Witchery – Witchburner

Reviewed: May 1999Released: 1999, NecropolisRating: 4.0/5 Reviewer: Nathan Robinson “Heideeeee Heidooooo Heida…Heideeee Heidooo Heida…Heidee, Heido, Heida ha ha ha ha ha ha Hei …(insert record scratching)…aaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!” If you can figure out this nonsense, then you know this as the immortal intro to Accept’s “Fast as a Shark”! And if you…

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Angra – Fireworks

Reviewed: May 1999Released: 1999, Century MediaRating: 3.5/5 Reviewer: EvilG Fans of progressive melodic metal will no doubt already be more than familiar with Angra. Since the release of their 1993 debut “Angel’s Cry” this five-piece Brazilian act have come quite a long way. Many would say that they have usurped…

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Grip Inc. – Solidify

Reviewed: April 1999Released: 1999, Metal BladeRating: 4.0/5 Reviewer: Nathan Robinson Grip Inc.’s new album “Solidify” is surprising. Their previous release “Nemesis” showed quite a progression from their debut, with the incorporation of keyboards, darkened atmosphere, and a little experimentation. I expected “Solidify” to be another step in that direction, but…

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Aghora – 1998 Demo

Reviewed: April 1999Released: 1998, IndependentRating: 4.0/5 Reviewer: Nathan Robinson Aghora is a new band from Florida which have so far released a three-song demo. The music they play is very hard to categorize, but I’d say it’s progressive metal. There’s lots of mellowness, which effectively emphasizes tranquil atmosphere and soothing…

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Steel – Heavy Metal Machine

Reviewed: April 1999Released: 1998, Near Dark ProductionsRating: 3.0/5 Reviewer: Nathan Robinson “Steeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaal!!!!!!!” The name says it all…classic power metal! Steel was formed by Dan Swano (ex-Edge of Sanity) and Mikael Akerfelt (Opeth) during the recording sessions for Opeth’s “Morningrise” album, back in 1996. While taking a break, they decided to…

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Odyssey – s/t

Reviewed: April 1999Released: 1999, Utopian Vision MusicRating: 3.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG This three song demo is a taste of something that could of become much greater, but will not, as it’s a one off project. Odyssey is fronted by workaholic metalman – Dan Swano (Pan-thy-monium, Unicorn, Nightingale, ex-Edge of Sanity, etc.).…

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