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DREAMSHADE – The Gift of Life

DREAMSHADE - The Gift of Life

When an album has a very strong opener song, then you know that it will be good. That’s the feeling that I got when I listened to “Photographs“, the first song of Dreamshade’s new album. The band comes from Switzerland and this is their second album after 2011 “What Silence Hides“. I haven’t heard their debut album, so I didn’t know what to expect from them, and I must say I am amazed.

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ENSIFERUM – Unsung Heroes

ENSIFERUM - Unsung Heroes

Finland’s epic folk metallers Ensiferum are back with their 5th full-length album “Unsung Heroes“. 17 years after their creation they’ve become one of the leading acts in the genre and they are already among the basic influences of many younger bands. And while their previous album “From Afar” was a typical Ensiferum album, well I can’t say the same for this one…

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ENSIFERUM – From Afar

ENSIFERUM – From Afar

Undoubtedly Ensiferum is one of the most successful bands in the epic viking metal scene. They were formed 15 years ago and they released their impressive self-titled debut in 2001, gaining immediately the respect of fans of the genre, as well as many praising reviews. After that, there were many line-up changes and the band released 2 more full-length albums, one demo collection, one EP, one live DVD and many singles and most of them sold really good. It is Read more…

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CHTHONIC – Mirror of Retribution

CHTHONIC – Mirror of Retribution

Chthonic is not a new band, even though they are not very well known to the public. Maybe their Taiwanese origin is a reason for this, since it’s only the last few years that they try to spread their music to a wider audience. They were formed in 1995 and it was four years later when their debut album was released. “Mirror of Retribution” is their fifth full-length album, released 4 years after their previous effort “Seediq Read more…

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