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Dead Kosmonaut – Gravitas (High Roller Records)

I absolutely adored this Swedish acts EP “Rekviem” in 2019, it was submerged in a 70s nostalgia that few bands can replicate today but was still heavy enough to be called metal, and as we get the second album that… Continue Reading →

Mystic Prophecy – Metal Division (Rock Of Angels Records)

It’s taken a year or so, but up and coming Greek Metal label Rock Of Angels finally get to wheel out their big guns with a new album by German Metal powerhouse Mystic Prophecy. Having already shone in Steel Prophet… Continue Reading →

Rage – Wings Of Rage (Steamhammer/SPV)

Veteran German Power Metal band Rage (because I reckon even Rage main-man Peavy will be OK with the ‘veteran’ term after 37 years in the business delivering 23 studio albums, not to mention all the EPs and live stuff) return… Continue Reading →

Haunt – Mind Freeze (Shadow Kingdom)

In 2019 we had a second album (‘If Icarus Could Fly’), an EP ‘(Mosaic Vision’), and a couple of split 7 inch releases (w/Seven Sisters and Fortress respectively). Haunt are on their game and the releases keep coming thick and… Continue Reading →

Iron Curtain – Danger Zone (Dying Victims)

This is Spanish band Iron Curtain’s fourth album, and based on the progression from Speed and NWoBHM influence through to the metal might of Priest on their last offering ‘Guilty as Charged’, I have high hopes for this. As soon… Continue Reading →

KingCrown – A Perfect World (Rock Of Angels Records)

KingCrown (as they seem to favour their name being written rather than Kingcrown or King Crown) are a French Heavy/Power Metal band with plenty of experience, talent and maturity in their ranks. They released an album as Öblivïon a couple… Continue Reading →

Bombus – Vulture Culture (Century Media)

Over the years I’ve seen, surprisingly enough, one hell of a lot of bands live; what else would you expect from a fifty year old whose first concert of choice was Motörhead in 1984? Amongst those many shows, I’ve even… Continue Reading →

Terminus – A Single Point of Light (Cruz del Sur)

Driving power metal accompanied by a story line, was my initial reaction when trying to capture this self-proclaimed epic metal work. There is a concept here, which relates to the story of a person whose consciousness is digitally preserved after… Continue Reading →

Angel Witch – Angel Of Light (Metal Blade)

Can it really be almost 40 years ago that we were all unceremoniously informed “You’re an Angel Witch…You’re an Angel Witch”? First by way of a 7” with ‘Gorgon’ on the flip-side, then on the ground-breaking genre-defining NWOBHM classic LP… Continue Reading →

Vaultwraith – Light The Candle In Honour Of Devils (Hells Headbangers)

This US act attracted me because the art work and logo for this album, something I used to do when finding new music years ago; sometimes it worked sometimes it did not. This band is curious as whilst the imagery… Continue Reading →

Phil Campbell – Old Lions Still Roar (Nuclear Blast)

As a huge fan not only of Motorhead, but also more specifically the Phil Campbell era, when I saw this arrive at Ave Noctum towers, I was really excited to hear what Phil had been up to. Apparently he’d harboured… Continue Reading →

Savage Master – Myth, Magic and Steel (Shadow Kingdom)

This is the bands third full length album, a band with an image and they are a driving force in traditional metal circles. I have said before in earlier reviews, but think Bitch and Acid, then you are nearly there…. Continue Reading →

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