ALBUM REVIEWS

Therion - Beloved Antichrist
February 21, 2018 by Riffvader
Listening to Therion brings back fond memories to me. They are one of the bands that introduced me to Extreme Metal with the brilliant Of [...]
Tribulation - Down Below
February 20, 2018 by Riffvader
It’s not often that you get a band like Tribulation, that combines the best of both worlds seamlessly. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this album since [...]
Avatar - Avatar Country
February 19, 2018 by Jule Grune
Sometimes you find good bands more by accident. In this case it was for me with Avatar. Only by researching for a festival I became [...]
Beast In Black - Berserker
February 19, 2018 by helvettia
Berserker is a debut album by Beast in Black – the band that already opened shows for Nightwish. Not everyone is lucky enough to do [...]
Hooded Menace - Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed
February 13, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
Seeing the album cover with figures of darkness almost instantly gave me a warm feeling. Not being familiar with the entire back catalog of Hooded [...]
cyHra - Letters To Myself
February 12, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
I need to make a confession right here right now. When I heard Cyhra for the first time I wasn’t aware what band I was [...]
New Haven
February 12, 2018 by Daniel Ramos
“[…]This is not the way the world’s supposed to be.” The Chant is one of those bands one would wish to be more famous and [...]
Katatonia
February 11, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
The album starts with the first track “takeover” which reminds me  to the glorious “The Great Cold Distance” time. A soft vocal upon an aggressive [...]
S-Tool - Tolerance 0
January 13, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
S-Tool released their debut album “Tolerance 0” today September 15th and since I didn’t have a promo I only heard it today from Spotify. Now [...]
Stam1na - Viimeinen Atlantis
November 13, 2017 by Tero Tolkki
Stam1na…those jolly good fellows from Lemi, Finland are back with their 4th album “Viimeinen Atlantis“. I have always had a very close relation to Stam1na…I [...]
Wolfheart - Shadow World
August 15, 2015 by Tero Tolkki
As Tuomas Saukkonen, Wolfheart‘s frontman and founder told me once when I ran into him at Tavastia, “Same shit, different band.” He was referring to his previous [...]
Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful
March 27, 2015 by Tero Tolkki
‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful‘ is an album I was almost impatiently waiting for. I was a huge Tarja Turunen fan and after her departure from [...]
Shear - Katharsis
February 13, 2014 by Tero Tolkki
Oh boy…now this album is one tough mother.  Back in 2012 when Shear released their debut album “Breaking the Stillness” I was already then convinced [...]
Synestesia - Feeniks
February 13, 2012 by Tero Tolkki
Synestesia came from the bushes to me. I had them listed in Metal From Finland but for some reason I never payed that much attention [...]