Birth A.D. : I Blame You

2013 : Unspeakable Axe Records Format : CD After what seemed like an eternity of waiting, Birth A.D. are finally back. Now saying something like “it was worth the wait” is cheesy and lame, but guess what? It was worth the wait. Really, really worth it. I’m talking “damn, this is the best cheeseburger I’ve ever…

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Speedwolf : Ride With Death

2011 : Hells Headbangers Format: LP/CD With only a demo tape and two 7 inches under their bullet belts, these Mile High City desperadoes have succeeded in unleashing one of my top ten albums of last year. Seriously, not a week goes by that either the vinyl or the plastic isn’t getting some rotation. There’s…

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Solgrav vs. F : Kaksi Perkelettä

Varjot Productions: 2006 Format: CD Solgrav is first on this split CD between two as-of-yet rather unknown Finnish bands, with three tracks of which one is a re-recorded and –arranged version of a track originally released on their first demo. Solgrav’s style is hard to pigeonhole, as it’s obviously not Black Metal (a tag they’ve…

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Nightwish : Erämaan viimeinen

Spinefarm Records – 2007 Format: CD Single Last Of The Wilds is an instrumental track on Nightwish’s newest album Dark Passion Play. It’s a pretty good instrumental, combining Nightwishs’ take on Metal with fantasy-like Folk elements. For this single, however, the band have made an alternate version of the song with vocals, the lyrics being…

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Nightwish : Dark Passion Play

Spinefarm Records: 2007 Format: CD I think non-Finnish people have a hard time understanding just how big Nightwish are here. When Tarja Turunen was kicked out of the band, it was front page news in just about every single newspaper in this country, from the lowliest tabloid rags to the most respected major newspapers. That’s…

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