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Helion Prime - Terror Of The Cybernetic Space Monster (AFM)

Helion Prime – Terror Of The Cybernetic Space Monster (AFM)

Californian Power Metallers Helion Prime make a welcome return with their 2nd album, and the immediate difference that anyone familiar with Helion Prime’s debut will note is that the new vocalist is sporting a beard! Unremarkable you might think, but it would have been a.. Read More
Halcyon Way - Bloody But Unbowed (Agonia)

Halcyon Way – Bloody But Unbowed (Agonia)

American Metal band Halcyon Way have been defying categorization and side-stepping musical labels for over 10 years now and this 4th full-length offering continues to challenge critic’s carefully laid out boundaries. If Metal genres were neat wooden fences, Halcyon Way are walking round the place.. Read More
BattleroaR - Codex Epicus (Cruz Del Sur)

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 the word Epic into one.. Read More
Tad Morose - Chapter X (GMR Music)

Tad Morose – Chapter X (GMR Music)

Tad Morose weren’t in any rush to do a new album, they have their own recording studio (well, the singer does), they love playing live and can record when the mood takes – not a bad way to be! They can hone their ideas, tweak.. Read More
Stormzone – Lucifer’s Factory (Metal Nation records)

Stormzone – Lucifer’s Factory (Metal Nation records)

Belfast’s Stormzone are damn good at what they do, each release is strong, this one, is no different. They always deliver their melodic and harmonised sound with some strong song arrangements. If you take ‘Cushy Glen’ for example, which is augmented by its Celtic/folky guitar.. Read More
QFT – Live In Space (Despotz)

QFT – Live In Space (Despotz)

If you are a fan of Therion chances are you have seen Linnéa Vikström belting out her vocal talents on stage, along with her dad Thomas. If so you have no doubt been impressed with her performance as she certainly holds her own amidst so.. Read More
Riot – Armor of Light (Nuclear Blast)

Riot – Armor of Light (Nuclear Blast)

Riot became heavy metal legends in their own lifetimes when they produced a string of albums in the late 70s and early 80s – a time when it wasn’t unusual for bands to produce an album of shockingly good quality every year or two. Rock.. Read More
Estate – Mirrorland (Mighty Music)

Estate – Mirrorland (Mighty Music)

Russian Symphonic Melodic Metal band Estate have had a bit of a re-assess in the past 4 years. “Fantasia” was a more than credible Symphonic/Melodic/Power Metal debut, relying as it did on good tunes and memorable melodies, but possibly lacking that final kick, that slap.. Read More
Asphodelia – Welcome Apocalypse (Mighty Music)

Asphodelia – Welcome Apocalypse (Mighty Music)

This work of dark symphonic metal is Italian band Asphodelia’s first full album release. This surprised me as I heard the opening title track. Confident and powerful to the core, the build up is both symphonic and epic. There’s a power metal reverb, and a.. Read More
Kalmah – Palo (Spinefarm)

Kalmah – Palo (Spinefarm)

Blood Ran Cold’ opens up the album ‘Palo’ with a majestic and almost poetic like power base, on which intricate and technical musicianship is portrayed with exacting precision. Pekka Kokko then kicks in with growling vocals which are powerful and bruising, yet sit harmoniously alongside.. Read More
Borealis - The Offering (AFM)

Borealis – The Offering (AFM)

In 2015 Canadian Dark Power Metallers Borealis released “Purgatory”, an album that elevated the band onto a new higher level, booking their place as one of the top bands in their genre and (to a much less worldly important level) was one of my top.. Read More
Ignitor – Haunted By Rock & Roll (EMP)

Ignitor – Haunted By Rock & Roll (EMP)

Ignitor have been around for a while; it’s a couple of albums since I really listened to them, and so it’s kind of a fresh pair of ears for this one. “True” heavy metal from Texas, however “true” this maybe, executive producer and label owner/founder.. Read More