BigBoss

Pentagrammaton (6CD boxed set)

Total time: 248:10 * Style: dark rock-metal * MetalGate 2022

Tracklist

Q7 (1994)
Kärgeräs / I'm Alone / The End of the World / Killers / Gallery / Tree / Mystic Sky and Mystic Earth / In the Jungle / Contemplation

Belial's Wind (1998)
Hellintrosious / Supernatural Evolution / Belial's Wind / The Vision - Lucifer / Dream / Suffered Death / The Gift of Life / Highpriest / Awakening / Memories / The Song for Satan / Stín prokletí / 5:10

Doomy Ballads (2008)
The Wind / The Cognition / Solitude / Tears of the Ages / The Ocean / The Moment of a Pearl / The End / I Scream in the Dark of Loneliness / Adagio Cantabile

Collection of Black Roses (2017)
Black Rose / Tell Me Why / Leave Me Alone / The Tree of Sorrow / Memory / Rebirth / Dark Angel of Mine / Solitude (part III) / Panta Rhei

Sbírka černých růží (2017)
Černá růže / Řekni mi proč / Nech mě samotného / Když pláčeš / Strom smutku / Vzpomínka / Znovuzrození / Hostina smrti / Můj temný anděl / Samota (část třetí) / Panta Rhei

Než zemřu (2019)
Zrození / Moje dětství / Na dně / Ztráty / Dlouhá cesta vzhůru / Per Aspera Ad Astra / Hudba je můj Život / Můj Život byl... / Čas odejít

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James Curl

Ronnie James Dio: Životopis heavymetalové ikony

No. of pages: 218 * paperback * MetalGate 2021

Contents

Poděkování / Předmluva / Úvod / I - Zrození metalového boha / II - Opravdová kapela / III - Roky s Elf / IV - Rainbow / V - Black Sabbath / VI - Dio / VII - Vivian odchází / VIII - Drak Dean / IX - Lock Up The Wolves a ještě jednou Black Sabbath / X - Znovu Dio / XI - Magica, Tenacious D a Killing The Dragon / XII - Master Of The Moon a Králové ro(c)ku / XIII - Heaven & Hell / XIV - Opona klesá / Nekrolog / Diskografie

Despite permanent line-up changes in projects new and resurrected, the book does not loose sight of its main protagonist, which makes the read comfortable without fears of getting lost in the context. The book is no doubt intended primarily for the older generation, to which it has much to say, though it also makes possible to dive into the thoughts and opinions that formed one evolutionary stage of metal music.
Fobia Zine

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NĀV

Arcizlo (vinyl edition)

Total time: 44:14 * Style: black metal * MetalGate, Naše desky & The Barakos 2021

Tracklist

March Towards the Dying Sun / False Messiah / Shadow of Man / Hang the Saints / Fallen / Lost Kingdom / The Enabler / Gaia / Looking into Abyss / Pick Your Poison

Times are tough, weighing one down. Confusion turns to fatigue, fatigue to dismay. It is in such moments when I need some mental picking up that I can count on Arcizlo to punch me in the face. I have spined it surely more than 20 times in the last month, and I will do so again today at least once.
Echoes Zine

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Tortharry

Altars of Ignorance

Total time: 38:15 * Style: death metal * MetalGate 2021

Tracklist

Intro / Reversed Dorians / Corrosive Haven / Altars of Ignorance / Carousel of Grief / Self-Fettered / Silent Psalm / The Heritage / Forget Us Like We Will Do

It’s clear from this album that Tortharry remains a well-oiled machine, and they’re able to deliver an appropriately brutal and groovy take on death metal that finds a balance between the origins of the genre and mid-90s variants that evolved out of it.  Although the closing track does overstay its welcome a bit, the subtle variations and number of riffs that stick with you makes this one worthy of the attention of death metal fans.  I’ll have to go back and check out some of the group’s back catalog to see where this stacks up, but they’ve made a strong first impression on me.
Metal Trenches

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