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Skyryder – Vol 2 (High Roller)

The UK has a great amount of talent in the traditional metal field; we may all have heralded the achievements of the likes of Toledo Steel, Seven Sisters, Amulet, Dark Forest and many others. Skyryder are local (to me!) lads… Continue Reading →

Deadrisen – S/T (AFM)

Here we have the debut from a new Metal band formed by Rivera/Bomma guitarist virtuoso Rod Rivera and technically minded bassist Mike LePond (Symphony X, Ross The Boss, Them, Midnight Eternal etc. etc.). There’s some serious musical talent within those… 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 →

Serious Black – Suite 226 (AFM)

Last time out, Serious Black’s ‘Magic’ was a solid and consistent offering which offered some progression on the band’s style and approach to making music but it didn’t really break any new ground in terms of stand out musical moments…. Continue Reading →

Brothers Of Metal – Emblas Saga (AFM)

This Swedish 8 piece (yes, eight piece!) Epic Melodic Power Metal band do not hang about! Eager to capitalize on their debut released via AFM just a year ago, this band of Metal brothers (with one sister) are ready once… Continue Reading →

Rage – Wings Of Rage (Steamhammer/SPV)

Veteran German Power Metal band Rage (because I reckon even Rage main-man Peavy will be OK with the ‘veteran’ term after 37 years in the business delivering 23 studio albums, not to mention all the EPs and live stuff) return… Continue Reading →

Decem Maleficivm – The End of Satan (LADLO Productions)

From such a faraway place as Chile come Decem Maleficivm proclaiming The End of Satan. And there I was thinking that that guy would be around forever, because of cosmic balance and all that. Decem Maleficivm themselves, in any case,… Continue Reading →

Crystal Viper – Tales Of Fire And Ice (AFM Records)

Scarcely a month since the Moon Chamber album came, we now get this, the latest from Marta Gabriel’s main long running and for me much admired band. Two years on from their pretty full throttle straight heavy metal album Queen… Continue Reading →

KingCrown – A Perfect World (Rock Of Angels Records)

KingCrown (as they seem to favour their name being written rather than Kingcrown or King Crown) are a French Heavy/Power Metal band with plenty of experience, talent and maturity in their ranks. They released an album as Öblivïon a couple… Continue Reading →

Magic Kingdom – MetAlmighty (AFM)

I was pleasantly surprised by 2015’s “Savage Requiem”, an album where Magic Kingdom nicely moved themselves up a division in the Symphonic Power Metal rankings, mixing some good song-writing with a fine production and great musicianship – everything came together… Continue Reading →

Terminus – A Single Point of Light (Cruz del Sur)

Driving power metal accompanied by a story line, was my initial reaction when trying to capture this self-proclaimed epic metal work. There is a concept here, which relates to the story of a person whose consciousness is digitally preserved after… Continue Reading →

Blind Guardian Twilight Orchestra – Legacy Of The Dark Lands (Nuclear Blast)

Let’s face it – it had to happen! I’m just amazed it took so long. From the moment I heard the orchestral version of ‘Theatre Of Pain’ as a bonus track on Blind Guardian’s fantastic “Somewhere Far Beyond” album way… Continue Reading →

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