Album Reviews

Evergrey - The Atlantic

EVERGREY have a special place in my heart and have earned that putting out albums with depth and with so many layers that takes some time to peel off but the process of doing so is the beauty of this entire trip. Sure, there were a couple of albums that the Swedes looked like they had lost their bearing but they have braved the storm and now are stronger than ever. For whatever the reason, “The Atlantic” turned out to be the most slow-burning albums I have encountered from EVERGREY. I can compare this with “The inner Circle” and the truth is that the harder I found it to dig deeper the more I was lured to keep listening. Life loves puns and I found myself really listening to the album while traveling high above the Atlantic... That’s appropriate right? So, having little room to move around and even less freedom to do as I want EVERGREY turned to be the best way to create a micro climate and let myself get lost into the complex song-structures these gentlemen have put together.

Written by Dimitris Kontogeorgakos Tuesday, 30 April 2019 13:06



Flotsam And Jetsam - The End Of Chaos

Seeing FLOTSAM AND JETSAM redefining themselves with the self-titled album release some three years ago was not enough to convince my old-school mind that these guys had some fresh fuel in their tanks. What sealed the deal for me was watching the band from Phoenix ripping it up onstage like it was the ‘80s all over again a few months later. Sure, I may be exaggerating a little bit but when you see a band more than three decades old having that drive onstage then going over the top with your statements is perfectly OK. “The End Of Chaos” is the second album after hitting the ‘reset’ button and, man, I did not see that coming...

Written by Dimitris Kontogeorgakos Tuesday, 30 April 2019 13:03



Delain - Hunter’s Moon

Who said that an EP release can’t be exciting and can’t be expected by the fans with huge anticipation? Well, in the case of Dutch Rock sensations DELAIN, this is exactly what’s happening with their brand new “Hunter’s Moon”, the second EP release during their 17-year course in the business, if my memory serves me right. This time, Charlotte Wessels and the gang tease us a bit more, before the release of another full length with their stardust-laden Symphonic Metal, with four new studio tracks accompanied by a live Blu-Ray from their sold-out ‘Danse Macabre’ tour across Europe in 2017, including ten live songs, featuring many special guests, with NIGHTWISH’s Marco Hietala stealing the limelight. Are you excited yet? Let’s go!

Written by Maria Voutiriadou Tuesday, 16 April 2019 12:08



Mike Tramp - Capricorn

20-something years after its original release, Mike Tramp’s first solo album “Capricorn” is being re-issued through Target. And for sure it is a fantastic way to celebrate a great record that has been hard to get lately. At a first glance, this record was too soft for my taste. Something I say about every Mike Tramp release, but as it spins, details start to crystalize. There are layers of music to discover and the balance between the instruments are fantastic. Musically, it differs from what Mike did prior to this, with melodic WHITE LION and grungy FREAK OF NATURE. This is yet another style and this too suites Mike’s characteristic voice perfectly. And after getting around the album, everything is actually not all that soft.

Written by Erika Wallberg Tuesday, 16 April 2019 12:02



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