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Posts tagged "Power Metal"
Trial - Motherless (Metal Blade)

Trial – Motherless (Metal Blade)

Sweden’s Trial had a fantastic outing on their last album ‘Vessel’. For their new release for their new home on Metal Blade, the band have expanded their influences and made inroads towards experimenting with different sounds and feelings. Also a new logo and presentation, see.. Read More
Bloodbound - War Of Dragons (AFM)

Bloodbound – War Of Dragons (AFM)

I’m familiar with Bloodbound already, but this time the album title piqued my interest even further. Regular readers will know I’m partial to a bit of dragon imagery within the realms of Power Metal. Yes, dragons can be a bit of a bind at a.. Read More
Firewind - Immortals (Century Media)

Firewind – Immortals (Century Media)

It has been five years since the last full length from Firewind, the band headed up by guitar extraordinaire Gus G. During those years Gus G has been busy on other projects including the release of two solo albums and continuing to deploy his considerable.. Read More
Grave Digger - Healed By Metal (Napalm)

Grave Digger – Healed By Metal (Napalm)

Germany’s Grave Digger need no introduction, they consistently provide quality heavy and power metal albums, although many rejoice in the early period, as I have said before, there’s no need to re-write history, although a few may have been surprised by the album that featured.. Read More
Craving – By the Storm (Apostasy Records)

Craving – By the Storm (Apostasy Records)

I first heard Craving from Germany earlier this year on Sex to 9 with Maria on TotalRock and promptly got At Dawn their 2013 album. Craving mix up Power metal, Folk Metal and Melodic Death/ Black Metal to create a mutated metal hybrid that sounds.. Read More
Hammer King - King Is Rising (Cruz Del Sur)

Hammer King – King Is Rising (Cruz Del Sur)

The Franco-Teutonic hammer wielder’s are back again. After establishing their realm with ‘Kingdom Of the Hammer King’, the highly acclaimed power metal four piece are this time bringing musical tales of how their king has come to rule. With more of what you would expect.. Read More
Civil War - The Last Full Measure (Napalm Records)

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 way straight away, because there.. Read More
Hammerfall - Built To Last (Napalm)

Hammerfall – Built To Last (Napalm)

As summer ends and winter looms on the horizon, the clichéd view to take is that the later months of the year are ripe for the Northern European stongholds of music to flex their worth, given how in places, it’s always winter, frostbitten, grim and.. Read More
Eden's Curse – Cardinal (AFM)

Eden’s Curse – Cardinal (AFM)

Cards on the table – I’ve never really been a particular fan of Eden’s Curse. There’s just so many albums to hear every year that I was of the opinion I’d investigated their first two but the just weren’t my thing – a little too.. 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
Sonata Arctica - The Ninth Hour (Nuclear Blast)

Sonata Arctica – The Ninth Hour (Nuclear Blast)

We all know this bunch. Sonata Arctica are one of the big names in the Euro-Power metal scene, known for their bright nature, their technical chops, dramatic atmospheric ambience and most of all, the expressive and dynamic vocal delivery with carefully crafted lyrics which often.. Read More
Epica - The Holographic Principle (Nuclear Blast)

Epica – The Holographic Principle (Nuclear Blast)

A new Epica album is an event. The band put in so much time, thought and effort to write and record it that I feel a comparable amount of time, thought and effort needs to go into reviewing it. So therefor reviewing a new Epica.. Read More