New Eden – Solving for X Review

Brainchild of former Steel Prophet guitarist Horacio Colmenares, the band released their first album in 1993. Now on Pure Steel, the band has unleashed their latest opus Solving For X. It’s a brilliant mix of Power, Prog, and Symphonic metal that will melt your face.

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Firewind – Few Against Many Review

Every time I hear a song about “dimensions” I can’t stop but to think about Pagan’s Mind, the chorus in this one tune here “Another Dimension” sounds like a song off PM’s catalog, very nicely done. The duet with Apocalyptica on the power ballad “Edge of Dreams’ is hauntingly well a touching guitar solo by Gus. The rest of the repertoire follow the same vain from the rest of the record.

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End of September – End of September Review

Instantly comparisons to Lacuna Coil popped in my head. Her voice is not unlike that of Christina Scabbia’s and musically they tend to lean more towards the heavier edge with the melodic sense that keeps their sound current. On first listen I was ready to say they were more or less a copy band, which in and of itself isn’t a bad thing

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Diamond Dogs – Set Fire To It All Review

SET FIRE TO IT ALL is simply a great album that can be enjoyed by anybody that likes the simpler side of rock music and I am happy to recommend it as a definite purchase for all seventies rock aficianados. One thing that I though was a slight error though was to have a guest vocal on the opening track.

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Status Minor – Ouroboros Review

First and foremost the lead singer Markku Kuikka has a pretty solid range on vocals despite some rough patches hrere and there, this adds a new dynamic to the band’s sound, that’s not even counting the added special guest vocals of female singer Anna Murphy of Eluveitie who does a phenomenal job as well

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Warp Drive – Something to Believe In Review

Regardless of era and music style changes, it’s always fun to listen to music like this that was intended to come out in it’s appropriate time. The atmosphere, the vocalization, the fun elements in the lyrics and the tight production is something that often goes missing now a days with new era bands in the Hard Rock genre.

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Empires of Eden – Channeling the Infinite Review

The intensity of the music is what gets the record flowing with a charge from the onset. Marshall does a great job of laying down some dominating heavy metal/power metal riffage and lyrics that people like Rob Rock and UDO could just run away with. It shows on the opening track “Cry Out” which is led by a classic Rob Rock proving why he’s the king of melodic metal.

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Trixter – New Audio Machine Review

Unbeknownst to most people, Trixter released a couple albums in the 90’s (most only remember “Give It To Me Good” their one modest hit from their debut,) then a live and Best of in the 2000’s. Now Frontier Records is proud to present Trixter’s first album of original songs since 1992 New Audio Machine

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Accept – Stalingrad Review

True fans will know that there is far more to this legendary German band. There have been three different singers and a few line-up changes otherwise over the years, but at the heart of the music was always terribly underrated guitarist Wolf Hoffman and bassist Peter Baltes.

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