Ihsahn-Das Seelenbrechen

Despite the fact that Emperor have been announced as Bloodstock headliner for next year, Ihsahn’s solo career pushes ever further into the unknown world of extreme progressive music. Surprisingly enough, it has only been little over a year since the release of his last album, “Eremita”, proving to be arguably the most experimental work of … Continue reading

Trivium-Vengeance falls

Trivium-Vengeance falls

Just lately, Trivium have grown out of the “We want to be the next Metallica” era and transformed into a band which, although still divisive among the ever burgeoning legions of metal fans out there, has respectfully crafted songs which are more progressive, more solid and certainly more thought-provoking than say, anything on “Ascendancy”. “Shogun” … Continue reading

Scar the Martyr-Scar the Martyr

Scar the Martyr-Scar the Martyr

Given that Slipknot recently returned to Download earlier this year for a nostalgic albeit inconsistent performance, you’d be forgiven for thinking that each of the band’s eight remaining members would be halting their current side projects and working together on new material. However, Corey Taylor has his very own Stone Sour, Shawn Crahan has the … Continue reading

Jesu-Every day I get closer to the light from which I came

If ever there was a musician who excelled at connecting hypnotic, mesmerising sounds with otherworldly, dream-like atmospheres, then it must surely be Justin Broadrick. For the man has been doing this sort of thing ever since 2003, collaborating with the strangest of musical effects and consequently making music loved by those who crave imaginary, fantastical … Continue reading