Category Archives: cd reviews

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

Posted in cd reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Revisited: DEATH ANGEL’s “The Evil Divide”

Originally posted on Valkyrian Music. It’s been almost three decades since the release of “The Ultra-Violence”, and even though none of DEATH ANGEL’s later albums achieved the same success, the Bay Area band has always stood way above the average thrash … Continue reading

Posted in cd reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

IN FLAMES’ “Battles”

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music.  When “Siren Charms” was released a couple of years ago, I complained about “its lack of ability to embrace my senses and leave a positive remark” (review here). Well I’m happy to say that ability has … Continue reading

Posted in cd reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

DARK TRANQUILLITY’s “Atoma”

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. I’m all pro-change and moving forward in a different direction, but when a band manages to keep doing the same and still sound awesome, said band gets kudos from me. So congrats, DARK TRANQUILLITY, you’ve … Continue reading

Posted in cd reviews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

SISTER’s “Stand Up, Forward, March!”

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. SISTER’s debut “Hated” is a sleaze punk treat. Then for their sophomore “Disguised Vultures” they went heavier and wilder. And now with “Stand Up, Forward, March!”, they stood somewhere in-between, glamming up the sleaze and … Continue reading

Posted in cd reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

TESTAMENT’s “Brotherhood Of The Snake”

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. Formed in 1983 as LEGACY, TESTAMENT were forced to change their name – the usual there’s-already-a-band-with-that-name thing – and that change happened three years later. So even if their whole history is a bit older, TESTAMENT turn … Continue reading

Posted in cd reviews | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

DUMB HOLE’s “Bravest Of The Galaxy”

Originally posted in The Independent Voice, but with the wrong rating – should be 4,5 instead of 3,5  If you don’t know what a dumb hole is, you’ll probably think this is a fun name for a band; but if you … Continue reading

Posted in cd reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment