VITNE – Aria (Album Review)

VITNE – Aria (Album Review)

VITNE Norway’s VITNE (meaning “witness” in Norwegian) is a unique voice in rock. VITNE‘s style has been named “Zen Metal” by fans, but he is a throwback to the great music of the Eighties.  He blends artists like Yes, Sisters of Mercy, Cutting Crew and Rick Springfield with the sheer pop sensibilities of a-Ha and Ultravox.  And, he has found a fan in me! Aria The album jumps out and grabs your ears.  The sound has…

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TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK – A Voice Unheard (Album Review)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK – A Voice Unheard (Album Review)

Tomorrow’s Outlook formed in 2007 in Sørvik, Troms County, Norway. That’s Arctic Northern Norway. Sounds way too cold for this Canadian Metalhead! The original formation saw songwriter Trond Nicolaisen and bassist/songwriter Andreas Stenseth joining forces. In present times as of 2018 the core line-up duo has added guitarist Øystein K. Hanssen. The boys take their time on creating an album. Since inception, Tomorrow’s Outlook has issued only one album, the full-length 34613 in February of…

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SUiCiDE BOMBERS – Suicide Idols (Album Review)

SUiCiDE BOMBERS – Suicide Idols  (Album Review)

Sleaze, I love this word. As a noun, “She’s such a sleaze” it invokes all kinds of colorful images, but I prefer sleaze as an adjective. Sleaze rock is perhaps one of the most perfect monikers for a musical genre. It so accurately describes not only the look of most of the bands found within the category but also the music itself. For me, sleaze rock is low-slung guitars, riffs that somehow ooze…you guessed it,…

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Sirenia-The Seventh Life Path (May 12, 2015)

Sirenia-The Seventh Life Path (May 12, 2015)

Sirenia is a Norwegian gothic/symphonic metal band employing a mixture of melodic instrumentals, synthesizers, and distorted guitars with female vocals, male death vocals, clean male vocals, a choir and violins in their music. Forming in 2001 Sirenia has seen some roster adjustments, but managed to amass a back catalog of six full-length albums during their existence with the seventh, The Seventh Life Path, set to drop in North America on May 12, 2015. Sirenia contacted renowned artist…

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Carving An Icon – Viper Solfa – Album Review by Shawn Carter

Carving An Icon – Viper Solfa – Album Review by Shawn Carter

  Carving An Icon – Viper Solfa – Album Review by Shawn Carter   I first heard Ronny Thorsen, frontman for the Norwegian gothic/symphonic black metal band, Trail of Tears was forming a new band, Viper Solfa about a year ago when I heard the first single, “Whispers And Storms” off of their debut album, Carving An Icon out March 31st. Since then I’ve been patiently waiting for more! Recently I got it. I received…

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