Power Pellut – Power Pellut (2009)

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After years of getting either digital or pressed promos I got a few CD-R’s lately and I was pretty ‘scared’ about playing, since I remember few years ago, when I got a CD-R it was because the band’s usually sucked. However this month I have been impressed by all CD-R’s received, and since this album came from I’m Better Than Everyone Records, that releases only vinyl by the way, and I had just reviewed “Hexagon” by Black Skies, I was willing to give it a real chance.

Skyfire – Esoteric (2009)

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Five years have passed after their acclaimed album “Spectral” was released and with a re-vamped lineup the band is back to blow everybody away with “Esoteric”. This Swedish band has managed to live up to the hype, and even surpass expectations with their new album.

Simply put “Esoteric” is a brilliant album that features a very fresh mix of Melodic Death Metal and Progressive Metal that will put most bands that fuse these genres to shame. I’m a sucker for anything that is melodic in nature and this album is close to my dreams of the best combination of melody and aggressiveness with tons of more elements thrown in between.

Interview with Skyfire

In the eve of the release of "Esoteric" the band's latest full lenght album in 5 years, we managed to sneak by a brief interview with Martin Hanner. Here is the transcript of what he had to say about the new album, and what to expect from the band's evolution in the last 5 years.

Infernal Masquerade: It’s been 5 years since your last full length album “Spectral” what has happened in between and why did it took the band 5 years to release a new album?

RAISE THE RED LANTERN Post New Tracks; Tour To Begin

Raging rock n' rollers RAISE THE RED LANTERN have posted several new tracks from their upcoming At A Loss Recordings debut. You can check out the track "Seduction Of Slumber" now via At A Loss Myspace. Also check out the three new tracks "Ritual", "Thick As Thieves", and "Deliver, Us/Deliverance" via RTRL's Myspace. A preview of the album's digipack layout is posted as well.
 

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