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Armory – The Search (High Roller)

Armory – The Search (High Roller)

Returning after their ‘World Peace…Cosmic War” mission, Sweden’s Armory are on ‘The Search’ for some more outlandish encounters. What I can report from their previous offering is that the structures are stronger, although not necessarily the execution. I hear, or think I hear timing issues.. Read More
King Heavy – Guardian Demons (Cruz Del Sur Music)

King Heavy – Guardian Demons (Cruz Del Sur Music)

This is the third release from traditional doom band King Heavy featuring Luce Vee, singer of Hooded Priest and ex-Procession bassist Daniel Saa, based out of Chile. There’s a mix of Trouble and Reverend Bizarre as the PR material suggests, although apart from the odd.. Read More
Sign of the Jackal – Breaking the Spell (Dying Victims)

Sign of the Jackal – Breaking the Spell (Dying Victims)

It has been five years since their debut album ‘Mark of the Beast’, even longer since ‘The Beyond’ EP, and this Italian traditional heavy metal group have picked up exactly where they left off.  Laura’s vocals have not changed; the style has become a mix.. Read More
Toledo Steel – No Quarter (Dissonance)

Toledo Steel – No Quarter (Dissonance)

Southampton’s Toledo Steel are on a great journey. Ever present in the UK metal scene over the last few years, I am quite pleased with the progression and this, to finally get to their debut album release. It just shows what can be achieved born.. Read More
Stormzone – Lucifer’s Factory (Metal Nation records)

Stormzone – Lucifer’s Factory (Metal Nation records)

Belfast’s Stormzone are damn good at what they do, each release is strong, this one, is no different. They always deliver their melodic and harmonised sound with some strong song arrangements. If you take ‘Cushy Glen’ for example, which is augmented by its Celtic/folky guitar.. Read More
Evil-Lÿn – Disciple of Steel (No Remorse)

Evil-Lÿn – Disciple of Steel (No Remorse)

Tampere, Finland is a talented place, many bands I know come from there and Evil-Lÿn are another one. A traditional heavy metal act formed 11 years ago, with a debut EP behind them in 2012. If you like Enforcer, Chastain, Satan’s Fall (also members of.. Read More
Traitors Gate – Fallen (No Remorse)

Traitors Gate – Fallen (No Remorse)

Reignited after a resurgence of interest following what was supposed to be a one off reunion at Newcastle’s Brofest in 2017 (I subsequently saw them in Germany too), the band decided there was more to offer. A self-released EP appeared last year; these songs appear.. Read More
Manacle – No Fear to Persevere (No Remorse)

Manacle – No Fear to Persevere (No Remorse)

Canada in recent times and very much in part of heavy metal history has given us some great bands. I found Manacle a while back whilst flipping through recommendations on band camp and YouTube. This heavy/speed metal band feature members and ex-members of other bands.. Read More
Blitzkrieg – Judge Not (Mighty Music)

Blitzkrieg – Judge Not (Mighty Music)

Following on after a five year recordings hiatus, Blitzkrieg have been well revered over the years from various sources, mainly for their inclusion in the original NWOBHM movement. For a few years now, Blitzkrieg have expanded their musical output and are simply not the same.. Read More
Ross The Boss – By Blood Sworn (AFM Records)

Ross The Boss – By Blood Sworn (AFM Records)

Following a successful jaunt around the globe playing Manowar material, RTB (the band) come back with the third studio album. Obviously you are going to look for similarities, they are present in abundance, but managing to possess such a talented vocalist in Marc Lopez makes.. Read More
Bullet – Dust to Gold (SPV / Steamhammer)

Bullet – Dust to Gold (SPV / Steamhammer)

Bullet are a staple of the scene across Europe, their legendary Bullet Bus is something to witness, then the albums keep coming through and live they are some band to watch. Strange though, their last effort I heard, ‘Full Pull’ (I missed ‘Storm of Blades’.. Read More
Hamerex – The Abyss Vol 1 (IX Music)

Hamerex – The Abyss Vol 1 (IX Music)

Yorkshire’s Hamerex pulled out the big guns for their last release ‘Traitor’, now with a new line up, the band are set to release a trio of EP’s this year, the first being presented here simply titled Vol. 1. It’s released on their own label.. Read More