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Iced Earth Incorruptible cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Mon, 06/19/2017 - 00:00 / Reviews - Comments

Iced Earth - Incorruptible

One thing that one cannot really blame Jon Schaffer for, is really not trying. He’s kept Iced Earth going through thick and thin, through no less than what almost thirty or so different members throughout their existence. While the band really peaked in popularity and almost became the next big thing in the late 90s, a series of mediocre albums and the lineup...
DragonForce Reaching Into Infinity cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 06/16/2017 - 00:26 / Reviews - Comments

DragonForce - Reaching Into Infinity

Somehow, no-matter if I tried, I found it difficult to like DragonForce more than a bit, mainly due to their formulaic approach to songwriting that seems to prefer fast riffing over anything else… while most of their songs can have nice parts, they predictably end up going into a flurry of notes that almost always sounds nearly identical. Live they also...
Unisonic Live in Wacken cover
Submitted by newseditor on Tue, 06/13/2017 - 14:53 / News - Comments

Unisonic to release “Live in Wacken” on July 21st 2017

earMusic announces the release on CD + DVD of Unisonic’s 2016 Wacken Open Air show. With their 2012 self-titled debut album Unisonic unleashed a storm of enthusiasm. For the first time in 23 years, the two former members of Hamburg’s metal institution Helloween - Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen – reunited to play in the same band. More than a few...
Rage Euro Tour 2018 poster
Submitted by newseditor on Tue, 06/06/2017 - 21:39 / News - Comments

Rage announces January 2018 European Tour

The creativity and productivity of the German heavy metal trio Rage seems to have no limits. Only 14 months after the successful “The Devil Strikes Again” neckbreaker, Rage deliver their new, 23rd studio album called “Seasons of the Black”, which will be released on July 28th, 2017! “Our fans are getting Rage metal of the very first...
Alestorm No Grave but the Sea cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 06/04/2017 - 00:30 / Reviews - Comments

Alestorm - No Grave but the Sea

Alestorm must be one of the worst bands that came out in the last few years. Keyboard laden “metal” with very average vocals that hardly register as proper singing. Pseudo folk aspirations, stolen from shanties and jigs, turned into simple songs with no real choruses.   The title song and opener for the band’s fifth album “No Grave...
Kobra And The Lotus Prevail I cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 06/03/2017 - 00:08 / Reviews - Comments

Kobra And The Lotus - Prevail I

The problem with a band like KATL is that once they were picked up by someone like Universal/Spinefarm for their sophomore and possibly only album worth talking about, where both the vocal prowess of singer Kobra Paige, as well as the combination of musicians that worked on that release and have since been replaced, seemed to work well together to amply demonstrate...
Dream Evil Six cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 05/26/2017 - 23:51 / Reviews - Comments

Dream Evil - Six

Dream Evil began life as a project of producer Fredrik Nordström, who fancied forming a Power Metal band, but didn’t seem able to get permanent members interested… during holidays in Greece he met a then young and not terribly famous (at the time) Gus G. and they joined forces and Niklas Isfeldt, who had worked with Nordström, doing backing...
Voyager Ghost Mile cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Wed, 05/24/2017 - 23:49 / Reviews - Comments

Voyager - Ghost Mile

Voyager is an Australian band, with several albums under their name that would fall under the larger prog label, with mostly melodic, poppy vocals rarely interrupted by growls, but rather idiosyncratic, technocratic, modern, slightly spastic, djenty rhythmical parts.   While the album opens with “Ascension”, which is somewhat trimmed down, in the...
Wolfpakk Wolves Reign cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 05/23/2017 - 23:59 / Reviews - Comments

Wolfpakk - Wolves Reign

While I initially didn’t mind the Wolfpakk collaboration between Michael Voss (Casanova, Mad Max etc.) and Mark Sweeney (ex-Crystal Ball) since their third album and considering the fact that the former is involved in quite a few projects, the continuation of this project has felt increasingly as a contractual obligation / chance for complementary income than...
The Unity cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:42 / Reviews - Comments

The Unity - The Unity

The Unity is a band mainly taking all but one of the guitarists of Love.Might.Kill, a band that put out a couple of albums through Massacre Recs in the past few years and was a bit more modern and melodic, going for a more power metal sound with the inclusion of Gamma Ray and sometimes Avantasian, Henjo Richter. Featuring the much traveled drummer Michael Ehre, who...