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Revisited: SOILWORK’s “Verkligheten”

Originally posted on Valkyrian Music. When I reviewed “The Ride Majestic”, about three and a half years ago (damn, feels like yesterday!), I said something about being surprised with how SOILWORK could still impress me. Well this time they didn’t catch me off … Continue reading

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Revisited: AS SILENCE BREAKS’ “The Architecture Of Truth”

Originally written for Destructive Music. AS SILENCE BREAKS was a complete novelty for me, although they’ve been around for seven years and not exactly laying low. “The Architecture Of Truth” is already their second album and they’ve been touring with big … Continue reading

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Revisited: MIND DRILLER’s “Zirkus”

Originally posted on Valkyrian Music. A few months ago, MIND DRILLER released their sophomore album “Zirkus”. And even if they have stronger tracks here to name the album after, I find “Zirkus” a title more than appropriate – once you … Continue reading

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Revisited: UNDECIMBER’s “Seven Nights Of Sin”

Originally written for Destructive Music. It’s been quite a while since I’ve heard a new goth’n’roll band, able to sound so old-school and so modern at the same time. Ladies and gentlemen, meet UNDECIMBER. You know that dark but not … Continue reading

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Revisited: IN FLAMES’ “I, The Mask”

Originally posted on Valkyrian Music. It’s been a while since I’ve stopped considering IN FLAMES “melodic death metal” (even if I labelled them as such when I reviewed “Battles”, after going with just “melodic metal” on the previous one, “Siren Charms”). … Continue reading

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Revisited: CRASHDÏET’s “Rust”

Originally posted on Valkyrian Music. It’s been over a week since “Rust” was released but only now I’ve managed to write about it. Why? Because every time I’ve started doing so, the songs popped up in my head and I … Continue reading

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THE END OF GRACE’s “Infinite Shadows Of Memories”

Originally posted on Valkyrian Music. Where I come from there’s a saying that goes something like “who awaits always achieves”. And then someone twisted it, creating a new and pretty negative version, that says “who awaits gets desperate”. The latter … Continue reading

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INFRAKTOR’s “Exhaust”

Originally posted on Valkyrian Music. Gourmet is a word very popular nowadays – so popular that we even use it outside its food context, just for fun. As an adjective, it’s synonym of high quality; as a noun, it’s someone who’s … Continue reading

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MOONSPELL’s “1755”

Originally written for Valkyrian Music. Whether one likes it or not, MOONSPELL have changed the way Portugal’s metal scene is looked at. It’s been 25 successful years, so they’re not releasing now a conceptual album, in their native tongue, because … Continue reading

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Revisited: KREATOR’s “Gods Of Violence”

Originally posted on Valkyrian Music. “Gods Of Violence” or how to make the same thing and still sound fabulous. When “Phantom Antichrist” was released, I used keywords such as technique, melody and elaborate guitars; now, almost five years later, the … Continue reading

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