ALBUM REVIEW: Def Leppard – Volume Three (X, Yeah!, Songs From The Sparkle Lounge, B-Sides Yeah! & Yeah! Live)

Sheffield’s DEF LEPPARD are one of those classic bands that broke out as part of the NWOBHM movement back in the late ‘70’s and from then on have crafted notable hits such as Animal, Let’s Get Rocked and Pour Some Sugar On Me. Over the past few years, the band have been re-releasing their back … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Def Leppard – Volume Three (X, Yeah!, Songs From The Sparkle Lounge, B-Sides Yeah! & Yeah! Live)

ALBUM REVIEW: KISS – Off The Soundboard: Tokyo 2001 (Live)

Alright Tokyo! You wanted the best! You got the best! The hottest band in the world KISS! So begins the start of a monumental night in Tokyo from yesteryear. KISS have always been a massive in Japan and this, the first in a series of upcoming live releases is encapsulated with a recording from legendary … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: KISS – Off The Soundboard: Tokyo 2001 (Live)

EP Review: Rhapsody of Fire – I’ll Be Your Hero

Back in 2019 we began our epic journey to The Eighth Mountain, the first chapter in The Nephilim’s Empire Saga. Herein we are given a taste of what to expect in the next instalment from Italian Symphonic Power Metal legends RHAPSODY OF FIRE with their new EP I’ll Be Your Hero. This title track is … Continue reading EP Review: Rhapsody of Fire – I’ll Be Your Hero

ALBUM REVIEW: Karpenter – Sleepless

The ever-looming darkness of horror is always a good source of inspiration for the genre of Metal. Bubbling away like a mad scientist’s experiment, comes a new source of terror in the form of Italy’s KARPENTER. Sleepless is the album opener. Imagine the musical compositions of the fabled and legendary John Carpenter mixed in with … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Karpenter – Sleepless

ALBUM REVIEW: Nightshadow – Strike Them Dead

Europe undoubtedly showcases some of the best Power & Speed metal out there but emerging from the shadows, is a new contender to the throne. Causing ripples in their wake from across the Atlantic, prepare yourself, for an aggressive assault on the senses with the debut album from San Diego’s NIGHTSHADOW. Get your character sheet … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Nightshadow – Strike Them Dead

ALBUM REVIEW: Avaland – Theater Of Sorcery

Bursting from deep within the shadow of the French Alps is a band invoking tales of sorcerous fantasy. Turn the page and travel to the realm of AVALAND. Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats. For the Metal Opera: Theater of Sorcery, is about to begin.Like any grand opener for an opera, the title track … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Avaland – Theater Of Sorcery

ALBUM REVIEW: Ghosts of Atlantis – 3.6.2.4

From deep within the bowels of the UK’s Witch County, emerges a new horror in GHOSTS OF ATLANTIS. Channelling the macabre darkness that both DEVILMENT and CRADLE OF FILTH laid down before them, harmoniously intertwined with both history and myth. They have released their debut album 3.6.2.4 upon the world. What is the significance of … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Ghosts of Atlantis – 3.6.2.4

ALBUM REVIEW: Papa Roach – Greatest Hits Vol. 2 The Better Noise Years

For years we’ve been Getting Away With Murder, Time And Time Again, Between Angels And Insects and of course, defined our Last Resort. PAPA ROACH were pivotal within the Nu-Metal boom of the early noughties. Whilst some contemporaries vanished into the ether, PAPA ROACH continued delivering album after album and smashing down walls. Whilst the … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Papa Roach – Greatest Hits Vol. 2 The Better Noise Years

ALBUM REVIEW: Evergrey – Escape Of The Phoenix

The Phoenix. A symbol of resurrection and rebirth. A mythical bird said to come back to life from the ashes of the flames of death. What would happen though should the Phoenix decide to not go through this cycle? Progressive metallers EVERGREY put a twist in the myth of this legendary creature with their 12th … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Evergrey – Escape Of The Phoenix

MARTIN’S TOP 10 ALBUMS 2020

Next to reveal their top ten is Martin. Take a look and see what he chose. 2020 has been a strange year for all of us, luckily there has been plenty of music to keep us all going. Here are my chosen Top 10 Albums of 2020 ranked in reverse order, starting at Number 10 … Continue reading MARTIN’S TOP 10 ALBUMS 2020