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: 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: Thundermother – Heat Wave Deluxe Edition

Nearly a year ago, THUNDERMOTHER’s latest album Heat Wave became a solid favourite within the minutes of listening to it. It deservedly made it’s way to my top ten albums list of 2020 due to it’s prevailing vocal work, finger blistering guitar work, pounding drums and basslines that make you want to headbang. Even now … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Thundermother – Heat Wave Deluxe Edition

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: Metalite – A Virtual World

If Carlsberg were to make a rock back, how would they go about it? They would probably get two fantastic guitarists (Edwin Premberg and Robert Õrnesved), an awesome drummer (Lea Larsson), a brilliant bass player (Robert Majd) and obviously a fantastic vocalist with a great voice (Erica Ohlsson). They would make it a bit different … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Metalite – A Virtual World

“In the case with Orden Ogan, it was never about name dropping.”

ORDEN OGAN have taken on many personas and this time they are space warriors for their upcoming album Final Days. Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to band's vocalist Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann about Final Days, their creative process and what universe from across their albums he would like to live/visit. Here's what happened. Hello … Continue reading “In the case with Orden Ogan, it was never about name dropping.”

ALBUM REVIEW: Orden Ogan – Final Days

Over the years, ORDEN OGAN have created imaginative worlds and have taken on intriguing characters to match their empowering sounds. They have been post-apocalyptic ice warriors for To The End, cowboys for Gunman and sung tales about monasteries in Ravenhead. They are now conquering space with their upcoming release Final Days. Like their previous records, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Orden Ogan – Final Days

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

ALBUM REVIEW: Lake Of Tears – Ominous

Ominous is a release that can be described as depressive, technographic and futuristic. In a time where we are seeing a resurgence in media for the aesthetics of cyberpunk and retro-futurism, LAKE OF TEARS provide the perfect soundtrack to riding the shuttle home in a sad, drunken haze. The band is the project of Daniel … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Lake Of Tears – Ominous

ALBUM REVIEW: Leaves’ Eyes – The Last Viking

It's a monumental battle and an infused Viking tale that is historically told epically through fourteen chapters of adrenaline pumping battle anthems. It also contains brilliantly atmospheric and powerful orchestral arrangements. The German-Scandinavian quintet fronted by the duo of Elina Siirala and Alexander Krull delivers fantastically on one of the band’s best albums to date. Right from the opening … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Leaves’ Eyes – The Last Viking