Hibria – Blind Ride

For some reason Brazilian metal band HIBRIA have remained under a lot of people radars, but that may well be all set to change with their new album BLIND RIDE which is by far the best work the band have ever done and a very worthy addition to the collection of any power metal fans across the globe…

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Steel Tormentor – Return Of A King

STEEL TORMENTOR follow on where bands like IRON MAIDEN, DIO, JUDAS PRIEST and many others left their mark at the beginnings of the new wave of metal back in the day, and while a lot of bands have tried to do a similar thing, not very many of them have the finesse and obvious love for their subject matter as what STEEL TORMENTOR does…

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Heavenfall – 7 Sins

This often over-indulgence of keyboard does work well in places and really adds a cinematic and melodic wall of sound to songs that may otherwise just sound like standard power metal fare, but at times it can feel a little like overkill and makes the product as a whole seem a little too electronic to be a natural metal album…

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Kaiju – Unwilling Sacrifices

Strange Beast is actually a pretty good way to describe the band and especially this little E.P, while predominately death metal throughout the spine, there is a slight progressive element here, some black metal vocals and maybe even a few instances where I was reminded of a more grindcore type sound. Then you have some gothic piano type sections that threw my judgment even further out…

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Power Quest – Blood Alliance

Man have I been waiting for this for a long time, not the album in particular per se, but more just for an album from Power Quest that I don’t have any complaints about. Their last few albums have all been pretty decent but each one has had particular faults that made them hard for me to really enjoy…

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Vivid Remorse – The Seed Of Malaise

Fast and furious is the main order of the day across the whole album and each song is short, sharp, fast and straight to the point, giving the album a slight hardcore crossover feel in places. On the odd occasion that the album slows down a little though a few cracks appear in the make up. ..

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Heonia – Winsome Scar

Marieke has a voice that I just can’t really gel with. Look, she’s not a bad singer at all, it’s just her approach is a little too nice and clean on this album. Musically the album is a pretty good achievement and you can hear that these guys have done their homework on the melodic metal genre, but unfortunately it falls a little short..

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Face Down – The Runaway E.P

The E.P offers up five songs of Southern Rock inspired Groove Metal that takes its cues from PANTERA and mixes in some MACHINE HEAD but also slaps a little layer of TAD in there too. Wow, does anyone else remember TAD? What a great and unique band they were hey! ..

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