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Vallenfyre Fear Those Who Fear Him cover
Submitted by thanos on Sat, 07/08/2017 - 00:00 / Reviews - Comments

Vallenfyre - Fear Those Who Fear Him

Vallenfyre have been going on since 2010 and they can be regarded as the side project of Gregor Mackintosh (Paradise Lost) on vocals & guitars and Hamish Hamilton Glencross (ex-My Dying Bride, ex-Solstice) on guitars & bass. The newest addition is Waltteri Väyrynen (Abhorrence, Paradise Lost, etc.) on drums.   “Fear Those Who Fear Him...
Wizard Fallen Kings cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Wed, 07/05/2017 - 23:47 / Reviews - Comments

Wizard - Fallen Kings

Defiantly, pounding away metal for nearly thirty years, with few lineup changes in all that time, Wizard have been a German metal force to be reckoned with and one of the few that wouldn’t cause uncontrollable laughter as most of their out of tune “epic” counterparts that must have really lit a thousand candles since they “discovered”...
Arcadea cover
Submitted by newseditor on Tue, 07/04/2017 - 23:47 / Reviews - Comments

Arcadea - Arcadea

Arcadea might have not been given the time of day if not for them featuring Mastodon’s drummer Brann Dailor. Think of it’s a synth heavy version of a tamer Mastodon with shorter but also denser songs, heavy on modulation and autotune. Granted it does sound “different” than most things out there, but that’s not necessarily a good thing...
The Ferrymen cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 07/03/2017 - 23:18 / Reviews - Comments

The Ferrymen - The Ferrymen

The Ferrymen are a new project featuring guitarist Magnus Karlsson (Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall, Primal Fear), vocalist Ronnie Romero (Lords Of Black, Rainbow) and drummer Mike Terrana (Tarja, Rage, Axel Rudi Pell, Vision Divine, etc.)…   I must say I was a little apprehensive towards this, as a number of other “projects” from...
Tengger Cavalry Die on My Ride cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 07/01/2017 - 23:45 / Reviews - Comments

Tengger Cavalry - Die on My Ride

Initially, I read “Teenage” not Tengger (apparently a Turkic/Mongolian deity) and I thought, WTF?! The sentiment didn’t really subside when I saw a photo of the band; a NY based five piece consisting of 2 people of clearly Asian descent dressed in what seems to be proper “Mongol” garb, a Caucasian fella dressed a bit like a Cozak, a...
Suicide Bombers Suicide Idols cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 06/27/2017 - 23:51 / Reviews - Comments

Suicide Bombers - Suicide Idols

Having chosen probably the silliest most disgraceful name in recent history and having their singer, Chris Damien Doll “The Sleaze Fuhrer” (!?) present himself with a Nazi commander’s hat, is a move done in very bad taste, even if it’s done in jest. Further to that, when compared to their Swedish counterparts that seem to be the majority of...
The Unit I Won’t Die cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 06/26/2017 - 23:45 / Reviews - Comments

The Unit - I Won’t Die

The Unit is an aggressive rock duo from Long Beach, CA. Due to the nature of their project, I expected it to be a pretty basic garage/punk and metal inspired affair (somewhere between The Plasmatics and the Runaways) and I wasn’t far off… in fact I was spot on.   The songs aren’t too bad, but with the band being a duo / not even a trio,...
Walpyrgus Walpyrgus Nights cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 06/26/2017 - 00:26 / Reviews - Comments

Walpyrgus - Walpyrgus Nights

Well, this US five piece is, if nothing else, doing a nice job in delivering somewhat unpredictable, melodic power metal. Made up of members of Twisted Tower Dire and While Heaven Wept – who seem to be on ice currently, Walpyrgus (seriously with that spelling?) offer us “Walpyrgus Nights” (no mystery here)… an album that’s quite...
Anthriel Transcendence cover
Submitted by thanos on Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:11 / Reviews - Comments

Anthriel - Transcendence

Anthriel is a Finnish melodic prog metal band that was formed in 2004 and released their debut album “The Pathway” in 2010. It took them almost 7 years to come up with their sophomore release, entitled “Transcendence”, but that time gap doesn’t seem to have affected them, at least in the music part. Also, the band has two new members,...
Hunter & The Bear Paper Heart cover
Submitted by thanos on Sun, 06/25/2017 - 00:16 / Reviews - Comments

Hunter & The Bear - Paper Heart

Hunter & The Bear is a newcomer from the UK that has been going on since 2012. The guys considered the fact to make a name for themselves first, by releasing singles and videos and giving live shows in the UK, before releasing their debut full-length album. Finally, the time for their debut release has come and it contains 10 tracks.   The band decided...