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S.D.I. @ Vagos Metal Fest, 2019/08/10

Originally shot for Glam Magazine. 13 years after splitting up in 1991, S.D.I. got back together and took their show to the road again. In 2019 Vagos was featured in their itinerary and the German speed metal trio caused quite the … 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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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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