English corner

Sirenia – Dim Days of Dolor (Napalm Records)

  Van Muylem    11 november 2016

Sirenia was formed by Morten Veland in january 2001. Morten’s musical work was already well known through his work with his former band Tristania, a band he co-founded back in the mid-nineties. Being the main songwriter for this band he was a part of defining the gothic metal sound from a v...

Testament - Brotherhood Of The Snake (Nuclear Blast)

  Van Muylem    13 november 2016

For over three decades, the Bay Area quintet - ChuckBilly (vocals), EricPeterson (guitars), AlexSkolnick (guitars), SteveDiGiorgio (bass), and GeneHoglan (drums) - has consistently delivered unadulterated, unbridled, and unbreakable metal in its purest form without compromise or any signs of...

Hell:Sector - The Violent Breed (Battlefront Audio)

  Van Muylem    12 november 2016

I have been following this band for a while and they have never disappointed me. If you don’t know them yet: they play harsh electronics, detuned guitars and aggression to the industrial frontline.

Dubhfest: Here Be Flames, Whispering Sons, Der Klinke, Near Earth Orbit, Doganov, Freakangel & Merciful Nuns, JOC De Kouter, Poperinge, 5/11/2016: a dark trip in a heavenly way!

  Van Muylem    7 november 2016

It’s my first time at this great festival. I must admit driving from Brussels to Poperinge without booking a hotel close by is a bad idea (it’s 130 km from my home). Over the past years I noticed great bands on the bill, but as I have 2 kids now (2 years and 8 years) it wasn’t e...

Diabulus In Musica – Dirge For The Archons (Napalm Records)

  Van Muylem    11 november 2016

Diabulus In Musica is a great Spanish band who mixes symphonic metal, a heavenly choir/lead vocal with raw and brutal vocals in the best creative way. Since I listened to their previous album Argia I call myself a fan and now they emerge (after 2 years) with a brand new album that is bigger, bett...

Covenant – The Blinding Dark (Dependent)

  Van Muylem    5 november 2016

I saw Covenant for the first time on stage in the 90’s and loved their sound. Back then they already had some hits and collected over the years more and more great hits like:  Stalker, Dead Stars, Call the Ships to Port, Figurehead, We Stand Alone …

Bleak – Dig two Graves (Screamlite Records)

  Van Muylem    8 november 2016

It’s the first Bleak album I review (and basically their second one, first one went out in 2011 “..for the Good of the Nation” and was very well received), in the past I had the chance to listen to some of their tracks and I know that Anton also joined - for a while - the live c...

Huldre – Tusmørke

  Van Muylem    31 oktober 2016

I saw Huldre years ago during the fantastic Trolls et Légendes festival in Mons, Nanna Barslev also played over there with her 2 other bands (Asynje & GNY) and has stolen our heart. I was impatient to get their new pearl and listening to it feels like opening a treasure chest!

EX-RZ & Fenne Kuppens – 17 seconds (Starman Records)

  Van Muylem    31 oktober 2016

Peter Slabbynck (EX-RZ) surprises us again, this time with the nice duet and cover version of a culthit (17 seconds from The Cure)! He sings together with Fenne Kuppens (Whispering Sons: they won Humo's Rock Rally)! Ages ago Peter reached with his former band Red Zebra the same finals, didn&#...

MFVF edition XIII day 3: the last day of a heavenly festival!

  Van Muylem    27 oktober 2016

Getting up with the company of a headache (I haven’t touch any alcohol), still tired and feeling cold but yet again not wanting the miss the opening band and going for it: that’s the spirit! Wieze, here we go!