Gone Cosmic – Send for a Warning, the Future’s Calling (Review)

Gone Cosmic - Send for a Warning, the Future’s CallingGone Cosmic are a rock band from Canada and this is their second album.

Gone Cosmic play retro blues-laced psychedelic rock with a progressive edge, and touches of heavy metal. Which is a relatively simplistic description for such a potent record. Continue reading “Gone Cosmic – Send for a Warning, the Future’s Calling (Review)”

Lucifer’s Fall/Eldritch Rites – Graveyard Rites – Split (Review)

Lucifer's Fall Eldritch Rites - Graveyard Rites LF CoverLucifer’s Fall and Eldritch Rites are both Australian doom metal bands, and they have teamed up for this spilt release.

The inimitable Lucifer’s Fall, (check out this, this, this, this, and this), start off the split – 3 songs, 18 minutes. Continue reading “Lucifer’s Fall/Eldritch Rites – Graveyard Rites – Split (Review)”

Hell Fire – Reckoning (Review)

Hell Fire - ReckoningThis is the fourth album from US metal band Hell Fire.

Hell Fire play a nostalgic mix of heavy and thrash metal, taking influence from the NWOBHM and the 80s Bay Area respectively. Reckoning is a 45-minute true metal ride. Continue reading “Hell Fire – Reckoning (Review)”

Arch Enemy – Deceivers (Review)

Arch Enemy - DeceiversThis is the eleventh album from Swedish melodic death metallers Arch Enemy.

I enjoyed 2017’s Will to Power, and it grew on me further over time, so I’ve been quite looking forward to Deceivers arriving. Now that we have the album’s 45 minutes of new material,  I’m quite happy with the results. Continue reading “Arch Enemy – Deceivers (Review)”

Seventh Storm – Maledictus (Review)

Seventh Storm - MaledictusSeventh Storm are a metal band from Portugal and this is their debut album.

Featuring an ex-member of Moonspell, Maledictus contains 58 minutes of quality metal music that’s been well-crafted by its creators. Continue reading “Seventh Storm – Maledictus (Review)”

Funeral Chic – Roman Candle (Review)

Funeral Chic - Roman CandleThis is the thid album from US black ‘n’ roll band Funeral Chic.

Following on from 2018’s Superstition, Roman Candle brings us a different band with a different sound. With ten tracks and a duration of 36 minutes, the album has less songs than Superstition, but is four minutes longer. Continue reading “Funeral Chic – Roman Candle (Review)”

Ice Howl – Darkness from Beyond (Review)

Ice Howl - Darkness from BeyondThis is the third album from Ice Howl, a heavy metal band from the US.

I enjoyed 2020’s Cadence of the Cursed, so Darkness from Beyond is well-received. Now rounded out to a duo and featuring a couple of guests, this new album seems like more collaborative affair. It’s also a bit meatier, with ten tracks and 43 minutes of material to sink your teeth into. Continue reading “Ice Howl – Darkness from Beyond (Review)”

Battering Ram – Second to None (Review)

Battering Ram - Second to NoneThis is the second album from Battering Ram, a Swedish hard rock/metal band.

Battering Ram play a combination of old-school hard rock and classic heavy metal that is then wrapped up in a modern delivery. Second to None is 36-minutes of raw fun and polished talent. Continue reading “Battering Ram – Second to None (Review)”

Idol Throne – The Sibylline Age (Review)

Idol Throne - The Sibylline AgeIdol Throne are a heavy metal band from the US and this is their debut album.

Combining thrash and power metal, with a touch of progressive metal, The Sybylline Age contains 61 minutes of prime metallic heft. Traditional heavy metal is augmented with thrash metal muscle, neoclassical flourishes, and power metal flair. These elements are distributed across the album to Continue reading “Idol Throne – The Sibylline Age (Review)”

Inexorum – Equinox Vigil (Review)

Inexorum - Equinox VigilThis is the third album from US melodic black metal band Inexorum.

Inexorum play fast-paced melodic black/death metal, combining both styles into a sharp blackened framework. Equinox Vigil contains 40 minutes of quite satisfying music. Continue reading “Inexorum – Equinox Vigil (Review)”