Tag Archives: heavy metal

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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EGONAUT – The Omega

March 17, 2018

Mighty Music 2017 Dancing towards death, Swedish troupe expand their ranks and embrace a different depth. This ensemble seem to like extremities – at least concept, if not stylistic ones – and where measured the limit of the group’s upward … Continue reading

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THOR – Electric Eyes

March 13, 2018

Deadline 2018 Lost album comes out of oblivion to cast neon shadows on mighty stomper’s twilight zone. Never happy to be known only for his bodybuilding successes, Jon Mikl – or Thor – found less transient glory in the world … Continue reading

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VANISH – The Insanity Abstract

December 11, 2017

Fastball 2017 Stuttgart purveyors of sophisticated, if straightforward, metal serve up a sophomore album to make good on their debut’s promise. It’s easy to disappear with a name like this but the German quintet behind it are too clever to … Continue reading

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