Album Reviews

Mooncry – Rivers Of Heart

I’m glad to say that this time around everything has been significantly improved and now the band can begin their assault with a pretty darn good record behind them. There’s still not quite enough here for this to be a massive album for them, but if they can keep improving at such a fast pace maybe they do have an epic album coming in the future…

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Red Rose – Live The Life You’ve Imagined

The style that the band features is melodic metal in the European vein. The band itself is very new they started only last year and as we speak are currently looking for a big label deal. The group has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Ripper Owens and Sabaton as well.

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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…

Album Reviews

Benedictum – Dominion

The result of the second collaboration between Jeff Pilson and Benedictum was their 2008 release “Seasons of Tragedy”, which then landed the band a serious of big festival gigs like Wacken, Gods of Metal, HRH and a tour with DORO.

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Ralf Scheepers – Ralf Scheepers

What we have here is a tribute not in a tribute CD kind of way, but in Scheepers paying respect to the greats in his own music that didn’t really fit into the mold of Primal Fear. I notice the duet with Tim Ripper Owens on “Remission of Sin”, not only is it bad ass but it sounds as if Ralf and Ripper we’re singing a duet on a Priest record.