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Therion Beloved Antichrist cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Wed, 02/14/2018 - 02:07 / Reviews - Comments

Therion - Beloved Antichrist

Therion’s fifteenth album of “original” material is kind of divisive in more ways than one. After the 70s version of Therion that “Luciferian Light Orchestra” turned out to be that offered a nice enough diversion along with the French cover songs album that Nuclear Blast refused point blank to release for just being too “weird...
Rebellion A Tragedy in Steel Part II: Shakespeare’s King Lear
Submitted by eric on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 01:16 / Reviews - Comments

Rebellion - A Tragedy in Steel Part II: Shakespeare’s King Lear

Whoever says metal and Shakespeare don’t mix would do well to check out Rebellion’s latest and eighth full-length (released via Massacre Records), “Tragedy in Steel Part II: Shakespeare’s King Lear”, as the durable Teutonic power metallers have managed to create a highly captivating and intelligent as well as fun, badass rendition of...
Random Eyes Grieve No More cover
Submitted by eric on Sun, 02/11/2018 - 01:52 / Reviews - Comments

Random Eyes - Grieve No More

Peeking through the misty power metal veil in a most anodyne and banal fashion is Jyväskylä, Finland’s Random Eyes (or Randomize, whichever is more conducive) with its fourth full-length since its 1999 inception, “Grieve No More”, released earlier this year under Rock n’ Growl (purr?) records.   Although the lyrical theme...
Cosmic Overlord Non Compos Mentis cover
Submitted by eric on Thu, 02/08/2018 - 01:32 / Reviews - Comments

Cosmic Overlord - Non Compos Mentis

Not only is Scandinavia a breeding ground for killer traditional heavy metal (and yes, black metal), but also a mecca for compelling doom/stoner metal acts such as Norway’s Devil and Kal-El or Finland’s (that is one of the Nordic countries) Reverend Bizarre and Fvneral Fvkk, for instance. It’s now time to include Umeå, Sweden’s Cosmic...
Deathless Legacy Rituals of Black Magic cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 02/06/2018 - 01:53 / Reviews - Comments

Deathless Legacy - Rituals of Black Magic

Pretty much what I noted about last year’s album by these Italian Demons and their Desdemoniac front lady singer still stands a year later. I was a little concerned, whether a year was enough time for them to offer a well prepared album, but they seem to be on a roll, so their fourth album arrived not only quickly, but it turned out to be every bit as good if...
Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons The Age of Absurdity cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 02/04/2018 - 00:28 / Reviews - Comments

Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons - The Age of Absurdity

Obviously choosing to pick Phil Campbell’s band with his three sons, Todd, Dane and Tyla, plus Welsh vocalist Neil Starr (from Attack! Attack!) is done in order to try and capitalize on the fact that for a long time he was the guitar slinger for Motorhead. And I’d be perfectly cool with that if what he offered here was superior rock n roll, or superior...
Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins Pawn and Prophecy cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 02/02/2018 - 01:02 / Reviews - Comments

Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins - Pawn and Prophecy

“Pawn and Prophecy” is the second album by Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins, featuring his Symphony X bandmates Michael Romeo on guitar and Michael Pinnella on Keyboards on the 20 plus minute “title track”, as well as a number of other guests. Alan Tecchio, who’s been the vocalist for Hades, Watchtower, and Seven Witches, remains...
Dream Tröll The Witch’s Curse EP cover
Submitted by eric on Thu, 02/01/2018 - 01:23 / Reviews - Comments

Dream Tröll - The Witch’s Curse

Oh boy! Dream Tröll has done it again; that is, fully captured my mind and spirit with its fuzzy brand of tingling, upbeat and fantastical power meets traditional metal, which only gets better and more invigorating with every listen. While the Leeds, England based quintet sent me spiralling into a veritable whirlwind of joy and revelry with its full-length...
Anvil Pounding the Pavement cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Wed, 01/31/2018 - 02:14 / Reviews - Comments

Anvil - Pounding the Pavement

Anvil seems to fail in failing to disappear from the world. They might actually survive along with cockroaches a nuclear holocaust that doesn’t seem to be all that far away these days than it was in their 80s heyday.   Album numero 17 for the Canadians with the same lineup – something that they have not been able to boast in the recent past. A...
The Poodles Prisma cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:40 / Reviews - Comments

The Poodles - Prisma

I must admit that I did like the first three Poodles albums quite a bit, but whatever they did since those has been rather underwhelming. “Prism” that arrives after their least successful album, 2015’s “Devil in the Details”, is of all things a covers album, a move that can be perceived as both calculated and safe, but also boring....