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Ancient Empire The Tower cover
Submitted by eric on Sun, 12/31/2017 - 13:18 / Reviews - Comments

Ancient Empire - The Tower

Eureka! I’m thrilled beyond words to announce I’ve found a prime candidate for my heavy metal album of the year in Ancient Empire’s third and latest offering, “The Tower”, released in December under the irrefutably reputable Stormspell Records. That said, each subsequent listen of Joe Lizst’s storied and masterfully composed...
Cats In Space Scarecrow cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 11/28/2017 - 01:45 / Reviews - Comments

Cats In Space - Scarecrow

I was surprised, scratch that, amazed, when I heard the debut album by UK sextet Cats In Space, who feature in their ranks a number of seasoned musicians who had success in decades past but only came together a couple of years ago to form this new band. Taking only a year they came up with an equally amazing album as their debut, if not better. Their 70s classic...
Fiction Syxx Tall Dark Secrets cover
Submitted by thanos on Mon, 10/30/2017 - 00:18 / Reviews - Comments

Fiction Syxx - Tall Dark Secrets

Fiction Syxx is a newcomer that consists of well-known musicians that have proven their music value over the years and have offered us great music on the whole. The band was formed by vocalist, guitarist & songwriter Mark Allen Lanoue (Chasing Karma, Biloxi), who brought the multi-talented guitarist, songwriter & producer JK Northrup (King Kobra, XYZ), his...
Keldian Darkness and Light cover
Submitted by thanos on Sun, 10/29/2017 - 13:18 / Reviews - Comments

Keldian - Darkness and Light

The truth is that I’ve been longing for a new Keldian album for quite some time now. You see 4 years since their previous one, “Outbound”, is not a small period, but the two masterminds behind Keldian, Christer Andresen (lead vocals, guitars, bass) and Arild Aardalen (synthesizers, vocals) are rather conscious when it comes to music… they...
Air Raid Across the Line cover
Submitted by eric on Sat, 09/23/2017 - 13:18 / Reviews - Comments

Air Raid - Across the Line

Man oh man! It’s always an enriching treat to witness a metal band’s rise from obscurity to excellence; such is the case with Gothenburg’s Air Raid, which at the end of September released its most flavourful and stellar album yet, “Across the Line”, on CD under the venerable High Roller Records, as well as Spiritual Beast in Japan....
Fÿre III Ghosts cover
Submitted by eric on Sun, 08/27/2017 - 12:31 / Reviews - Comments

Fÿre - III Ghosts

Holy crow! I’m indubitably enthralled by Bellwood, Pennsylvania’s Fÿre and its independently released full-length debut, “III Ghosts”, as I instantly took to the seven sparkling and refreshingly melodic tracks like a duck to water. In spite of the occult-ish lyrical themes the material at hand is imbued with an undeniable basic goodness...
Dream Tröll The Knight of Rebellion cover
Submitted by eric on Sun, 06/04/2017 - 13:11 / Reviews - Comments

Dream Tröll - The Knight of Rebellion

Floooobah! I haven’t been this beguiled and overwhelmed by a metal album since Amulet’s “The First” and Sin Starlett’s “Digital Overload”. Therefore, allow me to elaborate on what makes Dream Tröll’s full-length debut (released last May on CD under California's super reputable Stormspell Records), “The...
Art Of Anarchy The Madness cover
Submitted by thanos on Sun, 04/16/2017 - 01:41 / Reviews - Comments

Art Of Anarchy - The Madness

Sometimes a good thing can come up out of a tragedy. This is exactly the case with Art Of Anarchy that experienced the loss of their vocalist Scott Weiland in late 2015. The band didn’t call it a day but decided to go on and they found the ideal new vocalist in Scott Stapp (Creed), who seems to have been with the band since the beginning.   Scott,...
The Spiritual Machines Awake, Alert, Alive Almost cover
Submitted by thanos on Sun, 03/26/2017 - 15:39 / Reviews - Comments

The Spiritual Machines - Awake, Alert, Alive Almost

The truth is that I had been looking forward to the second part of Evan’s music story that started with “Volunteer” in 2014. Then again, the composer knows better than us and needs time to complete his work. Patience is a virtue, they say, and that’s right in most of the cases.   “Awake, Alert, Alive Almost” or “4A...
Aherusia Prometheus: Seven Principles on How to Be Invincible cover
Submitted by Admin on Mon, 03/13/2017 - 01:40 / Reviews - Comments

Aherusia - Prometheus: Seven Principles on How to Be Invincible

Aherusia is a Grecian music collective that was started prior to the turn of the millennium as a project that revolved around their frontman/singer/guitarist (sometimes even bassist) Voreas Faethon. They didn’t properly “debut” until ten years later, with their 2009 “And the Tides Shall Reveal the Traces” opus, which was produced by...