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Chronus – Idols (Listenable)

“Chronus is a bright, shining addition to the future of metal” (David Ellefson [Megadeth]) With a supporting statement like that, the stakes are certainly high for the Swedish four piece Chronus. The band, hailing from Helsingborg in the southern parts… Continue Reading →

Stonewall Noise Orchestra – The Machine, The Devil & The Dope (SPV)

It’s been quite a while since I heard anything from these Swedish stoners, having long ago acquired their second album, 2008’s ‘Constants in an Ever Changing Universe’, and missing out on catching 2013’s ‘Salvation’. So, with the best part of… Continue Reading →

The Other – Fear Itself (SPV)

Horror punk. A strange sub-genre that owes everything to Glenn, Doyle, Jerry and assorted Fiends  in the Misfits and has been kept alive by a myriad of chaps and chappesses  with black hair dye and a penchant for 50’s style… Continue Reading →

Mustasch – Thank You For The Demon (Gain Music)

Doesn’t time fly? It was 2008 when I last laid hands on a Mustasch album, the compilation ‘Lowlife Highlights’, and since then they’ve fired out two new albums, one LP re-recording old tracks, a bunch of singles and EPs, as… Continue Reading →

Amaranthe – The Nexus (Spinefarm)

The name Jacob Hansen seems to follow me everywhere I go. This former member of Anubis Gate is more noteworthy in my book for his production and mixing work with Mercenary, Volbeat, Arkan, Wolverine and seemingly countless others. He is… Continue Reading →

Dreamshade – The Gift of Life (Spinefarm)

My first task here was to get over my initial impression that “The Gift of Life” by Switzerland’s Dreamshade sounds a bit girly. My hang-up, I know, and not everything needs to be about crumbling edges, failed opportunities and ruination…. Continue Reading →

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