Review by Tony Cannella
The symphonic metal band Selene hails from Northern Ireland and was formed in 2013. They have recently released their debut EP “Among the Frozen”. The band blends an atmospheric approach with crunchy riffs and operatic vocals to produce a 6-song and 24-minute slice of symphonic heaven.
“Peace of Mind” is a fast paced up-tempo of an opener with a bit of an old school Nightwish vibe. “Till the End” begins with a heavy riff and the song quickly develops into a melodic metal tune and one of the best on this EP. “End of it All” has a moody vibe going for it and it also features male vocals provided by guitarist/keyboardist John Connor. Continue reading »
Interview by Alessandra Cognetta
Translation by Yoshiaki Miyasaka & Alessandra Cognetta
Teardown – “Drowned in Your Tears” DEMO (2004)/”Cold Rooms” EP (2006)/”Signs of (In)Humanity” SINGLE (2011)
Reviews by Tony Cannella
Released in 2004, “Drowned in Your Tears” is the first recorded output from the Finnish band Teardown. Even though this is their first attempt, their sound is rawer and the production is not as good as what came after. Still, for fans of the band it is an interesting look at how Teardown started and has progressed over the years.
“Stolen by Sorrow” opens things on an up-tempo, energetic pace. “Iced Heart” is a bit slower and has a heavy, doomy quality to it. “Dust” is next and opens up acoustically, like a lot of the bands material as the heavy guitars join in. Even though the final track, “Drowned in Your Tears” opens with a slower pace it quickly speeds up and shows what this excellent melodic metal band is capable of. Continue reading »
Label: Flower Army Records
Review by Luisa Mercier
Elizaveta is a Russian, USA based singer songwriter that I already come to love and appreciate with her previous record “Beatrix Runs”. She plays an elegant, classical influenced adult pop that is paired with beautiful videos like the one for “Dreamer”. After leaving her former record label, she recorded this new EP and as always it is very high quality music. The record is opened by the title-track, a beautiful song with a magnificient strings background crowned by her sweet, vocals. I was really pleased when I got to listen to it for the first time and it just confirms her talent. “Red Balloon” is quite different on the other hand. She was used to play piano based music, quite slow paced, while here she tries an electro track with a clear dance vibe, very cheerful and happy. Continue reading »
Label: Nuclear Blast
Review by Tony Cannella
Blues Pills is a Swedish, French and American combo who plays blues based hard rock. They are currently signed to Nuclear Blast and they are certainly not a band you would associate with the label. Instead of the out and out metal-ness that we have come to expect, know and love about the Nuclear Blast label, Blues Pills provides a nice departure with a more basic blues rock style. They have already released one EP entitled “Devil Man” and now they return with EP number two. “Live at Rockpalast” presents the listener with 4-songs and 15-minutes of the band live on the famous German rock program.
The rocking instrumental “In the Beginning” starts us off and then gives way to the cocky swagger of “Black Smoke”. Continue reading »
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