Jag är pedofil och innehavare av barnpornografi

Jag är pedofil och innehavare av barnpornografi. Om Svea hovrätt får bestämma. Idag dömdes Simon Lundström, en av Sveriges mest kända och respekterade experter inom japanska serier (manga), för barnpornografibrott. Målet gällde 51 olika bilder som funnits på hans dator, alla tecknade och alltså inte innehållande riktiga barn. Vissa var från serier han översatte (han […]

Dream Theater – Images and Words (1992)

Images and Words may be the second Dream Theater album after 1989’s When Dream and Day Unite, but by many fans (including me), it is thought of as a kind of debut. It is the first album featuring vocalist James LaBrie, who took over from Charles Dominici in 1991, and it is definitely a leaps […]

Music releases of 2011

I entered 2011 thinking most music releases came in 2009 and 2010, and this would be a pretty calm year. I’m slowly realising I was damned wrong. Symphonic metal act Within Temptation will release their first album since 2007, the experimental ”The Unforgiving” on March 25. The album is released alongside a comic book series written […]

Avantasia – Angel of Babylon (2010)

I have troubles not being too harsh when discussing Avantasia‘s Angel of Babylon. As it was, Tobias Sammet decided that the material he had gathered for the latest Avantasia album was too much, and he split it into two CDs released simultaneously – The Wicked Symphony and Angel of Babylon. But as it seems, I […]

Avantasia – The Wicked Symphony (2010)

I have loved the strange power metal project Avantasia since I first heard The Metal Opera Part II in 2007, and they were in fact the band that made me fall in love with concept albums (alongside Kamelot and their Epica / The Black Halo albums). I loved both two Metal Opera albums, and I […]

Amberian Dawn – The Clouds of Northland Thunder (2009)

Though an incredible jump from their 2008 debut River of Tuoni, The Clouds of Northland Thunder is still somewhat lost in the early days of the symphonic power metal act that is Amberian Dawn. Amberian Dawn makes good, unique power metal with symphonic influences in a genre that nowadays is all too dominated by Nightwish […]

Sons of Seasons to release new album in April

German symphonic metal act Sons of Seasons, who debuted in 2009 with Gods of Vermin, has now announced the release of their second album Magnisphyricon on April 1, 2011. Simone Simons of Epica reportedly lends her voice to the track Sanctuary. Tracklist: 1. Magnisphyricon: Temperance 2. Bubonic Waltz 3. Soul Symmetry 4. Sanctuary 5. Casus […]

Within Temptation – Faster (single, 2011)

I was hoping the new Within Temptation album would lead them into a heavier direction, or at least a development of the symphonic metal of The Heart of Everything, but it seems like I was incredibly wrong. Judging by the early comments by the band, I assumed the new album The Unforgiving, to be released […]