Album Reviews

Ayreon – The Source

Into the Electric Castle became one of my absolute favorite albums to this date when it was released in 1998. Arjen Anthony Lucassen became synonymous with the term and genre Metal Opera. The albums that followed expended [Read »]

Album Reviews

Lonely Robot – The Big Dream

John Mitchell is an excellent songwriter, musician, vocalist and producer. When he catalyzes all his energy and talent into something like Lonely Robot, the result is often breathtaking and exceptional. He has been part of [Read »]

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God Dethroned – The World Ablaze

How many bands quit and reunite a few years later? From now on, I will take information of bands quitting with a grain of salt. In 2012 Henri Sattler pulled the plug on God Dethroned. Their [Read »]

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Damnation Plan – Reality Illusion

While we are waiting for Jari & Co. to complete the building of their new Wintersun headquarters in the cold white north of Finland, why not spent your time in the company of their fellow [Read »]

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All But One – Square One

All But One is a band started as a project with members of Alestorm, Heaven Shall Burn, and When Our Time Comes.  Looking at the bands you might expect some brutal metalcore with pirate influences. Well [Read »]

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Distillator – Summoning The Malicious

Fans of eighties thrash have another (new) band they will enjoy. Dutch three piece Distillator (derivative of to distill beer) release their second full-length called Summoning the Malicious. Their debut Revolutionary Cells (2015) already was a fine [Read »]

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Cryonic Temple – Into the Glorious Battle

This is the fifth release of Cryonic Temple in 15 years. It looks like a frequent release pattern, but it isn’t. Between their last album Immortal (2008), and this new album, Into the Glorious Battle, is a [Read »]

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Eclipse – Monumentum

Erik Mårtensson is one the premiere song writers and producers in the hard rock world these days, and he has worked on numerous first class hard rock releases. However, his number one project has always been [Read »]

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Lionville – A World of Fools

Five years have passed since their last album, and the line-up is not the same any longer, but that doesn’t seem to matter, because Lionville are still waving the AOR flag high. Founder, songwriter, and [Read »]