Dance, by Cellar Darling. Wait, what?

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I’ll be damned.

It’s astonishing what havoc a simple departure from Eluveitie can wreak. Yep, this is about Anna Murphy and her merry men who defected from the aforementioned band to found Cellar Darling in 2016. But this particular outfit never quite made it onto our radar for some reason.

Yet now, the band’s latest clip Dance finally scored a hit, and big time. Their newest concoction is quite a piece of work. And – I daresay – with a style that is pretty far removed from the pagan lore they pushed before.

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Epica – Omega (2021) – Review

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So, is Epica the last Symphonic Metal outfit standing? Apart from the newly coined Surma, perhaps. Nightwish has gone all wobbly on us with Marko Hietala now firmly away from the band.1) And now, this February 2021, Delain imploded and reverted into a solo project again. For all the good that this will do them.2) And what about Within Temptation? Well, let’s not go there.

So, with much trepidation we had our eyes turned towards Omega, Epica‘s newest album. Yet, the first thing that we see is this 70-minute runtime. Yet another specter of … [...] Click to raid more!

Fleshgod Apocalypse say No!

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Ah, Fleshgod Apocalypse in a dungeon, chained to bars, and screaming No. And all that to the tune of a thunderous metal avalanche that is so typically FA. Well, that’s exactly what I needed this Sunday morning with my bacon and eggs.

Okay, this video here will by no means match the superb quality of Monnalisa. But as to momentary impact, an early morning metal hit, and full tilt download of the animal power this band can muster, this one is stellar.

No bitches about sad times1), false prophets and that music will save you anyway. … [...] Click to raid more!

Epica explore the Abyss of Time!

Last updated on 28 February 2021

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You have to give it to them. Epica are hugely popular and – in a way – have become the embodiment of the Symphonic Metal mainstream. And that might not necessarily be a good thing. Just sayin’.

Yet here, their newest clip Abyss of Time netted over a million views on YouTube with the piece only a few days out of the box. That’s called stellar and global reach. You may like their wares or you may not, but they do hit a nerve with the soft metal folks out there.

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