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Reviews from letters: F - G - H

ECLIPSE: "Dorsacharms Venomous Colours" - CD (Blackend 2000)

This six song affair is of a pure Black Metal nature with all the brutality, the insanity and, at the same time, all the dark ambiences and the large hymn-like moments. I won't say that this is the most original band I've ever heard but for once, these do have some pretty personal touches which they input in their music to make it, in some parts anyway, a very interesting Black Metal outfit. The guitars are very clean and have a great sound, clear, heavy and large. There are several harmonious leads that do not display incredible skills but which rather adds to the overall melodies. The opening riff of such a track as "Shadowland" displays some very good composition skills in the field of harmonious and epic melodies. There also are some synthesizer that adds a lot of depth and colours to the melodies. The low point of this CD is, once again, the drum machine. It sounds almost good enough, but not enough to be snappy and defined like a real drummer. It especially shows during the blast beats. The vocals are (man, I'm tired to always say the same damn thing about Black Metal singer...) the usual high pitch growls. Nothing new there. All in all, it is a pretty good debut by ECLIPSE and if they keep on working on their material, bringing new elements of originality, I believe that they may do very good in the Black Metal scene!
S.B.
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3½ out of 5

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EINHERJER: "Norwegian Native Art" - CD (Native North Records)

That is a very nice album! With the title of this album and the picture of the guys, I thought this was going to be a cheap Black Metal band... Now I can tell you that I was gravely mistaken! This band plays a pretty original (a word I use quite rarely nowadays) brand of Metal that takes its roots in such styles as classic Heavy Metal, Power Metal and Thrash Metal, all done with a more modern approach that mixes a bit of ambiant and Dark Metal and some more local taste of the Black Metal, but without ever playing at hyperblast speeds... They take some ideas in the slower parts of the genre... Okay, now you'll probably think: "This doesn't mean that this is the most original idea ever! Other European bands have done it before!" Well, you would be right of course, except that this band has a little something that makes it stand just a bit higher amongst those other bands... A personal touch that is the result of the songwriting, the way the arrangements are done, the sound, the vocals... It's the end result, the mix of it all that makes this band unique and I can't really explain it in more details than that. The guitars are very heavy and have a great crunch to it, making them bite into the riffs with great effectiveness, switching riffs styles from harder power chords, to simpler high chords Black Metal type of slower stuff, to some more intricate and intense riffing of Thrash origins... All of this is rounded up by some cleaner guitars and melodic riffing. The bass is intense and adds a lot of depth to the guitars but mainly supports the power of the rhythmics. The drums sound triggered but they still sound very good, snappy pretty diverse and clear, including some elements of technicality to make it challenging to the ears and soul. The vocals are one of the very important keys in rounding up the sound of this band; it sounds like a half-way sang, half-way narrative, mid-growling mid-talking type of voice, which is completed but some more obvious singing with back vocals and stuff. Well thought and pretty original, I just wonder why the vocals were mixed so low in the final mix. All of this is completed with some synthesizers that are just well mixed, never over shadowing the guitars and which are not present everywhere... Just in key points, adding flavors to the music. If I do have one small complaint, it's that some songs are somewhat alike... Not all of it, but a few riffs seem a bit redundant from one song to the other... But it's not a major concern, compared to the overall songwriting. Highly recommended!
S.B.
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4 out of 5

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ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN: "I'm Not Your Nothing" - 7" (Victory Records)

What is this, the 19th or 20th EP from this band?!? I'll keep buying them if they turn out like this, one original/one cover. Both punches to the flabby puke Rock form from these veteran monsters! The TUBES cover is delivered with real bite and they got back Steve Miller (their best vocalist, not the bloated 60's dweeb who did "Abracadabra") who gives these tunes that raw edge. Let's hope he stays in for the long haul! The flip is a Live track that's not too bad, although I'd rather have another studio helping! There's no slick production this time either, so pick this up friends!
T.G.
3 out of 5

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ENDLESS: "Beauty, Tears And Selling Sun" - CD (Pavement)

Death Metal from Scarborough, Ontario, is what awaits with ENDLESS. This is some slow Death, in the vein of the slower songs from OBITUARY, with decent structures. They often play very slow and this is where they are at their best. When they do their blast beats, they get very boring and unimaginative. In some parts, they become almost Doom and do stuff similar to MINDROT, which is great. They sound very European and don't have much that is alike their fellow Canadian Death providers. They do have something interesting going on but more work on the songwriting should get them to the next plateau. Still pretty decent.
S.T.
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3 out of 5

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ENGINE: "Engine" - CD (Metal Blade)

ENGINE is FATE WARNING's Ray Alder's solo project. Basically a straight forward Rock record with heavier guitar sound, it is very different than what he does in FATE WARNING. Badly produced and engineered by Joey Vera, the recording doesn't do a good job at showing what Alder can do. The songs are okay at best and not one stands out, except for "Taste". But this one is so close to Chum song that I'd rather not say anything (oh, the hell with it, same riffs, tempo change, nasty). Some decent music but bad production does no good. Plus the bass is drowning the whole lot. For fans only!
S.T.
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2 out of 5

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ENTHRONED: "Regie Sathanas" - CD (Metal Blade/Blackened)

Subtitled "A Tribute To Cerrunnos", this album is exactly that: A tribute to their old drummer who committed suicide in 1997. Some of the material in there was written back in 1988, when they were called MORBID DEATH. This is not very good music however you see it. It is plain, simple and low quality Black Metal, like MAYHEM did a long time ago and much better. The production on this is awful and the drums are much too high in the mix. The songs are really not worth the plastic, so don't buy this unless you already are a huge fan of ENTHRONED. They even rip-off a riff from IRON MAIDEN's "The Rhyme Of The Ancient Mariner".
S.T.
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1 out of 5

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ENTRAILS: "Serpent Seed" - CD (Leviathan)

You can't go wrong with 90% of the bands from Czech Republic or Slovakia. Most of them are crushing, totally hateful and don't really add a ton of cheese to make their music tasteful like North American bands do... I like cheese but I also like well crafted extreme Black/Death and to my personal satisfaction, this trio is well versed in tails of murderous Metal. This trio features some ex-ROOTS guy, so it kind of makes it a all star type band... They are extremely tight and the true Metal influences are shining through for more enjoyable influences within the band's entrails. Enough said, this is pure EXTREME BRILLIANCE!!!
R.C.
5 out of 5

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ENUFF Z-NUFF: "Paraphernelia" - CD (Stoney / Spitfire)
This is an album that I should throw out the window very soon but I will contain myself until the end of this writing. This is a heavy Rock album with fake Pop sensibility that is way too obvious for me. They get into this good Rock and then fall into mushy-marshmallow chorus that is ruining most of the songs. The vocals are amongst the most annoying in some parts and are okay in others. There are some pretty obvious BEATLES rip-offs, like "Believe In Love" and a few ripped off some other greats like ROLLING STONES and DAVID BOWIE. I hate this and the presence of Billy Corgan as a lead guitarist (he can play lead guitar?) on one song isn't helping at all.
S.T.
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0 out of 5

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Reviews from letters: E - G - H

FINNEUS GAUGE: "One Inch Of The Fall" - CD (Cyclops)

I literally freaked on this band's debut album last (or so) year... Now, I'm a bit confused. It's dark, heavy at times but I don't really feel the challenge I had felt with my first meeting with FINNEUS GAUGE. Well, It might be Laura Martin's vocals, which are not as I thought they would be; more colorful, alive, you know! Musically, it's almost as if the band decided to slow down in a curve or something... Again, not as challenging and somewhat predictable, unfortunately. I'm disappointed.
R.C.
3 out of 5

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FLESHLESS: "Grindgod" - CD (Obscene Productions)

The title pretty much describes the genre very well... Grind to the core! As for the second part part of the title; 'god'... Well, I wouldn't go that far, eventhough they are pretty cool. One thing does annoy me about this recording though: The damn drum machine sounds as mechanical as possible. All you hear is a machine-like TIC-TAC-TIC-TAC in the blast beats, and the slower parts really sound faked. The second part of this recording has a real drummer and, although the music is not very tight, it at least sounds better... Well, we need a compromise I guess, and to make their music much tighter, I guess they had to take that decision. The beats are mostly at 250 km/h, blasting its way through Metal riffing that has a good basis in Death Metal as well as other parts that may have more to do with the type of Grindcore riffing NAPALM DEATH did years ago ("Harmony..."). But for the most part, the basis of this music is rooted in solid, crushing Death Metal. The guitars sound pretty good, very heavy and crunchy. It is supported by the bass for the lower frequencies since the guitars themselves are a little bit hooked on the higher frequencies. The vocal are very, very rough and fat Death Metal growls, reminding me very much of SEPTIC FLESH's vocals... Actually, I'd even say that some of the music also remind me of the Greek duo... All in all, this is a pretty good CD that you will not listen to every day but that you will enjoy listening to every now and then.
S.B.
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3½ out of 5

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FLOORPUNCH: "Fast Times At The Jersey Shores" - CD (Equal Vision)

If bands want to play old-school Hardcore, they might as well play it fast and aggressive. This is exactly what FLOORPUNCH does; they play it fast as hell. They really need a new vocalist though... He sounds horrible! He can't even scream correctly. FLOORPUNCH sound a lot like CORROSION OF CONFORMITY in the pre-Pepper Keenan period. As with all of Steve Evetts' productions, the sound quality is pretty good and captures well the energy of the band. After five or six of these songs, I was ready to put the CD away because I can only take so much... If that sounded okay to you, then go for it! Otherwise, I think there is much better ways to spend your money.
S.T.
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2 out of 5

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FREDERICK THORENDAL'S SPECIAL DEFECTS: "Sol Niger Withi, Version 3.33" - CD (UAE/Relapse)

Frederik Thorendal is MESHUGGAH's guitar player, if you want to know who this guy is. This album was originally released in Europe over a year and a half ago. This version 3.33 is a new remixed version with supposedly less-keyboards oriented stuff than the original mix, with the addition of two bonus tracks. Divided on the CD as twenty-six tracks, the music is actually constructed as one forty-five minutes song. All the twenty-six parts are more or less a riff or a lead or something of that nature. The CD is very much oriented towards Jazz Fusion, although keeping a foot in Metal. You will easily recognize the syncopated riffs that make MESHUGGAH so appealing. The leads are very much in the Fusion vein and could scare off some Metalhead. Mr. Thorendal is an obviously very talented musician and shows it in this record. However, this is no Shrapnel-type of solo recording. This record will appeal to some Progressive fans but they have to be open to some untraditional riffs and vocal approach. This is a very interesting album that should please any fan of good guitar playing and Progressive-Fusion influences.
S.T.
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5 out of 5

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Reviews from letters: E - F - H

GESTALT "Gomorrha Vs Khan" - CD (Musea)

After listening to it twice, this album is purely stunning!!! If you, just like me, enjoy KING CRIMSONS highly sophisticated, almost heavy, Prog Rock and don't really mind trying to discover new cultures and music, GESTALT might be the thing you are looking for. They mix Prog Rock with spacy elements (almost cartoonish sometime) with Indian music... Even Thrash Metal is present in here in smaller but yet recognizable dose... A band who dares that much can only get a round of applause from my part. By the way, this band hails from... Japan!!! Killer!!!
R.C.
4½ out of 5

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GHOULUNATICS: "Mystralengine" - CD (Great White North/TNT)

This CD officially is the re-edition of a never-before-released demo album, but that really doesn't matter, since this disc still sound as fresh as if it was just recently recorded. It's not that old anyway; 1995... GHOULANATICS plays a brand of powerful Thrash Metal that their label identifies as "horror groove". I think that describes the genre pretty well: Very high octane, full velocity with some very catchy hooks is what this band is all about... And all of this played with a high level of brutality, even if there are no blasts in this music. The guitars are loud and very heavy, but maybe on bit on the razor edge... But not that much. The riffing varies a lot from one song to another, playing some more intricate, full of picking Thrash Metal-type riffs, mixed with simpler power chords, and even some Hardcore-type riffs, very intense and almost primitive. The drums are well played, very tight, basic and intense! The drums sound a bit flat though, but still quite pounding and pretty clear. The bass is playing it's role, adding depth to the rhythmics and riffing. The vocals are one of my very favorite thing off this CD: Totally rough, brutal and aggressive high pitch growls and screams that ranges right on the edge of Black, Death and Thrash Metal-type of singing! Quite excellent vocals! All in all, the whole thing is well mixed and also offers five Live tracks as bonuses (four from their first album "Carving Into You" and one off "Mystralengine"; "Nature Morte"). This is a great album that you should get now!!
S.H.
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4 out of 5

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GIDGET GEIN: "Confessions Of A Spookiy Kid" - CD (Crook'D Records)

This guy used to play bass and co-wrote the very first MARILYN MANSON album... It also features ex-SABBATH and RAINBOW drummer Bobby Rondinelli... Ouin, pis?! This is boring at best. GIDGET, please die.
R.C.
0 out of 5

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GODDESS OF DESIRE: "Symbol Of Triumph" - CD (Metal Blade)

The bio says that the initial motivation in starting this band was to bring back the glory of mid-eighties Metal. They started as a cover band and should have stayed that way. They copy and paste CELTIC FROST, SLAYER and JUDAS PRIEST riffs all over the place. This is so bad that I would be ashamed to put it on plastic. They apparently have a great Live show going on with nuns and she-goddess; that must be true because the audience take abstraction of the music. In the world of bullet belts, spiked leather, fur shoulder pads (yes, fur shoulder pads) and black make-up, GODDESS OF DESIRE may be kings but right here in my living room, they are as bad as it can get.
S.T.
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1 out of 5

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GOD DETHRONED: "Bloody Blasphemy" - CD (Metal Blade)

Having never heard anything by these guys, I couldn't honestly put my finger on what I was going to hear. What I did hear is some very conventional satanic Death Metal with Black Metal vocals. That being said, I must admit that the music has some very interesting parts and is very well written. Not only that, but some of the arrangement are pretty amazing, most notably on "The Execution Protocol". Add to that a crystal clear production and you have a better album than almost anything ever produced. It does get a bit boring after the sixth or seventh song but fortunately, there is only nine of them. This is nothing particularly good or bad but simply solid. If I was a Death fan, I would pick it up!
S.T.
4 out of 5

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GOLGOTHA: "Elemental Changes" - CD (Repulse)

GOLGOTHA's music is pretty much a mix between MOONSPELL and PARADISE LOST. So we have melodic Goth Metal but with the difference that they have a very strange vocalist. The guy, who goes under the name of Anton, switches to a low MOONSPELL singing to a normal voice and a strange mid-range scream that is very throaty. Eventhough I am not sure that I like a lot of his vocal arrangements, it sure gives a bit of variety. Even if they have been ripped-off by a falsely good producer, the sound is okay and doesn't do any arm. Most of the song are pretty good and well executed with a good heaviness in them.
S.T.
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3 out of 5

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GRIP INC: "Solidify: - CD (Metal Blade)

The bio states "the most brutal band in the world"... Let me laugh! Now that this is out of the way, I can say that "Solidify" will do just that to the reputation of the band, solidify it. It is not an album that makes a big impact but will surely be liked by any fans of the band. They continue on the path taken on the band's first two album, with the addition of a few interesting fills here and there. Stellar playing (obviously) by drum-god Dave Lombardo, who makes his most composed showing in years; he does not go over the top with his playing. Trademark Waldemar Sorychta production, ie: Beginning to be very predictable, although very clear sounding. The album gets very plain after a few listen. A few songs seems to be rejects from the past two albums. Not a bad showing but nonetheless, they could have done better.
S.T.
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3 out of 5

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GROS MENÉ: "Tue Ce Drum Pierre Bouchard" - CD (La Tribu)

Fred Fortin has been one of the few to go against record establishment with his solo album a few years ago. He swears, talks shit, talks weed and spits at everybody in sight. Being really funny, he gained a few reviews by traditional media but not that much. He also gained a huge following from all kinds of public in Québec. Now he bring out his strangest and heaviest stylings with this two man band, in which most of the songs are written solely by him. The songs are laid over simple Folk-Rock-Blues drum beats and the bass makes most of the riffs and melodies, the guitar being very accessory to the songs. Most of the vocals have effects on them; in fact, the effects on all instruments, including the voice, vary a lot from song to song. All the songs are very different from one another but convey the same energy. This is a really strange and interesting album for anybody into heavy Alternative music.
S.T.
4 out of 5

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GUY MANNING: "Tall Stories For Small Children" - CD (Cyclops Records)

This is a quiet Rock band that has lots and lots of smooth melodies and gentle guitar ballads and stuff, but not much in the field of catchy, foot tapping Rock'n'Roll. While all the songs are well structured, designed and executed with great professionalism and obvious experience, I just find the overall sound and rendering of this music to be a bit boring, easily loosing my interest with its lack of catchiness and almost unexisting rhythms or tempos... But the music, while somewhat of a FM type, certainly won't be called totally commercial by me since some of the songs are quite depressed and somewhat dark. The sound is very clean but a bit muddy and compressed...
S.B.
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2½ out of 5

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GWAR: "We Kill Everything" - CD (Metal Blade)

Another chapter in the admittedly pretty dull story of GWAR. The joke has been going on for years and its been a bit too long now. They were never able to do a decent song and it is not going to happen anytime soon. Some of the lyrics are funny but most of them are just for shock value and they don't serve their purpose. Hell, GREEN JELLY were always better than GWAR and they quit a long time ago. Except from a few average songs, the rest is Pop-Punk shit and is really bad; GREEN DAY are genius compared to that. I really hate this record with all my heart. I recommend that you do whatever you want but I have warned you!
S.T.
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1 out of 5

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HATE ETERNAL: "Conquering The Throne" - CD (Wicked World)

Here's an album that I've been waiting for quite some time... Erik Rutan doing his own thing with his own Death Metal band!? That had to be something awesome! So now I have it in my hands and I've been listening to it quite a few times by now. The result; it is a great, extremely brutal Death Metal affair, just like Erik promised... But I also find it to be just a bit more generic than I expected. There are basically very few rules to remember if you want to play in HATE ETERNAL: Play totally sick and ultra fast Death Metal with no emotional, symphonic nor romantic parts... Their fists go straight in the jaw, their teeth straight for the throat. Some parts may remind us of some of his work with MORBID ANGEL (of course), especially during the rarer slow parts with harmonizing leads. But, all in all, I certainly won't say that this is a MORBID ANGEL rip off. Far from it! The music is a lot more straight forward, high speed ultra brutal Death Metal that has probably more in common with SUFFOCATION than with the ANGELs... The guitars are obviously very well played with precision riffing that has a lot of notes to offer, all intermingled with one another, completed by more powerful chords riffing. The breaks are various and will take you from one style of riffing to another in a heart beat. The vocals are rough but certainly not unique. They are basic Death Metal vocals; aggressive, intense but very common. The drumming is fucking intense with basically two or three speed programmed into Tim "The Missile" Yeung: Extremely fast, very fast and just a little bit slower than that... The drumming is precise and very tight. All in all, this is an intense album that will bring you back to the unconditional insanity and brutality of early 90's Death Metal. The sound is generally pretty good and clear, although maybe a bit compressed. A little breathing room between the instruments might do some good on the next album!
S.B.
4 out of 5

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HATRED: "The Offering" - CD (Indie/Self released)

Well, Death Metal and Thrash are colliding here in the most brutal head to head collision a Metal fan can imagine... HATRED are surprisingly good and catchy to my hears... I'd say they sound a bit like a crossover of DEATH and elements of MORBID ANGEL, in their slower moods (probably the first time they hear this one!!!  ;-))  ) and other cool bands such as MORGUE, etc... It's a mishmash of styles and influences... There are a few parts reminding me off of MERCYFUL FATE, leads akin to SLAYER, etc. Brutal dual vocals, etc, etc. Okay, they're probably not 100% original but still, they are definitely convincing and good enough to strike a deal with a supportive label. I just hope someone will sign them soon... Good luck guys, you deserve all the best!!!
R.C.
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4 out of 5

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HECATE ENTHRONED: "Dark Requiem" - CD (Blackened/Death)

This bad excuse for a Black Metal band shows us that a copy does rarely even equal the original. Playing "Vempire" era CRADLE OF FILTH, the only thing that is even close to C.O.F. is the fact that the vocalist was once a member of C.O.F. for five minutes. Jon's high vocals sound like a sandblasting machine on a piece of wood, nothing very interesting and obviously copied on Dani's and not even accomplished. Musically very dull and similar from song to song. Very poorly mixed, the album isn't exactly very clear sounding. I don't like this CD, does it show? I cannot believe that they released such a pale and dishonest copy just for the sake of money. Avoid at all costs!
S.T.
0 out of 5

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HIM: "Razorblade Romance" - CD (BMG)

Ahhmm and ughmm... Well I shouldn't be allowed to review any kind of Gothic or love outputs, as I've systematically crushed them down quite bitterly due to my utter dislike of the whole Gothic genre. In this case, I could make an exception by reviewing the second unleash of the Finnish best selling Gothic/love/romance or whatever called Metal outfit... At least here in Finland, but also in Central European countries like Germany, where the album went direct to the first place of the national top ten album chart. Amazing indeed. When watching the front cover of the album, I couldn't help but thinking if the existence and the purpose of HIM have only been formulated to catch eyes of women and teenage chicks because the frontman vocalist posing for a picture on the cover has been dressed up like some bloody transvestite, with all kinds of ridiculous clothes and having a real massive make-up. Especially the general color on the cover being pink causes more speculations and wonders. Despite the amusing cover art, the album itself is a strong evidence of why HIM has obtained such a massive following in several European countries as the material is definitely highly produced and well played and of course, there are a bunch of catchy tracks which absolutely appeal to several normal mainstream top ten listeners. Female listeners must especially have fallen on their knees in front of this output anyway. But when listening to the album, I for one started feeling the album has basically been produced without out any bigger risks and other tricks in order to void the commercial failure, just focusing on the safe, typical and guaranteed melodic Hard Rock approach, just like Bon Jovi used to do years ago when he sold millions of copies. Well anyone liking the Gothic inspired melodic Hard Rock should get this piece!
A.L.
3 out of 5

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HORFIXION: "Rage" - MCD (Indie) This quartet plays a brand of Power Death Thrash Metal that has a lot in common with the types of Metal that was played in the late 80's/early 90's. The riffing is pretty classic in a Thrash genre, with lots of hooks and rotative riffs, but also some noteful riffs. Some of them are pretty cool and display definite technical qualities, while some other riffs can get very cliché... Even too much in some parts. The guitars sound pretty heavy and solid though and the playing itself is top notch. They will only have to work on creating some more personal music and try to let go of the late-DEATH-type riffing, which is probably the one thing that sounds the most like them... The bass is not very loud in this mix, easily shadowed by the guitars' heaviness. But what we can hear seems pretty snappy and accurate. The drumming on this mini-CD is pretty good, simple, intense and very tight. The drums sound a bit flat though and I think that a bit more power and snap would add a lot of heaviness to the overall sound. The vocals are pretty classic, in the Thrash sense. Mid-range, very linear growls that are pretty good, for the most parts. The overall sound, like I said, is pretty good, defined and clear, but a bit more snap on the drums and a more present bass would add a lot of bottom to their sound. So this is what you have to look for on your up-coming full length guys! This is a pretty good debut that shows some good potential. Now they have to keep on working on their talent and try to add a more original, personal touch to their music! Then they'll be ready to conquer the world entire!
S.B.
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3 out of 5

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HUMAN DRAMA: "Solemn Sun Setting" - CD (Hallows Hill)

With a biography stating that you are one of the most gifted pop artist of all time, you get pressure when the reviewers start to listen to it. Even more if the reviewers are almost always focusing on extreme music genres. HUMAN DRAMA is Johnny Indovina's baby and he is not having a very good time with it, if you ask me. He is creating some pretty average Pop-Rock tunes that are using every goddamn trick in the book of arrangements to push our attention away from the poor songwriting. Having said this, the arrangements are exquisite, with violins, hammond B-3 organs, piano, mandolin. I found one song that is very good and it is the second one of the album. Other than that, it is just plain Pop in the vein of bad DEPECHE MODE, SIMPLE MINDS or TEARS FOR FEARS. This is not what I would run to the store for.
S.T.
0½ out of 5

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HYPOCRISY: "Hypocrisy Destroys Wacken" - CD (Nuclear Blast)

Eventhough all the good stuff that I've heard of HYPOCRISY throughout the years, I haven't had the chance to check them out yet... I had heard a few songs in the past but not a whole record. I guess that a Live recording like this is a good introduction as, I believe, it spans the band's career. The final result is eleven songs of a show that I wish I had been there. The sound quality is fairly good (probably a sound board recording) and we cannot hear the crowd too much, which is a good thing. I won't mention the songs as they are all great and make me wish I would have checked them out earlier. A few technical oddities here and there but nothing too bad. As a bonus, the guys had the kindness to offer us four, yes four new studio songs and the four of them are great! Man, get this and everything before that. A new album for HYPOCRISY should be out at the end of May.
S.T.
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4 out of 5

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