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The Unity – Rise (SPV)

The Unity – Rise (SPV)

It’s not the fault of the band in any way, but initially I felt a little misled by The Unity. The record/promotion company are really pushing the ‘two members of Gamma Ray’ angle, calling the band Power Metal and putting the track ‘No Hero’ out.. Read More
Hitten – Twist of Fate (High Roller)

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 in influences as far reaching.. Read More
Riot – Armor of Light (Nuclear Blast)

Riot – Armor of Light (Nuclear Blast)

Riot became heavy metal legends in their own lifetimes when they produced a string of albums in the late 70s and early 80s – a time when it wasn’t unusual for bands to produce an album of shockingly good quality every year or two. Rock.. Read More
Sacred Leather - Ultimate Force (Cruz Del Sur)

Sacred Leather – Ultimate Force (Cruz Del Sur)

It’s that time again travellers. Back to the future we go. Sacred Leather. Ultimate Force.  Tonight we’re gonna party like its 1983! Lifting the curtain of mystique for just a second this is Dustin Boltjes of Skeletonwitch’s chance to step from behind the drum stool strap.. Read More
Masters of Disguise - Alpha Omega (Limb Music)

Masters of Disguise – Alpha Omega (Limb Music)

German speed metal with class, a pretty accurate description. Masters Of Disguise previous material is top notch stuff from a genre that was always my favourite. Obviously, those who know the band will know their love of the band Savage Grace, their name, previous album.. Read More
Power Quest – Sixth Dimension (Inner Wound Recordings)

Power Quest – Sixth Dimension (Inner Wound Recordings)

I remember watching Power Quest a few years ago. I am sure they were supporting Helloween and it was at the Camden Palace, or Koko as it now is. My recollection is of cheesy jollity. To their credit, Power Quest have established themselves internationally in.. Read More
Serious Black - Magic (AFM)

Serious Black – Magic (AFM)

Three albums in as many years is a feat many established bands have long since forgone, making this something only seen in the past. Thankfully, Serious Black are bringing this trend back, matching the sheer drive of bands with ‘lesser profiles’ by pumping out high.. Read More
Grand Delusion – Supreme Machine (Minotauro Records)

Grand Delusion – Supreme Machine (Minotauro Records)

Those who can make any money, let alone a living out of reviewing are few and far between. The majority of writers are folks like your humble scribe who happen to be fans and want to spread the word of what is good, and maybe.. Read More
Damn The Machine: The Story Of Noise Records by David E Gehlke (Deliberation Press)

Damn The Machine: The Story Of Noise Records by David E Gehlke (Deliberation Press)

The year was 1988. And for the past 12 months a large portion of my purchases had been from the catalogue of just one record label: Noise International. I’d realised that I could pick up all the more mainstream metal releases from mates at school.. Read More
Iron Mask – Diabolica (AFM)

Iron Mask – Diabolica (AFM)

Iron Mask is now releasing their sixth album and have spent two years preparing it. Originally set up as a power metal side project, their impressive credentials including the fact they have played alongside Hammerfall and Europe, it looks like the project has been successful. Straightaway.. Read More
Kryptos - Burn Up The Night (AFM)

Kryptos – Burn Up The Night (AFM)

Indian heavy metal is alive and well with Kryptos’ fourth full length effort. My last outing (‘The Ark of Gemini’) proved very positive and ‘Burn Up The Night’ is a touch fresher for me. The metal references on the album artwork immediately have me thinking.. Read More
ADX - Non Serviam (S/R)

ADX – Non Serviam (S/R)

This long standing French band started with a trio of albums of really cool speed metal, they tried an English speaking album in 1990 (‘Weird Visions’), but for some reason or other didn’t match their expectations of their former offerings. Now there has been albums.. Read More