Dirty Sound Magnet – Transgenic (2019) – Review

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Shock and awe. You might remember that one. It is a (very old) military strategy, last used prominently by the US in the latest Iraq war.

One that aims at shell-shocking the enemy into submission with a tremendous load of boom and bang. With the hope that the evil witch will lose her favorite broom AND her spells, forget to recover, and just give up the ghost. So that this contentious and ugly conquering business turns out to be much less difficult and costly than it would otherwise be.

Dirty Sound Magnet‘s last album Western [...] Click to raid more!

Esogenesi – Esogenesi (2019) – Review

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The cold quietly seeps in. Rain’s falling, the leaves turn brown and will soon fall off the trees. There’s this wind from the North that really gets into my bones these days. In short, fall’s here.

And with it come our thoughts of doom and depression. Lost melodies of Vanha flutter by like a disaster-laden butterfly from desolation camp. And we dream to escape to the place of eternal spring and juicy summer days. So, let’s just all move down to Australia, count some kangaroos, drink lots of the local brews, and look for Crocodile Dundee. … [...] Click to raid more!

Totengeflüster – The Faceless Divine (2019) – Review

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Who works most in a band?

That’s right, the drummer. Especially metal drummers have a tough time keeping track of those often convoluted melodies. This leads to episodes like the misadventure of one Jukka Nevalainen, formerly of Nightwish. The man who lost all of his sleep over his mighty boom bins.

But worst off are the stick wielders of Black and Extreme Metal bands. That’s where folks often try to kill their bandmates with complicated drum patterns. It is of course also true that he or she work sitting down. But – boy – their … [...] Click to raid more!