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Bloodbound - War Of Dragons (AFM)

Bloodbound – War Of Dragons (AFM)

I’m familiar with Bloodbound already, but this time the album title piqued my interest even further. Regular readers will know I’m partial to a bit of dragon imagery within the realms of Power Metal. Yes, dragons can be a bit of a bind at a.. Read More
Firewind - Immortals (Century Media)

Firewind – Immortals (Century Media)

It has been five years since the last full length from Firewind, the band headed up by guitar extraordinaire Gus G. During those years Gus G has been busy on other projects including the release of two solo albums and continuing to deploy his considerable.. Read More
Iron Fire - Among The Dead (Crime Records)

Iron Fire – Among The Dead (Crime Records)

Still keeping alive the fine tradition of German Power/Heavy Metal are Iron Fire…from Denmark. Well, it’s near enough, and they are no strangers to the scene either, this being their eighth full-length studio album and first for Crime Records. The particular fine tradition of German.. Read More
Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence (Inside Out)

Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence (Inside Out)

Fans of Devin Townsend must be the luckiest in the metal industry if sheer volume is any measure. I count 21 full-length releases since Strapping Young Lad’s 1995 album Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing and that’s not to mention all the EPs, live albums,.. Read More
Iron Savior – Titancraft (AFM)

Iron Savior – Titancraft (AFM)

Well, Iron Savior have been exposed to a level of criticism that many of the other bands I have reviewed haven’t experienced. See, I’ve been listening to this at home, whereas many of the other albums I listen to bounce off into my ears during.. Read More
Stormzone - Seven Sins (Metal Nation)

Stormzone – Seven Sins (Metal Nation)

It’s been at least 5 years since I’ve picked up a Stormzone release, in that time the band have continued to release material and if ‘Seven Sins’ anything to go by, I’ve been missing out big style. This is a concept album, and before you.. Read More
Alpha Tiger – iDentity (SPV)

Alpha Tiger – iDentity (SPV)

Raise those horns everyone – and let me see those fists in the air! Oh Yes – The third album from German Metallers Alpha Tiger has arrived…and it’s a full-on Metal-fest! OK, I know the other two were hardly jazz-rock, but all the German Metal.. Read More
Orden Ogan – Ravenhead (AFM)

Orden Ogan – Ravenhead (AFM)

German Power Metal has a history, a tradition. If you are going to step up and be the future of German Power Metal then you have to make damn sure you have it’s past covered. You can’t cover it all – that would probably sound.. Read More
Bloodbound – Stormborn (AFM)

Bloodbound – Stormborn (AFM)

Power Metal. Mocked by many, revered by some – but what exactly is it? For me it has encompassed so many bands that the actual genre is HUGE. In the 80’s it included acts as diverse as Running Wild, Savatage, Manowar, Helloween and Crimson Glory... Read More
Gamma Ray – Empire of the Undead (earMusic)

Gamma Ray – Empire of the Undead (earMusic)

Gamma Ray are pretty much an institution in power metal terms, many albums are considered classics right from their debut to some of their material released during the difficult 90’s (or so some bands call it). ‘Empire of the Undead’ is the latest opus from.. Read More
Iron Savior – Rise of the Hero (AFM)

Iron Savior – Rise of the Hero (AFM)

Iron Savior are a band that have been around for a while, whilst I was admittedly guilty of ignoring some of their past releases, especially after the departure of Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray), this new release kicks my doubts into touch and heralds a new.. Read More
Freedom Call – Beyond (SPV)

Freedom Call – Beyond (SPV)

It’s hard to know what to say about Freedom Call that hasn’t already been said in the many reviews written over the years. Self-confessed purveyors of ‘Happy Metal’, they are excellent at what they do. They don’t veer too far from their chosen path, they.. Read More