Album Reviews

Klabautamann – Smaragd

14th June 2017 Liam Savage

Music that showcases many styles and layers to encompass a band sound is always welcome to me.  I enjoy reading about the aspects of a group’s sound before delving in aurally.  With Klabautamann, the black [Read »]

Album Reviews

Slagduster – Deadweight

20th May 2017 Liam Savage

Diversity and originality, while a great concept in the theory of songwriting, is one thing to commit to, but to see it to fruition is an entirely different matter.  Making music your own requires a [Read »]

Album of the Month

Fractal Universe – Engram of Decline

15th April 2017 Haydee G.

For a debut album, Engram of Decline by the French metallers of Fractal Universe, is beyond impressive. Then again. it seems as if these guys have honed their songwriting since their very first release and EP, Boundaries [Read »]

Album Reviews

Pillorian – Obsidian Arc

25th March 2017 Liam Savage

It’s always interesting when a musician who’s made a big impact within their respective field of music decides to finish it up and have a clean slate.  Such is the case with former Agalloch vocalist/guitarist [Read »]

Album Reviews

Stamina – System of Power

6th February 2017 Haydee G.

Italian melodic/progressive metal band Stamina has been around for more than a decade and has released 4 albums up-to-date. They’ve featured many guest musicians on their albums including Henrik Brockmann (ex-Royal Hunt, Evil Masquerade), Kenny Lubcke [Read »]

Album Reviews

Árstíðir Lífsins – Heljarkviða

19th January 2017 Liam Savage

Árstíðir Lífsins is a band that is probably not on everyone’s radar in the current metal climate.  However, their sound is one that demands attention.  Take a beautiful pagan/folk metal background, add in heavy helpings [Read »]

Album Reviews

Noveria – Forsaken

25th December 2016 Liam Savage

With a sound firmly rooted in the “prog-power” split subgenre, Noveria come forth with a commanding sound.  With all instruments on point and executed well, and singer Francesco Corigliano showing a good range with strong [Read »]

Album Reviews

Power Quest – Face The Raven

8th December 2016 Haydee G.

Following his departure from his keyboard duties in DragonHeart (now known as DragonForce), Steve Williams forged ahead and formed Power Quest in 2001. The band has had so many line-up changes since their humble beginnings [Read »]