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by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist/News Editor – Well, the Souza clan certainly didn’t waste any time. Just one year after releasing their debut album Heroes of Origin, Hatriot is back with another devastating serving of thrash metal, titled Dawn of the New Centurion. Hatriot, of course, [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh - Columnist – Gloryful was formed in the summer of 2010, and merely 10 months after the strong release of their first album, The Warrior’s Code, they are at it again with their second album. Ocean Blade is full of metal hymns that have a stomping speed metal sound. The [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh - Columnist – Making their debut from Southern Bavaria from Massacre Records is EDGEDOWN. Statues Fall is an album that delivers galloping metal with a vocal range that could have a slight comparison to Iron Maiden’s Dickinson. They seem to deliver what they hoped to [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – Pardon the pun, but you don’t need a crystal ball to know what this album will sound like. Now on their seventh release, this Swiss melodic metal band has a firmly established, easily identifiable style. Simply put, you know a Crystal Ball album when you [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – Fronted by ex-Vicious Rumors vocalist Brian O’Connor, this red-blooded American heavy metal band will make fans that crave power and thrash in equal measures happier than an ailurophobic running over a stray cat. Deadlands’ DNA consists of bands like [...]
by Joe Mis - Senior Columnist – November Red is the third release from the German progressive metal band Dante, and a fine release it is. This epic seven track CD is a solid follow up to their prior releases, The Inner Circle (2008) and Saturnine (2010), and the 2 plus year gap between albums [...]
by Justin Gaines - News Editor / Senior Journalist – One of the most eagerly anticipated power metal debuts in recent memory, Bringer of Light is the first full-length release from UK-based symphonic power metal band Damnation Angels. The band made a decent impact with their 2009 EP Shadow [...]
by Joe Mis - Senior Columnist – Inner Silence is the debut release from the Munich-based “female-fronted diversified metal band” Envinya. While that description tends to lead one to think of gothic style metal with a female vocalist and some growled male vocals, Envinya is that and more. [...]
by Joe Mis - Senior Columnist – Asylum Pyre is “the place where you burn the fools” according to the band. Heavy and heady stuff HAS to follow such a declaration. The European act is doing their very best to make that a fact. Asylum Pyre may be a new name for fans of female fronted metal, [...]
by Joe Mis - Columnist – Dark Rising is the debut release from Portugal’s EnChanTya. The band bills itself as Progressive Goth Metal, and that seems to be an apt term. Their music is definitely a blend of the two genres -plus a little death metal – and thanks to the powerhouse vocals [...]
by Joe Mis Staff Writer – Swiss female-fronted metal trio 69 Chambers has just released its sophomore effort entitled Torque and it is a fine follow up to their 2009 debut, War On The Inside. A bit alternative, a bit Gothic, and a bit old school, 69 Chambers delivers 14 varied and interesting [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Quantum Leap is the second album from Greek progressive metal band Persona Non Grata. When the band debuted with 2009’s Shade in the Light, they were clearly operating from the Dream Theater/Fates Warning playbook, and that’s true of this album as well. You [...]