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Civil War – The Last Full Measure (Napalm Records)

It’s the third album from Sabaton refugees Civil War (What? At least I didn’t call them “Sabaton 2.0”, “Sabaton Lite” or “Diet Sabaton” as I’ve seen them referred to by other, harsher reviewers!). So let’s get that out of the… Continue Reading →

Master Massive – The Pendulum (A Metal Opera) (Vicisolum)

Master Massive are a very enigmatic band. There isn’t much information floating about on the internet about them and the press sent with this release was less than helpful. After some digging, I managed to discover that the foundations for… Continue Reading →

Silent Call – Truth’s Redemption (Dust On The Tracks)

I’m torn. Torn between championing the cause of a massively underrated and under-exposed Metal band, and the pride I feel when chatting about Progressive Metal to like minded people and playing them Silent Call – who invariably they have never… Continue Reading →

Nightmare – The Aftermath (AFM)

  France’s Nightmare are no strangers to the Metal scene. In the early 80’s they released two commendable albums on Ebony in a NWOBHM (or WOFHM if you prefer…) style as good as anything else on the Yorkshire-based label at… Continue Reading →

Vanden Plas – Chronicles of the Immortals – Netherworld – Path 1 (Frontiers)

Though Vanden Plas have quite amazingly had the same line-up since they formed way back in 1986, they only really came to my (and many other’s) attention with their second album “The God Thing” in 1997. They were part of… Continue Reading →

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