Album Reviews

Audrey Horne – Devil’s Bell Review

Bergen-based rock’n’roll outfit Audrey Horne belongs to the top of the European hard rock bands and six albums speak the clear language of rock’n’roll. High energy and an unbound passion for their music are what make the band stand out.

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Evergrey – A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) Review

Over the years, Swedish progressive metal band Evergrey have proven themselves to be one of the most unique, as well as most productive and consistently entertaining bands in their genre. While early works such as In Search of Truth and The Inner Circle are likely never going to be topped as their overall best albums

Album Reviews

Crashdïet – Automaton Review

Crashdïet had to go through some tough times and fate didn’t spoil the guys so far. Still, it was good to get over all these hurdles of life and move on since ‘Automaton’ is one of the best hard-rocking sleaze metal albums in years. Let’s get the party started.

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Sabaton – The War to End All Wars Review

There’s a bit of something for everyone here, with some fast and heavy tracks, some soft and lighter tracks, and quite a few in between. It’s one of the band’s most varied albums to date, as well as having some of their catchiest choruses and best lyrics to date.

Interviews News

‘Wired for Sound’ – Interview with Erik Mårtensson of Eclipse

By the time we did ‘Are You Ready To Rock’ we really had the confidence to play the songs and styles we were influenced by. You could hear Rainbow, Whitesnake and others. But with ‘Bleed & Scream’, we also started to sound like Eclipse.  

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Metalite – A Virtual World Review

Over the past decade or so, there’s been an increasing rise in metal bands who play a very melodic style that almost edges into pop territory, at times, usually leaning heavily on catchy vocal hooks and lots of cheesy keyboard effects. While bands like Amaranthe and Temperance are my favorite of this emerging style, other bands have come close to reaching them in recent years, with one particular favorite being Swedish melodic metal band Metalite.

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ART OF ILLUSION is a new Swedish AOR project formed around songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Anders Rydholm (PROMOTION, GRAND ILLUSION)

I like Lars voice a lot and I was just curious of how my songs would sound like with him as a singer. So much of the music is the singer, the voice, the emotions and the dynamics. I sent Lars 4 songs and we both liked the end result. “Catch You If I Can” is the only song of those 4 that’s on the album. No fault with the rest, but the more we have worked, the more we have found new common grounds and the confidence to tweak and adapt the music has grown. The last songs recorded are “My Loveless Lullaby”, “Snakebite Charm” and “Let The Games Begin” so the album moved more and more in another direction. If you listen to these song’s, you will understand what I mean

Album Reviews

Wildness – Ultimate Demise Review

A highly recommended album to anyone who likes classic big-time anthemic Melodic Rock and despite I started the review with me saying it’s a typical Swedish Melodic Rock/AOR affair, WILDNESS definitely has much more to offer and deliver a masterpiece in our genre here.