Tribulation - Down Below
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 the release of The Lament
February 20, 2018 by Riffvader
Avatar - Avatar Country
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 aware of the Swedes and
February 19, 2018 by Jule Grune
Beast In Black - Berserker
Berserker is a debut album by Beast in Black – the band that already opened shows for Nightwish. Not everyone is lucky enough to do that so I must say
February 19, 2018 by helvettia
Wacken 2018
Wacken, not only a small community with about 2000 inhabitants in the north of Germany, but also the venue of one of the biggest metal festivals in the world. In
February 17, 2018 by Jule Grune
Hooded Menace - Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed
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 Menace, this surely gave me
February 13, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
Metal Crane Festival was held for the first time this year, and I was personally looking forward to that, especially to the headliners of the first night. The event took
February 12, 2018 by steelrain
cyHra - Letters To Myself
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 listening and I was like
February 12, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
New Haven
“[…]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 to get what they deserve.
February 12, 2018 by Daniel Ramos
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 drum and guitar, which become
February 11, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
S-Tool - Tolerance 0
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 I am going entirely against
January 13, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
Stam1na - Viimeinen Atlantis
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 remember the first song I
November 13, 2017 by Tero Tolkki
Wolfheart - Shadow World
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 band, Before The Dawn. While I do
August 15, 2015 by Tero Tolkki
Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful
‘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 Nightwish, I wasn’t as excited as
March 27, 2015 by Tero Tolkki
Shear - Katharsis
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 about their potential. They received
February 13, 2014 by Tero Tolkki
Synestesia - Feeniks
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 to them. But after reading
February 13, 2012 by Tero Tolkki