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THERION @ Hard Club, 2018/02/21

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Originally posted on Valkyrian Music. With such foreplay, it took only the first chords of “Theme Of Antichrist” to drive the crowd to a climax which would last throughout the almost-2-hour long performance of THERION. Some highlights of their latest opera – … 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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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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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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FEAR FACTORY’s “Genexus”

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. Whatever breaks they may take, whatever line-up they may feature, you know that any FEAR FACTORY release is an industrial metal one; with a more extreme approach or more mainstream-oriented, but industrial metal nevertheless. So you’re … Continue reading

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SOILWORK’s “The Ride Majestic”

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. SOILWORK haven’t had the need to prove themselves to me for a long time now. After albums such as “Figure Number Five”, “Stabbing The Drama” or the previous “The Living Infinite”, they’ve achieved a solid rank … Continue reading

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Revisited: KREATOR’s “Phantom Antichrist”

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. Even though “Mars Mantra” may strike you as a classic heavy metal introductory track, believe me – this album is thrash metal all over. Not pure thrash metal, as Kreator have realized long ago that … Continue reading

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