To me, Axel Rudi Pell epitomizes generic power metal: trite and nonspecific lyrical content, pleasant (if commonplace) operatic vocals, and songs raised by the Euro-flower hegemony but born of hard rock and the synth-laced pop music of generations past. Game Of Sins does nothing to ameliorate my image of the band, but neither does it contain anything worthy of heavy disparagement. <a href="/pub/review.php?review_id=13911>Read more…</a>
Motorhead have unleashed the video for ‘Overkill’ off their forthcoming live CD/DVD, ‘Clean Your Clock.’
"Autokrator" is a term, Greek in origin, which roughly translates to "self ruler," or "one who rules by self." It is an epithet that conveys raw, unrestrained power and authority. Fittingly then, the sophomore effort from the French Autokrator gives listeners a fine lesson in such authority. <a href="/pub/review.php?review_id=13910>Read more…</a>
As the solo career of Ihsahn progressed, it seemed as though this versatile multi-instrumentalist was gradually pushing his work more and more towards bolder, unexpected territories. It was a trend that arguably started with After, and that came to a peak with Das Seelenbrechen, an ambitious voyage into dark lands of the surreal and borderline Avantgarde. As a bit of a disappointment, Arktis now comes this year from a much more accessible direction, feeling like something of a ball drop after all that progress. <a href="/pub/review.php?review_id=13909>Read more…</a>
AC/DC legend Brian Johnson describes his doctor’s theory on how the singer’s hearing began to deteriorate so rapidly.
Joey Jordison has another new band, playing in death metal outfit Sinsaenum with members of DragonForce, Daath and Mayhem and have released a music video.