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Posts tagged "In Solitude"
RAM - Rod (Metal Blade)

RAM – Rod (Metal Blade)

All hail Ramrod the destroyer! Sweden’s RAM had a particularly favourable release in ‘Svbversvm’ on their last outing and have developed with each release since I discovered them on their debut EP. A partial concept album based on Ramrod the Destroyer, in part the first.. Read More
Portrait – Burn The World (Metal Blade)

Portrait – Burn The World (Metal Blade)

Anyone who loves speed metal, but can’t stand the lashings of cheese usually served up by the speedier Euro brand of power metal, should love Portrait. The first album back in 2008 was a blast – a fantastic band still finding their feet. But it.. Read More
Spell - For None and All (Bad Omen Records)

Spell – For None and All (Bad Omen Records)

Spell are a band that really hit a sweet spot for me with ‘The Full Moon Sessions’ release which was a real slab of traditional heavy metal from Canada. The dark mystical world of Spell is highlighted even more so here by a dramatic change.. Read More
Tribulation – The Children of the Night  (Century Media)

Tribulation – The Children of the Night (Century Media)

For most bands, a six year time frame may not allow for a great deal of exploration and maturity but for Tribulation, it’s been a period for three albums all of which show more development than some bands show in a life time. The four.. Read More
Enforcer - From Beyond (Nuclear Blast)

Enforcer – From Beyond (Nuclear Blast)

Safe in the knowledge that Enforcer are a kick ass band and the quality of their releases seems to get better with each one recorded, I had very high hopes for their fourth effort ‘From Beyond’. It’s even better than expected. The high octane opener.. Read More
The Oath – ST (Rise Above)

The Oath – ST (Rise Above)

Hands up everyone who thinks there just aren’t enough ’70s occult rock’ bands around, female fronted or otherwise? Feeling lonely in the corner there? Good. Ok, the rest of you, hands up who thought The Oath slotted neatly into that sub-genre? Yeah, well you’re wrong... Read More
Behemoth, Cradle Of Filth, In Solitude, Inquisition & Svarttjern – London Forum 10/2/14

Behemoth, Cradle Of Filth, In Solitude, Inquisition & Svarttjern – London Forum 10/2/14

A more than heavyweight line-up for a Monday night going on here and needless to say that partly due to this and no doubt the strength on new Behemoth album ‘The Satanist’ the venue was pretty much sold out. I had turned up particularly early.. Read More
Invidious – In Death (Sepulchral Voice)

Invidious – In Death (Sepulchral Voice)

We all know that death metal, as a sub genre, has become increasingly technical in the past few years, with each generation of musicians trying to break the ground rules established by their predecessors, on an incessant search for defining new thresholds of what might.. Read More
Beast – Dead Or Alive (Gaphals Records)

Beast – Dead Or Alive (Gaphals Records)

Beast are a high energy rock n roll band from Sweden, some call this speed punk and some call it all manner of things! ‘Dead or Alive’ is their debut album release that is presented in a real nice digi -pack format, of course, other.. Read More
Alpha Tiger - Beneath The Surface (Century Media)

Alpha Tiger – Beneath The Surface (Century Media)

Germany’s Alpha Tiger reckon that they’re showing that you don’t have to be ancient to play true, traditional heavy metal. Well I’m sure Bullet, Enforcer, Cauldron, Wolf, Dark Forest, In Solitude and dozens of others would be intrigued to know they’re ancient already. Bless. Just.. Read More
Attic – Attic (Metal Punx Rex)

Attic – Attic (Metal Punx Rex)

Since discovering this band a couple of weeks ago, Attic (from Germany) are a real heavy metal band, if you like anything from Mercyful Fate to something like what Portrait and In Solitude are doing right now, then you need to check this band out... Read More
RAM - Interview

RAM – Interview

RAM are a traditional heavy metal behemoth from Sweden, a country containing many of the most promising prospects of the heavy metal genre of late. RAM have had a very healthy underground following with two studio albums behind them, ‘Forced Entry’ and ‘Lightbringer’. 2012 brings.. Read More