ALBUM REVIEW: Nad Sylvan – Spiritus Mundi

NAD SYLVAN is a bit different to what many of our Rock Out Stand Out readers would usually listen to. Ok, maybe quite a bit different, but before you scroll on to the next review, please bear with me a moment. Variety is the spice of life right? As long as it's of a good … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Nad Sylvan – Spiritus Mundi

ALBUM REVIEW: Arion – Vultures Die Alone

Finland’s reputation for homing rock and metal legends stays intact and the latest band to prove this are ARION. They are due to release third studio album Vultures Die Alone and from listening to it, it is easy to see why they are rising stars in Melodic Metal. It might be down the similar sounding … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Arion – Vultures Die Alone

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: Exanimis – Marionnettiste

In terms of symphonic death metal Italy has FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE. Greece has SEPTIC FLESH and now it seems France has the energetic, bombastic and fun EXANIMIS. Here they have channelled the spirit of those that came before, and blended it with equal parts Batman Returns and The Lord Of The Rings to create an experience … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Exanimis – Marionnettiste

ALBUM REVIEW: Byron – The Omega Evangelion

Dear Reader,It’s always a risky move naming yourself after one of Britain’s most influential wordsmiths. It tends to be a risk to invite comparisons to anything that has that legendary status but occasionally it pays off. Lord Byron’s connection to music is obvious, notably writing of the “music of the spheres”. Which is a weird … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Byron – The Omega Evangelion

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: Golgotha – Remembering The Past, Writing The Future

GOLGOTHA is a doom metal band formed in Spain in 1992 by Vicente Payá. Remembering The Past, Writing The Future is the first new release since 2019’s Erasing the future EP. It is the first new album since the addition of Samuel Morales (ex-HELEVORN) on guitar. Morales joins vocalist Amón López, fellow guitarist Payá, bassist … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Golgotha – Remembering The Past, Writing The Future

ALBUM REVIEW: Primitai – Violence Of The Skies

Heavy Metal troupe PRIMITAI have been on my radar for a while now. Understandably, they are one of the best rising stars in Heavy Metal. Their bombastic sounds and energy fuelled live shows have rightly gained them fans and recognition over the years. Their latest release Violence Of The Skies will only ensure this sterling … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Primitai – Violence Of The Skies

ALBUM REVIEW: Odd Dimension – The Blue Dawn

Dig out your finest spacesuit as you rocket into space with The Blue Dawn – the third studio album from the Italian progressive metal band ODD DIMENSION. A tale of two protagonists – space travellers Markus and Eloise – as they embark on a journey through space. They hit some trouble as they are attacked … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Odd Dimension – The Blue Dawn