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MethysOs Jukai cover
Submitted by thanos on Mon, 04/23/2018 - 00:32 / Reviews - Comments

MethysOs - Jukai

MethysOs (Greek word for drunkard) is a band from Cyprus, formed in 2011. They released a demo in 2012 and their debut full-length in 2016. “Jukai” is their sophomore and most efficient release in every part. The album is built around stories of the Greek, the Japanese and the Scandinavian civilizations. The album’s title “Jukai” is...
Evil Hunter cover
Submitted by eric on Sun, 04/22/2018 - 00:41 / Reviews - Comments

Evil Hunter - Evil Hunter

Once again I’ve been reeled in by an album’s wicked cybernetic artwork only to be further enchanted by the actual musicianship. This time around, the apple of my electric eye is Spain’s Evil Hunter and its 1980s evoking brand of classic hard rock meets dyed in the wool, twin-guitar heavy metal, namely household acts such as Accept, Judas Priest,...
Eliminator Last Horizon cover
Submitted by eric on Mon, 04/16/2018 - 01:26 / Reviews - Comments

Eliminator - Last Horizon

My latest compelling British find, coming on the heels of Amulet, Kaine and Dream Troll, is Lancaster/Lancashire’s Eliminator, which last month finally released an intensely polished and intricate full-length debut, “Lost Horizon”, on Digipak CD under Dissonance Productions succeeding years of diligent fine-tuning, as well as its rather lowbrow...
Thaurorod Coast of Gold cover
Submitted by eric on Sun, 04/15/2018 - 01:00 / Reviews - Comments

Thaurorod - Coast of Gold

Anyone who doubts power metal’s storied and unique atmospheric appeal would do well to check out Jokela, Finland’s Thaurorod, as the sextet’s latest, “Coast of Gold”, released in February on CD via Drakkar Entertainment, stunningly incorporates the very best elements of the genre, be they majestically sweeping guitar riffs and rapidly...
Leaves’ Eyes Sign of the Dragonhead cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 04/02/2018 - 00:39 / Reviews - Comments

Leaves’ Eyes - Sign of the Dragonhead

Well, what started as an exciting trend with Nightwish’s female vocals over Stratovarius type of melodic power metal, before they went big and pop, has really decayed into a rotten amalgamation of clichés and endless “tasteless” releases with stereotypical themes “ie vikings and what not” that smell more of business/contract...
Blackwülf Sinister Sides cover
Submitted by eric on Sun, 04/01/2018 - 01:06 / Reviews - Comments

Blackwülf - Sinister Sides

Leading the pack as the latest venture in a long line of wolfed-out metal (i.e. Wolfsbane, Wolf, Grey Wolf, Wülfhook, Wolftooth, etc.) is Oakland, California’s Blackwülf, a hard-driving and, at times, grippingly mellow stoner/doom quartet which, unlike its explicitly Black Sabbath emulating counterparts across the Bay, San Francisco’s Orchid,...
Judas Priest Firepower cover
Submitted by Admin on Sat, 03/31/2018 - 17:13 / Reviews - Comments

Judas Priest - Firepower

This is it! Judas Priest are back and they are not kidding at all! Well, to tell you the truth the fans had been longing for such an album and the “Metal Gods” offered it generously! I won’t go on and say many things about the new album. Glenn Tipton is simply a “metal hero”, since he managed to write and record “Firepower...
Burning Saviours Death cover
Submitted by eric on Wed, 03/28/2018 - 01:24 / Reviews - Comments

Burning Saviours - Death

It’d been a while since I graced my ears with Burning Saviours’ diabolically languishing brand of floaty, stretchy doom highly evocative of a fog covered and haunted English moor. Therefore, I warmly received the Örebro, Sweden based quintet’s latest and fifth full-length, “Death”, released in March on CD via Transubstans Records...
Gygax 2nd Edition cover
Submitted by eric on Mon, 03/26/2018 - 00:54 / Reviews - Comments

Gygax - 2nd Edition

I was completely flummoxed by this Ventura, California “good-time” heavy rock quintet’s moniker until a buddy jocosely pointed out it’s named after Gary Gygax, one of the original creators of the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (the dorky MA band photo readily alludes as much!).   Not only is “Gygax” a lot of fun...
Bulletboys From Out of the Skies cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 03/25/2018 - 01:52 / Reviews - Comments

Bulletboys - From Out of the Skies

Bulletboys were at best back in the day, a decent entertaining if not a bit hairy 90s band that both debuted and peaked with their eponymous album in the late 80s only to lose a major deal a couple of album and few years later and disintegrate as grunge was taking over. Once they returned, they did what a few bands of the era did and tried to get on with the times...