Reviews 2021

Read my review for AEONS here

AEONS

Consequences

Isle of Man

September 10th, 2021

My aoty2021: Mindblowing progmetal with thought-provoking lyrics and thrilling guitar work

Review / Interview


Read the review for PRIMALFROST here

PRIMALFROST

Lost Elegies

Canada

December 28th, 2021

Guitarist Dean Arnold delivers a strong melodeath album, impressing with his shredding

Review


Read the review for MANIMAL here

MANIMAL

Armageddon

Sweden

December 3rd, 2021

With release No4, the band offers honest, powerful music in best heavy metal manner

Review


Read the review for KING BUFFALO here

KING BUFFALO

Acheron

USA

December 3rd, 2021

With their "cave" record, the psych / progrock trio presents a special album, visual and sound-wise

Review


Read the review for SOLUM here

SOLUM

Encountering Murk

Sweden

November 10th, 2021

An atmospheric piece of finest instrumental prog by Vulkan's guitarist Christian Fredriksson

Review / Interview


Read my review for CHARLES SOULZ here

CHARLES SOULZ

Split Mind

Brazil

October 22nd, 2021

Beautiful melodic, yet sophisticated prog, telling the imaginary story of Rhode

Review


Read the review for LOW TREBLE here

LOW TREBLE

Mr. Low

Greece

October 29th, 2021

The second part of a dark story about duality and betrayal by the Greek audiovisual project

Review


Find the review for MALADY here

MALADY

Ainavihantaa

Finland

December 10th, 2021

The Finnish retro-prog act takes us on an atmospheric journey (@Tuonela Magazine)

Review


Read the review for IGNEA / ERSEDU here

IGNEA / ERSEDU

Bestia

Ukraine

October 21st, 2021

Dive into the Ukrainian mythology, told with symphonic melodeath by two powerful singers

Review


Read the review for ALTESIA here

ALTESIA

Embryo

France

October 16th, 2021

The French proggers offer a mesmerizing, conceptual counterpart to their debut

Review / Interview


Read the review for THY ROW here

THY ROW

Unchained

Finland

September 24th, 2021 

The Finnish band comes up with an amazing debut packed with passionate, pure rock'n roll

Review


Read the review for SHUMAUN here

SHUMAUN

Memories & Intuition

USA

September 10th, 2021

Beautiful melodies alternate with sophisticated, yet accessible instrumental parts

Review


Read the review for Chaos over Cosmos here

CHAOS OVER COSMOS

The Silver Lining Between the Stars

Poland

August 1st, 2021

A sci-fi progmetal project, inviting the listener on a wild ride with highly technical guitar playing

Review


Read the review for Eastern High here

EASTERN HIGH

Halo

Sweden

July 30th, 2021

With a little bit of horror and a little bit of hope, the Swedish quintet offers dark, melodic metal

Review


Read the review for Mütherload here

MÜTHERLOAD

Ü

Canada

July 1st, 2021

Powerful debut EP by this Canadian quintet: serious musicianship meets mind blowing vocals

Review


Read the review for Resisting Vegas here

RESISTING VEGAS

Malevolent

USA

July 23rd, 2021 

On their second album, the quartet from Texas offers genre-bending, horror-themed metal

Review


Read the review for Seventh Dimension here

SEVENTH DIMENSION

Black Sky

Sweden

June 18th, 2021

Progmetal at its finest, dealing with personal, social and spiritual topics

Review


Coevality - Fotis Delinikolas - Voronoi

COEVALITY - VORONOI - FOTIS DELINIKOLAS 

Multiple Personalities - The Last Three Seconds - Alma

USA - Greece - UK

Three outstanding, instrumental debuts in an incredible variety: groovy, virtuoso, experimental

Review / Interview Fotis Delinikolas

 

Read the review for ASSAULT here

 ASSAULT

In Aevum Et Illustrata

Singapore

June 30th, 2021

Melodeath from Singapore, telling about events that took place in the 18th century in Bavaria

Review


Pleximents - Alessio Giacomi - 3Rules Band

PLEXIMENTS - ALESSIO GIACOMI - 3 RULES BAND

The Maze Within - Project Nebula - Rule of 3

Siberia - Italy - USA

Three instrumental releases for fans of sophisticated guitar playing, offering a wide variety of styles

Review / Interview Pleximents


Read the review for RASCAL WHACK here

RASCAL WHACK

Maliveni

Greece

June 24th, 2021

On their second album, the Greek quintet offers groovy, heavy rock with thoughtful lyrics

Review


PARAM-NESIA - Aspect of Creation (EP, 2021) - Canada

PARAMNESIA

Aspect of Creation

Canada

June 18th, 2021

On their 2nd EP, the Canadian death metal band melts technical precision with groove and melodies

Review


Read the review for ASTRAKHAN here

ASTRAKHAN

A Slow Ride Towards Death

Sweden

April 30th, 2021

On their 3rd studio album, the Swedish proggers take the listener on an amazing and intense ride

Review / Interview


Read the review for Wardrum here

WARDRUM

Mavericks

Greece

May 28th, 2021

With their 5th album, the Greek powermetal band celebrates 10 years of making music together

Review


REALITY GREY - Beneath This Crown (2021) - Italy

REALITY GREY

Beneath This Crown

Italy

May 7th, 2021

The Italian quintet wanders between metalcore, melodeath, and progmetal

Review


SYLVATICA - Ashes and Snow (2021) - Denmark

SYLVATICA

Ashes and Snow

Denmark

April 20th, 2021

Melodic epicness, mixed with lots of shredding and a good pinch of Viking madness

Review


NANGA PARBAT - Downfall and Torment (2021) - Italy

NANGA PARBAT

Downfall and Torment

Italy

March 23rd, 2021

Inspired by natural forces, they take the listeners on a journey through real and rough emotions

Review


MANUEL BARBARÁ - Moonrise (2021) - USA

MANUEL BARBARÁ

Moonrise

USA

March 19th, 2021

Guitar wizard Manuel Barbará invites the listeners to experience his instrumental sound worlds

Review


Read the review for TURBULENCE here

TURBULENCE

Frontal

Lebanon

March 12th, 2021

The concept behind this excellent album by the Lebanese progact is based on a true story

Review


HIDDEN INTENT - Dead End Destiny (2021) - Australia

HIDDEN INTENT

Dead End Destiny

Australia

February 26th, 2021

The trio delivers energetic songs, wandering between party-thrash and more serious topics

Review


IMMORTAL GUARDIAN - Psychosomatic (2021) - USA

IMMORTAL GUARDIAN

Psychosomatic

USA

February 12th, 2021

A multi-national record, with lyrics inspired by the events of a year that turned our world upside down

Review


Jeff Pennachio - Kostas Sampanis - Filippo Rosati

KOSTAS SAMPANIS - FILIPPO ROSATI - JEFF PENNACHIO

Autumne - Spark - Setting the Stage

Greece - Italy - USA

Three instrumental EPs for fans of virtuoso guitar playing, all telling their very own stories in a mesmerizing way

Review


INTELLISCIENCE - Alpha (2021) - Chile

INTELLISCIENCE

Alpha

Chile

February 12th, 2021

Neoclassical prog / powermetal from Chile. Fast, virtuoso, melodic - Hear their Silent Call

Review


ART OF ILUSION - X Marks the Spot (2021) - Sweden

ART OF ILLUSION

X Marks the Spot

Sweden

January 29th, 2021

An album like a ray of sunlight - Amazing AOR from Sweden with some musical surprises

Review


BLOODKILL - Throne of Control (2021) - India

BLOODKILL

Throne of Control

India

January 19th, 2021 

How about some thrash/groove metal from Mumbai? Here we go with the debut of BLOODKILL

Review


EPHEMERALD - Between the Glimpses of Hope (2021) - Finland

EPHEMERALD

Between the Glimpses of Hope

Finland

February 19th, 2021

EPHEMERALD offer epic symphonic death metal straight from their hearts (@Tuonela Magazine)

Review


ULTHIMA - Smphony of the Night (2021) - Finland

ULTHIMA

Symphony of the Night

Finland

March 19th, 2021

ULTHIMA from Finland introduce themselves with a solid melodeath debut (@Tuonela Magazine)

Review



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