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Ravensire – A Stone Engraved In Red (Cruz Del Sur Music)

Portuguese Epic/Heavy Metal band Ravensire, are back with their third call-to-arms and a continued flag-flying of the Metal standard, planting it firmly where they please with their now expected drive and conviction. Don’t expect keyboards, symphonic bursts, operatic vocals…or for… Continue Reading →

Amulet – The Inevitable War (Dissonance)

London’s Amulet return with a new line up and more notable a new singer for their second album release. I caught the new line up nearly a year ago at ‘Frost & Fire London’, this is the first time I… Continue Reading →

Texas Metal Outlaws – S/T (Heaven & Hell)

This is a Texan super group, I first I thought this was the Texas Metal Legions destined to play Keep It True next year, but it’s not, although some of the same musicians feature. Primarily, it’s a project put together… Continue Reading →

Brothers Of Metal – Prophecy Of Ragnarok (AFM)

So AFM sign a Swedish Power/Heavy Metal band. No big news there. AFM sign a Swedish Power/Heavy Metal band with 8 members – well that’s a bit more out of the ordinary…3 guitarists and 3 vocalists (with a bassist and… Continue Reading →

Saboter – Architects Of Evil (No Remorse)

On the surface Saboter seem happy to offer themselves up as a no nonsense, heavy as you like Metal band. It’s a shrewd move in some ways, let people discover you for themselves and hear what they hear in their… Continue Reading →

Nanowar Of Steel – Stairway To Valhalla (S/R)

Comedy and parody in music is a thorny subject. For every Chicken Song there is a Doctorin the Tardis. Hell, let’s face it the Chicken song was only funny when we were kids. (apologies to anyone under 35 who hasn’t… Continue Reading →

Archemoron – Year of the Harvester (Southern Prayer)

Archemoron issued forth a cracking album in 2015 with Sulphur and Fire – both nuanced and powerful, like all the best Greek black metal. It turned a few heads and, even though I’d argue that it should have received more… Continue Reading →

BattleroaR – Codex Epicus (Cruz Del Sur)

BattleroaR (still persisting with the capital R at the end of their name so lets humour them and not spoil things eh?) don’t do anything by half. It amazes me that it’s taken them until their fifth album to get… Continue Reading →

Age Of Taurus – The Colony Slain (Rise Above Records)

Bizarre as it sounds, but it has been an all too long five years since the rather excellent debut by Age Of Taurus, namely the doom laden majesty that was ‘Desperate Souls of Tortured Times’, a fact that surprised me… Continue Reading →

Ross The Boss – By Blood Sworn (AFM Records)

Following a successful jaunt around the globe playing Manowar material, RTB (the band) come back with the third studio album. Obviously you are going to look for similarities, they are present in abundance, but managing to possess such a talented… Continue Reading →

Visigoth – Conqueror’s Oath (Metal Blade)

I’ll clear one thing up straight away, Visigoth aren’t Goth in any way. I was once misled in a similar way by Belgian Metallers Ostrogoth, who also aren’t Goth-like…but they do have a little in common with Visigoth ironically. Not… Continue Reading →

Anvil – Pounding the Pavement (SPV)

It takes me about a minute to realise that Anvil’s first track Bitch in the Box isn’t about matricide or anything so eeeeeevil and metal. How things have changed. When I first picked up an Anvil record, Forged in Fire,… Continue Reading →

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