Tag Archives: heavy metal


September 23, 2018

Born Free Then Caged 2018 Lap steel going mental to harness six-string instrumental delirium ans reinvent the metal wheel. Languid: that would be the regular mode for a lap steel guitar – yet, having mastered it, Sean Williamson doesn’t see … Continue reading

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SOULS OF DEAF – Fortune Favors The Bold

August 8, 2018

Rock Company 2018 Thrilling, no-frills heavy metal from Holland hailing fallen heroes and foreseeing darkness ahead. It takes guts nowadays to not try and reinvent the wheel but to stick to one’s guns without reeking of retro – and that’s … Continue reading

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TRAUMA – As The World Dies

July 14, 2018

Rivet 2018 Soaring from strength to strength, San Fran metal legends observe the sad state of affairs and let it rip. There’s something fascinating about ensembles whose initial lifespan was short yet revival is bountiful. Hung in limbo between 1985 … Continue reading

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THUNGUR – No Going Back

May 9, 2018

Thungur 2017 Swedish quartet take their full-length debut to the point of known return. Their name means “heavy” in Icelandic and, indeed, heavy they are, although there’s a lot of subtleties and varierty of moods on this collective’s first album. … Continue reading

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JĀNIS BUKUMS – Purple Rain

March 23, 2018

Jānis Bukums 2018 Latvian heavyweights give gravity to doom-laden gem and kiss the sky. To cover a classic isn’t necessarily a difficult task yet it’s daunting to do it in a way that doesn’t demand a comparison to original and … Continue reading

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