Monthly Archives February 2013

The Rockford Heroes – Edge Of The Silverthorn (2013)

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Every fan of the genre knows that if you want good quality modern sounding sleaze, glam, rock’n’roll, hair metal bands with influences a la the 80’s you look for Swedish acts like Crashdiet, Hardcore Superstar, Crazy Lixx and many many others. However, did you guys know that Sweden is also the land of this band called The Rockford Heroes? No? Well why would you, right? Wrong! You would really want to know about these guys because, these guys, although at their first record, have a sound that makes you feel like right you are living and breathing in the 80’s standing between Skid Row, Scorpions and Rainbow.

‘Edge of the silverthorn’ is, as mentioned, their first album, and it introduces them to the world through 8 tracks infused with AOR keyboards, a voice reminding me of a more to...

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Edge Of Attack – Infusing new life into female fronted power metal

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The land of power metal has way more male inhabitants than female ones, so to find a band that has 2 female members( the vocalist and the bassist) and that also manages to sound really great from their first self-titled record, that’s something worth looking into! Roxanne Gordey, the lead vocalist, and Jurekk Whipple, the lead guitarist, and one of the founders, discuss about their choices in genre, influences, inspirations and the new record in a Skype Interview exclusively for Metaloud! Enjoy!

 

Interview Edge Of Attack (Click to listen)

Edge Of Attack – In Hell (click to watch official video)

 

 

 

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Marius Strand – A poet of melancholic stories

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In a world where sometimes it feels hard to find yourself, Marius Strand keeps a strong relationship with himself and his desires. So strong, that his project The Fall of Every Season does not need more than one person to function perfectly: himself. His band represents a man pouring out his heart and soul in stories that mostly last over 10 minutes with acoustic, death-doom metal elements and melancholy. If i made you interested, proceed into reading more about The Fall of Every Season and the new record, ‘Amends’:

Alexandra: Hi Marius! First of all, for those not familiar to you, could you describe The fall of every season in a few words?

Marius: Hi there! I would describe The Fall Of Every Season as a melancholic one-man metal band, started back in 2004...

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Dark Sun Rising – The Storm Within (2012 demo)

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Hailing from the Netherlands, Dark Sun Rising released the demo ‘The Storm Within’ in late 2012 and, with it, they bring uplifting news to the melodic metal community. Although it only contains 3 songs, ‘The Storm Within’ seems to be made with passion and a keen sense for what metal should sound like.

‘Rise’ is the first track, beginning with some soft keyboard sounds before unleashing the aggressive guitar riffs. Strong clean vocals are combined with harsh ones and help create a catchy tune. From the first track I felt a slight vocal resemblance with Marco Hietala from Nightwish and Tarot. ‘2012: The End of the Line’ is a creepier and more harsh tune, more complex than the other two, where one can feel a progressive, old school thrash metal even touch...

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Wanted! Reviewers

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Metaloud is looking for reviewers so if you think you have what it takes give a comment or write an e-mail at: a.sleaze@metaloud.com and we’ll discuss about it! Spread the news!

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Phase – In Consequence (2010)

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Phase is a quite interesting band. With a keyboard minisolo reminding me a bit of Stratovarius(‘Perdition’), some songs wearing a Porcupine Tree touch(‘Transcendence’) and an interlude which brought my thoughts back to the good ol’ celtic music and Loreena Mckennitt(‘Evening on my Dark Hillside’), these guys hailed the world with their first record in 2010.

From that introduction, you probably understand that with these many different sounds they don’t have a certain genre where they necessarily belong. They sound a bit gothic, alternative, progressive and a very tiny bit industrial because of the synths present. Their songs are mostly spiced up with an oriental touch which sounds at times soothing or rather creepy...

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Jorn – Symphonic (2013)

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Jorn Lande, the talented and charismatic vocalist from Masterplan who is also featured in some of the best Avantasia songs has returned with a new album from his solo project: ‘Symphonic’. This record is a compilation, where all the tracks except 2 covers (Rock and Roll Children and The Mob Rules) are older tunes renewed with the presence of a symphonic background. So let’s dig in and see what’s up with this new 14 songs creation.

Most of the tracks come originally from ‘Bring Heavy Rock To The Land’, but some of them also are featured from ‘Lonely are the brave’ or ‘Out of Every Nation’. ‘Rock and Roll Children’ is a new cover from Dio that is not on the album dedicated to him; incredibly catchy and with a solid sound that would make Ronnie James proud and ‘The Mob Ru...

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