Reviews

REDEMPTION – ‘Long Night’s Journey Into Day’ (Metal Blade)

REDEMPTION – ‘Long Night’s Journey Into Day’ (Metal Blade)

Despite the fact that US progressive metallers Redemption have been forced to make some changes to their line-up, their overall ability to incessantly push and pull at the boundaries of convention continues unabated. - Read More

BLITZKRIEG – Judge Not! (Mighty Music)

BLITZKRIEG – Judge Not! (Mighty Music)

Blitzkrieg was always a great name for an unashamed metal band, but given the way in which the opening double-whammy of ‘Who Is Blind?’ and ‘Forever Is A Long Time’ roll over any reservations listeners might have it’s an extremely apt name, too. - Read More

SATAN – The Doomsday Clock (Metal Blade)

SATAN – The Doomsday Clock (Metal Blade)

As a taster ‘The Doomsday Clock’ bodes well for the new album, due in September. - Read More

SATAN’S EMPIRE – Rising (3Ms Music)

SATAN’S EMPIRE – Rising (3Ms Music)

‘Rising’ is a ten-track monster, as authentically NWOBHM as bullet belts and stripy trousers; - Read More

AVENGER – Blood Sports / Killer Elite (Dissonance)

AVENGER – Blood Sports / Killer Elite (Dissonance)

‘Blood Sports’ is one of the last true great albums of the NWOBHM from one of the genre’s unsung heroes, while ‘Killer Elite’ saw the band reborn with a wholly different mindset and the aim of repositioning themselves in the eye of the US metal storm. - Read More

WEEND’Ô – Time Of Awakening (Sonicbond)

WEEND’Ô – Time Of Awakening (Sonicbond)

Treading a fine line between the familiar and the innovative, ‘Time Of Awakening’ presents an atmospheric melange of styles. - Read More

THE DEAD DAISIES – Burn It Down (SPV)

THE DEAD DAISIES – Burn It Down (SPV)

Playing metal straight, with nary a time change in sight, The Dead Daisies make the albums that Aerosmith gave up writing years ago. - Read More

BURN – Ice Age (MelodicRock Records)

BURN – Ice Age (MelodicRock Records)

Will it be third time lucky for this powerful melodic rock band from Leicestershire? - Read More

KING CREATURE - Volume One (Marshall Records)

KING CREATURE - Volume One (Marshall Records)

In the main the songs fall into two camps, either boasting luscious melodies and vocal harmonies reminiscent of Alice In Chains or hardnosed pugilists. - Read More

MELTED SPACE – Darkening Light (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge)

MELTED SPACE – Darkening Light (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge)

Magnificent, exhilarating and, perhaps, a tad pretentious at times, Pierre Le Pape’s third full-length Melted Space offering once again takes a extravagant stab at converting a grandiose topic into forty-seven minutes of operatic, metallic entertainment. - Read More