This release marks the bands sixth full length offering, and their first since signing to German label, Massacre Records. Couple that with the fact that the album is also the first to feature the vocal talents of Mike Semesky, and you immediately get the impression that …Read More »
Blood God – Blood Is My Trademark
Sometimes, an album falls into your lap, that restores your faith in all that is Heavy Metal. Whilst it is always beneficial, and indeed, essential , for the music we love and worship to evolve and explore different avenues, sometimes, it is just great to get back …Read More »
Silent Opera – Reflections
Despite having formative roots growing back to 2007, this is the bands second only full length album, following on, as it does, from 2010’s “Act One”, an album that drew a lot of favourable reviews and comments, in particular, from their home stomping ground of France. So, what …Read More »
Elysion – Someplace Better
The Gothic Metal band from Greece return with their highly anticipated follow up to 2009’s excellent debut album “Silent Scr3am”. “Someplace Better”, again released through Germany’s Massacre Records label, is without doubt a major step up in class and performance from beginning to end, as good as …Read More »
Thyrien – ‘Hymns Of The Mortals-Songs From The North’
@planetmoshreviews @thyrien Here we are, barely finished ridding ourselves of the New Years festive party cobwebs, and I’m listening to my first strong contender for album of the year. I think it is fair to say that Thyrien have not had the smoothest of starts to their collective career, line …Read More »
Madness Of The Night, interviewed
Having had the pleasure of reviewing the duo’s debut album, “The Asgarda” a short time ago, I decided to try and get a better idea of what makes the band tick. If you read just one interview this month, make it this one, we all bemoan the music industry and …Read More »
Coronatus – Recreatio Carminis
Coronatus return with not one, not two but three, yes that’s right, three female singers. Original vocalist Carmen Loch returning to the fold following a ’family commitments’ break. My initial expectation was that the vocal duties would be split between the girls but no, to their credit, all three …Read More »
Imperia – audio interview at Metal Female Voices Festival
I had a quick chat with the band at this years Metal Female Voices Festival in Belgium, talking about the current digital release album, future touring plans and lots more. https://www.facebook.com/imperiabandRead More »
Arven – Black Is The Colour
Excellent follow up which has class written all over it The German based six piece return with “Black Is The Colour”, their second album, which follows on from the very well received debut offering “Music Of Light”, which saw release in 2011. A difficult band …Read More »
Debauchery – Interview with Thomas Gurrath
With their new album ” Kings Of Carnage” sitting rather nicely in the German album chart, we decided to brave the blood soaked, gorefest that is Debauchery the band and dig deeper to find out exactly what makes frontman Thomas tick. Firstly, welcome to Planetmosh and thanks for …Read More »
Unshine – Dark Half Rising
The Finnish Druid/Folk/Gothic Metal band have been a bit quiet in terms of new material over recent years, this being their first release since the excellent “The Enigma Of Immortals” , which surfaced in 2008. The band return though, with all cylinders firing in the form of “Dark …Read More »
Debauchery – Kings Of Carnage
Debauchery have been hacking and slashing their brand of blood soaked, gore driven Death Metal for some ten years now and show no sign of fading meekly into the mincing machine either if this album is anything to go by. Hack, slash, kill being the overriding theme dominating …Read More »
Schwarzer Engel – Schwarze Sonne EP
If you like your music to come at you from the darker end of the spectrum then this is well worth checking out, although a mere fifteen minutes in duration it packs a mighty punch, very much in the Gothic vein. As a German language band Schwarzer Engel are …Read More »
Trail Of Tears – Oscillation
A sad but fitting end to the Trail Of Tears story. My love affair with Trail Of Tears began with the release in 2007 of the amazing ‘Existentia’, an album I stumbled upon whilst hunting out new Gothic bands for my collection, they were also one of the main …Read More »
Tears Of Martyr – Tales
‘Tales’ is a Gothic masterpiece, one of the genres best albums of the year so far. The bands roots lie within the beautiful borders of the Canary Islands, where their earlier recordings were a much more Doom Metal affair. Although Tears Of Martyr have retained aspects of those earlier …Read More »
Luna Ad Noctum – Hypnotic Inferno.
Black Metal with a melodic twist ticks all the right boxes. The Polish Metal scene has always been a strong one generally speaking, even more so since Maiden played groundbreaking shows there way back in the 80’s. The country can now proudly boast a healthy crop of quality bands …Read More »
Stonelake – Monolith.
Stonelake come up with the goods on an album not to be missed. Sweden has a damn fine habit of producing bands of high quality and that tradition is continued with Stonelake. ‘Monolith’ actually represents the bands sixth full length release but they may be a band who have slipped …Read More »
DAMNATION ANGELS – Bringer Of Light.
Immensely powerful debut album from an exceptionally talented band. At last! A U.K. based Symphonic Power Metal band to rival the European hierarchy. The band gave us an indication of what potential lay within with the release of ‘Shadow Symphony’, an E.P. which saw release in 2009. This album …Read More »
ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW – Saivon Lapsi.
Finland’s Gothic masters return with an album full of energy and passion. Eternal Tears Of Sorrow must be doing something right, you don’t get to just short of 20 years in the business by luck alone. The band have been true to their Gothic roots throughout their career and …Read More »
IMPERIA – Queen Of Passion.
‘Best Of..’ from one of Female Fronted Metal’s ‘best of’. Launching a ’Best Of’ collection after releasing only three albums may seem a little strange but I guess it gives us a chance to take stock of what Imperia have produced so far, if nothing else. The band are …Read More »