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


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

EP REVIEW: Dendera – Reborn Into Darkness

Hailing from the southern realms of the UK, are a band carving their name into the annals of heavy metal. DENDERA are undoubtedly and unquestionably a band on the rise. Rejuvenating their craft and polishing their musicianship with each sequential offering. This is especially so with their upcoming release Reborn Into Darkness. This is the … Continue reading EP REVIEW: Dendera – Reborn Into Darkness

ALBUM REVIEW: Pyramaze – Epitaph

An Epitaph is a memory or statement, for something or someone, that has since passed. Pierce through the veil and witness the evocation that PYRAMAZE have forged. Standing strong against the annals of time, with no chance of fading from memory any time soon. With instrumental introduction Epitaph, it is more akin to that of … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Pyramaze – Epitaph

ALBUM REVIEW: Death Dealer – Conquered Lands

It has been seven years since the War Master was unleashed upon the world. Towards the latter part of the year 2020, the mighty DEATH DEALER has returned once more, to crush all those who will not bow down and bend the knee. Herein details their tales of Conquered LandsDEATH DEALER are a Power Metal … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Death Dealer – Conquered Lands

ALBUM REVIEW: Airforce – Strike Hard

There is certainly a resurgence lately in the vein of the 1980’s. From TV Shows, retro gaming and even within the metal scene. In this instance to the influencing and pioneering times of NWOBHM. Take to the skies with the new album from AIRFORCE.Amidst the air raids and machine gun fire Fight leads you straight … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Airforce – Strike Hard

ALBUM REVIEW: Ice War – Defender, Destroyer

There is a spell of frost unleashed from Canada’s capital ready to cool everyone down this summer. Battling the heat waves and leading the assault against the sun comes the new album from ICE WAR. ICE WAR is the brainchild of Jo “Steel” Capitalicide which was formed from the embers of IRONDOGS back in 2015. … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Ice War – Defender, Destroyer

ALBUM REVIEW: Ensiferum – Thallasic

Grab a sword and board a dragonhead long ship! Make fast the oars, set sail and prepare for battle on the high seas with ENSIFERUM. The sword bearing folk metal warriors from Finland are due to return with their new nine track album Thallasic. What does Thallasic mean though? As I discussed with vocalist and … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Ensiferum – Thallasic

“People still need new music.”

ENSIFERUM are well established in the scene. They have been delivering their folk inspired melodic death metal for over two decades now and show no signs of slowing down. They will soon be unleashing their eighth studio album titled Thallasic via Napalm Records on the 10th of July. Rock Out Stand Out’s Martin White speaks … Continue reading “People still need new music.”

ALBUM REVIEW: The Other – Haunted

There has always been a strong output of horror from mainland Europe. Ever since the expressionist movies of the 1920’s. Steeped in myths and folklore, it also has a dark history for those wishing to investigate further. Crawling out of the catacombs, armed with scares and frights comes the new thirteen track album from THE … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Other – Haunted