Posts by Raymond


Devin Townsend Project – Deconstruction

Many fans lamented the day Devin Towsend closed the book on Strapping Young Lad. Especially with City (1997) and Alien (2005) are landmark records when it comes to sheer sonic violence. He got his act together and started to work on a four album endeavor under the Devin Townsend Project [...]


Riverside – Memories In My Head

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Published on: June 3, 2011

Over the years Riverside has become one of my favorite bands in the progressive rock and metal realm. It’s not like they’re doing anything radically different or particularly revolutionary, but their music has this delicate melancholic touch few others have. The band celebrates its tenth birthday this year and in [...]

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Interview With Samael

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Published on: June 2, 2011

Swiss experimental metal band Samael released their latest album some time ago. It’s called Lux Mundi and it’s a very solid and thoroughly enjoyable record. I had the change of doing an interview with Xy, the band’s drummer/percussionist. We had a friendly chat about the new album, Samael’s collective  desire [...]

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Tank86 – Rise

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Published on: June 1, 2011

Instrumental rock and metal can be a hit and miss affair. Many bands are simply too technical to get any form of mass appeal or some them really need to a vocalist to get things going for them. There’s a rare breed of bands out there who really manages to [...]

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Kampfar – Mare

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Published on: May 22, 2011

Kampfar is a black metal band based in Fredrikstad, Norway. Besides the frostbitten black metal where their native country is known for they incorporate a solid chunk of folk music to spice things up a little. The band has been around in various incarnations since 1994 and they’ve got five [...]


Endstille – Infektion 1813

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Published on: May 22, 2011

Endstille is a German black metal band founded in 2000. They’re blessed with a healthy work ethos, because they released an album every since year since their inception. Their latest album, entitled Infektion 1813, is the exception to the proverbial rule. They had to deal with some line-up changes, so [...]

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Steak Number Eight – All Is Chaos

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Published on: May 20, 2011

Steak Number Eight is the name from a rather talented Flemish musical collective based in Wevelgem, Belgium. They’ve caused quite a buzz there, mostly because of their young age in combination of the apparent quality of their music. All In Chaos is the title of their second album, so let’s [...]

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Baring Teeth – Atrophy

Baring Teeth is a Kansas based technical death metal band consisting of three members. Their new album, entitled Atrophy, is my first exposure to the band. Their label promotes them as a progressive death metal band with avant-garde elements. I have a soft spot for these kind of forward thinking [...]


Interview With Believer

One of my favorite records of this year is Believer’s Transhuman. Their specific branch of progressive thrash metal is a poignant example of forward thinking metal. On behalf of the band keyboard player/guitarist Jeff King (JK) and guitarist/singer Kurt Bachman (KB) provided some interesting insights on the concept behind Transhuman, [...]

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