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Solitary Sabred – By Fire and Brimstone (No Remorse Records)

Appearances can be deceiving. Two bands embarking on their third album, released on the same day, on the same label with the same artists artwork, from the same part of Europe…and reviewed at the same time by yours truly –… Continue Reading →

Queensryche – The Verdict (Century Media)

I used to absolutely love Queensryche. In fact someone very dear to me recently celebrated her birthday and asked me to gift her an album that was special to me. I bought her “Operation: Mindcrime” – still the best metal… Continue Reading →

Hitten – Twist of Fate (High Roller)

Well, what a difference a fresh line up makes. Having taken hold of the Hitten mantle, new vocalist Alexx Panza really sets the bar high for traditional metal. This Spanish band, now on their third album, produce real metal taking… Continue Reading →

Tad Morose – Chapter X (GMR Music)

Tad Morose weren’t in any rush to do a new album, they have their own recording studio (well, the singer does), they love playing live and can record when the mood takes – not a bad way to be! They… Continue Reading →

Witherfall – Nocturnes and Requiems (Century Media)

Witherfall are a relatively new American Metal band but with a fine pedigree. They were conceived by guitarist Jake Dreyer (Iced Earth etc), Vocalist Joseph Michael (Midnight Reign, Omery Rising, ex-White Wizzard, ex-Peppermint Creeps) and drummer Adam Sagan (ex-Circle II… Continue Reading →

Queensrÿche – Condition Hüman (Century Media)

Well it was bound to happen, both Queensrÿche and Operation: Mindcrime releasing albums pretty close to each other. You have to wonder whether this was intention or just coincidence but having already dealt with Geoff Tate’s musical disappointment, maybe his… Continue Reading →

Sacred Oath – Fallen (Wienerworld)

Sacred Oath actually recorded their (largely overlooked) debut right back in 1987! They retain their original Vocalist/Guitarist and Drummer, are American, and dubbed as Power Metal. But straight away that European/American definition of Power Metal rears it’s head and I… Continue Reading →

Queensryche – ST (Century Media)

It’s all got a bit Handbags-at-dawn with Queensryche recently, the latest chapter being the Geoff Tate version rushing an album out to try and get the jump on this the “Wilton/Jackson/Rockenfeld” Queensryche. All this petty squabbling over the name does… Continue Reading →

Driver – Countdown (Metal Heaven Records)

Returning after their triumphant 2008 release ‘Sons of Thunder’, Driver is a hard rocking, melodic metal band featuring the “voice of melodic metal” Rob Rock. Formed out of the ashes of the M.A.R.S. Project Driver super group from the 1980’s,… Continue Reading →

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