ALBUM REVIEW: Frozen Crown – Winterbane

It’s been a few years since I joined a Power and Symphonic Metal Appreciation group on Facebook. It’s been a great way to discover new bands whilst making new friends. One group that often popped up were FROZEN CROWN, I had heard the odd song or two and liked what I heard. I had never … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Frozen Crown – Winterbane

ALBUM REVIEW: The Treatment – Waiting For Good Luck

Cambridge Hard Rockers THE TREATMENT have been on my radar for the past ten years, blimey ten years. I was at university when I first listened to them and saw them live. AC/DC meets AEROSMITH were my first thoughts when listening to their debut album This Might Hurt. Fast forward to the present day and … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Treatment – Waiting For Good Luck

ALBUM REVIEW: Cannibal Corpse – Violence Unimagined

I often find myself in a strange place with death metal. I'll happily listen to fusion genres on a regular basis; Death doom, blackened death, death and roll and progressive death metal. But I'll rarely go for the genre itself. There have been bands that have held my fascination before and I'm sure there will … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Cannibal Corpse – Violence Unimagined

ALBUM REVIEW: Escape The Fate – Chemical Warfare

When I was offered to review ESCAPE THE FATE’s newest album, I could picture my teenage-self bursting with excitement! The newest record, Chemical Warfare, from Nevada’s post-hardcore outfit is to be released on 16th April. To quote singer Craig Mabbit: ‘We want people to connect deeply with the music and disappear in it. Get lost … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Escape The Fate – Chemical Warfare

ALBUM REVIEW: The Medea Project – Southern Echoes

I had the pleasure of reviewing Sisyphus by THE MEDEA PROJECT last year. The release was pleasing and yet, at the end of my review I noted that  the ”...album isn’t stereotypical doom metal and I think that works in its favour. It doesn’t seem afraid to step out of the bounds of the usual … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Medea Project – Southern Echoes

ALBUM REVIEW: Trope – Eleutheromania

With Eleutheromania, its title tells a story to all of us. It depicts to us not to give up on our irresistible want and need for freedom which now more than ever is important to all of us at such a crucial time of its release. However, to all of us this means a unique … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Trope – Eleutheromania

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