AC/DC ‎– Rock Or Bust – Columbia

Against the grain, another classic!!!

This album had all elements to be a flop even for the behemothic force that is arguably the greatest rock band on Earth: AC/DC. The case of dementia of Malcolm Young leaving him out of the game (even though he signs the tracks along with his brother Angus) and being replaced by his nephew Steve Young. Besides the prison of their drummer – Phil Rudd –  (who actually plays drums here) made international news in the greatest media outlets in the world. Yet, AC/DC packed a helluva album with anthems, and although always maintaining the tradition, I can say that this is their best album since Ballbreaker!

The first track, Rock or Bust is an upbeat (what else is new?) song that is an instant hit right in the rocker’s face!

Play Ball with the signature solos of Angus Young has been released as a single before, but they make the party of die-hards here!

Rock the Blues Away is more like their famous track Moneytalks, and in a track like Dogs of War they go on full heavy hard rock, that is pure “fists-in-the-air” song!

But Got Some Rock & Roll Thunder is even more anthemic, although they try to make it smoothly, they play rough and the rock and roll is the only thing left here! Perfect even for AC/DC own patterns.

Another terrific one is the penultimate track Sweet Candy that could be the opener of the disc (without risk!). The track brings back again the momentum of the first tracks! What a killer and delicious riff!!!

Against the odds, AC/DC made another perfect score and another classic album which is going to stay for eternity as a corollary of band that has behind them the greatest tracks ever recorded by living human beings!

Rock Or Bust is being released TODAY on Columbia.


(Daniel Death)

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Marduk – Album Title, Tracking list and Cover revealed.

The Swedish Black Metal titans, Marduk, have revealed the title, tracking list and the coverart for their upcoming album Frontschwein (roughly translated to Warfront of Pigs, or Pigs Front). The album will contain 11 tracks and it will be available on January 19th in Europe via Century Media Records

Listen to Marduk’s new song – Rope of Regret –  below:


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Fornicus – Storming Heaven – Self-Released

Great act from Kentucky!

Fornicus is a new demon that came to life two years ago and released a demo in the current years and now they are releasing this debut album Storming Heaven with the raddest cover art ever!

Just for that they deserve kudos, but their sound is something very special, a blackened death metal in the vein of Sathanas that will gratify the more hardcore fans of the American Satanic Metal!!

Songs like We are Sin or Pallium Mali are the epitome of greatness showing their dexterity in making an authentic ode to darkness and the musical structure is very satisfactory, besides they play with gusto and they do deliver the message of evil hordes of satanic netherworld, while a track like King of Egoists has a great riff that goes all the way through the tune: no great changes of tempo, just the blurry mix of Death Metal and Black Metal that is worthy your money!

Into Obscurity is another gem of the style this time around resounding the great Absu. Mid-tempo framework, allied with occasional blastbeats that never get the forefront and never obfuscate the guitars!!!! It’s indeed a very intelligible sound with actual soloing and this time around they change the phrases a little bit!

There is also a cover of Sepultura Antichrist – a great version actually!!!

Over again my appeal to audiences out there: this band is pure underground but doesn’t deserve to be relegated six feet under… if I was you I’d manage to get my copy as soon as possible.

Storming Heaven  is out now and it is Self-Released .


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Display of Decay – Outbreak of Infection 2014 – Self-Released

Lukewarm Death Metal

This Canadian band is a real downer. Display of Decay and their Outbreak of Infection has anything to do with brutal death metal… But they practice a kind of boring death metal that never gets faster than mid-tempo, and they do have some hints of Deathcore. A boring band that is not technical either. Just some kids with a pretention to show they have a band to their school friends. The production is okay but that is because it demanded nothing from them, just some changes of phrases here another changes of tempo there and absolutely nothing more. By the third song one starts to become bored. Please give me back the 18 I lost hearing to this band. Thanks!

PS: there’s a cover of Kiss by the end of the disc Black Diamond that’s not that bad, maybe they should change their sound to death n roll or something like that….

Outbreak of Infection 2014  is out now and it’s Self-Released


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Morbid Angel to kick start European Tour Tomorrow!

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Covenant band does an extensive European Tour.

Classic Death Metal band Morbid Angel is reaching the Old World tomorrow to celebrate 20 years of the release of their album Covenant (actually the album was released in 1993, so it’s technically 21 years) which was a milestone in their career and continues to influence generations of extreme musicians worldwide.

They will play the album in its entirety for the delight of European audiences plus classic songs. The tour will cover France, Norway, UK, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Czech Republic, Italy, Netherlands and Denmark. 


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