Diabulus in Musica – Euphonic Entropy (2020) – Review

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Over their decade in existence, Diabulus in Musica carved out a pretty lofty place for themselves with the top players of the Symphonic Metal universe. Albeit always with a slightly overdone classical component. A fact that we bemoaned already in our reviews of The Wanderer and Argia.

But still, Zuberoa Aznarez‘ siren’s song and her impressive classically trained vocal powers really hooked us petty much every time. Her contribution, together with Gorka Elso‘s growls, really made for the perfect team.

For quite a while the duo created an almost flawless Beauty and the … [...] Click to raid more!

Kudelski’s Nagra sues Tanagra in a trademark dispute!

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Here’s an interesting one. A tale of David meeting Goliath, played in real-time, today.

In one corner you have the respected audio hardware maker Nagra, owned by the Kudelski Group in Switzerland. Opposite sits a little known Power Metal band called Tanagra from Portland, Oregon in the United States.

So, one well-financed big guy with loads of legal firepower and the puny one with literally none of that facing off at each other. And, in trademark-related cases, this usually does not bode too well for the one with less muscle.

The case!

Once things took … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Nightwish just released Noise!

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Dark and ominous is the glimpse Nightwish grant us into their upcoming new record HUMAN. :||: NATURE. Noise offers a nightmarish view of a world straight out of an Orwellian universe, a cut eerily similar to The Matrix and its dark story.

As is custom for clips out of Nuclear Blast’s kitchen, the execution is top-notch and worthy of its theme. And I did fancy the pretty cool artistic contributions of some of the band members.

As to the tune, I enjoyed the Power Metal prevalent on that track with Floor Jansen trying some Gloryhammer-esque metal screams, short … [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Red Cain strut Kindred again!

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Do you remember Red Cain and their 2019 hot metal piece Kindred: Act I?

Well, for those who don’t, the band hails from Canada. And they famously made us work more on their stuff than was absolutely necessary. And it looks like they’re gonna continue doing that in 2020.

But – of course – it is all for a good cause. Because they not only got on our radar for their first EP but the band actually made it onto the 2019 Top 10 list as well. And – to the dismay of weightier bands – Red Cain reached … [...] Click to raid more!