METAFICTION is my first experience with Poland based prog metallers VOTUM, and I must admit, if I hadn’t received a promo version of this album I probably would have chased this one up either. After listening to this album on repeat for a day and a half now I must say how glad I am to have turned on to these guys.
It has been a while since I heard anything from the female-fronted Goth metal/rock genre that has really impressed me, basically I liked EVANSECENCE, heard a few decent bands in the genre since then and that’s truly been about it. But here in front of me is the new album from Italian gothic rockers THE LOVECRAVE, and I must say, I am truly floored by just how good it is.
When KISSIN’ DYNAMITE appeared on the scene with their debut album STEEL OF SWABIA in 2008 the general consensus was that it was good, but the band were a bit raw, a bit young and needed a bit more maturing before they would release anything spectacular. Well, it’s only two years later, but holy moly they must have spent every waking second of that time honing their skills…
It seems like every day now we hear about a new up and coming Thrash metal band that are keeping the flame of the old-school burning. One of the latest batch of bands to try their luck in the genre are Brazilian Thrashers REVIOLENCE who with MODERN BEAST have mixed a little of the old-school with a little of the new-school to create an album with plenty of energy and a whole lot of neck-breaking, chugging thrash riffs
Adding flavor to the mix is the borrowed talents of vocalists such as Harry Hess, Robin Beck, Erik Martensson and Micheal Bormann amongst others. The comparisons come to mind because projects like Voices Of Rock and Worldstage shared it’s time in the limelight as many fans of the genre dug both of those records.
Barons Ball is an interesting melodic rock outfit from Germany, the crew has borrowed influences from more modern rock bands like Nickelback, and some classic ones like Bon Jovi or Guns N’ Roses. I’m always fascinated to hear more mainstream music from other parts of the world, as much as mainstream rock gets constant airplay on the radio and tv back here in the states, in places like Germany however, other genres and different types of music dominate the airwaves.
Tracii Guns and Axel Rose formed the original Guns n’ roses lineup although shortlived as Traci and the original mmembers left the badn only to be replaced by the successful lineup up Slash, Mckagan and Adler and the rest is “history”. Some 10 years later they signed a deal with Steve Vai’s record company “Favored Nations”…
Excited to find new bands all the time that can shed some southern action to kick back too on a casual sundays. Believe it or not Highway 414 are a group from Milwaukee, Wisconsin formed back in 2008. The boys are a tight bunch displaying traditional “high energy” blues with some modern nuances for instance old classics by artists such as Muddy Waters, Albert King and Howlin’ Wolf.
Who says shred is dead? The guitar driven independent label Shredguy Records names as it’s slogan, and a good one that best describes their artists who reminds us that Shred is a good thing and is not dead indeed. Toby Knapp’s release of “The Campaign” displays how true metal still alive and well today as it showcases the skilled guitar player in a heavily driven guitar metal album.
Released by: SILVERWOLF PRODUCTIONS OUT NOW!! Style: Melodic Metal/Prog Metal Links: http://www.myspace.com/dividedmultitude Tracklist 1. Resurrection 2.Nowhere To Hide** 3. Senses 4. Something For Someone** 5. Regrets 6. Interludium 7. My Dying Hour** 8. Promised Land 9. Pieces On The floor 10. Deeds Of Deception 11. Guardian Angel** The road to this album has been a […]