Tag: Dutch Metal

Apr 15

Dianne Van Giersbergen of Xandria talked about Sacrificium

Photo by: Jeroen Aarts Photography German/Dutch symphonic metal outfit Xandria will release their sixth studio album Sacrificium next month, an album that aims to top what they did with their latest release Neverworld’s End in 2012. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Apr 03

Delain – The Human Contradiction (2014)

Once again Delain challenged and shocked the very foundations of gothic metal with the heaviest record they have ever done since their début album, Lucidity (2005). If We Are The Others (2012) was their melodic peak, The Human Contradiction is without a doubt their consolidation as one of the heaviest bands within the genre.  Use Facebook to …

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Feb 21

Legion of the Damned – Ravenous Plague (2014)

Legion of the Damned just released their newest album Ravenous Plague this year. The occult thrashers know how to bring on the insanity. Their newest release is full of vigorous brutality. This isn’t the greatest thrash act I’ve heard as of recently, because I feel their material is a bit too repetitive. But with their …

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Jan 08

MaYaN – Antagonise (2014)

MaYaN‘s new album Antagonise could be described as a ‘weapon of sound destruction‘ not only they developed and expanded the sound that was created in Quarterpast, but they also took it to a whole new level of heaviness and aggression. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Dec 03

Epica – Retrospect 10th Anniversary DVD (2013)

It is incredible that 10 years have passed since Epica released their début album The Phantom Agony, it felt like yesterday I was holding my copy from the first time. But like a good wine, Epica gets better as time passes and even today albums like The Phantom Agony and Consign Of Oblivion remain as …

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Nov 06

Anneke Van Giersbergen talked about Drive with The Age Of Metal

Anneke Van Giersbergen has reached a musical level where not other female metal vocalist has ever dare to go. Her new album Drive is colorful and full of musical textures that projects the moment that Anneke is living as a solo musician. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Oct 25

Ayreon – The Theory Of Everything (2013)

Arjen Lucassen‘s Ayreon new album The Theory Of Everything is one of the most complete musical pieces that I had the pleasure to listen and now write about this year. First this album cannot and should not be taking lightly, you must listen to the whole 42 tracks (And, yes that is a reference from …

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Oct 20

Within Temptation – Paradise (What About Us) EP (2013)

It’s been two years since Within Temptation released the graphic novel themed album Unforgiving, which was a great story, and an amazing visual trip. But the music on it left many of us waiting for more, or puzzled about what happened with that dark and mystical touch on their music. Use Facebook to Comment on …

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Oct 18

Arjen Lucassen talked about The Theory Of Everything with The Age Of Metal

Since the announcement made by Arjen Lucassen last year that he was working on a new Ayreon album, the expectation and excitement among fans have been high in reference of, What it could be this time? What new adventures this album would bring? And what musical boundaries he would break this time?. Use Facebook to …

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Sep 28

Charlotte Wessels of Delain checked in with The Age Of Metal

I heard about Delain from the first time at a Nightwish concert back in 2007, during a conversation with an old friend, after research them and order a copy of their debut album Lucidity, they blew my mind, as by that time the project was more like the pilot for a super group. Use Facebook to …

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Aug 23

ReVamp – Wild Card (2013)

After three years of silence, the wait is over. The brainchild of vocalist Floor Jansen (ex-After Forever, guess singer for Nightwish) ReVamp has returned with a powerful new record titled Wild Card. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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