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Suicidal Romance - Love Beyond Reach (Alfa Matrix Records)

  Van Muylem    31 december 2015

Originally released in 2007, Love Beyond Reach is Suicidal Romance’s debut album which got mixed and mastered by Vasi Vallis (FROZEN PLASMA, REAPER). Today the reissue of this album in an extended edition including bonus tracks from the EP A Kiss To Resist, with special guest vocals by Jan ...

Analfabetism – Av Hjord Är Du Kommen (Malignant Records)

  Van Muylem    21 december 2015

It has been a while since I reviewed something that can be described as a mix between industrial and dark neofolk (genre No Festival of Light or even In Slaughter Natives). Sweden has always had that special touch with dark industrial and hellish soundscapes. Fredrik Djurfeldt (Severe Illusion) h...

Flesh & Fell – Stadscafé Excelsior (Jette, Belgium), 12/12/2015: a good try out is always a good start!

  Van Muylem    14 december 2015

It doesn’t happen much that I can go by foot to a concert and tonight it’s the try-out for the new Flesh & Fell tour. Not much people were aware of this and most of us got it directly from the band or from other followers of the band. Same goes for me and I live in Jette … ...

Draconian – Sovran (Napalm Records)

  Van Muylem    11 december 2015

I saw Draconian at the last edition of the Metal Female Voices fest in Wieze (Belgium), Heike Langhans proved that she was worth her place as new female vocalist. She brought new and old songs as if she wrote and composed them herself! She’s a real nightingale and now is the time to unveil ...

Amberian Dawn – Innuendo (Napalm Records)

  Van Muylem    15 december 2015

It’s the band's 6th album, released pretty short after their previous album Magic Forest. The sound is slightly different (lesser into musical and more into metal), they have evolved a bit. In my ears they sound much better and it looks as if they are ready to conquer the world and...

Leaves’s Eyes – King of Kings (AFM Records)

  Van Muylem    9 december 2015

Liv Kristine is back, after her solo album last year (Vervain), presenting the 6th studio album of Leaves’ Eyes! I can tell you that she got the help of Atrocity, Simone Simons, Linda-FayHalla and so much more! It’s really worth your money!

Aktarum – EP + Full CD: Game of Trolls (self-released)

  Van Muylem    5 december 2015

The guy’s from Aktarum describe themselves as Troll Metal from Belgium and are clearly influenced by bands like Metsatöll, Fintroll, Korpiklaani … Expect heavy stuff, grunting, spectacular riffs and great stories about trolls! I loved their gig in Vosselaar (Biebob) as opening b...

Arkona, Metsatöll, Svartsot & Aktarum at Biebob (Vosselaar, Belgium): a must see – 29/11/2015

  Van Muylem    1 december 2015

It has been a while since I have been to Biebob. As for Arkona: I loved them already last time, Metsatöll was a must see for me (missed them due to traffic jam in Durbuy but ran into them and had a nice interview with them), Svartsot is a bit in the same line as Metsatöll and the Belgiu...

Rossetti’s Compass – The Attrition EP (Sub Culture Records)

  Van Muylem    23 november 2015

Rossetti's Compass presents us a new EP, with the help of TyLean, Martin Bowes and the team behind Sub Culture Records. All retro new wave lovers have to keep their eyes open and give it a try! I adored it (yet: once again)!

Hocico – Ofensor (Out of Line)

  Van Muylem    23 november 2015

The Mexican pioneers of Hard Electro are back with a new album Ofensor. After more than two decades, the aggressive sound that Erk Aicrag and Racso Agroyam a.k.a. Hocico produce tries to hit us and knock us off with their primal force of beats, shouts, atmospheric sound sculptures, brutal cacopho...