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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 →

Solitary Sabred – By Fire and Brimstone (No Remorse Records)

Appearances can be deceiving. Two bands embarking on their third album, released on the same day, on the same label with the same artists artwork, from the same part of Europe…and reviewed at the same time by yours truly –… Continue Reading →

Stallion – Slaves of Time (High Roller)

These German’s are at it again…giving listeners infectious heavy metal with a touch of speed thrown in for good measure. This is album number three and the momentum keeps going and shows no sign of slowing down. The only time… Continue Reading →

Terrifiant – Terrifiant (Gates of Hell)

This is a new band from Belgium; there is a lot of traffic around the internet about them I have seen recently. Essentially, this is an unashamed throwback metal release. To my ears more US metal and a touch of… Continue Reading →

Torpëdo – Mechanic Tyrants (Gates of Hell)

This is a re-release of this German band’s debut 2019 demo. I have this with the band picture on it, so I am not new to this material. The music is labelled as speed metal, I have more affliction to… Continue Reading →

Reaper – Unholy Nordic Noise (Iron Bonehead)

So, if there was to be a prize this year for the album title that most accurately described the music therein, it would be “Unholy Nordic Noise”. I like to think that the Swedish crew have just time-travelled in from… Continue Reading →

Bütcher – 666 Goats Carry My Chariot (Osmose)

Do we ever stop musically evolving? Yes and no, I think that there are certainly those who stagnate and cease to indulge in anything new in as much as even later albums from the bands they enjoy. Yet to counter… Continue Reading →

Midnight – Rebirth by Blasphemy (Metal Blade)

With over 30 releases and literally hundreds of songs Athenar of Midnight is finally getting some sort of recognition at last. The plug in and play dynamic of the early days has of course expanded to include a live backing… Continue Reading →

Iron Curtain – Danger Zone (Dying Victims)

This is Spanish band Iron Curtain’s fourth album, and based on the progression from Speed and NWoBHM influence through to the metal might of Priest on their last offering ‘Guilty as Charged’, I have high hopes for this. As soon… Continue Reading →

Diabolic Night – Beyond the Realm (High Roller Records)

Right off the bat, let me tell you that reading the accompanying blurb and discovering that “Diabolic Night” is essentially a one-man band had me face-palming. While there are some notable exceptions, in my experience, most of the worst, most… Continue Reading →

Vulture – Ghastly Waves & Battered Graves (Metal Blade)

In an era when metal has taken on so many forms it’s somehow comforting to think back to thrash metal as one of the genre’s purest. Who can argue with Fistful of Metal, Feel The Fire and Kill ‘Em All?… Continue Reading →

Cruella – Metal Revenge (S/R)

This US band formed in 1986, some of you may remember the name, they came at a time when power/speed metal was a real force and in ’89 they released ‘Vengeance is Mine’, nowadays an obscure underground release). Over the… Continue Reading →

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