Reviews

Amaranthe – “Helix”

It almost feels like an eternity ago that my good friend Sophie (she has a literature blog in German, do check it out here) introduced me to this now very influential band back in 2013. At that time, Amaranthe had just released their second full-length record "The Nexus". For anyone who has been living under a rock for the last five years: Amaranthe have not only one, not two, but three vocalists. The center of attention is trained pop/rock singer, dancer and songwriter Elize Ryd, a woman who sings as...

Live music

annisokay + I Set My Friends On Fire + Rising Insane @ Universum, Stuttgart, Germany, November 8, 2018

The times when I used to frequently drive to Munich to see whatever band was playing that night are officially over since I started university. My attendance at metal shows dropped significantly, so I was thrilled to see annisokay in Stuttgart during their European tour, even though I've seen them two times already. This time, however, I didn't go unprepared: I brought my good friend and photographer Felix von Hagen...

Kamelot + Leaves’ Eyes + Visions Of Atlantis @ MS Connexion Complex, Mannheim, Germany, October 2, 2018

I had been looking forward to seeing Kamelot for the first time ever for six months. It is a huge exception that a metal band plays in my hometown Mannheim, and even for a band like Kamelot, who have been around for over 25 years, it has been the very first time in this lovely city. Yesterday, the day had finally come for them to play in the MS Connexion...

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