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Onslaught – Generation Antichrist (AFM)

I think we often times neglect genres which we enjoy, which is strange. For example I love a bit of Thrash but I never tend to binge it, nor have I ever considered myself a massive fan despite the fact… Continue Reading →

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 →

Serious Black – Suite 226 (AFM)

Last time out, Serious Black’s ‘Magic’ was a solid and consistent offering which offered some progression on the band’s style and approach to making music but it didn’t really break any new ground in terms of stand out musical moments…. Continue Reading →

A Life Divided – Echoes (AFM)

OK peeps if you like 80’s movies, Stranger Things, keytars, wind machines, Giorgio Moroder and neon then stick around. If things have to be straight up metal with devils and doom all the time you may want to keep on… Continue Reading →

Pyogenesis – A Silent Soul Screams Loud (AFM)

Avant-Garde and German Metal trailblazers Pyogenesis return once more with stories inspired by the 19th century, finally bringing a curtain on the century which changed the world in so many ways. The journey initially began in 2015 with “A Century… Continue Reading →

Brothers Of Metal – Emblas Saga (AFM)

This Swedish 8 piece (yes, eight piece!) Epic Melodic Power Metal band do not hang about! Eager to capitalize on their debut released via AFM just a year ago, this band of Metal brothers (with one sister) are ready once… Continue Reading →

Magic Kingdom – MetAlmighty (AFM)

I was pleasantly surprised by 2015’s “Savage Requiem”, an album where Magic Kingdom nicely moved themselves up a division in the Symphonic Power Metal rankings, mixing some good song-writing with a fine production and great musicianship – everything came together… Continue Reading →

Elvenking – Reader Of The Runes – Divinator (AFM)

It has always surprised me that there aren’t more Folk Power Metal bands – the two styles seem to fit together so well. I guess you could argue that many Power Metal bands over the years have had elements of… Continue Reading →

Kryptos – Afterburner (AFM)

Indian band Kryptos are really no stranger to these pages, this is their latest offering and man does it work out really well! Their art of powerful heavy metal, bounded with a true magical sense of melody, well, this is… Continue Reading →

Danko Jones – A Rock Supreme (AFM)

Sometimes you just need straight up rock and roll. The simplicity of a cranked up amp, overdrive crackling to crisp distortion, a clear and sometimes fuzzy bass, straight forward drums with plenty of hi-hat and cowbell, it’s the tried and… Continue Reading →

Bloodbound – Rise Of The Dragon Empire (AFM)

It’s simple really. Do you like Melodic Power Metal? Do you like that Melodic Power Metal to have bombastic Symphonic arrangements? And big, memorable choruses? Do you…like Dragons…? Do you? Do you really? Then you will love Bloodbound! Previous album… Continue Reading →

Rhapsody Of Fire – The Eighth Mountain (AFM)

So the Italian cinematic power metal maestros are back with their 11th album, some three years after the awesome “Into The Legend” release. I am discounting the “Legendary Years” album as a full length because it is a re-recorded compilation,… Continue Reading →

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