Angel 7 – The Last Revolution (2015)

Author: Dave

Band: Angel 7

Album: The Last Revolution

Label: Independent

I’m not sure where to begin with this one. Angel 7 are an interesting band because whilst they are very clearly a metal band, I don’t really know where on the spectrum to place them. And this isn’t some statement of insane originality on their part or some ground-breaking sound or anything. It’s just that it’s really tough to pin them down. I would say first and foremost that they are a power metal band. They have the heavy double kick drums, fast and driving riffs, epic solos, and on overall punch that would land them squarely side-by-side with any European power metal band. Continue reading

Drudkh – Борозна обірвалася (A Furrow Cut Short) (2015)

Band: Drudkh

Album: Борозна обірвалася (A Furrow Cut Short)

Label: Season of Mist

Reviewer: Gabriel

Releasing a total of ten full-length albums since their formation in 2002, Ukraine’s Drudkh has established themselves as one of modern black metal’s most prominent bands. Their latest, Борозна обірвалася (A Furrow Cut Short) doesn’t stray very far from what one would expect from Drudkh – namely lengthy songs that feature mystical riffs and lyrics based around Ukrainian folklore and poetry. This album exhibits what Drudkh does best, however nothing new is really brought to the table.

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