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Bikes, Music, Alcohol and Anarchy. Also books, gigs, traveling and alcohol one more time.

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Review: Thy Despair “The Song Of Desolation” [Rockshots Records]

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According to established hideous tradition, I still continue to write reviews a month later after the album is out. This time it happened to Ukrainian band Thy Despair: ...
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Review: Grave Digger “Fields Of Blood” [Napalm Records]

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Germans Grave Digger who celebrate 40-years anniversary of the band this year (40 years!) cannot be blamed for laziness for sure! Throughout their history the band released lots ...
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Review: OZ “Forced Commandments” [Massacre Records]

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Talking about Scandinavian heavy Metal, the first name that springs to mind is Hammerfall, of course. Europe can be also categorized as Heavy Metal bend with some reservations, ...
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Review: Gomorra “Divine Judgement” [Noble Demon Records]

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Technically, the Swiss band Gomorra exists since 2019, not for a long time at all. However it doesn’t means that these musicians are newcomers, no! And the band’s ...
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Review: Paradise Lost “Obsidian” [Nuclear Blast Records]

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With the passing of time some initially heavy bands make their sound softer. Frequently such experiments end unsuccessfully, while there are some surprisingly good exceptions. Paradise Lost experimented ...
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Review: Æther Realm “Redneck Vikings From Hell” [Napalm Records]

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There are lots of European bands, which play traditionally American music. But there are also some opposite examples: American bands that play quite European Metal. Since 2010 Æther ...
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Review: The Black Legacy “Black Flower” [Argonauta Records]

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Heavy biker Rock’-n’-Roll with some Blues, Southern and Dark Country isn’t solely American music for a long time, just like bikers themselves. Lots of famous and underground bands ...
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Review: Cirith Ungol “Forever Black” [Metal Blade Records]

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People have always considered reunions and comebacks more favorably than long-term farewell tours (is it right, Scorpions?). And it’s not only about that the first ones give hope ...
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Review: Katatonia “City Burials” [Peaceville Records]

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Katatonia‘s story is quite similar to their countrymen Opeth one: started as very depressive Doom/Death Metal, the band strived to make their sound softener, Jonas Renske stopped to ...
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Review: Wolfheart “Wolves Of Karelia” [Napalm Records]

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In 2012 multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Tuomas Saukkonen closed all his numerous music projects to focus only on the single one. Then Wolfheart was born, a “Winter Metal” ...
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Review: Kingsmen “Revenge. Forgiveness. Recovery.” [SharpTone Records]

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Rhode Island is the smallest state of US but obviously it has its Metal scene also; nowadays you can find Metal in some unexpected corners of the Earth, ...
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Interview: Patrick Walch from Noble Demon Records

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Metal label is a quite controversial thing nowadays, not talking about some major labels but smaller ones. When I got the album, which was released on a completely ...
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Review: Lucifer Star Machine ” The Devil’s Breath” [The Sign Records]

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I used the word “mix” in different variations pretty much in my reviews recently. The reason is simple: music is evolving, the genres’ frames became vaguer and musicians ...
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