Tad Morose – Chapter X (Review)

Tad MoroseTad Morose are a Swedish heavy metal band and this is their tenth album.

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

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Lycanthro – Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Review)

LycanthroLycanthro are a Canadian heavy/power metal band and this is their latest EP.

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

Gigantomachia – Atlas (Review)

GigantomachiaThis is the debut album from Italian metal band Gigantomachia.

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

Entropy Coding – Tales of the Moon (Review)

Entropy CodingEntropy Coding is a one woman symphonic metal project from Italy, and this is her debut album.

This is sumptuous symphonic metal with power and progressive metal influences. The artist behind the band handles keyboards and composition duties, while many different guests fill the other necessary roles across the tracks. Continue reading

Therion – Beloved Antichrist (Review)

TherionTherion are a Swedish symphonic/operatic metal band and this is their sixteenth album.

Holy crap. This is a three-CD album, with a total duration of over three hours. Dear me. Where do you even begin with a release like this? And in case you’re wondering; no, I have not listened to this in its entirety in just one sitting! Continue reading

In Vain – Currents (Review)

In VainThis is the fourth album from Norwegian progressive/melodic death metal band In Vain.

In Vain offer us 42 minutes of progressive death metal with a melodic death/black metal edge. It’s a well-received offering, and Currents is a satisfying and well-written album. Continue reading