Album Reviews

Royal Hunt – Cargo

17th April 2016 Kenn Jensen

Royal Hunt has a few live albums in their back catalogue: “1996”, “Closing the Chapter” and “2006”, so you might think this would be named “2016”… While playing at some the most prestigious festivals on [Read »]

Album Reviews

Almanac – Tsar

13th March 2016 Reinier de Vries

Almanac is the new band of ex Rage guitarist Victor Smolski. We also know him from Lingua Mortis Orchestra and on this album he combines both styles to one. Other musicians completing the band are: [Read »]

Album Reviews

Revenience – Daedalum

26th February 2016 Megan McMillan

Revenience are a new act to enter the European metal scene only coming together as a group last year. The enigmatic five piece hail from Bologna, Italy and have released their first full length album, [Read »]

Album Reviews

Delain – Lunar Prelude

25th February 2016 Matt Fabi

My introduction to Delain was some years ago as one of the opening acts at the 2010 UK edition of Sonisphere. At that stage, though enjoyable, I wouldn’t really have considered them to be peers [Read »]

Album Reviews

Avantasia – Ghostlights

6th February 2016 Kenn Jensen

I am not sure which band/project is the most important or even the most successful one to Tobias Sammet these days, Edguy or Avantasia? But one things is for sure, the effort and energy behind [Read »]

Album Reviews

Serenity – Codex Atlanticus

3rd February 2016 Tommy Sonne Skøtt

The symphonic powerhouse from Austria has finally returned with their 5th full length album entitled “Codex Atlanticus”. This is a band with a sound filled to the marrow with pure symphonic power metal, which is normally not my [Read »]

Album Reviews

Serenity – Codex Atlanticus

29th January 2016 Megan McMillan

  One of Europe’s finest symphonic power metal bands, Serenity released their spellbinding fifth studio album, Codex Atlanticus this year. The Austrian quartet has truly put together a masterpiece and start 2016 on top of [Read »]

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Benighted Soul – Kenotic

28th December 2015 Thomas Nielsen

I’ve been exposed to a lot of French music off late because, Doweet,  a promotion/distibution company from France, has kindly begun to send us material. Some of it is terrible and not at all within [Read »]