Nov 152019
 

We are looking for an all-round CD reviewer. This is what we ask of you:

“Basic requirements

  • You have free time, that you want to invest in the website
  • You agree with Mauce.nl’s mission statement and act accordingly
  • You have experience in writing articles / reviews.
  • Knowledge of the English language.
  • Love for rock and metal music
  • Work with deadlines for publications.
    * You have the time and capability to write at least two reviews each month.

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Jul 052020
 

Come to Pass, the slamming death metal project based out of Virginia, has officially released their debut album, “Revelation 6:1-17,” through their label, The Bearded Dragon Productions. The release, which had been re-recorded after the release of single that was the wrong version, would have been set to release earlier but because of setbacks, the release had been delayed.

The album, focusing on the end times outlined within the Bible, specifically Revelation (6:1-17), describes the destruction of man and Earth alike, with the artwork showing the deaths of many people by an unknown creature.

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Jul 042020
 

Is metal dead ? … absolutely not!! With their Ep “Spiral Out” the young men of Brotality prove that metal is alive and kicking. The digital 45 is released via Rottweiler Records. So if you like what you hear, support them … they are the future in metal.

You know your mama told you “don’t judge a book by its cover,” right? That definitely applies to Brotality. Even though none of them is old enough to vote, the guys in Brotality – brothers Bryce Maopolski (17, guitar and vocals) and Reece Maopolski (16, bass and vocals), along with Liam Fenton (14, drums) – have created a band that unapologetically takes its sonic cues straight from the founding fathers of metal. With tight songwriting, muscular vocals, and crushing riffs in abundance, Brotality have created a dynamic force worthy of carrying forward the Heavy Metal moniker. They cite Mastodon, Megadeth, and Alice Cooper as influences, and it won’t take long for anyone who listens to their music to be smacked in the face with an undeniable old-school sensibility.

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Jul 022020
 

Cinematic metal icons Dark Sarah will release their new epos “Grim” in about two weeks on July 17, 2020 via Napalm Records. To lift some of the suspense, they have just released a third stunning single, ‘Illuminate’, along with a perfectly fitting music video, drawing the listener even deeper into their fairytale-like storyline of magical orbs and otherworldly magic.

Bursting with the tremendous energy of their music, Dark Sarah‘s cinematic metal hymn, ‘Illuminate’, quickly expands into a mighty summoning, enfolding its pure power in the spellbinding chorus that will send shivers down the listener’s spine.

Heidi Parviainen states: “‘Illuminate’ is the name of the second ’orb’ that the protagonist Luna finds. It is a magical purple orb to summon the powers of wind and the moon. Luna asks the moon to illuminate her and to revive her magic powers to fight against the darkness upon the city of Grim.”

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Jul 012020
 

Evanescence has released ‘The Game Is Over‘, the second song from its upcoming album, “The Bitter Truth” (BMG). The band’s first collection of new original music in nine years, “The Bitter Truth” will be made available incrementally throughout 2020.

The iPhone-shot, neon nightmare of a video for ‘The Game Is Over‘ will go live Friday, July 3 at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT during a live YouTube premiere featuring a fan question-and-answer session with Evanescence singer Amy Lee.

A guitar-driven anthem commanded by Lee‘s peerless mezzo-soprano and Will Hunt‘s heavy arena percussion, ‘The Game Is Over’ is a protest against the facades we are pressured to put on by society. In the face of depression and anxiety — and especially in a world that seems to crumble further each day — it’s a cry to end the charade that everything’s fine.

The accompanying video is a nightmarish, effects-laden look at the emotional havoc that this period has wrought. Despite being restricted to shooting themselves on iPhones, the band, in collaboration with director P.R. Brown, managed to achieve a highly stylized production literalizing the metaphorical monsters within us. The video is astonishing proof of the creative spark of working with limited resources and a testament to the band’s commitment to its craft. Spotlighting the mental darkness behind the false smiles, it’s a disturbing, technicolor tribute to the light at the end of the tunnel — if you’re willing to face the terrors that line its walls.

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Deathbreaker – “Isolate”

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Jun 302020
 

I like some good hardcore, get’s the blood flowing, and now being winter down in South Africa and lockdown because of covid 19 added to the mix, to have some energetic music to warm up ones blood is a welcomed retreat from it all. So when I hear the label Facedown mentioned, I sort of relate to it as Christian music’s fraternity of hardcore. So a good place for Deathbreaker to find themselves within.

The energy capsulated in ‘Isolate’ sharpens the edges of the bands hardcore roots driving a more assault driven harder approach than their ‘Disconnect’ release 3 years ago. Right from the start images of hardcore kids in the pit hardcore moshing hit my frontal lobe. Images of crowd chaos abound, guess I am going to have to move the furniture out the way to fully appreciate the aural aggression of Isolate.

As the listener you are brought to the attention of the raw characteristics of the songs, not a single song is marred by the production of the album. Like a good bottle of ketchup when poured, it has substance, and not at all a watered down interpretation of the band, the sound comes across rich and ‘live’ and rich in flavour. Those characteristics set it up nicely in the energy department.

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