Swedish female fronted doom/rock outfit Avatarium have just dropped their fifth album Death, Where Is Your Sting. Question is: can they hit five homeruns in a row? Continue reading
Sweden’s Wolf has returned with their ninth album Shadowland. Since we love traditional heavy metal, we investigated. Continue reading
The bloody buccaneers of Blazon Stone are here once again to out-Running Wild Running Wild themselves. Hoist the sails and let’s have a look! Continue reading
Sweden’s Therion is back with a new album, Leviathan. But can are they able to put out a solid album after a few unusual side steps? Let’s find out. Continue reading
Sweden’s Tribulation is back with a vengeance. Does the gloom actually become sound here? Let’s find out. Continue reading
What the world needs now is love.. NO!… we need Viagra of course! Luckily we found some boys who can deliver just that.
Sabaton comes panzering along for the ninth time with The Great War. But is this the war to end all wars? Continue reading
To quote Will Farrell’s Ron Burgundy character in the film Anchorman: well, that escalated quickly. It’s an apt quote to describe Blues Pills’ meteoric rise to fame, who, after three EP’s of tantalizing teasing have now finally released their first self-titled album. Sounds from the Dark Side takes a look at the goods on offer.
To be completely honest, the longevity of Swedish war-themed metallers Sabaton continues to amaze me. I first learnt of the band through their sophomore album Primo Victoria and I clearly remember my younger self thinking, “Well, this is neat, I wonder how long they’ll last.” That was nine years and five albums ago, and the band’s popularity has sky-rocketed since then, and it doesn’t seem like Sabaton’s popularity is going to wane any time soon. Continue reading
As winter settles in, many of us are getting ready for an overall quaintness. Domestically seen coziness is typically of female concern. Therefore its quite natural dropping temperatures cause an increase of releases coming from female singer songwriters. Only question is, which splendor will be the most successful this year? Chances are the new album of the Danish pianist Agnes Obel will end up underneath many Christmas trees. However, the competition field is very strong and, for whats its worth, mostly Scandinavian. Next to Obel, Ane Brun, Nina Kinert, Titiyo and Laura Marling are just a few names who want to make winter a soothing experience. In the niches of this all-female battle smaller acts are still hoping to make an impact in this scene. The Swedish-Japanese Sumie Nagano is one of them. With a significant marketing buzz her self-titled debut was brought to stores at the beginning of this month. On forehand Sumie’s CD seems to be at least a fine example of Just-in-Time management. Now let’s hope she musically able to convince as well.