Category Archives: CD reviews

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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THE END OF GRACE’s “Unity”

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. If you know THE END OF GRACE and have been following their story, you may find this title a bit ironic, given the recent major line-up change in the band. I see it the other way … Continue reading

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RICKY WARWICK’s “When Patsy Cline Was Crazy…”

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. I’ve been listening to this album on a daily basis for the past two weeks, trying to come up with the right words to describe it, but always ended up losing myself in the melodies … Continue reading

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W.A.S.P.’s “Golgotha”

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. Over the 33 years of W.A.S.P.’s existence, mastermind Blackie Lawless has managed to forge a very characteristic sound – although his unique voice is quite the trademark already. Sure, he often cheats, by recycling some riffs … Continue reading

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TÓ PICA’s “Is This The Best You Can Do?”

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. Tó Pica is such a veteran Portuguese guitar player that I’m surprised it took him so long to come up with a solo album. But then again, his involvement with other artists/bands is so extensive … Continue reading

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BRING ME THE HORIZON’s “That’s The Spirit”

I’ve never been into BRING ME THE HORIZON. No particular reason – it simply didn’t agree with me. But then everybody was ranting about how “That’s The Spirit” sounded different that I decided to check out that difference. Now it’s … Continue reading

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DANZIG’s “Skeletons”

Originally posted in The Black Planet. Picking a bunch of songs, so different in nature, and making them sound as if they are your own, that’s always an exciting concept; it’s the outcome that may turn out outrageously disappointing. Like … Continue reading

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AMORPHIS’ “Under The Red Cloud”

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. First thing you need to know – in case you’ve missed both singles “Death Of A King” and “Sacrifice” – is that AMORPHIS are still on the melodic metal path. Touring in celebration of the 20th … Continue reading

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