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Solitude Aeturnus - Through The Darkest Hour

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Solitude Aeturnus - Through The Darkest Hour

Some people say that the most original Metal band in the world is the godfathers, BLACK SABBATH. Hence, Doom Metal is the closest to being in the original form of Metal sub-genre. I have several doubts about this argument but this is not the right space for this. By all means, though, there are Doom Metal bands that perform excellent pieces of Heavy Metal music and one of them has been USA’s SOLITUDE AETURNUS. Fans of the genre have this band high on scale and worship all of their six releases from 1991 to 2006.

Written by Grigoris Chronis Friday, 26 September 2014 08:20

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Overkill - Feel The Fire

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Overkill - Feel The Fire

I like Thrash Metal and to be exact, I love and adore Thrash Metal. It’s all about the relentless aggression or furious rage of an extreme form of Metal music that sends shivers down my spine. Of course the 80s - and some of the early 90s, let’s be serious - were the home of good Thrash Metal plus there seems to be some kind of revival the last half dozen of years in the scene. Nothing can be compared to the 80s though: the wave of Thrash Metal bands emerging out of nowhere to follow the trend succeeded in offering the finest of recordings in the genre. One of them was undoubtedly OVERKILL.

Written by Grigoris Chronis Tuesday, 12 August 2014 11:08

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Royal Hunt - Moving Target

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Royal Hunt - Moving Target

It’s no big news the early 90s was a difficult period for Heavy Metal: the Grunge typhoon had been taking the world by storm plus more extreme forms of Metal were taking the place of traditional (or even Thrash) music in the ears and souls of the genre’s followers. On the other hand, bands like DREAM THEATER showcased a somewhat new form of Prog music and many people were eager to follow this rendition too. But, not to forget, some bands formed in Scandinavia struggling to create their own identity and place themselves in the Metal map through a completely different perspective. One of them was/is ROYAL HUNT.

Written by Grigoris Chronis Saturday, 19 July 2014 15:33

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Omen - Warning Of Danger

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Omen - Warning Of Danger

So, what can be said about this masterpiece of epic Heavy Metal? The album was released in the United States in late 1985 through the Metal Blade label and is long now regarded as one of the holy grails of US Metal. The Californian quartet had already shaken the Metal world with the release of the “Battle Cry” debut which was an aggressive high-octane effort showing OMEN ready to conquer the Metal map though it was a little bit immature for the time. Still, the band worked hard to improve their musicianship and in the meantime was trying to filter ever more their influences (mainly from IRON MAIDEN) so when “Warning Of Danger” came out it was time for the world to check out one of the pioneers for what was now going to be called Epic Metal.

Written by Grigoris Chronis Thursday, 05 June 2014 21:29

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