26/01/2023   /  0 Comments   /   By :
8.8
Pittsburgh punk rockers Anti Flag have released their 13th album 'Lies They Tell Our Children.
The unusual aspect of this release is that it is a “conceptual” album concerned about the state of the world that we currently live in and that 7 out of the 11 tracks feature guest artists.
The band, who are no strangers to railing against corporate greed, governmental authority, war and social injustices said;
“This is an important moment in history and demands an urgent response, but we thought it was also important that we retrace our footsteps to the beginning of these issues. In order to better understand how to eradicate climate devastation, imperialism, war-based economics, systems predicated upon racism, and the increasing belief that these things do not even exist."
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25/01/2023   /  0 Comments   /   By :
7.8
I’m going to start the first review of 2023 with an album of 2022. Why? Because The New Roses create the nicest feel good Rock 'n Roll. The previous album' Nothing But Wild' that was released in 2019, was one that made you feel like you were driving a car with the sun on your face and the wind through your hair. Let’s see what 'Sweet Poison' has to offer us.
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23/01/2023   /  0 Comments   /   By :
8.6
Finland’s melodic black metal act Moonlight Sorcery emerged out of nowhere in 2022 with their debut EP release 'Piercing Through the Frozen Eternity'. The trio Loitsumestari Taikakallo (lead guitar, bass), Haaska (rhythm guitar) and Ruttomieli (vocals) have garnered inspiration outside the black metal genre, focusing on shimmering melodies and technicality that somehow evoke the melodic death metal. It didn’t take long for the Finnish trio to release their second output aptly named 'Nightwind: The Conqueror From The Stars' released via Avantgarde music on January 13th, 2023.
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20/01/2023   /  0 Comments   /   By :
8.4
Transcending Obscurity Records presents the debut full-length album of the international band Leper Colony released on January 13th, 2023. The lineup is fronted by vocalist Marc Grewe (ex-Morgoth, Insidious Disease), guitarist and bassist Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Massacre, Putrevore, etc…), and drummer Jon Säkre. The self-titled album “Leper Colony” showcases great chemistry between the veterans who have brought raw simplicity that is reminiscent of the old school death metal.
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20/01/2023   /  0 Comments   /   By :
8.8
Muse has been and always will be a bit part of my musical journey. Back when 'New Born' was unleashed upon the world, it blew my mind at a time I was still very much discovering myself musically. And while their more recent albums haven’t been maybe as impressive for me personally, they’ve always done things their way and delivered successful album after successful album not shunning away from crazy concepts and projects that usually aren’t the easiest to sell to a mainstream crowd. But when they shared the first singles of this new album, I couldn’t help but feel a very similar kind of excitement as I had when I just discovered them. Anticipation was big and I could hardly wait to dive into 'Will of the People'.
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19/01/2023   /  0 Comments   /   By :
8.8
Since the inception of the Danish death metal trio Deiquisitor in 2013 the band bordered on the old school brutality. And their fourth album “Apotheosis” out via Extremely Rotten Productions and Night Shroud Records on January 20th, 2023 proves the sheer cold brutality in its most hideous form. In its savage intensity and uncompromising quality the new album conveys nine tracks showing a remarkable combination of subversive drumming assault and churning guitars.
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18/01/2023   /  0 Comments   /   By :
9
German atmospheric black metal duo Imperium Dekadenz is set to release its new album “Into Sorrow Evermore” on January 20th via Napalm Records. Once again Vespasian (guitars, bass, drums, and keyboards), and Horaz (guitars, keyboards, vocals) lift the veil from the shadowy realm of darkness. The follow-up album to the 2019 “When We Are Forgotten” weaves the contrasting elements where the melancholy echoes from the depth of the cold forest.
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17/01/2023   /  0 Comments   /   By :
9
Katatonia proudly presenting their hauntingly beautiful next studio album, Sky Void of Stars, out on January 20, 2023 via Napalm Records. It will be their 12th studio album. This album will be the successor to 'City Burials' which made it to the charts in 2020 (e.g., #6 rank in the Germany). Founded in 1991, KATATONIA continually have been living through different genres and their evolutions – developing their own particular form of expression. Their delicate, melodic and melancholic music is a specific style that has become their trademark. Their new album is the consequent further evolution of the loved gloomy, often depressive and dark atmospheric sounds.
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13/01/2023   /  0 Comments   /   By :
7.8
Following their outstanding 2018 release “The Boats of the Glen Carrig” and their 2020 live album “Live Prey” 2023 see the return of the masters of Nautical funeral doom Ahab. After 8 years of complete silence, the German four-piece unfolds yet another epic journey into the vast deep ocean. “The Coral Tombs”, which is the band’s 5th album, is based on a science-fiction novel '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' by French writer Jules Verne. The maritime novel is centered on fictional characters such as Prof. Arronax and Captain Nemo descending into the vast ocean the story is set on the Nautilus submarine vessel.
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13/01/2023   /  0 Comments   /   By :
9.2
Floridian-based death metal heavyweight Obituary seems to capture the real core of the band’s classic sound on the 11th album “Dying of Everything” out via Relapse Records on January 13th, 2023. Obituary made a name for themselves in the death metal genre for being one of the legendary bands in the U.S. Since then, they’ve made an impact on fans around the world. Obituary’s early albums “Slowly we Rot” and “Cause of Death” were both great classics from the past and will always remain the best albums in the band’s discography. Despite the great effort, Obituary hasn’t changed in the last three and half decades each studio album was well received by the fans.
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