Album Reviews

Bible Of The Devil - Feel It

Usually, one’s relation with a band starts with a song and/or an album, with a concert sealing the deal. With Chicago’s BIBLE OF THE DEVIL my relation started from the end, and for this reason, became a solid one. Ok, the band was not known to me before that as I had purchased the “Freedom Metal” album when I was living on the other side of the Atlantic, being totally oblivious of how things with BIBLE OF THE DEVIL would evolve. Fast forward one decade later, I am happy to say that I have seen BIBLE OF THE DEVIL way more times than I had spun any of their albums, and now, I am excited to report that “Feel It” arrived to change this.

Written by Dimitris Kontogeorgakos Friday, 28 June 2019 22:11

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The Night Eternal - The Night Eternal

It has been rather too long since the last time I was drawn into a release just by reading the press release, even though in the case of THE NIGHT ETERNAL did not say much. Or maybe, it held the right elements to pique my interest and make me clicking on the ‘play’ button. Before moving forward discussing “The Night Eternal”, which happens to be the first EP and the debut release by these Germans, I should mention that I am always drawn towards to classic Heavy Metal on an EP format, even before listening to a single song.

Written by Dimitris Kontogeorgakos Sunday, 23 June 2019 15:15

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Death Angel - Humanicide

Paraphrasing the saying “you should not judge a book by its cover”, I am stating that “you should always judge a Thrash band by its live performance”. Especially in these modern days, where writing complicated riffs can be digitally faked, the ultimate place to see what a Thrash band is capable to deliver is the stage. That’s right; there are no gimmicks and aside from some fake smoke, there is nothing for the band to hide behind. The paint of the recent DEATH ANGEL, supporting OVERKILL, has not dried yet, only because it was an amazing and adrenaline pumped set. The band for San Fran performed with the gas pedal floored and made me feel a bit bad for having missed their last discographic steps, but after that show, I made a pact with myself to check “Humanicide” as soon as possible, and this is exactly what I did...

Written by Dimitris Kontogeorgakos Sunday, 23 June 2019 15:03

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Bloody Hammers - The Summoning

It is a given; Horror movies and Metal do extremely well together but only if the former comes from the '70s - '80s era. You see, just like in music, the market’s interest has shifted from the suggestive / atmospheric type of Horror to the best effect CGI can offer and this, unfortunately, is limited to the creator’s imagination (if any). In the process, the viewer’s / listener’s imagination has almost been rendered useless and therefore, the easier the movie / album, the higher the probability to do something worthy in the current “fast-food” market. However, you don’t have to “do as others do”, especially when there are - still - romantic bands out there eager to fuel your imagination, and in the case of BLOODY HAMMERS, make you fear of the unknown… Yeah, “The Summoning” feeds from the golden era of Horror Movies, walks in dump Gothic alleys and loves everything lurking in the dark...

Written by Dimitris Kontogeorgakos Saturday, 15 June 2019 15:08

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