I like Rebel Wizard, (see here and here). Mixing together a personable and charismatic blend of black, thrash, and heavy metal, Rebel Wizard’s music is harsh, underground, fuzzed out, and lethally effective. Continue reading
They say you should never judge a record by its cover, (do they say that?), but it was the album cover of The Cauldron and the Cross that made me want to listen to it more than anything else. Continue reading
2016’s The Art of Loss was a compelling and engaging listen, skilfully weaving together melodic metal with progressive know-how. Well, a couple of years and a change of singer later, and we have a 66 minutes of new material in the shape of Long Night’s Journey into Day.
It was 2014 when we saw the release of the first-rate Back from the Abyss. It seems like it’s been a long time since then, (and it has, I suppose), but now I’m very pleased to say that Orange Goblin are back with one of their strongest and most diverse albums to date. Continue reading
Chapter X is quite a straightforward album to describe in many ways – Tad Morose play a mix of heavy and power metal. It’s confidently delivered, professionally recorded, and full of the type of anthemic metal that’s pretty timeless. Continue reading
On the longer side for a four-track EP, (33 minutes), Lycanthro deliver an epic mix of power and heavy metal, with an earthy, natural character and plenty of metallic clout. Continue reading
Here’s a somewhat evocatively heroic release. Mixing elements of melodic, doom, death, and epic metal into a meaty metal base, Gigantomachia have produced 41 minutes of engaging metal. Continue reading
Visigoth are without doubt, (in my humble opinion at least), one of the best of the current crop of traditional heavy metal bands. They have all of the requisite aspects and elements that make a great heavy metal band, and all of this has been realised in the band’s latest album Conqueror’s Oath. If you haven’t yet checked it out then do so immediately!
I had the great pleasure to ask the band’s guitarist Leeland Campana a few questions, so let’s get to know Visigoth and their latest album a bit more… Continue reading
Mixing heavy metal with blues/hard rock, Dog Day Sunrise sound like they have escaped form the 90s in many ways. I mean this as a compliment, of course, as I can imagine the band would have made a relatively big splash back then with the right backing and support, etc. Continue reading