Album Reviews

Brainstorm – Wall of Skulls Review

At this point, there’s no need to go into detail on how recent world events have affected the music industry, but suffice to say, pretty much any band in the world has had to adjust in some way or another. It can be especially hard for a band who seemed to be gaining momentum in a big way in recent years, such as German power metal band Brainstorm, coming off possibly their most successful and well-regarded album to date in Midnight Ghost.

Album Reviews

Majesty – Thunder Rider Review

As much as Majesty seem to pay tribute to their heroes instead of working to distinguish themselves, in Thunder Rider they have made something that is simply too epic and too entertaining for me to be anything less than fully impressed with it. So while this album certainly won’t appeal to everyone, for fans of classic metal who like their music to be fun and ridiculously epic, but especially for fans of Manowar who want to hear something similar, this album is highly recommended.

Album Reviews

Voices of Destiny – Power Dive Review

I’ve always been fascinated by bands that can mix so many styles of music into one common sound, and Voices of Destiny have managed to do this better than most. The hauntingly beautiful voice of Maike Holzmann draws you in then keyboardist Lukas Palme responds with demonic growls not unlike that of Cannibal Corpse on top of driving songs interspersed with whiplash inducing thrash riffs. And that’s just within the opening track “Power Dive.”