Album Reviews

Escape The Fate – Chemical Warfare Review

Chock full of driving anthems and softer moments that will garner them an army of fans, the guests are also supplemented with one Travis Barker, best known as the drummer for Blink-182, who makes a handful of appearances as well.

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Orden Ogan – Final Days Review

After being a bit disappointed with their previous album, I didn’t have the highest of expectations for Orden Ogan, but they have managed to blow me away and fully win me back with Final Days.

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Accept – Too Mean To Die Review

After listening to the album several times, the insight arises that Accept has not lost any of their strength on this album. There are no real innovations, but all songs on ‘Too mean to Die’ are 100% Accept anthems with all the unique features the band has established over decades. This album fulfills all expectations. Not more but certainly not less.

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Therion – Leviathan Review

“Leviathan” is the first part in the planned Leviathan trilogy, its sequels Leviathan II and Leviathan III are scheduled for 2022 and 2023 respectively. This new studio project is a skillfully crafted collection of charming melodies, interesting orchestrations and entertaining songs.

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Dark Tranquillity – Moment Review

With this new studio effort, Dark Tranquillity have chosen to keep the high quality standards for what their songwriting is concerned. “Moment” flows consistently, but it feels more like a safe passage in the three decades career of the band, as it has less impact than some of their previous releases like “Fiction”. The alternated clean vocals and death growls combined with the chilling keyboard parts are the strongest elements and they manage to keep the interest of the listener while the record flows. The contribution of the new guitar duo in the band’s overall sound could be defined as positive, hence, the audience remains with a feeling of hunger for more technical guitar parts and shredding. Overall, “Moment” sounds better and stronger than its predecessor “Atoma”, while it remains strictly loyal to the band’s own signature style.

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Cristiano Filippini’s Flames Of Heaven – The Force Within Review

Without a doubt, this is a highly recommended album to any fan of Neo-Classical European Melodic Hardrock/Metal in the style of KAMELOT, STRATOVARIUS, SONATA ARCTICA, LABYRINTH, etc., etc., which is thanks to superb songwriting, an excellent production/sound, picture-perfect musicianship and of course the lovely vocal work of Marco. You get a lot of value for your money because it has a playing time that almost reaches 70 minutes, so make sure not to miss this wonderful CD.

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Paradise Lost – Obsidian review

After celebrating, or indeed, commiserating 30 years of their doom and death metal career, Paradise Lost, have decided to flip direction with their 16th release.