Sharky Sharky – Party Under The Sea

July 31, 2014 in Reviews by blackwindmetal

Sharky Sharky - Party Under The SeaSharky Sharky - Party Under The Sea (2014)

Reviewed by Daniel Millard

Though I might seem at risk of losing my power metal credibility, I’ve chosen to review the new EP from the Scottish children’s metal sensation Sharky Sharky. Founded by members of power metal act Ascension (though singer Richard Carnie is the only obvious member, there are at least a couple others), Sharky Sharky’s aim is to bring metal-influenced, easily digestible, and cheerful tunes to the ears of a new generation of metalheads in much the same way as Finland’s Hevisaurus. Also similar to that band, Sharky Sharky’s approach is fairly simple, very upbeat music with subjects and lyricism that are easily grasped by young minds.
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Therion – Beyond Sanctorum

July 31, 2014 in Reviews by Sebastian Kluth

Therion2Therion Beyond Sanctorum (1992)

Reviewed by Sebastian Kluth

Therion’s second full length album was recorded and mixed in December of 1991 and released quickly in January of 1992. The band worked as a trio on its sophomore release, and even though this can still be called more or less a death metal record, Therion sounds much more progressive here than on the very straightforward Of Darkness….

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Psycrence – A Frail Deception

July 30, 2014 in Reviews by blackwindmetal

Psycrence - A Frail DeceptionPsycrence - A Frail Deception (2014)

Reviewed by Daniel Millard

Greece has produced a few exceptional progressive metal albums over the past couple of years, and it’s nice to see another name jump out of a nation that seems to be a hotbed for creativity even while it suffers economical woes. Psycrence, a progject (sorry!) out of Athens, is the nation’s latest contender in the niche of melodic progressive metal, and sets off its career with quite a bang in A Frail Deception.
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