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Death Angel ‘Humanicide’ Album Review

Death Angel ‘Humanicide’ Album Review By Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records/Thrash Metal Death Angel have always stayed true to their roots, there are no frills and gimmicks needed when there is the raw power available. What sets this band apart from their peers is their ability to combine this blistering raw energy

Deep Sun – Das Erbe der Welt Album Review

Deep Sun - Das Erbe der Welt Album Review By Rainer Kerber Switzerland has a diverse metal scene. Power Metal, Pagan or Symphonic Metal. In all styles, there are many very good bands. And although I already know many bands from our neighboring country, I always discover something new. So I’ve recently

Bloodbound – Rise Of The Dragon Empire Album Review

Bloodbound - Rise Of The Dragon Empire Album Review By Rainer Kerber They have been an insider tip in Power Metal for years. Bloodbound from Sweden are always in the shadow of their compatriots from Sabaton, Hammerfall, Therion or Amaranthe. Even though they have been releasing great albums over and over again

Frozen Crown – Crowned In Frost Album Review

Frozen Crown - Crowned In Frost Album Review By Rainer Kerber With a bang, Frozen Crown stepped into the spotlight of Heavy Metal a year ago. With their debut album "The Fallen King" the Milanese literally blew me away. What kind of elemental force was that? One and a half million Youtube

Tigersclaw – Force Of Destiny Album Review

Tigersclaw - Force Of Destiny Album Review By Rainer Kerber Tigersclaw is the baby of multi-instrumentalist Alexander Baier. He composes, arranges and produces all songs. He gets musical support from his longtime companion Ralf Neumann, who plays the drums parts. Third in the league is the opera singer Elena Minina. Since Elena

Whitechapel ‘The Valley’ Album Review

Whitechapel ‘The Valley’ Album Review By Adam McCann Metal Blade Records/Deathcore Whitechapel needed to do something; their 2016 album ‘Mark Of The Blade’ had missed its target and its musical departure from earlier themes left both critics and fans confused and uncertain. Therefore, there was high hopes from the latest Whitechapel album ‘The

Allegaeon ‘Apoptosis’ Album Review

Allegaeon ‘Apoptosis’ Album Review By Adam McCann Metal Blade Records/Technical Melodic Death Metal Since the band delivered their debut album almost a decade ago, Allegaeon have pushed from strength to strength, forming their own niche within the boundaries of technical melodic death metal and hitting a pinnacle with their superb 2016 album ‘Proponent

Megadeth ‘Warheads On Foreheads’ Album Review

Megadeth ‘Warheads On Foreheads’ Album Review By Adam McCann Universal Music Group/Thrash/Heavy Metal The announcement that Megadeth are to release their latest greatest hits compilation ‘Warheads On Foreheads’ begs the question does the world need another Megadeth greatest hits album? After all, this band already has the likes of ‘Capitol Punishment’, ‘Back To

Týr ‘Hel’ Album Review

Týr ‘Hel’ Album Review By Adam McCann Metal Blade Records/Folk/Metal There are few bands as instantly recognisable as Týr, their sound is a perfect blend of heavy metal and folk vocal melodies which beautifully encapsulate the mythology of the Faroese and Icelandic skáld. Yet for Týr, it has been quite awhile since the

Tesla ‘Shock’ Album Review

Tesla ‘Shock’ Album Review By Adam McCann Tesla Electric Recording Company/Hard Rock It has been more than a few years since Tesla released their previous album ‘Simplicity’ back in 2014 and in that time, the band have celebrated the 30th anniversary of their seminal album ‘Mechanical Resonance’ coinciding with the release of a

Spirits Of Fire ‘Spirits Of Fire’ Album Review

Spirits Of Fire ‘Spirits Of Fire’ Album Review By Adam McCann Frontiers Records/Heavy/Power Metal To begin, there are two burning questions; the first being this, is Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens the busiest man in metal? And does the world need another band with Ripper Owens singing? Because of this, it is very difficult to

Iron Fire ‘Beyond The Void’ Album Review

Iron Fire ‘Beyond The Void’ Album Review By Adam McCann Crime Records/Power Metal For the past year, Iron Fire have been busy celebrating their 20th anniversary in style by releasing a double disc of rarities, B-sides and live tracks that made hardcore fans of the Danish metal band drool with excitement. As the

Bloodbound ‘Rise Of The Dragon Empire’ Album Review

Bloodbound ‘Rise Of The Dragon Empire’ Album Review By Adam McCann AFM Records/Power Metal Bloodbound have always left a trail of outstanding albums in their wake, their last album ‘War Of Dragons’ was no exception and although throughout their career, the band have consistently struggled to retain a stable line-up, this has somehow

Last In Line ‘II’ Album Review

Last In Line ‘II’ Album Review By Adam McCann Frontiers Records/2019/Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Last In Line are the band which began life as a collective which celebrated the life and career of Ronnie James Dio. The band of former Dio members soon outgrew their tribute band roots and released their debut album ‘Heavy

Walls Of Blood ‘Imperium’ Album Review

Walls Of Blood ‘Imperium’ Album Review By Adam McCann Metalville Records/2019/Heavy Metal It has never been uncommon within the heavy metal world for musicians to guest upon each other’s work. More recently, whole bands such as Avantasia and Metal Allegiance have sprung up featuring a rotating carousel of musicians that make each song

Ibridoma ‘City Of Ruins’ Album Review

Ibridoma ‘City Of Ruins’ Album Review By Adam McCann Punishment 18 Records/2019/Heavy Metal The Italian metal band Ibridoma formed in 2001 and since their inception, they have consistently released a steady stream of albums to a warm reception and last year, Ibridoma quietly managed to sneak out their fifth studio album ‘City Of

Kamion ‘Gain’ Album Review

Kamion ‘Gain’ Album Review By Adam McCann Independent Release/2019/Heavy Metal Kamion reformed in 2017 and since then, they have begun to plough their way into the heavy metal world releasing their debut album ‘Gain’ last year. But, the question is, does ‘Gain’ give a perfect example of who Kamion are? The answer remains ambiguous,

Candlemass ‘The Door To Doom’ Album Review

Candlemass ‘The Door To Doom’ Album Review By Adam McCann Napalm Records/2019/Doom Metal It promised so much when Candlemass released the EP ‘Death Thy Lover’ back in 2016; but then, the Doomfather Leif Edling suddenly formed The Doomsday Kingdom which made the doom metal community wonder whether or not it’s long awaited Candlemass

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