Tag Archives: heavy metal

THOR – Rising

March 10, 2020

Deadline 2020 Valhalla can wait, as the heavenly noisemaker roams the earth and roars for kicks. It must be perceived as a challenge this artist loves so much: while many of his coevals slow down and stare into the sunset, … Continue reading

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THE DRIFTWOOD SIGN – Broken Times

January 10, 2020

The Driftwood Sign 2019 Capping off their first decade, Swedish foursome serve up debut album and pitch riffs into social relevance. When former members of popular local collectives threw in their lot with each other, a full-length recording might have … Continue reading

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LUCIFER WAS – Underground And Beyond

December 4, 2019

Record Heaven 1997 / Sommor 2019 Stalwarts of Norwegian heavy stage get resurrected and bring evil from the past. While it was in the late ’90s that Scandinavia became infamous for its metal scene, the genre’s local roots run much … Continue reading

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ELECTRIC FUNERAL – The Wild Performance

October 23, 2019

Vandisk 1991 / Sommor 2019 Swiss ensemble whose sound was so raw the listener may have indigestion issues – back in 1970 and nowadays – yet no proto-metal regrets whatsoever. When it came to heavy rock, artists from Switzerland could … Continue reading

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PESACH CHAIM – Jewish Heavy Metal Music

August 13, 2019

Philip H. Dolinsky 2016 A wing, a prayer and flying guitars. With a little help from above, orthodox man gives heft to his hopes. Group homes and abuse, homelessness and mental hospitals: there was a lot of negativity in Philip … Continue reading

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