Reaching Into Infinity is another excellent album that shows Dragonforce continuing to deliver a more streamlined version of their classic sound
Built to Last is an excellent album that shows Hammerfall pulling off what they attempted but failed with (r)Evolution
Dragonforce returned to NYC when it hasn’t been since April 2015 on the tour with Kamelot and for me, I cannot pass up on a Dragonforce show
There is no hiding the pride and gratitude on the face of frontman Hansi Kürsch…
Artillery truly are one of the hidden gems of the metal world and hopefully this album will get them even more exposure, because there aren’t that many bands around from back in the day still able to not only live up to their legacy, but improve upon it.
When I saw this album I was super stoked to check it out, and am happy to announce that it doesn’t disappoint. Thunderstone’s Apocalypse Again truly is a majestic work of art
In 2013 Swedish power metal group Lancer entered the scene with their highly addictive self-titled debut, an album which had a very strong 80’s feel to it from start to finish, mixing elements of early Helloween and classic Maiden together to make for a style that was perhaps a bit cliche, but certainly a lot of fun to listen to.
Maximum Overload is a perfect example of how a potentially great band can evolve their sound in ways that take them to a whole new level, while still maintaining all their core elements. Dragonforce fans can expect the same focus on ultra speedy, epic power metal as ever, but with a focus on heavier riff, shorter songs, and more varied songwriting than before. Any power metal fan who isn’t allergic to the more melodic and “cheesy” side of the genre is highly recommended to check this album out.
Swedish power metal band Falconer has long been one of my absolute favorites, so when they announced their eighth full length album Black Moon Rising, it instantly became one of my most anticipated albums of 2014
Have you ever listened to an album that has many elements you love in a band, yet not really be blown away by it? It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while I will listen to an album that reminds me of bits and pieces of bands I love combined with other elements I appreciate in my music yet I find myself not getting drawn into it. Sadly Massacre Records band God’s Army AD seems to fit in that category.