EVIL-LŸN – Disciple Of Steel (Album Review)

EVIL-LŸN – Disciple Of Steel (Album Review)

EVIL-LŸN – Disciple Of Steel. That have any other folks thinking of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe? C’mon, what 10-year-old boy didn’t watch that classic cartoon? But we are of course talking about a metal band and not cartoon here on Decibel Geek. I could not discern if the band is actually named with that character in mind, but it could possibly be her depicted in the intricate cover art. In any case,…

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EMBER FALLS – Welcome To Ember Falls (Album Review)

EMBER FALLS – Welcome To Ember Falls (Album Review)

Finland is rapidly establishing itself as a base for top notch metal bands, including personal favorites, Sonata Arctica.  From the same country comes Ember Falls, with their metalcore/power metal combination and their angry lyrics and distinctive sound.  They have tinges of Sabaton, with kilowatts of the same power. The album Welcome To Ember Falls is their debut and follows the band’s single “Shut Down With Me”, which was released independently in August 2015. The band…

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SONATA ARCTICA – The Ninth Hour (Album Review)

SONATA ARCTICA – The Ninth Hour (Album Review)

I have been bewitched and bedazzled by this glorious painting of the future and the past. The environmental concerns that thread together this sonic tapestry are counterbalanced by a joy for life that seriously has me wondering about my sanity! This is not a typical rock release by a typical rock band. Sonata Arctica are seasoned European Power Metal warriors, who have long broken the shackles of this genre.  They play by their own rules and…

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STEVE N SEAGULLS – Brothers in Farms (Album Review)

STEVE N SEAGULLS – Brothers in Farms (Album Review)

Sometimes we, as humans, make decisions. Wrong decisions. Things that cannot be unseen, unheard. This, for me, was one such instance. Going through some recent acquisitions of upcoming albums from record and promo companies, I clicked “play” on the next one in line. The album in question is titled Brothers in Farms by Steve N Seagulls. The title (which I assume is a bit of a take on the Dire Straits classic) and the album…

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LORDI – Monstereophonic (Sept. 30, 2016)

LORDI – Monstereophonic (Sept. 30, 2016)

Lordi is a Finnish hard rock and melodic heavy metal band, originally formed in 1992 by the band’s lead singer, songwriter, visual art designer and costume maker, Mr. Lordi. The band is known for their monstrous look and the horror elements in the stage performance and music videos. With catchy songs and screaming riffs, the horrific lyrics will stick in your mind whether you like it or not. Lordi have been touring actively since 2002…

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Astralion – Outlaw (July 8, 2016)

Astralion – Outlaw (July 8, 2016)

In the last ten years, Finland has risen to become one of the world’s most potent suppliers of Heavy Metal and Outlaw has all the ingredients to make the discerning heavy metal fan smile with satisfaction. Bands such as Sonata Arctica, Thunderstone, Hammerfall, Stratovarius, early Blind Guardian and Yngwie Malmsteen are the most noticeable influences of Astralion‘s sound. That means broad choruses, voluminous melodies, racing guitar attacks as well as subtle neo-progged 6-string interludes. The…

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Reckless Love – InVader (Album Review)

Reckless Love – InVader (Album Review)

Reckless Love is a band I have in my iTunes but cannot recall how I initially came across this terrific glam metal/rock band from Finland. I listen to a ton of music podcasts; spend far too much time scouring sources for ear candy so I do remember when I first heard them my ears were once again smiling. I also recall looking them up and their image boosted my excitement once more. The next obvious…

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Reckless Love – InVader (March 4, 2016)

Reckless Love – InVader (March 4, 2016)

Reckless Love prepare to unleash their fourth full-length album in February 2016. The Finnish Glam band formed around 2001 and had success with previous releases appearing in the Finnish charts. This new album, InVader, follows Reckless Love (2001), Animal Attraction (2011) and Spirit (2013) and sees Olli Herman on vocals, Pepe Reckless on guitar, Jalle Verne on bass and Hessu Maxx behind the kit. Official release date is March 4, 2016, and pre-sale information coming…

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Nightwish-Endless Forms Most Beautiful (March 31, 2015)

Nightwish-Endless Forms Most Beautiful (March 31, 2015)

Few top Kitee, Finland’s Nightwish when it comes to symphonic metal. Forming in 1996, the band achieved North American success with their breakthrough fifth release, “Once”, in 2004. The most successful Finnish band worldwide, Nightwish are set to issue a two-disc media book “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” on March 31, 2015. This album will be the first to feature Floor Jansen on lead vocals who became a permanent member of Nightwish along with longtime session Uilleann pipes…

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Santa Cruz-Santa Cruz (March 10, 2015)

Santa Cruz-Santa Cruz (March 10, 2015)

Finland’s Santa Cruz return riding high on the success of their 2013 release, Screaming For Adrenaline, with a new self-titled offering set for issue on March 10, 2015 in North American Markets.  This second full-length studio album will be delivered via Spinefarm Records and is preceded by the video for lead single “Wasted & Wounded”. The band consists of Archie (vocals and guitar), Johnny (guitar), Middy (bass) and Taz (drums) and their 2013 album Screaming…

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