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Posts tagged "Power Metal"
Hexx - Wrath of the Reaper (High Roller)

Hexx – Wrath of the Reaper (High Roller)

Hexx made some great albums back in the day, their first two in particular ‘No Escape’ and ‘Under the Spell’ closing that chapter with ‘Quest for Sanity’. Later changing from their power metal roots, they evolved into a harsher death/thrash inspired outfit with a different.. Read More
Ensiferum - Two Paths (Metal Blade)

Ensiferum – Two Paths (Metal Blade)

It’s often said that Ensiferum need no introduction, and it’s true. If you were having a small soiree or bijou shindig one evening, you’d just know they’d arrived. The long-boat dragged onto the front lawn is an obvious clue, as are the discarded shields, swords.. Read More
Serious Black - Magic (AFM)

Serious Black – Magic (AFM)

Three albums in as many years is a feat many established bands have long since forgone, making this something only seen in the past. Thankfully, Serious Black are bringing this trend back, matching the sheer drive of bands with ‘lesser profiles’ by pumping out high.. Read More
Fireforce -Annihilate The Evil (Limb Music)

Fireforce -Annihilate The Evil (Limb Music)

With an opening track called ‘The Boys From Down Under’, it’s pretty obvious where this energetic Power Metal band hail from! Yep, Belgium. Not known for it’s Power Metal pedigree (and a fair old distance from Australia), Fireforce are certainly one of their country’s leaders.. Read More
Subterranean Masquerade – Vagabond (Vicisolum)

Subterranean Masquerade – Vagabond (Vicisolum)

Subterranean Masquerade – expect the unexpected. There’s always something unexpected on a Subterranean Masquerade album. The band’s main line-up is normal enough as you look down the list of members – there’s of course guitarist Tomer Pink (the band’s founder), notably there’s also Kjetil Nordhus.. Read More
Jack Starr's Burning Starr - Stand Your Ground (High Roller)

Jack Starr’s Burning Starr – Stand Your Ground (High Roller)

I’m all for a bit self promotion – if you think you’ve just recorded a great album then that’s a fabulous thing and you should promote this. Let the world know that your album is pretty bloody good and then wait hopefully for people to.. Read More
Crimfall - Amain (Metal Blade)

Crimfall – Amain (Metal Blade)

The epic diction and chorus give the immediate impression of mediaeval scenes and heroic deeds. This isn’t a false impression as everything about this work from Finland’s Crimfall suggests bombast and grandiosity. Crimfall use a number of tools to shape this battle-scarred epic Viking adventure... Read More
Sons Of Crom - The Black Tower (Nordvis)

Sons Of Crom – The Black Tower (Nordvis)

Sons of Crom, hailing out of Finland are a duo whose sound centres pretty much around ‘epic’ heavy metal. With one full length already behind them, “The Black Tower” marks their next recording and it’s certainly an imposing one, especially overcoming that milestone mark. So.. Read More
Orden Ogan – Gunmen (AFM)

Orden Ogan – Gunmen (AFM)

German Metallers Orden Ogan’s sixth studio album is upon us, as the band continue their rise to the upper echelons of German Power Metal. Actually to dub Orden Ogan as merely Power Metal is limiting their style and doing them a bit of disservice. The.. Read More
Iced Earth – Incorruptible (Century Media)

Iced Earth – Incorruptible (Century Media)

There are two distinctive styles of Power Metal. On one hand, you have the ‘European’ take on it, which focuses a lot on melodies in the tracks, the atmosphere of the song and it also heavily favours neo-classical elements, symphonic arrangements/accompaniments and folk like traits... Read More
White Skull - Will Of The Strong (Dragonheart Records)

White Skull – Will Of The Strong (Dragonheart Records)

Having formed in 1988, White Skull could easily be viewed as stalwarts of the Italian power metal scene. “Will Of The Strong” is their tenth release and finds the band still blasting away with vocalist Federica Sister Boni leading from the front with her husky,.. Read More
Unleash The Archers – Apex (Napalm)

Unleash The Archers – Apex (Napalm)

Still resolutely having nothing to do with peach schnapps or BBC Radio 4, Canadian Metallers Unleash The Archers unleash (obviously…) their much anticipated fourth album. Ready to pound and plunder in equal measure, the band continue to straddle Metal territory somewhere between Battle Beast and.. Read More