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Rage - Seasons of the Black (Nuclear Blast)

Rage – Seasons of the Black (Nuclear Blast)

Sometimes writing a review isn’t as easy as you might initially think. I mean, I’m sat here trying to find expansive and interesting ways to say “if you liked their last album you’ll like this one”. I’m not being unimaginative – even the band themselves.. Read More
Damn The Machine: The Story Of Noise Records by David E Gehlke (Deliberation Press)

Damn The Machine: The Story Of Noise Records by David E Gehlke (Deliberation Press)

The year was 1988. And for the past 12 months a large portion of my purchases had been from the catalogue of just one record label: Noise International. I’d realised that I could pick up all the more mainstream metal releases from mates at school.. Read More
Iron Fire - Among The Dead (Crime Records)

Iron Fire – Among The Dead (Crime Records)

Still keeping alive the fine tradition of German Power/Heavy Metal are Iron Fire…from Denmark. Well, it’s near enough, and they are no strangers to the scene either, this being their eighth full-length studio album and first for Crime Records. The particular fine tradition of German.. Read More
Running Wild - Rapid Foray (SPV)

Running Wild – Rapid Foray (SPV)

Much of the criticism I’ve seen leveled at Running Wild’s last two albums (post the ill-advised “That’s it, I’m not doing Running Wild anymore, that’s yer lot, farewell, I’m outta here…” statement of a few years back) is that they are now basically a solo.. Read More
Rage - The Devil Strikes Again (Nuclear Blast)

Rage – The Devil Strikes Again (Nuclear Blast)

No other recording Metal band has actually tried to use the name “Rage”. Yes OK, there was a UK Hard Rock band in the early 80’s and a Pop artist too I think, but really there has only been one METAL band to use just.. Read More
Rage – My Way (Nuclear Blast)

Rage – My Way (Nuclear Blast)

This may sound like a very odd statement to some people: but I find the idea of a world without Rage difficult to imagine. But, at the same time if you told me you’d never heard a single track by them, I would also have.. Read More
Silent Force - Rising From Ashes (AFM)

Silent Force – Rising From Ashes (AFM)

I reckon Alex Beyrodt has now got all his bases covered. As guitarist for Voodoo Circle and Sinner he has Melodic Hard Rock and Traditional Heavy Metal covered respectively, straight ahead Power Metal handled with Primal Fear, so by resurrecting Silent Force it seems Melodic.. Read More
Baden Metal Compilation Vol 2 - Flight Of The Griffin (Baden Metal)

Baden Metal Compilation Vol 2 – Flight Of The Griffin (Baden Metal)

Baden Metal’ (it sez ‘ere) is a German local scene support platform that has been on the go since 2002. It released it’s first compilation – an unsigned local Metal band compilation, back in 2008 called “Rise Of The Griffin” and due to it’s success,.. Read More
Lingua Mortis Orchestra – ST (Nuclear Blast)

Lingua Mortis Orchestra – ST (Nuclear Blast)

Victor Smolski likes to push the Power Metal boundaries, he’s been doing that since he recorded his first Rage studio outing back in 2001. It’s possible Lingua Mortis Orchestra has come about because Rage founder Peavy has thought it was a step too far from.. Read More
Stratovarius – Nemesis (Ear Music)

Stratovarius – Nemesis (Ear Music)

There seems to come a time in many a long-standing Power Metal band (Helloween, Rage etc.) that you have a stab at “a slight change of direction”. This invariably is instigated by having new band members, buyer apathy or a guitarist deciding that down-tuning is.. Read More

Rage – 21 (Nuclear Blast)

Closing in now on nearly 30 years in the business, Rage’s influence has spread far and wide. Having perfected their brand of Teutonic power metal, many bands of a similar ilk and persuasion have taken their direction from the energetic and enthusiastic stylings of Mr.. Read More
New Eden – Solving for X (Pure Steel Records)

New Eden – Solving for X (Pure Steel Records)

Having a few releases behind them and once featuring James Rivera (Helstar/Malice) on vocals, New Eden return after a massive 9 year break between releases, a band originally formed in 1993 by Steel Prophet guitarist Horacio Colmenares. ‘Solving for X’ is not a complex math.. Read More