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Hell cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 10/03/2017 - 23:25 / Reviews - Comments

Hell - Hell

Not to be confused with the British resurrected NWOBHM heroes, this Oregon one man band (sometimes aided by a drummer) is the brainchild of one M.S.W. (no real name given) of Salem, Oregon. Think particularly lo-fi sludgy drone-doom, with abysmal primal screams that peak over monotonous and heavy as fuck riffing as vocals. It’s almost as extreme as you can go...
Nuisance Of Majority Savage Ritual cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 10/02/2017 - 23:52 / Reviews - Comments

Nuisance Of Majority - Savage Ritual

This German quarter from Kiel, seems to be edgy and provocative, have been around for more than a decade and have almost released half a dozen of albums. They describe themselves as Hardcore, stoner, punk and doom, but I’d be most inclined to taxonomize them as ultra verbed deathcore, which at times flirts with the sound that Volbeat have popularized. I guess...
Eagleheart Reverse cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 10/01/2017 - 23:50 / Reviews - Comments

Eagleheart - Reverse

With a name such as Eagleheart, one would expect a rather cheery/corny Europower band, but these Czechs on their third release are actually more Kamelot & Symphony X influenced than anything else.   Edgy power metal with lots of orchestrations and dynamics, bogged down by a plastic and over-compressed, flattened production that allows little separation...
Shawn James On the Shoulders of Giants cover
Submitted by thanos on Sun, 10/01/2017 - 00:38 / Reviews - Comments

Shawn James - On the Shoulders of Giants

Shawn James is a Chicago based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist that has a thing for blues music in general. Of course, Shawn’s blues are embellished with folk, rock, soul and country touches. Shawn releases albums both as a solo artist and with his band The Shapeshifters.   “On the Shoulders of Giants” was recorded live at...
Secret Sphere The Nature of Time cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 09/29/2017 - 23:50 / Reviews - Comments

Secret Sphere - The Nature of Time

Secret Sphere are a bit hapless. They’ve released numerous albums, 8 to be exact, plus a re-recording and a live album, been in some of the most prestigious labels and still their name isn’t among the ones you’d think of immediately when it comes to melodic metal with prog tendencies.   Michelle Luppi (who doubles as keyboard player and...
Lonewolf Raised on Metal cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Thu, 09/28/2017 - 23:47 / Reviews - Comments

Lonewolf - Raised on Metal

Lonewolf have been going on since the early 90s even though it took them nearly a decade to properly debut in the early 00s. These unrelenting and unrepenting Alpian metallians are back with their ninth album so far and despite only Jens Borner being the sole remaining member since their beginning, they seem to have managed to persevere through the ups and downs...
FireForce Annihilate the Evil
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 09/26/2017 - 23:43 / Reviews - Comments

FireForce - Annihilate the Evil

FireForce is a quintet from Belgium that’s got a couple of Double Diamond ex members. They’ve been together since 2008 and this is their third release. Their style is a pure heavy/power metal hybrid (without extra orchestrations) that does subscribe to the Sabaton & Civil War school, with singer Flype greatly reminiscent of Nils Patrik Johansson,...
Daniel Trigger Time of the Titans cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 09/25/2017 - 23:35 / Reviews - Comments

Daniel Trigger - Time of the Titans

Daniel Trigger is a British musician, who has been performing in bands since his youth. He had some trouble with his vocal chords that made him lose his voice and had to undergo surgery and re-learn how to sing – “properly” this time and seems to be doing all this on his lonesome, handling all aspects of production and performance and actually...
Tower Of Babel Lake of Fire cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 09/24/2017 - 23:41 / Reviews - Comments

Tower Of Babel - Lake of Fire

Tower Of Babel is a new project that consists of vocalist Csaba Zvekan (Exorcism, Metal  Machine, Raven Lord), guitarist Joe Stump (Holyhell, Reign Of Terror, Raven Lord), bassist Nicola Angileri (Exorcism, Jorn ), keyboardist Mistheria (Vivaldi Metal Project, Rob Rock), and drummer Mark Cross (ex-Outloud, ex-Firewind).   You can bet your bottom dollar...
Voodoo Six Make Way for the King cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 09/24/2017 - 00:09 / Reviews - Comments

Voodoo Six - Make Way for the King

I seem to recall the name of these Londoners from I guess them opening for Maiden and Anthrax in recent years, since the main guy in the band is buddies with Steve Harris, but making no really impression on me, in all honesty. They have also had multiple staples of performing in Download Fest, without that breaking them in a big fashion either.   Nearly 15...