• Obscura – Live in Bucharest- gig review

    As part of the “DILUVIUM WORLD TOUR”, OBSCURA played in Bucharest supporting the new album. The tour took place within 23 cities in mainly Southern Europe, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. With Dutch melodic death metal pioneers GOD DETHRONED, German black death metal band THULCANDRA and French progressive death metal...
  • Leprous / Pitfalls Tour at Quantic review

    Twenty years ago, a little-known Norwegian band released their debut album to an unsuspecting metal underground.  The days of Leprous being known as Ihsahn’s band are long behind them. Now, this Norwegian band proves that every new release is better than the last one. This is definitely not the...
  • Sear Bliss // Downfall // Kroppen show review

    So, what happens when you combine 25 years of thrill, Sear Bliss most ambitious releases, and a Romanian metal show? A welcome time warp of avant-garde sounds, nostalgic people, and over two hours of metal transcendence, of course. Sear Bliss put their own blackened spin on their well-worn genre of...
  • About Wolves In The Throne Room show in Athens

    What is black metal if not a giant, malevolent statement about freedom, a manifest against social norms and the mundane? While it may often seem like a simple musical genre, the spirit of black metal has long evoked the ferocity of an austere existence, deprived of superficiality and locked...
  • Dordeduh – Ten Years Anniversary

    I will write this review as a “thank you for your music!” note for this band. Quantic Club venue was embraced with the presence of one of the most renowned Romanian metal acts. Dordeduh celebrates the 10 anniversary with an exclusive set of songs, with lots of friends and...
  • About Amenra, YLVA and E-L-R gig

    Today I find myself in a difficult position because I have to write about one of the bands I like the most. And, of course, I am subjective so needless to say I’m developing something of a crush on this massive doom/sludge band.  As support acts, the evening was...
  • METAL GATES FESTIVAL 2019-DAY TWO

    Sunday, and the second day of the third incarnation of Metal Gates Festival in Bucharest. After yesterday’s fantastic sets from Dark Tranquillity, Hamferd and Molybaron, today promises much with highly anticipated sets from Antimatter and Officium Triste. The second day of the Metal Gates festival starts with the doom/death tunes by...
  • Dopethrone – live in Quantic (opening acts: Tragic & Roadkillsoda)

    After a short break I decided to come back just in time to see one of the best bands from the Sludge/doom genre: Dopethrone. Tuesday night in Quantic was an unforgettable one. Three bands, one night and a lot of headbanging. The first band on stage was Tragic from...
  • Metal Gates Festival 2019-day one

    The rock-festival calendar is largely defined by two elements: the lazy summer months and the long-awaited fall-festivals such as Old Grave Festival. But Bucharest’s Metal Gates is putting in the work to maintain a thriving rock music festival scene in Romania even as the seasons’ change and the skies...