I’ll be the first to admit, I’m a sucker for women in metal/hard rock. I have been since the days of Lita Ford, Vixen, and Doro Pesch in Warlock as well as solo. Perhaps it’s a carnal thing but truthfully it’s more to do with the fact that having a female in this genre automatically sets a band apart from most others.
and while I still feel Donoso has much to learn there has definitely been an improvement in his singing capabilities.
REVERENCE: Will be unveiling the album cover art for their highly anticipated debut album entitled, “WHEN DARKNESS CALLS” on March 17th 2012 at the band’s Official website: reverencemetal.com
The overall dark tone of the opener remains (as does the interesting keyboard sound), though the guitars mostly taking center stage, and there’s a good mix of fast and mid-tempo songs, with each song having a mix of great riffs and even better melodies, giving plenty of room for Matias to shine.
TYRANT EYES have found a middle ground between modern American Power Metal and the more traditional eighties metal sound, which actually gives them a bit of an early nineties power metal sound reminiscent of early ICED EARTH and GRAVE DIGGER. There is a draw-back though…
Kostas’ style is a sort of hybrid of Power Metal and Traditional Metal with a strong emphasis on sweeping guitar solos and epic multi-layered vocal choruses. Kostas Greek accent also gives some of the slower patches a real Gothic Rock feel too which adds some mystery to the album. ..
I hate to sound so typical here, but after spending several listen-throughs with A DIVINE ACT OF WAR, the self-released debut album from Power Metal act SONIC PROPHECY, ‘potential’ is the best word I can think of to describe my overall feelings.
The year of Metal has had a vast variety of solid releases and just flat out kick ass music, if 2012 is as strong as this past year was in Metal, we are in for a real treat. Rawks!!! Here are the top 25 metal albums of 2011 and yes I know we left some out but is hard to top so many great releases in just 25 spots you know!!!
Well, I have to say that 2011 was easily one of the best years for metal music in general in a long time. Awesome prog from bands like DREAM THEATER, VOYAGER and WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, great thrash from stalwarts like MACHINE HEAD, ANTHRAX and MEGADETH,