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Eternity ‘To Become The Great Beast’ – Album Review

Eternity ‘To Become The Great Beast’ Album Review By Adam McCann Soulseller Records/Black Metal It has been 13 years since Eternity last graced the black metal airwaves with ‘Bringer of the Fall’, the Norwegian band’s debut album. Since 2006, Eternity have kept their heads down, keeping themselves busy with live shows, but thankfully,

Vintersea ‘Illuminated’ – Album Review

Vintersea ‘Illuminated’  Album Review By Adam McCann M-Theory Audio/Melodic Death Metal/Progressive Metal Formed from the ashes of Asterion, Vintersea stormed onto the scene in 2017 with their fantastic debut album ‘The Gravity of Fall’, their perfect blend of melodic death and progressive metal was difficult to not instantly fall in love with. This

Steel Panther ‘Heavy Metal Rules’ Album Review

Steel Panther ‘Heavy Metal Rules’ Album Review By Adam McCann Steel Panther Inc./Glam Metal It’s undeniable that Steel Panther made an infamous name for themselves with their blue tongue in cheek, comedic delivery in the style of Sunset Strip in the mid 80’s to the early 90’s. The band had heavy metal fans

Fister ‘Decade of Depression’ Album Review

Fister ‘Decade of Depression’ Album Review By Adam McCann Listenable Records/Doom/Sludge/Stoner Metal Who could believe that it has been nearly ten years since Fister bludgeoned their way onto the heavy metal scene; playing a herbal blend of doom, sludge and stoner, the Missouri band have developed a respectable following through four warmly received

Monolord ‘No Comfort’ Album Review

Monolord ‘No Comfort’ Album Review By Adam McCann Relapse Records/Doom Metal These days, doom metal bands are pretty much everywhere, it is a genre which attracts mass attention beyond the gazing eye of the media. Fans of the genre are rabidly loyal, travelling far and wide to support their bands worldwide as niche

Strike Master ‘A Corpseless Soul’ Single Album Review

Strike Master ‘A Corpseless Soul’ Single Album Review By Adam McCann Independent Release/Thrash Metal Strike Master have always been good at holding their own, flying the flag high for Mexican thrash metal worldwide for the last thirteen years with their enjoyable albums ‘Up For The Massacre’, ‘Majestic Strike’ and ‘U.F.T.M. amongst others. This

Mobina Galore ‘Don’t Worry’ Album Review

Mobina Galore ‘Don’t Worry’ Album Review By Adam McCann New Damage Records/Gunner Records/Pop/Punk/Alternative Rock Throughout the current decade, there has been somewhat of a revival of interest in the alternative rock scene. Although many of these bands have not yet reached the dizzy heights of their predecessors, the internet has allowed many of

Wormwitch ‘Heaven That Dwells Within’ Album Review

Wormwitch ‘Heaven That Dwells Within’ Album Review By Adam McCann Prosthetic Records/Black Metal/Crust Wormwitch blasted onto the scene back in 2015/16, all this excitement and anticipation was  rewarded by an exceptional debut album ‘Strike Mortal Coil’ released in 2017. On this massive high, the Canadians returned to writing and now the band have

Paladin ‘Ascension’ Album Review

Paladin ‘Ascension’ Album Review By Adam McCann Prosthetic Records/Power/Thrash Metal For fans of power metal, bands can be ten a penny, plenty of soaring melodies, flashy guitars, fast-paced drums and fantastical lyrics. Yet, every now and then, a band launches itself into the arena and makes the metal community stand impressed. This occurred

Mirror ‘Pyramid Of Terror’ Album Review

Mirror ‘Pyramid Of Terror’ Album Review By Adam McCann Bad Omen Records/Heavy Metal Mirror managed to sneak their way into the metal scene back in 2015 with in hindsight, one of the best heavy metal albums of the year, as the Cypriot band managed to effortlessly blended classic heavy metal sound in with

Howling Sycamore ‘Seven Pathways To Annihilation’ Album Review

Howling Sycamore ‘Seven Pathways To Annihilation’ Album Review By Adam McCann Prosthetic Records/Progressive Metal Describing themselves as ‘progressive extreme metal’, Howling Sycamore landed on the metal scene last year with an excellent self-titled debut. Featuring ex-members of Hate Eternal, Triptykon, Ignitor and Watchtower, Howling Sycamore wasted no time, choosing to strike whilst the

NorthTale ‘Welcome To Paradise’ Album Review

NorthTale ‘Welcome To Paradise’ Album Review By Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records/Power Metal Following a rather surprising parting of ways between fantasy themed power metal band Twilight Force and vocalist Christian Eriksson, the former Twilight Force mouthpiece joined forces with Bill Hudson of Circle II Circle and Patrick Johansson of Clockwork Revolution to

HammerFall ‘Dominion’ Album Review

HammerFall ‘Dominion’ Album Review By Adam McCann Napalm Records/Power Metal When Swedish metal legends HammerFall announce a new album, it is already wildly known what the listener will get; this is the band which changed the playing field in the late 90’s and were the main driving force in moulding modern power metal.

Hate ‘Auric Gates of Veles’ Album Review

Hate ‘Auric Gates of Veles’ Album Review By Adam McCann Metal Blade Records/Blackened Death Metal Sadly, some bands have careers that extend well beyond their stadium-filling peers and never receive the recognition they truly deserve. Poland’s Hate are one such band, after beginning their career playing pretty generic death metal, the band evolved

Haunt ‘If Icarus Could Fly’ Album Review

Haunt ‘If Icarus Could Fly’ Album Review By Adam McCann Shadow Kingdom Records/Heavy Metal Over recent years, there has been a significant increase in bands playing traditional heavy metal. Formed as a side project by Beastmaker mainstay Trevor William Church, Haunt appeared back in 2017 and instantly hit the ground running with their

Diamond Head ‘The Coffin Train’ Album Review

Diamond Head ‘The Coffin Train’ Album Review By Adam McCann Silver Lining Music/Heavy Metal In 2016, Diamond Head returned to the forefront of heavy metal, not only had they delivered one of the best albums of that year with their self-titled album; but it can be heavily debated that they also delivered the

Crazy Lixx ‘Forever Wild’ Album Review

Crazy Lixx ‘Forever Wild’ Album Review By Adam McCann Frontiers Records/Hard Rock/Glam Metal/Sleaze It is possible to smell the liquor on the horizon every few years when Crazy Lixx roll out of Sweden bringing their good time, party rock n’ roll to the world. This year has the band triumphantly returning to the

Savage Messiah – ‘Demons’ Album Review

Savage Messiah - ‘Demons’ Album Review By Adam McCann Century Media Records/Thrash/Power Metal When Savage Messiah delivered their rather bland ‘Hands of Fate’ album back in 2017, it was debated that the UK band’s run of decent albums had come to rather abrupt end. Therefore, when it was announced that ‘Demons’, their latest

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