Category Archives: CD reviews

Revisited: SOILWORK’s “A Whisp Of The Atlantic”

Originally written for Valkyrian Music. SOILWORK have been pushing the envelope of classy with every release for a few years now and “A Whisp Of The Atlantic” (even the title has a ring to it, hasn’t it?) keeps the tradition, this time sounding … Continue reading

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HYPOCRISY’s “Worship”

Originally written for Valkyrian Music. I was sure “End Of Disclosure” had been released in 2013 but when doing the math… I had to double-check on Google, as it seemed surreal that it took eight years for HYPOCRISY to come up with something new. … Continue reading

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Revisited: THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA’s “Aeromantic II”

Originally written for Valkyrian Music. I’m not sure if an “Aeromantic II” was in order when the first one came out, but it seems like the latter’s follow-up wasn’t supposed to be released so early: forced to cancel the “Aeromantic” tour due to the … Continue reading

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Revisited: SEPULTURA’s “The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart”

Originally written for Valkyrian Music. I haven’t followed SEPULTURA very closely in a long while (in fact, I’ve never done it “closely”, but I paid some attention between “Beneath The Remains” and “Roots”), but I’ve heard enough to be able to say that their 13th studio … Continue reading

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SEPULTURA’s “SepulQuarta”

Originally written for Valkyrian Music. The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to a new reality regarding live music, with online streaming of concerts and such. Still I’m having trouble considering “SepulQuarta” a live album, whether its tracks have been part of podcasts or … Continue reading

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Revisited: BREAKING TODAY’s “It Dies Today” EP

Originally posted on Valkyrian Music. He may be the bass player in a metalcore band, but Luís Silva is a punk rocker. And he plays guitar. And he sings! And so BREAKING TODAY was born. The single for the title-track was released three years … Continue reading

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Revisited: THE 69 EYES’ “West End”

Originally written for Valkyrian Music. Over the past 30 years, THE 69 EYES have developed such a characteristic sound that they’re at a point in their career where one can identify a song as theirs, even before Jyrki 69’s unique … Continue reading

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MOONSPELL’s “Hermitage”

Originally written for Valkyrian Music. I’ve never been quite comfortable in calling MOONSPELL “gothic metal” as that’s too much of a specific term to grasp all aspects of their music; “dark metal”, covering a broader range of said aspects, sounds more fitting. … Continue reading

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Revisited: HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD’s “New Empire, Vol. 2”

Originally written for Valkyrian Music. “New Empire” is HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD’s gold coin – volume 1 showing their heaviest side, and now volume 2 showing the exact opposite. Which one is better? Well, that’s the same as asking if a burger is better … Continue reading

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Revisited: JESUS ON EXTASY’s “Beloved Enemy”

Original Portuguese version printed on Elegy Ibérica magazine. “Beloved Enemy” is the sophomore record of the digital dandies JESUS ON EXTASY. A more elaborate production – both in musical terms and image – this album turns into industrial goth the … Continue reading

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