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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
Battle Beast – Bringer Of Pain (Nuclear Blast)

Battle Beast – Bringer Of Pain (Nuclear Blast)

Possibly one of the most happening bands in Europe at the moment, Finnish metal horde Battle Beast continue their campaign for world domination in the melodic metal market by unveiling their fourth album some two years after the excellent “Unholy Saviour”. With copious touring escapades.. Read More
Screamer - Hell Machine (High Roller)

Screamer – Hell Machine (High Roller)

This is Swedish Screamer’s third full album, their last effort ‘Phoenix’ was pretty damn fine, so this one has a fair bit to stand up against. Thankfully, it’s all positive. Screamer continue in their quest mixing classic metal and including some NWOBHM era riffs here.. Read More
Kreator - Gods Of Violence (Nuclear Blast)

Kreator – Gods Of Violence (Nuclear Blast)

For their fourteenth album Kreator are back with a couple extra features they haven’t really bothered with before, namely four tracks with orchestral accompaniments arranged by Fleshgod Apocalypse, collaborating with German pop artist Dagobert along with harps and bagpipes on other tracks. What’s also clearly.. 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
Grave Digger - Healed By Metal (Napalm)

Grave Digger – Healed By Metal (Napalm)

Germany’s Grave Digger need no introduction, they consistently provide quality heavy and power metal albums, although many rejoice in the early period, as I have said before, there’s no need to re-write history, although a few may have been surprised by the album that featured.. Read More
October 31 - Metal Massacre 31 (Hells Headbangers)

October 31 – Metal Massacre 31 (Hells Headbangers)

This latest offering from classic heavy metal fanatics October 31 is a slightly different affair to normal. Rather than being a new studio album with their own songs, the group have decided to pay tribute to the legendary heavy metal compilations known as Metal Massacre... Read More