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Powerized

15th April 2018 Reinier de Vries

No hope, just me. Welcome!’ With these whispered words, it begins. The stage, remains of an old and worn down theater, appears to be empty but gives the impression that something is lurking beneath the [Read »]

Album Reviews

Shadowkeep – Shadowkeep

30th March 2018 Reinier de Vries

Fans of Shadowkeep had to wait 10 years for the predecessor of The Hourglass Effect. Singer Richie Wicks is no longer there and it is almost a band tradition that there is a new singer in the [Read »]

Shadowkeep

30th March 2018 Reinier de Vries

10 years SHADOWKEEP fans waited for a new album. 2018 the band is now striking back with a new singer and a new album. Nobody else than James Rivera from HELSTAR joined the quintet from [Read »]

Borealis

6th March 2018 Tommy Sonne Skøtt

Borealis is a Canadian power/progressive metal band from Orangeville, Ontario. Their music features soaring vocals, a focus on guitar riffs, as well as a bass-heavy backing rhythm. Their sound is likened to the more melodic realms of power metal, [Read »]

Album Reviews

Borealis – The Offering

6th March 2018 Rick Ossian

I must say I am pretty excited about doing my inaugural review for Power of Metal.  I expected Borealis to be sludge or some serious thrash, just from the nature of the name, you know?  [Read »]

Album Reviews

Angra – Omni

18th February 2018 Reinier de Vries

The ninth album of Brasilian power/progressive metal band Angra is the first EOTYL (end of the year list) material. Personally I find this one of their top 4 albums. There are a lot of fast [Read »]

Album Reviews

Labyrinth – Return to Live

18th February 2018 Kenn Jensen

Labyrinth has over the years made quite a few cool and innovative albums, but one stands out: ‘Return To Heaven Denied’ from 1998. And what better way to celebrate a reunion than to play in [Read »]

Album Reviews

Squealer – Behind Closed Doors

17th February 2018 Markus Falkenberg

Thrash Metal with Power Metal thrown in, or Power Metal with Thrash Metal thrown in? This is hard to say, because both genres are present in Squealer’s latest album ‘Behind Closed Doors’. The Thrash Metal [Read »]

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Squealer

17th February 2018 Markus Falkenberg

Originally founded in the 1980’s as classic Power Metal band, SQUEALER from the north  of Hessia, Germany so far have had a busy band history. Today, the music by SQUEALER is a melting pot of [Read »]