Monthly Archives July 2013

Dark Age – A Matter Of Trust (2013)

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Dark Age - A matter of trust(cover)

To my shame, I have to confess I have had no idea who Dark Age is, until my mailbox received the new album of the Germans from their promoters. Apparently, ‘A matter of trust’ is their seventh studio album and the guys have been rocking for 18 years now. It will officially hit the shelves on September the 6th, with the first single ‘Afterlife’.

Before I start dissecting this material, I would like to spend some lines describing the style these guys are approaching: I would say it can be overall called Alternative, but the progressive and electro elements are also present making the songs sound complete. In some tunes, you can also hear Eike, the vocalist, try out some growls creating a contrast between his usually clean use of voice. Fans of Anberlin,and bands alike would really b...

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Powerwolf – Preachers Of The Night (2013)

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For the fans of melodic, in-your-face, furious, speed infused power metal, Powerwolf are back with a new album, to be released today, the 19th of July via Napalm Records! From the first record in 2005, the band managed to create a unique style mostly due to the use of organ, Attila’s voice and an unique sound that constantly makes me think of church music gone to hell.

‘Preachers of the Night’ is the fifth material of the germans and if I can sum it up in one word that would be: overwhelming (in a good way of course). It all begins with ‘Amen & Attack’ which puts the pedal on the metal and the wolf begins to roar, making me almost headbang while sitting on my bed...

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SOiL – Whole (2013)

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SOiL - Whole

Fans of old school SOiL will be happy: Ryan McCombs is back! Fans of the Ryan era in Drowning Pool should also be happy because the guy is still rocking and did not take a break! I have to admit I’m a big sucker for the vocal timbre this man has, and the charm he displays in performing those catchy tracks. So how could I have not been excited when in my mail box I found the digital version of the new SOiL record, ‘Whole’, to be released on August 16th?

All pleasantries aside, let’s dig in and see ‘Whole’ has to offer: first thing I would like to talk about are the tracks that talked to me the most: ‘The Hate Song’ which combines humour with attitude (lyrics like ‘my love is so strong I wrote this love song to let you know I hate you’ made me almost laugh), ‘Psychopath’ which has the...

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