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The long wait for the second Northern Flame album is finally over. Independently released in January of 2021 and following on the heels of debut full lengthGlimpse Of Hopefrom 2014, sophomore effortTwisted Realityfinds the Vaasa, Finland based group continuing in a melodic power metal trajectory with strong leanings towards neo-classical and progressive metal. Imagine walking a fine line between Narnia and Theocracy while hinting of Golden Resurrection, Majestic Vanguard and The Waymaker and the picture is complete!

Helping Northern Flame separate from its European metal contemporaries is vocalist Simon Granlund, who rather than a high-end Geoff Tate influenced delivery typical to the scene, takes a mid-ranged approach instead. Specifically, he impresses as having a dignified and stately style capable of transitioning between lower register baritone resonance, and reaching for a high note with ease. What I said in my 90%Glimpse Of Hopereview holds true in that he invites comparison to some very good company in Colin Hendra (Wytch Hazel) and Mathias Blad (Falconer).

Jernlov returns with ferocity and elegance hand in hand on their sophomore album ‘Resurrection’! Modern melodic black metal weaving elegantly between the brutal and melodic approach to give the listener a carefully crafted and unique experience. The album features an astonishing list of guest musicians from well known bands such as Antestor, Slechtvalk, Sacrificium and Renascent. This skillful guest list on the album gives all the tracks a unique touch.

The music is reminiscent of 00’s era symphonic black metal from Dimmu Borgir, Cor Scorpii, Antestor and Borknagar, sprinkling a pinch of piano and clean vocals on top of the harsh vocals and cold riffs. The lyrics have a personal character and revolve around themes such as desperation and sorrow, serving as an outlet of frustration during the hardest times in life. Contemplating the solidness of the foundations in our lives, the lyrics are unusually powerful in a genre where lyrics quickly can become bland.

This Finnish metal band is really good. This album was recorded and mixed in Kotka, Finland by the band themselves. The creation of this album was a four year process, recording and composing as they wished (instead of under schedule pressures).

Fans of Demon Hunter’s heavy stuff should love these songs. The throbbing and melodic riffs Fans of Rob Zombie and even Nine Inch Nails will also gravitate to these songs as well. Circle of Dust and Klank fans will so appreciate the wall of rapid distortion that blasts hard, heavy, and frequent in this release. They transition from abrasive sandpaper grit riffage to smooth melodic soloing in a heartbeat. Vocals range from distorted industrial grind to almost death metal, depending on the mood and the song. Not exactly stylistic schizophrenia, but certainly a synergy of musical emotion.

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Unlike many of their Christian metal colleagues of the '80s (Stryper, Barren Cross, etc.), Louisville, Kentucky's Bride continue to preach their message of faith, uninterrupted by personnel and stylistic about faces, going on two decades now. Originally calling themselves Matrix, brothers Dale (vocals) and Troy Thompson (guitar) began writing songs as early as 1983, but it would take them three years of anonymous labor -- recording demos to sell at concerts and through Contemporary Christian Music magazine -- to attract the attention of Refuge Records. When they did, the label went so far as to create a new imprint -- appropriately called Pure Metal -- specifically for the band, which by this time also featured guitarist Steve Osborne, bassist Scott Hall, and drummer Stephan Rolland. There followed two albums: 1986's Show No Mercy and 1987's Live to Die, whose nasty titles and aggressive, Judas Priest-inspired songs belied the ultra-devout Christian messages evident in their lyrics. 1989's Silence Is Madness found the band reduced to a four-piece, and 1990s End of the Age proved a rather premature greatest-hits collection, since Bride returned to action the very next year with their fourth studio album, Kinetic Faith. As well as introducing a new rhythm section (consisting of bassist Rick Foley and drummer Jerry McBroom) to back up the Dale and Troy Thompson, this and subsequent LPs Snakes in the Playground (1992) and Scarecrow Messiah (1994) showed a mellower side of the group, which appeared to have adopted the prevalent hair metal trends of the time. Another greatest-hits set -- curiously entitled Shotgun Wedding -- emerged in 1995, and after welcoming new bass player Steve Curtsinger, Bride carried on releasing albums (1995's Drop, 1997's The Jesus Experience, etc.) and touring regularly throughout the decade, culminating in a series of live albums to usher in the new millennium. 2001 found the indefatigable brothers breaking in yet another new rhythm section (bassist Lawrence Bishop and drummer Mike Loy) with the Fistful of Bees album -- the better to commemorate their 20th anniversary in music with 2003's This Is It. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia

From My Metal Hart was on the platts at the Rainbow Rock Festival when One Bad Pig made their first appearance in Sweden.

This 80's punk band drew a lot of audiences and was one of the biggest punk bands, but life made Carey Womack quit the band for many years and they were forgotten.

This interview is the longest that the band has ever done the full 35 Minutes.
Questions like why they stopped playing, where did the band name come from and so on, we raise in this unique interview.

These are a collection of interviews from From My Metal Hart band
Saved From Ourselves, Inborn tednency, Immortal Souls, Rainforce, Carey Womack, Gordon Tittsworth, Poltinmerkki, X111 Minutes.

In these interviews we have challenged the bands and asked the question why they do what they do?