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Blitzkrieg Judge Not! cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 07/21/2018 - 23:15 / Reviews - Comments

Blitzkrieg - Judge Not!

NWOBHM legends Blitzkrieg, a band that famously Metallica covered and were inspired by, are by all accounts not the most prolific of bands in terms of output, especially since the recent re-emergence of Satan, another NWOBHM band that frontman Brian Ross also fronts that seemed to push Blitzkrieg to the backburner of things. With only 3 original albums and a re-...
Monument Hellhound cover
Submitted by eric on Sun, 07/15/2018 - 23:29 / Reviews - Comments

Monument - Hellhound

  “Excitement fills the air Tonight we cause a riot! On iron horses Watch us ride like knights of old No weekend warriors in our midst We cause a riot! Our engines hold up All that cannot be controlled”...   Namely, Monument’s classy, uplifting vibes and superior grasp of proper Iron Maiden emulation and reverence, ranging from...
Witchtower / Blackslash A Tribute to Randy
Submitted by eric on Sat, 07/14/2018 - 23:18 / Reviews - Comments

Witchtower / Blackslash - A Tribute to Randy

What a boon! The primary bands responsible for ceremoniously rocking my brain pan this summer – one, with its fantastic third full-length released in May, the other, thanks to a devastatingly festive and engaging 2014 titular debut – boast of a highly novel and collaborative split CD released in April under Iron Shield Records, Blackslash’s choice...
Seven Sisters The Cauldron and the Cross cover
Submitted by ellen on Sun, 07/08/2018 - 23:58 / Reviews - Comments

Seven Sisters - The Cauldron and the Cross

“The Cauldron and the Cross” is Seven Sisters’ second full length album, released this year. Deeply reminiscent of Iron Maiden, it is dripping with old school rock/metal riffs and heavy metal bass. They cleverly master and interchange between a variety of paces and styles. They produce slow and mystical songs that draw you in but then flow into...
City Of The Weak Pulling Teeth cover
Submitted by mark on Sun, 06/24/2018 - 23:26 / Reviews - Comments

City Of The Weak - Pulling Teeth

Minneapolis based rock group City Of The Weak has put out 2 very well received EP’s and 3 singles. With this early success, they’ve had, the next question is naturally “when will you make your first full length album?”. Well that question has been answered and put to bed. On June 22 City of the Weak released their first full length ten track...
Ghost Prequelle
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:02 / Reviews - Comments

Ghost - Prequelle

Funnily enough I had a listen to this album when the whole existence of it and its title was under NDA. See, I happened to know someone who had it, but hadn’t signed an NDA, so I could have easily pissed on the band’s and company’s cornflakes and be fine and face no issues. At any rate. I’ve never bothered too much with Ghost, finding them...
Freedom Hawk Beast Remains cover
Submitted by eric on Sun, 06/10/2018 - 00:35 / Reviews - Comments

Freedom Hawk - Beast Remains

Liberally soaring out of the Old Dominion is Freedom Hawk with its latest, fifth full-length release (under Ripple Music), “Beast Remains”, an ineluctably hard-driving and gripping stoner metal offering comprised of eight loosely rocking yet laser precise tracks spanning close to forty minutes and joyfully bringing to mind a pumped-up and catchy cross...
Kamelot The Shadow Theory cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 06/03/2018 - 00:00 / Reviews - Comments

Kamelot - The Shadow Theory

Modern metal has become a very standardized and business-like affair, with predictably business like choices and cycles and goals, but hardly any-spark or wish to upset well established “businesses”. In that spirit, Kamelot continue, bringing forth their 12th album, despite losing their longtime drummer, Casey Grillo, who is substituted with Firewind...
God Is An Astronaut Epitaph cover
Submitted by ellen on Tue, 05/29/2018 - 00:01 / Reviews - Comments

God Is An Astronaut - Epitaph

This new album by God Is An Astronaut is a beautiful and moving piece of instrumental post-rock. They effortlessly flow between light mystical tones, to trancy electronic, and hard rock. They cleverly use vocals in a way it melts into the instrumental tones, flows effortlessly and becomes one with the music. They created a mixture of slower, lighter songs, as well...
INK. Heaven EP cover
Submitted by gemma on Sun, 05/27/2018 - 23:25 / Reviews - Comments

INK. - Heaven

INK. is a band that counters the spirit of the very best of 80s best goth, post-punk & pop attitude with an unapologetic and relentless attitude full of big catchy sing along choruses and lyrical hooks.   Lead vocalist Todd Dorigo’s elegant style is reminiscent of Marc Bolan, Nick Cave with a good measured portion in of David Bowie thrown in. Also...