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Portrait – Burn The World (Metal Blade)

Portrait – Burn The World (Metal Blade)

Anyone who loves speed metal, but can’t stand the lashings of cheese usually served up by the speedier Euro brand of power metal, should love Portrait. The first album back in 2008 was a blast – a fantastic band still finding their feet. But it.. Read More
Pagan Altar – The Room Of Shadows (Temple Of Mystery)

Pagan Altar – The Room Of Shadows (Temple Of Mystery)

Having begun life in the late 70’s just as the enormity of the NWOBHM movement was unfolding, Pagan Altar were one of the few British doom bands starting out from that period. Given their interrupted lifespan, album output has been relatively sporadic with most of.. Read More
Rabid Bitch of the North - Nothing but a Bitter Taste (Hostile Media)

Rabid Bitch of the North – Nothing but a Bitter Taste (Hostile Media)

Belfast’s RBOTN live and breathe British metal of the NWOBHM era, it’s certainly evident on some of the tracks. Whilst others, especially the first two ‘The Missionary’ and ‘Chance’, have an epic metal flavour. They certainly sound ready to go into battle armed with the.. Read More
Below – Upon A Pale Horse (Metal Blade)

Below – Upon A Pale Horse (Metal Blade)

The Swedes look determined to bring the doom flame home this year. First with February’s Dautha debut demo Den Förste getting the epic doomers their first proper release on Ván. Then this, Below’s second album, destined to keep the band on a nice upward trajectory.. Read More
Tytan - Justice Served (High Roller Records)

Tytan – Justice Served (High Roller Records)

After witnessing a few live shows since their re-emergence, Tytan are more than your typical NWOBHM band. Their debut album may have come out a couple of years too late to be heralded as a major force in the original NWOBHM movement, but it is.. Read More
Mythra - Still Burning (High Roller)

Mythra – Still Burning (High Roller)

North East NWOBHM band Mythra’s comeback a couple of years ago with shows at Newcastle’s Brofest and Germany’s Keep It True festival certainly ignited a flame. With an official anthology released recently by Skol Records (others have been released without the bands blessing I might.. Read More
Night Demon - Darkness Remains (SPV)

Night Demon – Darkness Remains (SPV)

I have been a long-time supporter of this band, so with album number 2 up for grabs, it’s a no brainer for me to review this, no surprise to those who know me. This American band have toured for what seems forever over the past.. Read More
Cloven Hoof - Who Mourns For The Morning Star (High Roller)

Cloven Hoof – Who Mourns For The Morning Star (High Roller)

Cloven Hoof have worked hard over the last 12-13 years re-affirming their place as legendary having been a part of the original NWOBHM movement. All classic material is well revered, having reformed and released a couple of releases in 2006 with ‘Eye of the Sun’.. Read More
Lucifer’s Chalice - The Pact (S/R)

Lucifer’s Chalice – The Pact (S/R)

Featuring members of Uncoffined and Winds of Genocide, this band from Durham in the North East of England provide 4 sinister heavy metal tracks in line with the NWOBHM, Witchfinder General, Pagan Altar and very early Mercyful Fate. The aura around the recording is vintage.. Read More
Speed Kills - Volume VII (Music for Nations)

Speed Kills – Volume VII (Music for Nations)

It’s a welcome return for this legendary record label, in the late 80’s I used to religiously buy anything on this label (and sub-label Under One Flag) simply because the quality was pretty damn good, I mean they did have Metallica, Exodus, Agent Steel, WASP.. Read More
Quartz - Fear No Evil (High Roller)

Quartz – Fear No Evil (High Roller)

One of the things to be genuinely treasured about the NWOBHM is the number of bands that have soldiered (pun intended) on or quietly slipped out of retirement now the kids have grown up. It’s both a sobering reminder that there never was any money.. Read More
Soldier, Seven Sisters, Kaine - Hatfield The Rock Den 29/10/16

Soldier, Seven Sisters, Kaine – Hatfield The Rock Den 29/10/16

The Rock Den in Hatfield is a great venue with a fantastic sound system, but it’s been a while since I’ve attended a gig there. With Soldier announcing a break to concentrate on other activities for a while, I really made sure I made the.. Read More