriously tasty kind. This delicious rebel streak is long gone, unfortunately. Most of it got replaced by whitewashed rosiness of uniform political correctness. This goes so far that the bad boys of … [...] Click to raid more!

Aexylium – The Fifth Season (2021) – Review

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Ah, here we have another outfit from Varese in Italy. It looks like this spot in the state of Lombardy hosts a wealth of metal bands. The styles seem to range from total extremes to the folksier realms of the metal multiverse. So, once good ol’ RMR heads South again, a stop will now definitely be in order to visit with people. So we can have it all, from the folk people to the devil’s lore.

Aexylium already appeared on these pages with their former full-length Tales from this Land. Now, whilst their earlier piece went blatantly … [...] Click to raid more!