Tag Archives: Power Metal

EP Review: Shadowrise – Escape From Shadow Island

Band: Shadowrise EP: Escape From Shadow Island Release Date: May 19th – EU Formed in 2009 in the city of Eindhoven, the south of the Netherlands, Shadowrise evolved from being a folk inspired band called “Frozen Jacks” into a Melo-Death … Continue reading

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Album Review: Myrath – Legacy

Artist: Myrath Album: Legacy Release Date: February 19th, 2016 Label: Nightmare Records / Verycords I have been anxiously waiting to review this album since the single, Believer’s music video dropped like a ten thousand kilotons bomb on us. The sound, … Continue reading

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Album Review: Almanac – Tsar

Band: Almanac Album: Tsar Release Date: March 18th, 2016 Label: Nuclear Blast Victor Smolski, as I always say, is one of the most underrated guitarists of today’s metal scene. His aggressive style missing from the new Rage stuff was the … Continue reading

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Album Review: Sabaton – Heroes on Tour

Band: Sabaton Album: Heroes on Tour Release Date: March 4th, 2016 Label: Nuclear Blast I find live albums harder to review than a studio album. First thing; Live albums have a connection with the fans of a band that adds … Continue reading

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Album Review: Dyscordia – Words in Ruin

Band: Dyscordia Album: Words in Ruin Release Date: March 5th, 2016 Record Label: Road Mark Productions Words in Ruin, the third disc of Dyscordia is on my desk now. For those who have never heard of the band before, the … Continue reading

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Album Review: Avantasia – Ghostlights

Band: Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia Album: Ghostlights Release Date: January 29th, 2016 Label: Nuclear Blast Unlike many, I don’t think Tobias Sammet has surpassed The Metal Opera Part I and II with his following releases with Avantasia. Well, maybe except for the … Continue reading

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Striker – Stand In The Fire: Album Review

Band: Striker  Album: Stand in the Fire  Release Date: February 5, 2015 Worldwide It’s not often that I am unexpectedly and pleasantly surprised when discovering bands that are new to me –  however, every once in a blue moon an … Continue reading

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Album Review: Tad Morose – St. Demonius

Band: Tad Morose Album: St. Demonius Release Date: August 28th, 2015 Label: Despotz Records I’ve always been an avid Tad Morose listener, trying to follow the band to the best of my abilities and get my hands on their releases. What appeals me … Continue reading

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Album Review: Annysia – Nephilim

Band: Annysia Album: Nephilim Release Date: January 30th, 2015 Label: Self Release I have to say, it is rather traditional to go easy on indie new comers for many of us reviewers, especially if we know how hard it is to create an album … Continue reading

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Album Review: Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody – Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus

Band: Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody Album: Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus Release Date: June 19th 2015 Label: Nuclear Blast Luca Turilli is one of those names that doesn’t need an introduction in power metal. Since he released Legendary Tales with Rhapsody of Fire (they were Rhapsody back … Continue reading

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Album Review: Hammerfall – (r)Evolution

Band: Hammerfall Album: (r)Evolution Release Date: Sept 2 2014 Label: Nuclear Blast The consensus among Hammerfall fans is that the band completely crapped the bed with 2011’s “Infected” album. I actually liked several tracks on that release but did wonder why the … Continue reading

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