When All the Heroes Are Dead is another great album, which takes Vision Divine into a slightly more straight-forward, heavy-hitting direction compared to its most recent predecessor, largely cutting back on the prog elements…
Wind Rose caught me completely off guard with each of their last two releases, and while Wintersaga isn’t quite as immediately impressive as either of those, instead feeling more like a celebration of the band breaking through…
Mike Andersson shows great ability in adapting to the demands of the various music styles with his particular vocal range.
one band has deemed themselves as being so daring, so adventurous and so far ahead of the pack, that their music is worthy of being called “Extreme Power Metal.” That band is, of course, British band Dragonforce
onata Arctica has created an album which combines a lot of elements of their classic power metal era, but the addition of many pop/rock elements shows the intentions of innovation.
Elvenking are one of those bands that always deliver an excellent album, every time, and Reader of the Runes – Divination is no exception. It contains the same seamless blend of speedy, hard hitting power metal, and epic, uplifting folk metal as usual, while having some epic symphonic arrangements, and plenty of memorable huge, epic choruses, as always.
Sometimes, amazing albums seem to come completely out of nowhere, which is exactly what has happened with Land of Eternal Dreams.
For the longest time, I used to consider Hammerfall as one of those “singles” bands, where each of their albums would have maybe 2-5 excellent songs I played over and over, while ignoring the rest, but over time I’ve grown to enjoy almost all of their work.
This is the first studio project with the participation of the Italian singer Alessandro Conti, known for his collaboration with Luca Turilli in the past
‘Ascension’ by Paladin is an excellent blend of speedy, melodic power metal, aggressive, technical thrash and some epic, powerful melodic death metal.