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Πέμπτη, 29 Μαρτίου 2012

Review: Pilgrim - Misery Wizard

Doom metal fans your attention please! Everybody else, who isn’t truly into that genre, should skip this review. Pilgrim address only to hardcore doom lovers. What they offer is old-school, heavy, slow, very slow doom metal, and you will need patience to listen to it. Take Black Sabbath, Candlemass, Saint Vitus, Reverend Bizarre and early Cathedral, put them all together and there you have “Misery Wizard”.

Review: Lethian Dreams - Season Of Raven Words

 Coming from France, Lethian Dreams formed in 2002. After three demos, they released their debut album, “Bleak Silver Streams”, which got quite decent reviews, but wasn't good enough for a breakthrough. 2012 found them with far lesser members, as Matthieu Sachs is on the guitar and Carline Van Roos has taken over pretty much everything else, guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and is in charge of the vocals. And like that, they did their second attempt to become known to the world with “Season Of Raven Words”.

Τρίτη, 13 Μαρτίου 2012

Opeth @ Fuzz Club, Athens, Greece, 04/03/2012

The first time I saw Opeth live was last summer, as they were one of the support acts of Judas Priest. Even though this live was amazing, the burning sun and the stage by the sea do not provide the proper environment to enjoy Opeth fully. They need dark and smoke in order for their music to create the right atmosphere. When I heard that they would be coming to Athens a few months later for the promotion of “Heritage” I knew that this was it. 

Τρίτη, 6 Μαρτίου 2012

Review: Nightwish - Imaginaerum

Almost a year ago, Nightwish announced their latest endeavor. Tuomas Holopainen, being known for his adoration for soundtracks, decided to create a concept album, whose music would be playing in a movie. Quite an ambitious project that is. The movie will be out in about a year, but the album is already in our hands, so let's see what the pirate boy, as they call Holopainen, has come up with this time.