Very sorry for the lack of updates lately…. sometimes life and work just get in the way! I am hoping to up my game in the next few weeks so watch out for some new exciting posts! Meanwhile, care to share your top 3 favourite albums of 2013?
Keep it metal\M/ecca
Ewan Dobson Acoustic Metal Review - you can thank me for introducing you to this guy to you later. Having been a long time fan of acoustic guitar (ranging from Tommy Emmanuel to Django Reinhardt), I have always been frustrated at the lack of acoustic metal. I know that seems like an oxymoron, but I have always had a fascination with people playing metal on acoustic guitars. I know that there are often acoustic versions of metal songs, but there are no pure acoustic metal songs…. until now.
Ewan Dobson Continue reading
Feared – Vinter Review: Some of you may already know of Ola Englund due to his involvement with Six Feet Under and The Haunted. But before he was all these things, he began as a humble YouTube Artist (at least that’s my term for it). Or, you might have heard about him from my review of his previous album – Furor Incarnatus. Well he’s back with a new album called Vinter. Is it any good?
Feared – Vinter line up: Ola Englund (guitar), Jocke Skog (bass), Mario Ramos (vocals) and Kevin Talley (drums) Continue reading
Vildhjarta Thousands Of Evils Review - this EP is without a doubt an acquired taste and caters to a fairly niche crowd. With the focus on progressiveness, a djenty vibe, odd time signautre and generally not “sounding right” (perhaps unconventional is a better term), Thousands Of Evils will come across as hard to swallow by many. However, if you have an appreciation of the progressive, a liking for for the quirky and the original and unconventional, Vildhjarta is a band you should check out.
Line up on Thousands of Lies: Daniel Ädel – vocals, Vilhelm Bladin – vocals, Johan Nyberg – bass, Daniel Bergström – guitar, Calle Thomer – guitar, David Lindkvist – drums Continue reading
Apocalyptica Wagner Reloaded Review – normally a metal band consists of your guitarists, a bassist, a drummer and a vocalist. Not often is a metal band made up of 3 cellists, a drummer and the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra. Wagner Reloaded is Apocalyptica’s maiden live album and it is unlike anything I have ever heard. The comparisons to Metallica’s S&M are inevitable; after all, Apocalyptica did begin as a Metallica tribute band. However, broadly speaking, Wagner Reloaded is far more accomplished from a musical standpoint.
Line up: Perttu Kivilaakso – cello, Paavo Lötjönen – cello, Mikko Sirén – drums, percussion, Eicca Toppinen – cello, MDR Symphony Orchestra Continue reading
Pro Pain The Final Revolution Review – The Final Revolution is classic groove metal, with a strong dose of hardcore attitude. This makes for one hell of an aggressive album which is high on energy and guaranteed to add another 20 pounds onto your bench press. I like to think of The Final Revolution as similar to Hatebreed and Pantera hybrid, which is not a bad combo if I can say so myself.
Line up: Gary Meskil – bass guitar, vocals, Marshall Stephens – rhythm guitar, Adam Phillips – lead guitar, rhythm guitar, Jonas Sanders – drums Continue reading
Dan Mumm A Glimpse Beyond Review – Back with more YouTube Artist reviews! Today is something quite niche, being Dan Mumm’s neo-classical metal album A Glimpse Beyond. Dan Mumm already has a modest following on YouTube, having achieved over 5k subscribers and close to 2 million views. In addition to being an instructor on the Metal Methods DVD series, my expectations of the album were high, to say the least.
Dan Mumm – A Glimpse Beyond