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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
RAM - Rod (Metal Blade)

RAM – Rod (Metal Blade)

All hail Ramrod the destroyer! Sweden’s RAM had a particularly favourable release in ‘Svbversvm’ on their last outing and have developed with each release since I discovered them on their debut EP. A partial concept album based on Ramrod the Destroyer, in part the first.. Read More
Night Viper - Exterminator (Listenable Records)

Night Viper – Exterminator (Listenable Records)

Album number 2 from Sweden’s Night Viper picks up with the energy of the debut with ‘No Escape’, sometimes verging into a thrash spectrum, and then as the album progresses to the expected traditional metal, often in a rock n roll style. The first few.. Read More
Masters of Disguise - Alpha Omega (Limb Music)

Masters of Disguise – Alpha Omega (Limb Music)

German speed metal with class, a pretty accurate description. Masters Of Disguise previous material is top notch stuff from a genre that was always my favourite. Obviously, those who know the band will know their love of the band Savage Grace, their name, previous album.. Read More
Discreation - End of Days (FDA)

Discreation – End of Days (FDA)

It’s been a couple of years since the well-received ‘Procreation of the Wretched’, in that time the vocalist has changed and with this I feel perhaps the style of death metal has changed with Discreation. There’s certainly an element of black metal infused into their.. Read More
Air Raid - Across the Line (High Roller)

Air Raid – Across the Line (High Roller)

Sweden’s Air Raid have been going 8+ years now, this album features another new vocalist, and although that could be an issue with diehard fans frustrated with the personnel changes, what I will say is wow! Fredrick Werner is an exceptional find. Possessing both a.. Read More
Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper, Amulet, Eliminator, Seven Sisters - London Underworld 23/9/17

Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper, Amulet, Eliminator, Seven Sisters – London Underworld 23/9/17

To celebrate the release of the album ‘British Steel – The Rising Force of British Heavy Metal’, a new compilation on Dissonance Productions, there were various events planned including a couple of live shows (Friday night at the Dev with Toledo Steel) and a release.. Read More