Once upon a time, there was a band that seemed to have something very special going on. With a woman behind the microphone, the heavy Arch Enemy attracted people because of their music, and because of this screaming and grunting female appearance. The music business has changed since then. The metal world has been thoroughly convinced that women can, actually, scream, grunt and gurgle as good, or even better, then men. This is why the Belgian Spoil Engine shows off their freshly appointed vocalist Iris Goessens on their new EP ‘Stormsleeper’.
“For me, prog is not a genre, it’s more of an attitude”
Independent releases are sometimes a source of terrible production, of bad choices and unbalanced tracks. But there are these independently produced and released records that absolutely blow you away. Vly‘s first album ‘I / [Time]’ is a progressive album from the latter of those two. With the use of amazing progressive sounds and music, the band, united by guitarist and producer Karl Demata, takes steady aim at a high spot in the top ten of 2015. But how does working on a distance go with people from thee different countries? And is it possible to create an album entirely on your own?
The Answer – Raise A Little Hell
My, oh my, this is a band that had the biggest kickstart of all the bands out there. In 2008 and 2009 The Answer has opened the shows of AC/DC on their Black Ice World Tour. So they traveled the entire world with one of the most renowned rock bands of all. And here they are, six years later, with their fifth album ‘Raise A Little Hell’.
Sabaton Saturday: ‘White Death’
First of all I hope you all had a very happy Christmas and enjoyed the warmth of family and friends in these cold winter days. I also have to apologize to you all for the lack of a Sabaton Saturday yesterday. With the aftermath of Christmas I entirely forgot to post a Sabaton analyses.
And therefore I will post a Sabaton Sunday this time, completely matching with the snow that is coming down here, in Holland, but also in a lot of other country’s. Today we look at one of the most amazingly accurate snipers ever to exist. Simo Häyhä a.k.a. ‘White Death’.