Thursday, May 12, 2011


genre : black metal
similar bands :Opeth, Murmuure, Totalselfhatred, Valborg, A Forest of Stars
origin : Sweden
strong spot : originality
weak spot : I'd prefer more new elements

Shining are back with a new album. If you liked their previous ones, I am sure you won't be dissapointed. My only objection is that this one does not showcase a wide range of new elements but sounds a bit stale and stubborn. Even so, it is a very good album with plenty of good black metal riffs, melody when needed and a large dose of schizophrenia. This guys' vocals are really expressive and passionate.

8,5  out of 10 goatheads 

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Sunday, May 1, 2011


genre :melodic/progressive black metal
similar bands : Iskald, Enslaved, Ludicra, Todtgelichter
origin :USA
strong spot :production
weak spot :

If you like the above bands there is a high possibility you already know Krallice. Most of tracks last more than 10 minutes, so be prepared. Personally, I found the duration of the songs a bit tiring. This is an album that demands several listens in order to be fully comprehended. But it's worth the try.

8,3  out of 10 goatheads 

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