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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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SONIC SYNDICATE’s “Confessions”

Originally posted in The Black Planet. A little bird had told me that “Confessions” would be totally different from what SONIC SYNDICATE had done so far. The same little bird even said that many people would claim that “this isn’t … Continue reading

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