Album Reviews

Maxxwell – Metalized

When I first heard this album, I confess I was yes, intrigued, but not quite over-excited. Swiss quintet Maxxwell play a groovy and lively Hard Rock where the emphasis is squarely on the songwriting. The [Read »]

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Artillery – The Face of Fear

Back in 1982, somewhere across the ocean there were young metal heads rehearsing in garages playing music that would soon be more popular. Bands such as Metallica, Anthrax, Exodus, etc. etc., Denmark had their own [Read »]

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The Deep – Watching You

(Disclaimer: this review was based on an unofficial version of the EP sanctioned by the band. A release date had not yet been announced at the time this review was published.) The roots of The [Read »]

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Viper Soup Complex – Red Fugue

Malta’s Viper Soup Complex have just released their debut, Red Fugue.  There are five rather long tracks, and one relatively short one. If you are a fan of the bulk of what you’ve no doubt [Read »]

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Northward – Northward

Northward came about when Floor Jansen (Nightwish, Star One, ex-After Forever, ex-ReVamp) and Jorn Viggo Lofstad (Pagan’s Mind) realized their creative chemistry on stage doing cover songs at Progpower USA in 2007. The two also [Read »]

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Fifth Angel – The Third Secret

I still remember buying their first album with the flying horse on the cover. Fifth Angel from Seattle with Ted Pilot, one of the best singers in metal. The music was melodic with great guitarsolos and well [Read »]

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Verni – Barricade

Overkill bassist D.D. Verni is not only known as one of the two main driving forces behind the legendary wrecking crew from New York, he’s also expanded his creativity to The Bronx Casket Crew over [Read »]

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Haken – Vector

Hot on the heels of their L+1VE ,London’s progressive metal stalwarts Haken are back with a handful of slippery sliding cacophony! Imagine a super-heavy Gentle Giant, and you’ve got some idea of what you’re dealing [Read »]