21:01 - !J.O.O.E.! I think you're thinking of a different record. The EP is some pretty dense blackened death. Less varied than the album, but focuses more on crushing, foreboding atmospheres.
20:59 - 3rdWorld Kinda looks awful so I'll leave it at that, hehe. Damn fine album really, that ep on the other hand sounded somewhat prog melodeath-y or whatever. Didn't enjoy it much, thats why didn't rec it. :P
20:55 - !J.O.O.E.! The big one on the bottom left? Looks like planet sex-toy to me :P
20:54 - 3rdWorld Pretty sure thats a star, not a planet. =P
20:52 - !J.O.O.E.! That was the one I was asked to review. Was good, but found the drums overbearing. That artwork is better than the original one they had, but looks kinda cack up close. Also one of the planets looks like a fleshlight, so...
20:49 - 3rdWorld Don't remember much how it sounded but I didn't enjoy it much I guess. Definitely prefer this to that, and this version of the cover art too. [link]
20:45 - !J.O.O.E.! Heh, I recognise the band now. A friend of the band who used to live here near me asked me to review them. They've improved a lot.
Syrian heavy metallers The Hourglass have just released their new single "Play The Pawn", which is a duet between the two legendary voices of SavatageJon Oliva & Zak Stevens. Listen to it below.
Guitarist Rawad Abdel Massih commented: "The vocal parts of Zak were supposed to be sang by Bassem our great vocalist , but Zak was very supportive in doing us this great favor to have a part in the project so we thought it will be great to do a Jon and Zak duet, and Bassem was very humble regarding this thing because we all know that this will be great for the band and it will be a great moment we won't forget in our lives. Many extra thanks for the Mountain King Jon Oliva and the great voice of Zak Stevens for this, and the great special thanks for Sharbel Kanoun our manager and Chris KinderJon Oliva's Pain's drummer for doing all the work necessary for this to happen."
Rawad Abdel Massih took care of the music, lyrics and production. "Play The Pawn" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Omar Harb at NextTone Studio in Damascus, Syria.