Illuminata – Where Stories Unfold (2015) – Review


Now wait a minute: We have drumblasts - check! We have distorted guitars - check! We have a female front - check! Ah, only one? Confused! Symphonic influence - check! So, this must be Gothic Metal - NOPE! Well, kind of nope.

Serious Black – As Daylight Breaks (2015) – Review


First, I was confused. Very confused. What does Harry Potter do in my #Metal world? Here I am ending up listening to a newcomer called 'Serious Black' composed by some very well known names in the metal genre - Roland Grapow (Masterplan, Helloween), Thomen Stauch (Blind Guardian), Mario Lochert (Visions Of Atlantis), Dominik Sebastian (Edenbridge), Jan Vacik (Dreamscape) and Urban Breed (Tad Morose). And those six musicians of long date and some standing decided to found a new project - sorry - a band dangerously closely named after some character in the Harry Potter series.