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Marko Köfler
A musician and writer from Austria, as well as an avid metal-fan since 2004!

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Review: Oceans Of Slumber ”Oceans Of Slumber” [Century Media Records]

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I’d rather bathe somewhere else… I still can’t believe what this album did to me. Amidst a steady stream of writing motivation I had requested this new Oceans ...
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Review: Empire of the Moon “Έκλειψις” [Iron Bonehead Productions]

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A trip down the Hellenic memory lane I will never be able to abandon the Greek metal scene. Of course there have been varying degrees of interest from ...
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Review: In Flames ”Clayman” (reissue) [Nuclear Blast Records]

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Shitting On Your Legacy Like a Pro… We, the former fans and fellow travelers, shouldn’t be surprised about In Flames records sucking. It’s not like we don’t know ...
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Review: Unleash the Archers ”Abyss” [Napalm Records]

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Oceans Arise at Their Command… Unleash the Archers have long left the obscure metal underground behind them, their popularity and fan base increasing steadily since their inception in ...
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Review: Hate “Auric Gates of Veles” [Metal Blade Records]

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The Dark Theatre of Sanguinary Strife… First off, please excuse my ignorance when it comes to the Polish blackened death metal band Hate. I know they have been ...
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Review: Fovitron ”Altar of Whispers” [Alcyone Records]

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Darkness Falls Over Hellas Once Again… Oh Greece! Beautiful country with beautiful music that barely anybody speaks about these days. The birthplace of genre stalwarts Varathron, Rotting Christ ...
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Review: Ola Englund ”The Sun and the Moon” (single) [Independent release]

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Ola Englund made his first perceptible steps into the metal spotlight when he joined the ranks of two rather big, yet infamous bands – Six Feet Under and ...
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Review: Testament ”Titans of Creation” [Nuclear Blast Records]

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The Formation of Stagnation….  Testament is definitely not a band that needs another introduction put to paper. Basically, these guys are one of the most consistent old guard ...
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Review: Belladonna ”Belladonna” [Mausoleum Records]

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Quite possibly the second best Anthrax album ever While it’s certainly obvious that Belladonna is not a direct continuation of Anthrax, this record is probably the closest thing ...
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Review: Annihilator ”Never, Neverland” [Roadrunner Records]

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Please just take me away to Never, Neverland Think about it – how many Annihilator albums do you love from start to finish? How many of their records ...
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Review: Annihilator ”Alice in Hell” [Roadrunner Records]

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Don’t look around the corner, it might be lurking there… Well, how to start a review about a not entirely undisputed classic? Alice in Hell, unlike many other ...
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Review: Annihilator ”Ballistic, Sadistic” [Silver Lining Music]

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Knight Jumps Queen, If You Know What I Mean… Jeff Waters doesn’t need too much of an introduction to those who feel home within the realm of thrash ...
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Review: Lacuna Coil ”Black Anima” [Century Media Records]

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Erase. Rewind. Rebuild… I’ve not exactly been an active follower of Lacuna Coil since about the time when they kind of exploded onto the scene with the commercial ...
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Review: Cloak “The Burning Dawn“ [Season of Mist Records]

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A Fire Burning Bright… I’m gonna start off with a real burner (pun intended!) here: this is my favourite black metal release of the year 2019! Some of ...
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Review: Running Wild ”Crossing the Blades” [Steamhammer Records]

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Stay dead already! You know, there comes a time when the mourning passes, a moment when even the deepest wounds slowly start the healing process and we can ...
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Review: Sarpedon ”Before The Nightingale Sings” [Independent release]

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Want some vanilla sauce on your beef tartare? What a difficult review to write, really. Definitely one of the harder ones to be written by yours truly, but ...
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Review: Idle Hands ”Mana” [Eisenwald Records]

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Push my cosmic engine into overdrive… Idle Hands! Oh, what a discovery. I’ve been into metal and its wondrous adventures for more than 15 years now and I ...
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Review: Rotting Christ / Varathron ”Duality of the UnholyExistence” split [Hells Headbangers Records]

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A conspicious showcase of the featured bands’ vital signs. It’s 2019 and FINALLY, after all these years, the two Greek masters and originators of Hellenic black metal decided ...
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Review: Jackal’s Truth ”Promo 98” [Independent release]

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Only about a year after their first step onto the Greek metal grounds, Hellenic black metal band Jackal’s Truth put another log on the fire with the release ...
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Review: Jackal’s Truth ”Dominus Silvae” [Passage Records]

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Too Late to the Game #1 – A Promise By the start of the year 1997, a new born band named Jackal’s Truth released their debut demo Dominus ...
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