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Album review Queensrÿche – The Warning

Queensrÿche ‘The Warning’ EMI/Capitol Records 1984 Progressive Metal   Back in 1984, a young, small and hungry band from Seattle was infusing heavy metal with progressive rock influences. Within the year, this band would be joining the ranks of Fate’s Warning and Savatage in this budding genre. That band would be Queensrÿche, a band that

Grave Digger – Heavy Metal Breakdown albumreview

Grave Digger ‘Heavy Metal Breakdown’ Noise Records 1984 Heavy Metal   Following on from the example laid down by Motörhead, Saxon and above all, Accept, Germany’s Grave Digger helped to carry the torch of fast and loud heavy metal with their 1984 debut ‘Heavy Metal Breakdown’. As an album and indeed a band, Grave Digger have been

Lords of Black – Icons of the New Days albumreview

Lords of Black ‘Icons of the New Days’ Frontiers Records 2018 Power Metal As a band, Lords of Black had been generally overlooked until their virtuosic vocalist Ronnie Romero was plucked from relative obscurity to front Ritchie Blackmore’s latest incarnation of Rainbow. This would ultimately become a large boon to the popularity of the Spanish

Praying Mantis – GRAVITY

Praying Mantis ‘G.R.A.V.I.T.Y.’ Frontiers Records 2018 Hard Rock/AOR/Melodic Hard Rock     Praying Mantis have always managed to deftly tread the line between melodic hard rock and hard rock, achieving fame by attaching themselves to the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement in the late 1970’s and early 80’s. Due to this, the band soon found

Album review of Dream Theater – Black Clouds and Silver Linings

Dream Theater ‘Black Clouds and Silver Linings’ Roadrunner Records 2009 Progressive Metal   Following the lacklustre run ‘Systematic Chaos’ and ‘Octavarium’, Dream Theater hit back and once more found their stride with 2009’s ‘Black Clouds and Silver Linings’, debatably their best album since ‘Train of Thought’ was released in 2003. With ‘Black Clouds…’ Dream

Album review Trespass ‘Footprints In The Rock’ Mighty Music Records 2018 NWOBHM

Trespass ‘Footprints In The Rock’ Mighty Music Records 2018 NWOBHM   The New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) era was one of the best times in heavy metal to be in a band, every band suddenly had the dawning that they could very realistically get their record released. But as bands like Diamond Head, Saxon

Nereis Review

Nereis Soundtracks and Emotional Dynamics Review By Michael Aronovitz Nereis is a band recently signed by Eclipse Records (this past January), and their album Turning Point had its worldwide release June 8th, 2018. A celebration this must have been! It is a thing of wonder to be a part of something right at

Dead Kennedys Review

Dead Kennedys Review And Why Half My Friend's Didn't Go By Chelf It was sweaty, rampageous and slightly deranged as expected from these punk rock legends. Quite predictable as well. Not necessarily in a bad way that is. It’s a formula, you follow it, you get your kudos -or not, and you make

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