STORMZONE - Seven Sins
Stormzone is a Melodic Metal band out of Ireland with a handful of albums to their credit, the latest being Seven Sins. The album follows a “dark” story line of Dr. Dealer and his travelling Emporium. The key with any album following a definitive story line is its ability to co...
IN VAIN - The Little Things That Matter
In Vain hails from Norway, and their fourth release is entitled The Little Things That Matter, which interestingly enough sounds like something snatched out of Alice Cooper’s archives. Anyway, In Vain plays an interesting mix of Power, Thrash, and Progressive Metal, laced with ...
ZANDELLE - Perseverance
Zandelle is an atmospheric Power Metal band from the USA that has been around for 2 decades and has a strong handful of albums to their credit. Their latest is entitled Perseverance, and looking through the band’s history, perseverance looks to be an apropos title. Zandelle is ...
SYMPHONY X - Underworld
New Jersey, USA-based Symphony X has released their 9th studio album entitled Underworld, which is topically influenced by the literary masterpiece: Dante’s Inferno. This album is one of those albums where there’s plenty going on behind already good songs....
LAMB OF GOD - VII: Sturm Und Drang
The latest release by Hardcore heavyweights Lamb Of God is entitled VII: Sturm Und Drang -- German for “turbulent emotion or stress” -- a well-suited title for a Lamb Of God album. This band has never forgotten their roots and has always demonstrated an unbelievable work-ethic,...
JOE SATRIANI - Shockwave Supernova
Guitar legend and guru Joe Satriani is releasing – believe it or not – his 15th studio album, entitled Shockwave Supernova. When you reach numbers that high as an instrumentalist, it goes without saying that you’ve got to delve into uncharted waters more than occasio...
FREE FROM SIN - Free From Sin
Free From Sin is a collaboration between vocalist Per Englund and guitarist Patrik Lamborg from Sweden, both of which have had experience with various bands dating back to the ‘80s. Their debut self-titled album is a long time coming, and is filled with quality Hard Rock and Melodic Met...
DARKTRIBE - The Modern Age
DarkTribe is Melodic Power Metal band hailing from France, and The Modern Age is their 2nd full-length release. The album was produced by Jacob Hansen, who has worked with the likes of Volbeat and Primal Fear, so you might get an initial idea of how DarkTribe’s sound...
POWERWOLF - Blessed & Possessed
Powerwolf is a German band with a handful of albums already to their credit prior to the release of Blessed & Possessed. Powerwolf, all painted up in ghoulish, corpse face paint, plays Epic Power Metal blended with light symphonics. As can be deducted from the album title a...
UNLEASH THE ARCHERS - Time Stands Still
Unleash The Archers hails from Vancouver, Canada and has been a band since 2007. Featuring the “tough girl” vocals of Brittney Slayes, Unleash The Archers plays a form of Power Metal laced with some occasional Death growls and Progressive innovations. Musically, the band is top notch … ...
BLIZZARD HUNTER - Heavy Metal To The Vein
Blizzard Hunter is a Traditional Metal band from Peru, and Heavy Metal To The Vein is their debut full-length release. These youngsters play it fast and loud, and virtually every track comes across with up-tempo vigor and passion. Topically, Blizzard Hunter hones in on Manowa...
OBSESSION - Carnival Of Lies
Obsession originally formed in the early ‘80s, and is largely known as the first band to launch the career of vocalist Michael Vescera (fronting well-knowns such as Loudness and Yngwie Malmsteen). Obsession disbanded in 1989, only to reform in the earlier part of the turn of the centur...
DARK HOUND - Oceans
Dark Hound is a newcomer to the Metal scene from the Country Music Capital of the world: Nashville, Tennessee, USA. But, make no mistake -- these guys don’t have shit-kicker boots in their repertoire. Nope, these guys know how to ROCK as shown on their debut EP entitled Oceans
SHARDBORNE - Living Bridges
Shardborne are a 4-piece Progressive Instrumental outfit from Ireland, releasing a 7-track debut entitled Living Bridges. Like many Progressive bands, Shardborne’s music has a number of timing changes and shifts gears as well by blending various musical styles. The tracks on <...
BOREALIS - Purgatory
Borealis is a young Canadian band that has a small handful of releases to their credit, including their latest, entitled Purgatory. Borealis plays a high class, if not sophisticated, form of Progressive-Power Metal that is somewhat soft around the edges, especially at the hand...
BURNING POINT - Burning Point
IRON SAVIOR - Live At The Final Frontier
SACRILEGE - six6six
CRYSTAL BALL - LifeRider
MY REFUGE - A Matter Of Supremacy
DAMNATION ANGELS - The Valiant Fire
EXOTHERIA - Angels Are Calling
VIRGIN STEELE - Nocturnes Of Hellfire & Damnation
CARTHAGODS - Carthagods
HOLLOW HAZE - Memories Of An Ancient Time
HELLOWEEN - My God-Given Right
BEAUVOIR/FREE - American Trash
TRIXTER - Human Era
EXXILES - Oblivion
EXORCISM - World In Sin