Trivium are back with a new and much-anticipated album. The Sin and The Sentence can represent Trivium’s big comeback to their most raw, energic and powerful style, remembering me the reason why I first fell for them. The Sin and The Sentence feels like the logic evolution of Shogun , following the raw, brutal and… Read More Trivium are back to claim their place
Body Count are back with another brutal album and, particularly Ice-T, now close to 60 years old, show no sign of slowing down and present themselves at their best… once again. Their 1992 controversial hit ‘Cop Killer‘ may have been the way the world (apart from the underground west coast rap fans of Ice-T) got… Read More Body Count return guns blazing
Invidia, the new supergroup featuring members from Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment and Skinlab, released its fierce debut album As The Sun Sleeps.… Read More Nu-metal is not dead… and not bad: Invidia’s debut album under review
Six months after Scott Weiland’s tragic death from a drug overdose in 2015, Art of Anarchy found a replacement in Creed’s singer Scott Stapp. Now, Art of Anarchy’s second album, The Madness, represents a decidedly new direction for the group. Their electrical and vibrant sound is gone and, in its place, is something heavier and… Read More Art Of Anarchy forges new path (and loses identity) in wake of Scott Weiland’s tragic death
The Stage has struck me right from the start for its experimental concept. A concept that while familiar for Avenged Sevenfold (hereafter A7X), as earlier releases were actually marked by their creative experimentation, has been obliterated in their previous work. So far, that approach has rendered them far from perfect albums but absolutely great tracks.… Read More Are Avenged Sevenfold back on The Stage?
Apocalyptica‘s Shadowmaker has already left its mark on the band’s concept as it was the first album to have a permanent singer (the amazing Franky Peréz). The truth is, right from the start the album seems more solid but, consequently, less magic. To me, Apocalyptica have always been about their sounding, heavy and painful instrumental… Read More Shadowmaker: new approach, same magic
2015’s music scene under review… Read More 2015 Under the Radar (Part 1)