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Posts tagged "Heavy Metal"
Vandroya - Beyond The Human Mind (Inner Wound)

Vandroya – Beyond The Human Mind (Inner Wound)

It’s taken these Brazilian Power Metallers 4 years to follow up on their impressive, energetic and entertaining debut. Despite the frantic pace of many of the songs on that debut the band themselves were clearly in no hurry – there was plenty of live-work to.. Read More
Night Demon - Darkness Remains (SPV)

Night Demon – Darkness Remains (SPV)

I have been a long-time supporter of this band, so with album number 2 up for grabs, it’s a no brainer for me to review this, no surprise to those who know me. This American band have toured for what seems forever over the past.. Read More
Cloven Hoof - Who Mourns For The Morning Star (High Roller)

Cloven Hoof – Who Mourns For The Morning Star (High Roller)

Cloven Hoof have worked hard over the last 12-13 years re-affirming their place as legendary having been a part of the original NWOBHM movement. All classic material is well revered, having reformed and released a couple of releases in 2006 with ‘Eye of the Sun’.. Read More
Devil – To The Gallows  (Soulseller Records)

Devil – To The Gallows (Soulseller Records)

Bloody hell (no pun intended folks), but has it really been four whole years since Devil released ‘Gather The Sinners’, an album that was in my top 10 of 2013 and still gets regular plays? A quick tally on my fingers confirms that is the.. Read More
Trial - Motherless (Metal Blade)

Trial – Motherless (Metal Blade)

Sweden’s Trial had a fantastic outing on their last album ‘Vessel’. For their new release for their new home on Metal Blade, the band have expanded their influences and made inroads towards experimenting with different sounds and feelings. Also a new logo and presentation, see.. Read More
Saturn - Beyond Spectra (Rise Above)

Saturn – Beyond Spectra (Rise Above)

It’s been a while since Saturn’s retro debut that aimed itself quite specifically Hard Rock/Fledgeling Metal from 1974-77. Three years to be precise, but I’m here to report that the band have widened their field just a little (71-78 perhaps…), managing to really nail that.. Read More
Damnations Day - A World Awakens (Sensory Records)

Damnations Day – A World Awakens (Sensory Records)

Led by brothers Mark and Dean Kennedy, this Australian outfit have released their second effort following on from 2013’s “Invisible, The Dead”. Since that release, they’ve had plenty of gig time including a support slot with Accept so it comes as no surprise that “A.. Read More
Holy Martyr – Darkness Shall Prevail (Dragonheart Records)

Holy Martyr – Darkness Shall Prevail (Dragonheart Records)

Another year arrives bring the arrival of another metal scene being hastily revived from the past like some tattered denim wearing corpse. With the possible exception of the 60s psychedelic doom of Jex Thoth and Blood Ceremony, I’ve yet to see any other such revival.. Read More
Lunar Shadow – Far From Light (Cruz Del Sur)

Lunar Shadow – Far From Light (Cruz Del Sur)

They were right, damn them. Cruz del Sur, in their promotional material, warned that it might take a few listens to take in Lunar Shadow, in all of their glory. I almost didn’t get past the first few bars, if I’m really honest. It was.. Read More
Dread Sovereign – For Doom The Bells Toll (Van)

Dread Sovereign – For Doom The Bells Toll (Van)

For some reason or other we appear to have missed promo duties on 1st Dread Sovereign album ‘All Hell’s Martyrs’ in 2014. This was somewhat careless considering the band comprise of A.A. Nemtheanga and Dubh Sol from Primordial along with Wizard Of Firetop Mountaineer Bones... Read More
Arduini/Balich - Dawn Of Ages (Cruz Del Sur)

Arduini/Balich – Dawn Of Ages (Cruz Del Sur)

As a forward slash between two names generally denotes, it’s collaboration time people! In the dark corner we have one of the founding guitarists of Progressive Metal pioneers Fates Warning (he was on the first two albums with the high-and-higher style singer) and in the.. Read More
Sanctuary – Inception (Century Media)

Sanctuary – Inception (Century Media)

Not a new album – quite the opposite! This is actually how it all started, this is how the band sounded before they were signed, before Dave Mustaine’s mentor-ship, before…to put it into a musical time context, these tracks were actually recorded before fellow Seattlers.. Read More