Canobliss – Man Is The Enemy

The USA modern metal scene just doesn’t have enough distinguished artists that manage that individual unique sound that the genre has been missing for a while. We get excited anytime the “old guys” like Megadeth or Metallica release something…

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Pangea – Retrospectacular

Their debut album “The First” was released in 1995 in Asia and Japan and in 1997 the band released their sophomore effort “Manchild” in Europe. Having high expectations for a third one, the band went took a risk and decided to invest a pricy record but problem was Japan was going through an economic downfall and nobody wanted to buy in on the license asking price.

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Grand Design – Time Elevation

Well, what do we have here? For a second there I was taken back in time to perhaps some old school Scorpions material?, the addictive hooks of Def Leppard perhaps? Grand Design busts onto the hard rock scene with those comparisons from the onset. A little of everything found on the album “Time Elevation” by the Swedish hard rock combo Grand Design.

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Empires Of Eden – Reborn in Fire

Super groups always peak my interest, you just never really know what to expect when you pack the voices of some outstanding metal singers and let them run wild with ideas. Such is the case with Empires Of Eden which already consists of some talented Australian singers from from their debut record “Songs of War and Vengeance”.

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Asia – Omega

A little history must be explained to your fellow eyes, as the band Asia which I’m sure any rock fans knows originally came into existence out of the demise of Britain’s top Progressive Rock bands at the time “Yes” and “Emerson, Lake and Palmer”.

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Masterplan – Time To Be King

Masterplan clearly left their mark on the metal world back in 2002 when Roland Grapow and legendary vocalist Jorn Lande got together and formed the band. Their unique style of Melodic Power Metal and Hard Rock took the genre by storm and blended a sound that has not been too common in the power metal realm since then.

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