Album Reviews

Saint Vitus - Saint Vitus

Ok, someone could say that seven years isn’t that long of a time but what about… twenty-four? The reason I am counting backwards (while paraphrasing “Living Backwards” – you see what just did there?) is no other than the obvious; sure, it’s been seven years since the last SAINT VITUS studio release (aka “Lillie: F-65”), and that’s a lot, but come to think of it, the last time original singer Scott Reagers was standing behind the band’s mic was wayyy more than that (for the record, it was in 1995). But is this the only reason you should stop what you’re doing and gather all of your attention towards the VITUS’ comeback offering? Hell no, and let me explain why.

Written by Maria Voutiriadou Monday, 30 September 2019 12:43

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Sacred Reich - Awakening

Even though the band from Phoenix, Arizona kept touring for years, there had not been any new music released with the SACRED REICH logo on the cover. 23 years is a hell of a lot time for any band on this universe to not have released anything new and therefore ‘getting back at it’ cannot be an easy task. Before getting into the meat of this album presentation, I’d like to give you a history lesson by remembering how many metalheads reacted when “The American Way” hit the stores and gaining a lot of air-time in the MTV (when “M” meant music). Even though everyone liked the album, they were blaming the band for selling out and becoming like METALLICA… Isn’t it funny? Oh yes, it is because after two decades I am reading online reviews and comments that “Awakening” is mediocre, not Thrash enough as “The American Way”. Like many things in life, one has to do some homework before being the next ‘opinion maker’ or ‘influencer’.

Written by Dimitris Kontogeorgakos Thursday, 05 September 2019 14:56

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Crobot - Motherbrain

Crobot - Motherbrain

CROBOT is one of those bands that I knew by name and had never gotten the chance to check out. In hindsight and after spending some listening time with “Motherbrain”, it felt like a missed opportunity. On the other hand, late is better than never and the band’s new LP seems like the perfect opportunity to change this setup. I should also credit the “Low Life” music video with the powerful riffs, the awesome groove quality, that is perfect during summer time,  and the having tons of fun footage.

Written by Dimitris Kontogeorgakos Friday, 16 August 2019 11:44

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A Pale Horse Named Death - When The World Becomes Undone

A Pale Horse Named Death - When The World Becomes Undone

There are all kinds of albums from all different Metal genres out there, and therefore it has become challenging to stay on top of things. I mean, if you try to digest all the music that may be your cup of tea is an impossible task and often one relies to ‘fast-food’ listening, skipping all the fun of diving deep into the artist’s mind. Personally, fast-listening and PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH are incompatible terms and this means that you have to be ready to bite deep and chew hard to digest what this band and especially how Sal Abruscato chooses to keep his demons at bay via the music and the lyrics. “When The World Becomes Undone” is a difficult to study album with lots of layers to peel off before reaching the end. The trip is bumpy, has lot of steep turns and is far from being pleasant. Are you ready to open Pandora’s Box with all those ugly things you have safekeeping there?

Written by Dimitris Kontogeorgakos Friday, 16 August 2019 11:27

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