The second EP by Belarusian Technical Progressive Post-Thrash Metal band.
The band continued style of its previous release and introduced to the Metal community original mixture in the spirit of Prong, Voivod, Soundgarden and Megadeth.
The sound became more melodic and more Thrashy, superbly combining styles like Thrash, Psychedelic, Grunge and Groove Metal.
Total Metal Records, 2016 (TMR026-127/DT).
1. Chicken Hell 03:02
2. Flower Logic 03:31
3. Before 03:31
4. Bet and Win 04:47
5. Lost Dog 03:09
Debut EP by Ukrainian Groove Metal band.
Songs presented on the record are a successfully proven concert repertoire. Groove, harsh riffs, recitative elements, aggressive feeding and traditional melodic clean vocal inserts create brand, recognizable sound of Pomsta. Topical and rather cynical lyrics differ markedly from the bored unwinding nozzles that musicians often offer to domestic audience.
All the band's songs are presented in both English and Ukrainian.
Another Side Records, 2014 (ASR05-75/DT).
1. Puncher 03:49
2. Sledgehammer 04:40
3. Hunter 03:24
4. Red Light 04:10
5. Perforator 03:49
6. Paycheck 04:40
7. Hunter Near 03:24
8. Our war 04:10 Total playing time: 32:06 min.
Debut EP by the Polish Melodic Death Metal band.
Can you imagine the mix of Power Metal and Melodic Death Metal?! Yes, it's possible! And Psychophobia prove this with many melodies, classic structures of the songs, modern elements and powerful rhythm section. All this ingredients makes EP really not just enjoyable, but also very interesting and original. By the way, this is the first band's stuff (after few self-released works) without keyboards and Symphonic influences.
The lyrics are about politics and religion lies, poor condition of human nature and dreams about immeasurable universe.
Recommended for fans of: In Flames, Omnium Gatherum, Shade Empire, Insomnium, Mygrainall and more!!
Total Metal Records, 2015 (TMR023-106/DT).
1. Servants of Deception 04:07
2. The Fall 04:44
3. The Code 05:50 Total playing time: 14:43
Debut full-length album by Italian Avantgarde/Progressive Doom Metal band.
Band's unique compositions take the freedom of Progressive music and apply it to a dark, obscure sound, with relentless growl vocals over a layer of twisted keyboard melodies, precise guitar riffing, powerful bass lines and funereal drums.
A lead role played by the keyboards, a warm sounding guitar and bass, varied and dynamic drums and a growl voice in contrast with the tuneful music.
Qaanaaq choose not to have solos in its songs, there's more desire to play and experiment with the structure of the songs instead. That's why this project is so different and unique compared to other Metal bands with the same style. This music is as the perfect soundtrack for a horror movie.
For fans of: Opeth, My Dying Bride, early Tiamat, early Paradise Lost, early Moonspell, Misanthrope, Ophthalamia, and early Anathema.
Another Side Records, 2016 (ASR19-131).
1. Body Walks 07:45
2. Eskimo's Wine Is A Dish Best Served Frozen 07:24
3. Untimely At Funerals 11:47
4. High Hopes 07:21
5. Red Said It Was Green 11:28 Total playing time: 45:55 min.
Eighth full-length studio album by cult Polish Thrash/Death Metal band.
Album includes 11 tracks of Progressive old school Thrash/Death Metal combined with neo-Thrash Metal.
Bestseller 2010-2011 at post Soviet territory and Musthave for every Thrash Metal Maniac!!
Total Metal Records, 2010 (MSR017/CD-TMR02).
1. Caducus 05:59
2. Blood for Oil 04:38
3. Bomb & Fire 05:44
4. Black Horizon 03:56
5. Chaos 06:56
6. Dreams 03:39
7. Cross of Gold 05:15
8. East vs. West 04:27
9. Nimue 05:57
10. Evil Dad 03:02
11. Russia 04:45 Total playing time: 54:06 min.
Second full-length album by Russian Blackened Thrash/Death Metal band.
Album has Thrash foundation of sound with the addition of Death riffs, powerful and melodic screaming + unpredictability of change and consistency of riffs, which very in tune with each other.
"It's a very great sounding hybrid of Black, Death and Thrash Metal" - Variety Of Death Zine.
Metal Scrap Records, 2012 (MSR039/CD).
1.Infinite Life 04:09
2.The Man 02:41
4.Sea Waves 03:11
8.Time Fluctuations 03:37 Total playing time: 25:10 min.
The third full-length album of Russian Thrash/Death Metal band.
"The Depths Of Rage" - strong Metal slaughter, riched by plexuses of Thrash and Death Metal. Music has become even faster and more aggressive, in addition to all, complementing with ferocious screaming.
The album features 12 killing tracks, different in tempo and level of rigidity, but in spite of the band’s emphasis on the severity of the sound, melodic enough.
The album recorded at one of the best studios in Moscow - Play Studio.
Eugene Postebaylo, known for his work with covers Deicide, had a hand in design of the booklet.
Perfect artwork of the album, like the last time, belongs to the hand of Aurora Wagner.
For fans of: Exodus, Kreator, Death, Slayer.
Metal Scrap Records, 2013 (MSR063/CD).
1. Laceration 3:24
2. Alert Dead 2:12
3. Show 2:48
4. The Past 3:14
5. Way 3:16
6. Night 3:24
7. Wind 2:42
8. Elevation 3:31
9. The Darkness 2:32
10. Fog 3:13
11. Ghost 3:15
12. Song of Night 2:54 Total playing time: 36:34 min.
The first single by Russian Death Metal band.
The release includes two tracks: new song "The Retribution" and new version of song "Angel" from debut album "The Keeper Of Time".
This release is a kind of "start-up" for future creation of the band. The single marked the beginning of a completely new vector of the band’ development. The song "The Retribution" is a new step of style changing from Thrash/Death Metal to Death/Brutal Death Metal. Band promise to record their next (fourth) full-length album in the same vein.
In the song "The Retribution" basically there are elements of Brutal Death Metal but also presented little dose of classic Thrash Metal elements. As a result they’ve got a decent "massacre" in which every listener will find something for himself.
Recorded at PlayStudio, Moscow.
Art-design by Eugene Postebaylo (Grim Twins art-studio), known for his work with covers of Deicide etc.
Recommended for fans of such bands as: Dying Fetus, Decapitated and Kataklysm!
Metal Scrap Records, 2014 (MSR081/DT).
1. Angel (MMXIV Version) 03:31
2. The Retribution 03:12 Total playing time: 6:43 min.
Old School Death Metal from Poland and Brutal Death Metal from Swiss.
Split-CD in memory of Chuck Schuldiner, released at his 45 Anniversary.
Pure speed, aggression, fast drumming, nasty growls and sick guitar solos. These 2 bands will take you straight down to hell!
Very great sounding split and it's recommend to all fans of Death Metal!!
Metal Scrap Records, 2012 (MSR040/CD).
1.Regicide Decease - Aethyr of Desecration 04:03
2.Regicide Decease - Revelation of Dark Gnosis 04:43
3.Regicide Decease - Black Sun Psalm 05:12
4.Regicide Decease - Born Dead (DEATH cover) 03:25
5.Calcined - Stripped by Life 02:53
6.Calcined - The Call 04:30
7.Calcined - For the Beyond 03:17
8.Calcined - Evil Dead (DEATH cover) 02:55 Total playing time: 31:03 min.
The second work by Ukrainian Post-Hardcore band.
"Leave" combines piano's lyricism and incendiary heavy guitar riffs. Track pays tribute to the canons of Metal music, but also brings something new to the genre. Electronic music supports bursting extreme vocals, giving both melancholy and rapture.
The main topic of the song is a betrayal. It draws an analogy with God and abandoned children. The message, which is carried by lyrics, is to understand that you need always stay strong and overcome all adversities. This all helps to look inside yourself and find a solution that will let you stand on your own two foot.
Recording and mixing were made by Amaze Studio, known for its work with many Ukrainian Post-Hardcore and Metalcore bands.
For fans of: Asking Alexandria, Blessthefall, Eskimo Callboy, Of Mice And Men, Down And Dirty, Memphis May Fire, and Capture The Crown!!
Another Side Records, 2016 (ASR17-124/DT).
1. Leave 03:42 Total playing time: 03:42 min.
Debut full-length album by the Ukrainian Blackened Thrash Metal/Grindcore band.
Imagine that you are walking in a dense forest, you hear the sweet singing of birds, the rustle of grass, breeze, sounds of the forest charming mellifluous. Then, you begin to realize that got lost. Desperately trying to find a way out of this terrible maze, you begin to realize that all this time someone is watching you. And that someone - a psychopathic maniac who begins to haunt you under threat of death. You find yourself trapped. "What next?" - You ask. And then - full of unpredictable and unexpected outcome of events, because on "E.A.R.T.H." we are faced with a frenzy of Thrash, Death Metal and Grindcore lightning speed, Black Metal gashes, electronic samples, sounds "live" nature and Pagan inserts expressed Folk instruments. This is the Sectorial methods of influence on the earth and the environment!
Lads excellent embark into the depths of the experiments and the impression that on the album they use whatever comes to hand, you might think even including cans, bottles etc. Moreover, without compromising the integrity of the melodies and songs, which on release already turned 20 (including a cover version of American Phobia)! Drum set just seething with prohibitively high speed, track by track burns with a bright flame. In all of this observed surprising harmony, well -built light line across the base of tools and tooth-crushing parties, no extra, but do not feel that something is missing. All weighed with amazing accuracy, well, just like at the pharmacy. With all the chaos undoubtedly present on the album, you can hear absolutely everything separately - is another positive phase of "E.A.R.T.H.".
Very mature, high-quality work!!!
Metal Scrap Records, 2012 (MSR033/CD).
1. He Who Eats The Tale 01:06
2. Cage With No Limits \ Клітка Не Має Меж 01:18
3. Too Much? \ Забагато? 03:38
4. The Exhausted \ Сил Немає 00:52
5. Passing by… \ Проходиш Повз... 01:25
6. Stones have a vote \ Каміння Має Голос 00:19
7. In Deep Shit \ По Вуха В Лайні 01:34
8. Before The Silence Come 03:07
9. Viva Nature 02:30
10. The Unknown \ Невідома Людина 01:07
11. Internal Enemy \ Внутрішній Ворог 02:39
12. Why Are You Killing Yourself? \ Навіщо Вбивати Себе? 01:43
13. Thy New Horizon \ Твій Новий Горизонт 02:25
14. The Policy \ Користь 00:45
15. Stolen World \ Вкрадений Світ 04:58 (mp3)
16. Religion - Business \ Релігія - Бізнес 01:38
17. Rushing Ahead \ Скажений Темп 00:53
18. In Endless Motion \ В Постійному Русі 01:48
19. Flaw of law \ Вади Влади 02:46
20. Step By Step \ Крок За Кроком 01:52
21. Outro 01:16
22. Truth Of Life \ Правда Життя 02:10
23. Rise Up! (Phobia cover) 01:45 Total playing time: 44:54 min.
The first Single by Israeli Progressive Alternative/Post-Grunge/Fusion/Hard Rock band.
The main song, ballad “47 Minutes of Love”, had been in plains to be included in third full-length album, but it was too much different by concept and style from all rest of the songs, and band decided to release it as a Single only. Song begins like ethnic ballade with sounds of sitar. However, each verse going with modulation and stay heavier and heavier. Last refrain vocal line reminds best times of Robert Plant.
As a “B-side”, decided to include early, unreleased version of "Mirror" ballad.
This version of 2013 is really rare. In that period, Michael Rosenfeld only started to reform the band, which still had no stabile lineup. Moreover, here we can hear drummer from previous lineup of Shadow Rebels. Guitars were recorded by current guitarist Rony Safaraliev. To dramatize the effect of philosophic lyrics of "Mirror", girls' choir by T.Cherniak was added together with violins of M. Rosenfeld and keyboards of Arkady Scherba.
Vocal lines of both tracks pretty much expressive, especially close to coda of the songs. Guitar solos are long and very technically developed. Riffs are heavy, and sound of rhythm section is typical for Post-Grunge.
Anyway, we can describe this release as a “Ballads Single” of Shadow Rebels.
Cover work by Eli Oskin, based on Lewis Carroll’s photography of Alice Liddell (prototype of Alice in Wonderland), sends us to "Mirror" song that was inspired by his book.
For funs of: Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Sound Garden, System Of A Down, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Skunk Anansie, Yes and many more!!
Another Side Records, 2019 (ASR28-161/DS).
1. 47 Minutes of Love 4:54
2. Mirror (Bonus Track) 4:22 Total playing time: 09:18 min.
The third full-length studio album by Israeli Progressive Post-Grunge Rock band.
Shadow Rebels decided to approach the recording of the new album in the most Grunge style. Unlike the previous release, which was recorded in a pure studio style, with many overdubs and individual recordings of the musicians, this time all the musicians entered the studio and simultaneously played all the songs one by one, in one day, on a tape recorder.
There are a lot of powerful and fast numbers, Stoner riffs, and heartfelt ballads about the fragility of life. No pathos, only self-irony, despair, reflections on the eternal: about enemies, about friends, about God and the loss of faith, about hope in times, when no place for hope. Everything is about the crazy 21st century, in which the heroes of the songs seem to be through no fault of their own. And as a result - sincere, bordering on nudity, uncompromising Post-Grunge. Deep and simple at the same time.
Another Side Records, 2021 (ASR33-175).
1. Some Fun 4:34
2. Men On the Ride 4:12
3. Devil May Care 3:30
4. Jihad 2:36
5. Sniper Girl 2:39
6. One Flying 4:39
7. CD in Space 9:32
8. Turn Back My Love 3:07
9. Mirror 4:20
10. Carnel Toe 5:12
11. Love Burn 3:32
12. Last Word 1:37
13. 47 Minutes of Love 4:57
14. CD in Space (Radio Mix) 5:08 Total playing time: 59:37 min.
The second full-length album by Israeli Progressive Alternative/Grunge/Fusion/Hard Rock band.
The first official Shadow Rebels release, “Oversleep Hurricane”, represents a new level in the band’s development. After a 4 years break, the band has assembled in a new lineup and this time they abandoned their "guitar-less" sound. Thanks to this decision, the trio’s sound became harder and tighter. Dynamic and bright Grunge abounds with interesting melodies laid upon tough guitar riffs. Filigree work of the bass guitar emphasizes the will of the band to distinguish each of the bandmates.
It’s impossible to classify the music to any one genre and template, as the band incorporates elements of Fusion and Jazz Rock, especially in the guitar solos, as well as Alternative and Progressive Rock features. Add the unchanging tribute to the Hard Rock roots, which are especially evident in the Gillan-esque vocals. Ethnic elements find their way into the fold of a very versatile sounding album thanks to the addition of sitar and percussion. Live violins add even more expression to the ballad tracks on the album.
The album was recorded on an all analog equipment without digital computer editing, which allowed to capture the warm tube sound!
Highly recommended for fans of: Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Sound Garden, System Of A Down, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Skunk Anansie, Yes and many more!!
Another Side Records, 2015 (ASR13-110-111).
1. You Don't Feel Good! 05:01
2. Deepest Gloom 04:15
3. Oversleep Hurricane 04:09
4. Fly! 03:21
5. Let's Just Get Naked! 03:21
6. Love at Distance 04:05
7. Stay in the Background 03:35
8. Rifleman 06:27
9. Black Picture 03:17
10. Wicked Boy II 04:09
11. Little Girl Big Heart 04:31 Total playing time: 46:43 min.
The second release by Polish Thrash/Groove Metal band.
EP features three new songs and remastered version of "Redrum" from the debut album "Wonderfuck" (2012).
The band blends modern Thrash Metal riffing with Groove rhythms, and pours it with Death Metal sauce. Such mix makes this EP fresh and unconventional, previewing the band style development for upcoming full-length album.
The music is diverse; heavy riffing blends with different tempos and melody. Fans of Thrash, Death, Groove or even Heavy Metal would find something for themselves. This is the must-have album for every Metalhead who is looking for something fresh and unconventional!
Highly recommended for fans of Slayer, Pantera, Entombed and all fans of Swedish Death Metal!!
Metal Scrap Records, 2018 (MSR148/DT).
1. Seven 04:15
2. Warriors 02:42
3. Driving Force 04:11
4. Redrum A.D. 2017 06:04
The debut full-length album by Polish Thrash/Groove Metal band.
The band in just a few years managed to win the hearts of fans not only at home but also abroad. Uncompromising, vulgar, merciless Thrash Groove Metal!
For fans of: Slayer, Acid Drinkers, Rammstein and Pantera.
Total Metal Records, 2012 (MSR044/CD-TMR10).
1. Work Is Not Over 04:06
2. For All Your Sins 03:26
3. Secrets 04:23
4. Jab c.o. 04:05
5. Metalheads 06:11
6. Cannabis Corpse 04:42
7. Your Creation 02:36
8. Redrum 04:33
9. Cathology 04:05
10. Slave Of Masturbation 04:34
11. Hell 05:18 Total playing time: 48:01 min.
The debut single by Ukrainian Hard Rock/Stoner Metal band.
Powerful riffs, relentless rhythm, piercing vocals, virtuosic solos - this is what you will hear in “Paradise Lost”.
The single was created in the wake of the impressions of Metal music of the 1980’s with the notable inclusions of Modern Metal.
A huge influence on writing of the song had Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, and Paradise Lost!
Metal Scrap Records, 2016 (MSR130/DT).
1. Paradise Lost 05:46 Total playing time: 05:46 min.
Debut full-length album by the Polish Dark Doom Metal band.
The album contains full spectrum of different Metal sounds; it’s unique hybrid between many different Metal genres. This is band’s trademark, which makes their songs unmistakable. It’s very hard to define their style with one word. But still there are some things that connect them all - atmosphere, melody, space, darkness and heaviness. With a little touch of dark magic, their songs receive a very unique under-sound and message.
Interesting, strong guitar riffs, cosmic and “spatial” solos, mighty rhythmic section, and above all an amazing vocal. Vocal, which is not afraid of any challenges and perfectly fills this gloomy and atmospheric album, with dark incantations.
The lyrics are telling a story about many important for band themes, like: hate, melancholy, life and, more than anything, death.
Aggressive yet melodic stuff for all Metalheads who are searching for something unconventional. It’s highly recommended for Doom, Death or even Black Metal fanatics, especially for all those, who are looking for unknown spaces and new experiences!
Musthave for fans of: Moonspell, old Tristania, Type O Negative, old Samael, and fans of early 90’s Melodic Swedish Death Metal!!
Metal Scrap Records, 2014 (MSR072/CD).
1. Arka Chaotis 4:44
2. Silence 4:20
3. Nightrage 4:03
4. Knight of the Forgotten Realm 3:49
5. Golem 5:11
6. Funeral Kiss 3:37
7. Empire of Ancient Graves 5:22
8. You the Dark 4:05
9. The Mirror 4:22
10. Revenge 3:31
11. Posag Minionych Burz 5:39 Total playing time: 48:50 min.
Debut full-length album by Belarusian Melodic Death Metal band.
Aggression and speed, furious blast beats and a barrage of guitars parties harmoniously combine with atmospheric keyboards parties and piercing guitar’ solos together constitute an original sampler of Melodic Death Metal.
Most important feature of this album is speed. Music that can be heard in one breath. No compromise, no newfangled core influences in Stormhold’ music you wouldn’t hear.
Album’ theme is based on philosophical reflections about various aspects of the modern world, its dark side, the role and purpose of man in this world. Listening to songs from the album everyone will find his lost world.
If you are impressed by the creations of such bands as: In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Amon Amarth, Hypocrisy, Quo Vadis, Soilwork, Scar Symmetry so acquaintance with the work of Stormhold wouldn’t not leave you indifferent!
Total Metal Records, 2014 (TMR019-80).
1. Wind of Freedom 06:04
2. Another Day 05:33
3. The Understanding of Truth 04:43
4. Eyes In The Eyes 04:57
5. Our Blood's On The Cross of War 04:03
6. The History Pages 05:27
7. Inside My Mind 04:09 Total playing time: 35:31 min.
The second full-length album by Israeli Progressive Metal band.
A story-based Progressive Metal with Gothic Metal elements, strong male vocals with gentle power of female Operatic voice, and polyrhythmic melodies with harsh Metal riffs will draw the listener into the atmosphere of the story and make him search further.
The fully conceptual album story is about a man who is put in jail for the reason that remains a mystery to the listener. To deal with harshness of prison life, the hero reads specific books, in which he finds freedom and salvation. There are six literature pieces the album is based on: “Stranger in a Strange Land” by Robert A. Heinlein, “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas, “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoevsky, “The Master and Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov, “The Picture of Dorian Grey” by Oscar Wilde, and “Faust” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
A special guest star in the album is Tom S. Englund, a lead singer of Evergrey!
“Pent Letters” will pleased fans of: Dream Theater, Symphony X, Evergrey, Pain Of Salvation, Ayreon, Nightwish, Kamelot and more!!
Total Metal Records, 2015 (TMR024-107).
1. Afterlight 07:43
2. The Way Home 02:18
3. First Day 03:35
4. Science Fiction 04:46
5. First Year 02:40
6. Historical Adventure 06:22
7. Hour 02:02
8. The Menippeah 06:11
9. While 01:42
10. Suspense 03:54
11. Gothic Dread 05:32
12. Decennary 01:22
13. Tragic Play 05:03
14. Outcome 03:51
15. Time (Bonus Track) 14:15 Total playing time: 61:54 min.