ALBUM REVIEW: Deadrisen – Deadrisen

Heavy Metal is approaching it’s fiftieth birthday soon, so there could not be a better time for DEADRISEN to make an appearance. Their sound has been described as an explosive cocktail of older, traditional musicians with young, hungry new school guys. Judging from the eclectic collection of sounds on their self-titled debut album, I would … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Deadrisen – Deadrisen

ALBUM REVIEW: Slowburn – Rock N’ Roll Rats

In a modern metal scene that is filled to the brim with down-tuned growly deathcore and djent bands, we've seen the rebirth of a more traditional sounding heavy metal. The debut album titled Rock 'n' Roll Rats from Spain-based SLOWBURN, really hits all of those notes with almost surgical precision but without sounding old and … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Slowburn – Rock N’ Roll Rats

ALBUM REVIEW: Ross The Boss – Born Of Fire

Ross the Boss (Ross Friedman) was one of the founding members of metal kings MANOWAR (also a founding member of punk act THE DICTATORS). He left the group after 1988’s Kings of Metal and has worked on many other projects such as DEATH DEALER. Nowthe Ross the Boss band are now releasing their fourth offering … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Ross The Boss – Born Of Fire

ALBUM REVIEW: Arcaine – As Life Decays

Calling all Melodic Death Metal fans. If you want to make your February the perfect month to listen to something new and fresh, I present to you ARCAINE and their upcoming album As Life Decays. Now we’re off to a great intro to the album. You hear a gradual melodic build up via a guitar … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Arcaine – As Life Decays

ALBUM REVIEW: Anvil – Legal At Last

I’ve been a big fan of heavy metal for so many years. ANVIL have been an important presence on the scene since the 1980s. These legends are due to release their upcoming album Legal At Last and it’s the ideal Valentine’s Day gift for any metalheads! The album kicks off with the title track, what … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Anvil – Legal At Last

ALBUM REVIEW: Visions Of Atlantis – Wanderers

“Not all wanderers are lost” is the message from Wanderers, the upcoming album from Symphonic Metal Adventurers VISIONS OF ATLANTIS. This album takes you on a journey of self-discovery whilst experiencing profound lyrics, stunning vocals and excellent music arrangements. Are you ready to board this reflective voyage? You can at the end of the week … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Visions Of Atlantis – Wanderers

ALBUM REVIEW: HammerFall – Dominion

No introductions are required here. Whether you are a diehard fan or a casual listener, the name HAMMERFALL is hard to miss. They are due to release their eleventh studio album Dominion this Friday and it proves that HAMMERFALL are not planning on quitting anytime soon. The album opens with the track Never Forgive, Never … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: HammerFall – Dominion

ALBUM REVIEW: The Treatment – Power Crazy

Think AEROSMITH meets AC/DC and you get British Hard Rock quintet THE TREATMENT. Their sound containing huge riffs, bombastic choruses and straight to the point songs has understandably gained ongoing praise from fans and critics. Their fourth album Power Crazy is due to break the airwaves this Friday and it shows this ballsy sound still … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Treatment – Power Crazy

ALBUM REVIEW: Bloodbound – Rise Of The Dragon Empire

Are you ready to unleash your inner dragon slayer? With the gallant and noble songs from the upcoming BLOODBOUND album, you can achieve this goal. Rise Of The Dragon Empire showcases their ability to take you away to a far and distant land. In this record this ability is stronger than ever before. Like their … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Bloodbound – Rise Of The Dragon Empire

ALBUM REVIEW: Aephanemer – Prokopton

When you think you have heard it all before, something comes out of the woodwork and takes you completely by surprise. The sounds from French Melodic Death Metal group AEPHANEMER are a breath of fresh air. They have their own sound and could well be future icons of Melodic Death Metal. They are due to … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Aephanemer – Prokopton