Album Reviews

Sonic Altar – No Sacrifice Review

SONIC ALTAR certainly did enough to impress me with this; their debut album NO SACRIFICE. The album sits somewhere in between traditional heavy/power metal and melodic hard rock, giving it a bit of an IRON MAIDEN meets LILLIAN AXE vibe…

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Sushi Rain – Breathless Review

Two-minutes into BREATHLESS and I was mentally transported right back to early nineties when bands like FAITH NO MORE, LIVING COLOR and EXTREME were making waves across the music industry…

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Magnetron – A Measured Timeframe Review

GOOD is probably a very suitable word for this release in all honesty. The band are geared mostly toward the typical sounds of late eighties Thrash Metal, but with a couple of really short songs and a couple of titles like ROB A BANK, BUY A TANK and FLASHING OF THE BRAIN there is clear Crossover vibe here too…

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Ashen Reign – An Angels Burden Review

Yes, Brent plays every instrument on the entire album including all vocals too. One advantage of doing things this way for the rare few that are skilled enough is that there’s nobody to get in the way of your vision of the sound you want to create, which gave Brent a blank canvas to shape in any way he saw fit.

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Lorenguard – Eve Of Corruption : The Days Of Astasia – Part One Review

Listen up readers!… I think I just may well have discovered the best and most worthy for success unsigned band going around in today’s heavy metal scene. LORENGUARD may not yet be a household name, but if their near-perfect debut is anything to go by, this band should be flying along at the top of the food chain very soon…

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2black – No Time To Die Promo Review

Truth be told there’s not much 2BLACK need to work on here, a couple of tracks may have benefitted from being twenty seconds or so shorter and the vocals could use some slight changing up occasionally, but overall NO TIME TO DIE is as good a resume as any modern day Thrash Metal band could wish for..

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Knight Fury – Time To Rock Review

KNIGHT FURY was actually put together by none other that Chris Sanders from LIZZY BORDEN and also features MEGADETH bass player Dave Ellefson, ALICE COOPER BAND drummer Ken Mary and metal vocalist extraordinaire William King. A very juicy line-up indeed and the perfect combination of experience, skill and raw hunger…

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Tyrant Eyes – The Sound Of Persistence Review

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…

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Powerstorm – Act I Review

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. ..