Album Reviews

Evergrey – The Glorious Collision

At one point I had ranked Evergrey up there with Kamelot in terms of consistency when it came to album releases, the one difference now was Kamelot has evolved into their style of “dark arts” progressive metal as opposed to Evergrey still keeping the sound they broke out on their strongest album “Recreation Day”.

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Vega – Kiss Of Life

I do have to point out this one thing for what is worth, I think Workman’s vocals in spots sounds just like Bono very eery but if U2 had ever gone AOR/Melodic Rock maybe this is what they would of sounded like?

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Silver Lake – Silver Lake

his new band Silver Lake hailing from Italy is borrowing influences from current power prog bands, some heavy metal roots as well as well as your typical power metal riffs. Seems oddly enough that the band Silver Lake was actually born as the cover-band Exodiain 2003…

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Motorhead – The World Is Yours

I guess when one recalls on it’s life some may be left with an unaccompanied feeling of loneliness an a life less filled. But don’t tell that to Lemmy as his roller coaster life of music is an ultimate example of sex, drugs and rock and roll.

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Crushing Blow – Cease Fire

I want to say that one band I could definitely associate Crushing Blow with is Desdemon which we reviewed earlier in 2010, with it’s speedier metal shifts but at the same time balancing a melodic approach in each song the same way as the previous mentioned band.

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Loveblast – Loveblast

The sound/production is of a very high level and musically speaking everything sounds picture perfect, because the guitarwork is excellent (sometimes even stunning!), vocally it is quite good and all the included songs rock the way we want to hear it!

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Melidian – Lost In The Wild Re-Issue

They released 1 major label release entitled ‘Lost in the wild’ on CBS, but around 1989 it became harder and harder for a new band to breakthrough, although even in 1990 a lot of bands were still successful in the Hair Metal genre. However, like mentioned in the first sentence of this review, there were too many new major label releases…

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Sudden Flames – Death Might Be Late

Sure, traditional purists will like this just as much as any other modern retro metal act, but beneath the shiny coating lies a beast that is not quite ready to come out of its shell just yet. Whilst obviously trying to stay as true to the traditional metal formula as possible, the trappings of doing so are quite evident here, for example do we really need another song about HEADLESS HORSEMEN? …

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Minority Sound – Analysis

But that doesn’t mean the album isn’t an enjoyable half-hour, because it actually is, and if, like me you were into this type of music at some stage it’s a very nostalgic feeling and truly one of the better examples of this style of music I have heard in a while. The only major difference, and it’s one that it hard to look past is the fact that everything here seems a little too nice for a metal album. ..