Austrian metallers Visions of Atlantis go fully nautical on their new album Pirates, and because we happen to like pirates, we had to check it out. Continue reading
Hello loyal readers and welcome! It is that time of the year again where we look back on what came before and look ahead to what we may expect. In 2022 we slowly left the pandemic behind us and finally ventured outside again and into concert halls, which means our list of favourite gigs can finally make a return. Of course, there was more than enough time throughout the year to check out new releases and share our thoughts about those as well, and as eclectic a blog as we try to be, there is bound to be something below that you like as well. Maybe you’ve missed something along the road, maybe there’s something you’ve been meaning to check out but haven’t come around to yet? Time then to check out our lists, let’s go.
Avant-garde for the masses! Can it be done? If it’s up to Horse Lords, the answer will be a resounding ‘yes’. Continue reading
Finland’s power metal masters Stratovarius have returned after seven years of silence. Was Survive worth the wait? Let’s find out. Continue reading
Japanese black metal horror maestros are back with their twelfth effort Shiki. And since we like our music unpredictable and creepy once in a while, we dug in. Continue reading
Three years after their orchestra project and seven (!) years after their last proper studio album, Blind Guardian is back. Time What Is Time indeed. Let’s have a look. Continue reading
Let’s have a look at what interested us musically in the first half of the year.
Hey all! Did you hear about this pandemic going on? It’s another year of social distancing and lockdowns we’re about to end in the hope that 2022 will finally be better and bring some light at the end of that two-year tunnel. In the meantime, we’ve been doing what we do best and that’s sitting inside and listening to music. Old music, new music, you name it and we’ve listened to it. We also wrote some words about a couple of new records and, as we do every year, have compiled two lists of albums we think you should check out, which you can find below. Enjoy.
Let’s wrap up the first six months of 2021 in a list shall we.
Could this be the perfect time for a renaissance of The Notwist? It probably is but if you want to know for sure you will have to read this. Continue reading