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Posts tagged "Iron Maiden"
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
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
Torrefy - The Infinity Complex (S/R)

Torrefy – The Infinity Complex (S/R)

Canadian thrashers, Torrefy have released their second full length and an interesting listen it is too. What we have is a clever blend of thrash and groove that is blackened up just enough to give it an edge that’s pretty darn infectious. The musicianship is.. Read More
Crystal Viper - Queen Of The Witches (AFM)

Crystal Viper – Queen Of The Witches (AFM)

When I found myself originally pointed in the direction of Crystal Viper’s debut by Russ Smith I never really looked back. Apart from the fact they look perfect as a heavy metal band (y’know, those band pictures where you can’t decide if it’s a band.. Read More
Xoth – Invasion Of The Tentacube (S/R)

Xoth – Invasion Of The Tentacube (S/R)

Read that album title again….”Invasion Of The Tentacube”. Maybe it’s due to being a grumpy 45 year old but I’m not usually a fan of ‘comedy metal’. There’s a place for humour but I don’t necessarily want it shoved in my face. I won’t lie….... Read More
Grizzlyman – S/T – Third I Rex

Grizzlyman – S/T – Third I Rex

A smoking bearded skull with fucked up teeth and tusks. The cover is Ronseal baby.  This Swedish three piece offer three songs on this EP and in the 15 minutes they have the listener is gonna get bludgeoned! The three tracks are inspired by “Shardik”.. Read More
Anaal Nathrakh – The Whole Of The Law (Metal Blade)

Anaal Nathrakh – The Whole Of The Law (Metal Blade)

If you have been following Anaal Nathrakh since their demo days and in more recent years putting yourself through the gruelling assault course of their live shows on a yearly basis you should know a few things. Firstly where their name actually derives from, how.. Read More
Sacred Steel - Heavy Metal Sacrifice (Cruz Del Sur)

Sacred Steel – Heavy Metal Sacrifice (Cruz Del Sur)

Wow, has it really been 20 years! Germany came out with some proper metal bands at a time when metal was coming back again. One of the bands that always cropped up for me was epic power metallers Sacred Steel. These war gods of metal.. Read More
Hamerex - Traitor (IX Music)

Hamerex – Traitor (IX Music)

Hamerex are a group I have covered many times, with each release the song writing improves and they tend, more often than not, to throw a few curveballs into the mix just to make it interesting. The one thing that remains the same is the.. Read More
Hobbs’ Angel Of Death – Heaven Bled (Hells Headbangers)

Hobbs’ Angel Of Death – Heaven Bled (Hells Headbangers)

1988. What were you doing then? Well I guess there’s a good chance some of you weren’t even born. Me? I was seventeen years old and obsessed with thrash metal. Far too much money was spent on vinyl (all of which I still have) and.. Read More
Serious Black - Mirrorworld (AFM)

Serious Black – Mirrorworld (AFM)

Serious Black, The ‘Allstar Power Metal’ band are back again. 18 months on from their debut effort “As Daylight Breaks” which was a respectable, melodic slice of European inspired Power Metal leaning to the more melodic side of the musical spectrum, the formidable six-piece are.. Read More
Armory - World Peace…Cosmic War (High Roller)

Armory – World Peace…Cosmic War (High Roller)

Armory are part of the recent collection of new Swedish bands and they are a self-proclaimed Speed Metal band, however I find more straight up Maiden-isms in the majority of tracks than pure speed alone. If you take ‘Cosmic War’ there’s a touch of speed.. Read More