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: Van Canto – To The Power Of Eight

Hearing a rakkatakka here and a riddily diddly do there can only mean one thing; the mighty acapella metal warriors VAN CANTO are back. There are due to unleash their eighth offering To The Power Of Eight and they do not disappoint. As I have said previously, the best album openers can both entice you … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Van Canto – To The Power Of Eight

ALBUM REVIEW: Lycanthro – Mark Of The Wolf

Ottawa, Canada are about to get a wake up call like no other thanks to new Heavy Metal werewolf pack LYCANTHRO. Could someone please alert JUDAS PRIEST and BLIND GUARDIAN because I may have found their demonic offspring. They are due to release their debut album Mark Of The Wolf and judging from these sounds, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Lycanthro – Mark Of The Wolf

ALBUM REVIEW: Bloodbound – Creatures Of The Dark Realm

BLOODBOUND is a Swedish power metal band that formed in 2004, and since forming they have been through several changes. The current band line up has been together since 2017 and consists of keyboardist Fredrik Bergh, guitarists Tomas Olsson and Henrik Olsson, vocalist Patrik J Selleby, bassist Anders Broman and Daniel Sjögren smashing it on … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Bloodbound – Creatures Of The Dark Realm

ALBUM REVIEW: Illusory – Crimson Wreath

With this anti-war and unfortunate loss of life topic in this masterpiece, even with a sorrowful and melodic tune and rhythm it still has a metal fire lit behind it. It comes through at an unexpected time but due to the way it has been composed it completely binds together in this audio magic. Each … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Illusory – Crimson Wreath

ALBUM REVIEW: Scar Of The Sun – Inertia

If AMORPHIS, GOJIRA and ROTTING CHRIST had somehow conceived a conspicuous love child, SCAR OF THE SUN would be it. They have released their third studio album Inertia and it’s honestly one of the most thought-provoking albums I have come across. Amongst the chaos, there are well thought out lyrics and important messages within. This … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Scar Of The Sun – Inertia

ALBUM REVIEW: Before & Apace – The Denisovan

In my reviews and other writings, I relish the chance to show off some piece of obscure knowledge. There is an element of joy that I get that can only be found as a result of two disparate topics coming together in the most peculiar of ways. And I think, just maybe, I’ve found a … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Before & Apace – The Denisovan

ALBUM REVIEW: Candlemass – Green Valley (Live In Lockdown)

CANDLEMASS are a cornerstone of the global doom metal scene. Having emerged in 1984 from Stockholm, they’ve been around long enough to solidify a reputation as masters of their craft. Green Valley (Live In Lockdown) sees the band revisit some favourites from their lengthy back catalogue. These tracks include tracks from the acclaimed Epicus Doomicus … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Candlemass – Green Valley (Live In Lockdown)