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Burning Witches – Dance with the Devil (Nuclear Blast)

It’s back to school for this quintet from Brugg Switzerland. The old school this is. Classic speed metal mixes with some classic hard rock sounds to create a flashback to the days when denim, leather and hi tops were the… Continue Reading →

Demons & Wizards – III (Century Media)

I suppose a couple of preconceptions can easily be attached to this long-awaited album from Demons & Wizards. It’s called “III”…it’s their third album – an obvious one. It’s a project by Jon Schaffer and Hansi Kürsch so it will… Continue Reading →

Steel Prophet – The God Machine (Rock Of Angels)

If you are a Steel Prophet fan that yearned for the day when they would sound just a little more like Mystic Prophecy then guess what you lucky, lucky person you, cos it’s your lucky day! In a real hands-across-the-ocean… Continue Reading →

Septagon – Apocalyptic Rhymes (Cruz Del Sur)

Last time out, Septagon didn’t quite live up to the hype and promise which the promotional material supplied with their album ‘Deadhead Syndicate’. Whilst it did bring some of the more technical and harder hitting aspects of the 80’s thrash… Continue Reading →

Witherfall – A Prelude To Sorrow (Century Media)

The sophomore album by the American melodic metal band Witherfall is a farewell to their former drummer Adam Paul Sagan, who died of lymphoma in 2016. Comprising of song writing duo Jake Dreyer (guitar) and Joseph Michael (vocals, keyboards) with… Continue Reading →

Road Warrior – Power (Gates of Hell)

My first experience of this Australian band was their two track demo tape ‘Ignition’, this jumped out of the review list so I went for it. As expected, they’ve stuck to their traditional metal influences and laid them bare. For… Continue Reading →

Ignitor – Haunted By Rock & Roll (EMP)

Ignitor have been around for a while; it’s a couple of albums since I really listened to them, and so it’s kind of a fresh pair of ears for this one. “True” heavy metal from Texas, however “true” this maybe,… Continue Reading →

Witherfall – Nocturnes and Requiems (Century Media)

Witherfall are a relatively new American Metal band but with a fine pedigree. They were conceived by guitarist Jake Dreyer (Iced Earth etc), Vocalist Joseph Michael (Midnight Reign, Omery Rising, ex-White Wizzard, ex-Peppermint Creeps) and drummer Adam Sagan (ex-Circle II… Continue Reading →

Iced Earth – Incorruptible (Century Media)

There are two distinctive styles of Power Metal. On one hand, you have the ‘European’ take on it, which focuses a lot on melodies in the tracks, the atmosphere of the song and it also heavily favours neo-classical elements, symphonic… Continue Reading →

Mahakala – The Second Fall (Supreme Music Creations)

Another review, and another band I’ve yet to encounter; sometimes that can be a good thing, other times a bad one. I’m glad to say on this occasion my first listen to Mahakala falls firmly into the former, with ‘The… Continue Reading →

Temptation’s Wings – Skulthor Ebonblade (S/R)

Accompanied as it was by one of the politest written requests for review it’s ever been my joy to receive, North Carolina’s own Temptation’s Wings are a band I’d never heard of but are one that immediately intrigued me, the… Continue Reading →

Unearthed Elf – Into the Catacomb Abyss (S/R)

Look, I’m going to level with you fine folks: when I opted to receive this from Thee Ed, I wasn’t entirely sure what level of ridiculous this was going to be. I was told that this was a fantasy-themed one-man-band… Continue Reading →

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