Saille – V – Review

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Ah yes, they still exist. Bands that waste no time and just try to bludgeon you into submission with their mighty hammer of excellent blackened alloy. Blast beats that rumble comfortably across yer stomach, pitch-black tremolo fests, and rasps that scrape about yer earphones like so many pointed fingernails on a blackboard.

And I am not talking about these copycats that just go ahead, strum wildly on their downturned guitars, and try to hypnotize ye with needless drum work. The elaborate RMR selection process will only weed them out and show them the exit door out back. The one … [...] Click to raid more!

Evanescence – Fallen (2003) – Review

Last updated on 9 April 2021

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The first studio album Fallen of the US band Evanescence hit the charts like a bomb. The piece already displayed that unique sound that the band under Ben Moody‘s and Amy Lee‘s leadership created. And these were the times when the relationship still kinda worked between these two.

This, combined with the ethereal voice of Amy Lee, created the true potential this band possessed back then. And the success speaks by itself. Once the album released in Europe in 2004 (the US release was – incidentally – in 2003), it … [...] Click to raid more!

Red Cain – Kindred: Act II (2020) – Review

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For a while, I was very worried. These bad quality sound tidbits of Red Cain‘s Kindred: Act II that I had the displeasure to find throughout 2020 sounded so Amaranthe, I almost hit a depression worse than Covid. I mean, I love the talented Elize Ryd, but the stuff this particular band struts often sounds like a hangover grown stale.

So, I was ready to sacrifice everything to the mighty Cthulhu1) only to avoid that yet another talented band would start to surf the sickeningly sweet wave of the Pop Metal mainstream. Because – you see – … [...] Click to raid more!

Wobbler – Dwellers of the Deep (2020) – Review

Last updated on 1 January 2021

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I just browsed these age-old progressive rock pieces. You know, all those bands from back in the ’70s that didn’t quite know what to do with their talent.

Because their fare refused to fit the woozy woo-woo of the day, nor would it mix with the disco nerds. And let’s just forget about the harsher realms of an emerging Hard Rock and early metal scene.

Now, I kinda nursed the idea to scrutinize the old prog rock masters some more and finally get some of ’em on the blog. But this project didn’t … [...] Click to raid more!