Today we have the great honour to present you the review of an album, hand forged by our most beloved Swiss guys. We are talking about Fire Rose's "Blood On Your Hands". We link our impressions to the words of Simon "Simi" Giese, guitarist and founder of Fire Rose. Most of the songs are well known to Fire Rose's audience as they are a constant part of their live repertoire, but it will be interesting to find out if the studio tracks have the same energy as the powerful and driving live versions that Fire Rose are loved for by their growing fan base.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of seeing Knife at the Rock & Metal Day'z festival. I had a little chat with singer Vince Nihil and he mentioned the "soon to be released" new album. The wild speed metal performance of Knife convinced me quite a lot, so here it is, the review of "Heaven Into Dust", to be released on 25th August 2023.
On August 18th, Iceland’s metal giants Skálmöld will release their sixth studio album, “Ýdalir”. It is their first album in five years and is inspired by several Icelandic sagas and Norse mythology, such as the poem Grímnismál. So you can call it a concept album. On the same day Skálmöld will perform at the Summer Breeze Open Air in Germany.
SETYØURSAILS is a really interesting, promising and fresh band of four sympathetic musicians with a very impressive second album after their already powerful debut with “Enough” in 2018. Jules Mitch’s unique vocal style and personality surely dominates and carries the sound of both albums.
After a long wait the progressive black metal eccentrics Dødheimsgard are back with an LP titled “Black Medium Current”. It is great to see the band consistently putting out great music even after almost thirty years of existence. It can be a bit much to take in at a first listen, however, repeated listens are rewarding - which is kind of what prog-metal music-nerds who write and read reviews like this seek anyway… So kick back and dive into this monumental piece of blackened/progressive metal art.
It took quite a while to release the album. Due to the circumstances and war in their Ukrainian home, it had to be postponed from 2022 to 2023. Now the waiting in over. “Dreams Of Lands Unseen” will finally be released and I am indeed quite impressed. Of course Helle’s outstanding vocals are the highlight of Ignea’s sound and I really appreciate the evolution of the band.
Pitch Black Sunset contains no fillers but only killers. Each song, even the very short ones, is a little gem on its own. The lyrics, even when wrapped in catchy melodies are very heavy stuff.
Today I hold their live album in my hand and the question is, will Seven Spires be able to transfer the high technical quality and their skills of the studio albums to a live album without sounding too clean, but just live?
Today we will have a listen to the fifth studio album of one of the funniest, most (un)serious and truest metal bands ever. It was released 10th of March 2023 by Napalm Records. The album is called “Dislike Of False Metal” and the band’s name is NanowaR Of Steel from Italy. Take them serious or not as metal-heads, this is totally up to you but certainly take them serious as very skilled musicians. Now no more words wasted, let’s listen to the first of ten brand new parody songs.
Trash Panda’s sound combines elements of blasting modern groovy death metal with nasty, slamming brutal death and all of this is sprinkled with the atmospherics that remind me of The Black Dahlia Murder or Winds of Plague.