Herzparasit-ParaKropolis

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Artist: Herzparasit Release: ParaKropolis Label: Echozone Herzparasit is a 5-piece band, coming from Munich, Germany. The oddly-and cleverly-named “ParaKropolis” is their third full-length release. As you can see this title is a fusion of two Greek words: Parapolis and Akropolis. These details mark the conceptual basis for this album. The Bavarian band uses a futuristic canvas, upon which various social, political as well as personal issues are displayed. To complete this necessary prologue, I should add that the audio description used by the band themselves, is a blending of metal…

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Subterfuge-Blind To Reason

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Artist: Subterfuge Release: Blind To Reason Label: Heartland Records Well, being on a label that goes under the name of Heartland, is a pretty strong indication regarding the genre connected to this release. A surely easy guess would be that we are dealing with yet another gothic rock album. Which is a correct assumption, when it comes to the musical style of preference that Subterfuge willingly deliver. For those of you that do not know, this Melbourne-based project is not a new band at all. Their first official release dates…

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M. W. Wild-The Third Decade

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Artist: M. W. Wild Release: The Third Decade Label: Echozone What we have here is M. W. Wild’ s solo debut. He is not a newcomer though having been a member, as well as the founder of the Cascades. A gothic rock ensemble that was founded in 1988. After all these details, it is easy to come to the conclusion that we are dealing with a veteran of the aforementioned genre. Which is an accurate statement by itself. Now, what could one expect from the first solo album of an…

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Descendants Of Cain-Conversation With Mirrors

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Artist: Descendants Of Cain Release: Conversation With Mirrors Label: Echozone Descendants of Cain is such an awesome choice for a band name! Way to start, right? As most of you know, this is not a newcomer-in fact, this band was formed back in 1998.As it is really evident by their name, they have the tendency to explore mystical subjects that deal with arcane visions and texts. The medium that is used in order to convey these themes is gothic rock. But I feel that this tag is somehow not valid…

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Peter Bjargo-Animus Retinentia

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Artist: Peter Bjargo Release: Animus Retinentia Label: Cyclic Law Peter Bjargo obviously needs no introduction. Most of you know him already as the driving force behind Arcana and Sophia, among others. I could also mention his involvement in other projects, some of whom belong to the metal end of the spectrum.Apart from these activities-which also include his works as a producer-he also finds time and energy to release solo affairs. “Animus Retinentia’ is his third full length release as a solo artist. And once more, it is released by Cyclic…

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