Album Reviews

Ostura – The Room

17th March 2018 Rick Ossian

Ostura is a five-piece outfit from Lebanon.  They are on their second album.  If you’ve never heard them before, then you are in for a rare treat.  If you are a fan of prog metal, [Read »]


17th March 2018 Tommy Sonne Skøtt

Ostura announced the release of their sophomore album ‘The Room’ on February 23, 2018, a follow up to their 2012 album ‘Ashes of the Reborn’ that established them as one of the leading Metal Bands [Read »]


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

In Vain – Currents

2nd March 2018 Tommy Sonne Skøtt

My Northern neighbors from Norway will probably always be associated with the black metal genre and the creation of some of the most influential bands in extreme metal ever to walk on our precious world. [Read »]

Album Reviews

Extremities – Gaia

21st February 2018 Reinier de Vries

Surprise surprise, a package landed on my doorstep with 3 promo cd’s in it. All Painted Bass Records releases and 2 of them are worth reviewing for sure. The other band isn’t metal or rock [Read »]

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21st February 2018 Reinier de Vries

Extremities is a progressive/groove metal band from Eindhoven, the Netherlands and was founded in 2015.   Their music can best be described as a tasteful mix between Textures, Gojira and Monuments. The songs are dynamic, [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 »]