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Revisited: TESTAMENT’s “Titans Of Creation”

Originally written for Valkyrian Music. “Titans Of Creation” isn’t just a powerful title; it’s also the definition of its songwriters. Not that it took 13 albums to recognize their grandeur – in all honesty, none of TESTAMENT’s members has had … Continue reading

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Revisited: PARADISE LOST’s “Obsidian”

Originally written for Valkyrian Music. I believe that in all 17 studio albums PARADISE LOST have released so far, this is the one with the most accurate title – its songs are deep dark and their refinement pretty clear-cut, just like an … Continue reading

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Revisited: SOILWORK’s “Verkligheten”

Originally posted on Valkyrian Music. When I reviewed “The Ride Majestic”, about three and a half years ago (damn, feels like yesterday!), I said something about being surprised with how SOILWORK could still impress me. Well this time they didn’t catch me off … Continue reading

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Revisited: IN FLAMES’ “I, The Mask”

Originally posted on Valkyrian Music. It’s been a while since I’ve stopped considering IN FLAMES “melodic death metal” (even if I labelled them as such when I reviewed “Battles”, after going with just “melodic metal” on the previous one, “Siren Charms”). … Continue reading

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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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