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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
Cherokee - Wakan Tanka Nici Un (Dying Victims)

Cherokee – Wakan Tanka Nici Un (Dying Victims)

I have followed this German band since their first Bandcamp release, in fact over the last couple of years, this source has been excellent for finding new artists. This is their latest 4-track MLP, released on Dying Victims productions, a great label I know well.. Read More
Eliminator – Last Horizon (Dissonance)

Eliminator – Last Horizon (Dissonance)

So here it is, finally, their debut album. Having witnessed various line ups and investing in previous releases, the first full length album from Eliminator is upon us. This is perhaps their strongest line up to date too, and if the initial play through is.. Read More
Ignitor – Haunted By Rock & Roll (EMP)

Ignitor – Haunted By Rock & Roll (EMP)

Ignitor have been around for a while; it’s a couple of albums since I really listened to them, and so it’s kind of a fresh pair of ears for this one. “True” heavy metal from Texas, however “true” this maybe, executive producer and label owner/founder.. Read More
Kill Ritual – All Men Shall Fall (Dissonance)

Kill Ritual – All Men Shall Fall (Dissonance)

This US band formed in 2010 by ex-members of Dark Angel and Eldritch, now with a different line up, we get to their latest release ‘All Men Shall Fall’. I realised I have actually seen these live, they supported Raven recently throughout Europe, although I.. Read More
Desolation Angels – King (Dissonance)

Desolation Angels – King (Dissonance)

Long time NWOBHM legends Desolation Angels have always been at the heavier end of the spectrum, if you have seen them live in recent years you will know what I mean. ‘King’ is the first release to feature Paul Taylor (Elixir/Midnight Messiah) on vocals, and.. Read More
White Wizzard – Infernal Overdrive (M Theory)

White Wizzard – Infernal Overdrive (M Theory)

I never really rated the last two albums by White Wizzard, they went into a shady inconsistent path for my tastes. This one I take with apprehension…and quickly discovered the band have turned my thoughts around. The album sounds like it’s really two releases. The.. Read More
Midnight – Sweet Death and Ecstasy (Hells Headbangers)

Midnight – Sweet Death and Ecstasy (Hells Headbangers)

We know Midnight here, you know Midnight too. After raising their profile on their last studio album, mainman Athenar comes back with another sterling release, but with some more elements than I expected. First up is ‘Crushed by Demons’, which shock horror, is over 6.. Read More