Album Reviews

Devil To Pay - Fate Is Your Muse

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How many times have you heard of a Stoner/Sludge-oriented album and been stuck to it due to the vocal melodies? I know, every stonerhead out there is looking for the heaviest of the heavy guitars, some monolithic fuzzy riffs that will clean out his breath between the munchies. Truth is that there aren’t many bands able to give the proper attention to the vocal lines, giving all the heft to the riff-crafting, and (at least) for this reason Indiana’s DEVIL TO PAY deserve our total respect.

Written by Maria Voutiriadou Saturday, 30 March 2013 07:45

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Suicidal Tendencies - 13

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Thirteen years is a long time and there is no doubt about that. But it is true SUICIDAL TENDENCIES are back with the thirteenth album released in 2013 entitled “13” with thirteen tracks (you got the 13 drift, right?). I guess if you’re reading these lines you feel absolutely excited since ST is one of the most energetic bands to watch live and also one of the flagships of the Crossover scene.

Written by Dimitris Kontogeorgakos Saturday, 30 March 2013 07:37

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Visions Of Atlantis - Ethera

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It seems that the era when tons of Symphonic female-fronted Metal bands were popping up like snails after the rain offering new albums every five minutes, belongs to the past, and to be more precise, to the previous decade when this phenomenon was in an extremely rising course. Nowadays, the Metal scene is fully conscious of the development of many genres that in reality turn round and round the same target: to release something catchy and reach as many ears as possible. Symphonic Metal that was a boiling scene almost two decades ago, has begun to reach a plateau with many bands doing the same exact thing: crafting nice melodies based on angelic female vocals (operatic or not), while the guitars were congested by tons of keyboards that used to dominate the sonic scenery. One of the last of the Mohicans in nowadays Symphonic Metal scene is Austria’s VISIONS OF ATLANTIS who never were highly esteemed by the majority of this Metal genre’s fans (personally, I never understood why) and today are back in discography after two years of absence and the previous full length “Delta” that really managed to put these guys back in the game (following the devastating loss of the former female singer Nicole Bogner) by reaching the high standards of the band’s early days.

Written by Maria Voutiriadou Saturday, 30 March 2013 07:30

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The New Black - III: Cut Loose

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I am not a die-hard fan of cross-breeding Metal genres (meaning, many different Metal influences mixed and served in one tall glass) and the reason is because the result, 9 times out of 10, sounds like a disaster. Thankfully, Germany’s very own THE NEW BLACK seem to know what they are doing in their third and latest “III: Cut Loose” album (even though they are not ‘re-inventing the wheel’), by throwing some MOTÖRHEAD, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and METALLICA references at the same mixing pot, all served by some Glam/Hard Rock aesthetics, without causing a new big bang.

Written by Maria Voutiriadou Saturday, 30 March 2013 07:20

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