Post Tagged with: "CDs"

Blaze Bayley The Redemption of William Black cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 03/19/2018 - 01:50 / Reviews - Comments

Blaze Bayley - The Redemption of William Black (Infinite Entanglement Part III)

These facsimile sci-fi epics parts of the grand saga, that the former Iron Maiden frontman has conceived, seem to be arriving every year, almost at an alarming rate with concern to their quality. It’s a given that the production quality cannot these days hold a candle to the Maiden or even the first couple of solos, and the covers are increasingly dodgier...
Irön Fist Catharsis cover
Submitted by eric on Sun, 03/18/2018 - 01:28 / Reviews - Comments

Irön Fist - Catharsis

Pray-tell, are y’all familiar with the latest exclusive member of the elite “Iron” prefixed club? If not, give a warm, Hell burnt welcome to Lecce/Apulia, Italy’s Irön Fist, which, following a couple of 2014 demos, has rounded the wintry bend with a bloody pitchfork as well as independent full-length debut, “Catharsis”,...
Lione - Conti cover
Submitted by newseditor on Sat, 03/17/2018 - 01:44 / Reviews - Comments

Lione - Conti - Lione - Conti

Those guys at Frontiers Records seem to have a fun time, playing fantasy league football, only with musicians. They sort of couple vocalists that they work or can “get ahold of” and flesh out these projects with some “standard” contributors and instrumentalists they have on hand. Sometimes they come up with really praise-worthy material,...
Animal Drive - Bite!
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 03/16/2018 - 01:30 / Reviews - Comments

Animal Drive - Bite!

TSO are both a proving ground and a bit of a cancer for rock and metal. Basically a moneymaking “Christmas” show, with tracks that either belong to the band that’s behind it (Savatage) or are in the public domain, so no $ have to be paid and they’re well known. No matter what, they’ve given a number of struggling good musicians, a sure...
Merlin The Wizard cover
Submitted by eric on Thu, 03/15/2018 - 01:44 / Reviews - Comments

Merlin - The Wizard

Not be confused with the defunct Bend, Oregon band by the same name (or cute marine animal for that matter), Kansas City, Missouri’s Merlin has been casting its fuzzed out and doomy spells since 2012 but only recently graced this site’s hallowed archives following four full-length albums, as well as a handful of singles and other sundries, including an...
Armored Dawn Barbarians in Black cover
Submitted by eric on Mon, 03/12/2018 - 01:43 / Reviews - Comments

Armored Dawn - Barbarians in Black

While I’ve long considered Viking inspired power metal a relative hit-or-miss affair, rest assured São Paulo’s Armored Dawn has truly hit Thor’s hammer on the nail with its sophomore full-length, “Barbarians in Black”, released via AMF Records and comprised of ten rampant and raw, stiff-upper lipped face smashers averaging an oh...
The Outfit cover
Submitted by thanos on Sun, 03/11/2018 - 02:03 / Reviews - Comments

The Outfit - The Outfit

The Outfit is a new rocking band from Chicago that was formed in 2016. Only two years later, they present their self-titled debut album. The band consists of brothers Mark and Matt Nawara on drums & guitar respectively, Mike Gorman on bass, and Andy Mitchell on guitar & vocals.   The band’s music is rockin’ and straightforward and has...
Visigoth Conqueror’s Oath cover
Submitted by eric on Fri, 03/09/2018 - 01:27 / Reviews - Comments

Visigoth - Conqueror’s Oath

Hailing from, of all places, Salt Lake City, Utah, is Visigoth, a stunning traditional/power dual guitar quintet which, having already raised the bar with its comprehensively rocking and richly phrased 2015 full-length debut, “The Revenant King”, has proceeded to further establish itself as a kingly genre purveyor with an as-consummate sophomore,...
King Witch Under the Mountain cover
Submitted by eric on Wed, 03/07/2018 - 01:48 / Reviews - Comments

King Witch - Under the Mountain

Further supplementing my knack for “witch” suffixed metal – a Twisted P. coinage! – is Edinburgh, Scotland’s King Witch, a heavily swinging female fronted occult doom metal outfit which, unlike its molasses thick brethren (i.e.Windhand, Haunted and Deathbell) or distinctively rock-ish underlings (think Death Penalty, Psychedelic...
Sacred Leather Ultimate Force cover
Submitted by eric on Sun, 03/04/2018 - 01:45 / Reviews - Comments

Sacred Leather - Ultimate Force

In spite of what I implied on the Forum/Reviews Discussion thread, Indianapolis’ Sacred Leather isn’t that bad – that is, if mid-tempo Judas Priest meets Ivory Tiger (welcome to the safari!) inspired chutzpah is what you’re in for. Signed with the irreproachable Cruz del Sur Music record label, the Hoosier trad metal twin-guitar quintet...