Dark Messiah – Echoes Of War

(Drakkar Productions) Total Running Time:30:41 DARK MESSIAH is a Hellenic war Black Metal band formed in 2000. They come from Kozani city. This is the second full-length album. Their first album “Virtue And Glory Eternal” was released in 2011. In…

Black Sites – Exile

(Mascot Records) Total Playing Time: 45:13 “Exile” is the second album by the quartet from Chicago and things are getting much better. Two years after the astonishing “In Monochrome”, they return in order to prove that NWOTHM* is here to…

Batushka – Panihida

(self financed) Total Playing Time: 42:15 BATUSHKA seem to live in a shroud of drama lately. Krzysztof Drabikowski, founder and main composer of BATUSHKA, found himself removed from the band, claiming that BATUSHKA’s copyright has been stolen by the band’s…

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1914 – The Blind Leading The Blind

(Napalm Records)Total Playing Time: 58:08 Barbed wire, trenches and lots of mustard gas. When 1914 started recording their debut “Eschatology Of War” back in 2015, I don’t think they expected that kind of acceptance. The First World War concept continues…

Candlemass – The Door To Doom

The return of Johan Längquist (the singer in the monumental album “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus”) in the band, seems like the last “card” being played by CANDLEMASS in order to “rock the boat” and renew the audience’s interest in their declining (in terms of creativity) career, since their reunion in 2001.

Nightrage – Wolf to Man

NIGHTRAGE are back, totally more brutal and aggressive than their previous appearances!  Two years after the great “The Venomous” album, the team of Marios Iliopoulos returns with quite a lot of fury and anger! Compositions “the Swedish way”, filled with…

Misery Index – Rituals of Power

It's been five years since the “Killing Gods” and the Americans are back (at last) with a new album - their second one with Seasons of Mist. Within the last five years the band decided to take it slowly, for…

Traveler – Traveler

TRAVELER’s “Traveler” is the band’s self-titled debut album. Firstly I was afraid it would be yet another retro band, lacking of originality, but I was wrong. From the first track you understand that they are here to stay for good.…

In Flames – I, The Mask

The story with IN FLAMES is well known, so I go straight to the point!  Having listened to the album about ten times and being from the fans who loved them also after the ‘’Reroute To Remain’’ era, I will…