Dreams Fall – Freedom’s Calling

Dreams Fall – Freedom’s Calling

Dreams Fall leans on the classic influences and hints of bands such as 220 Volt and Rainbow combined with the more modern metal likes...
VII Gates – Fire, Walk With Me

VII Gates – Fire, Walk With Me

Thus far, "Fire, Walk With Me" by VII Gates has been my favorite release of the batch of Sound Riot Records we have recently...
JOHN ARCH – A Twist Of Fate

John Arch – A Twist Of Fate

Returning after a 15 year absence, John Arch teams up with his former Fates Warning co-hort Jim Matheos along with Joey Vera and Mike...
Rage – Unity

Rage – Unity

Wagner (vocals, bass), Victor Smolski (guitars, keyboards) and Mike Terrana (drums) of Rage return with their latest release, "Unity", and as usual defy pigeonholing...
Requiem - Mask of Damnation

Requiem – Mask Of Damnation

Before all else, compliments to Jason Juta for the amazing art work on the cover of Requiem's "Mask Of Damnation", this is one of...
annihilator-carnival-diablos

Annihilator – Carnival Diablos

Jeff Waters and company rebound nicely once again from the second controversial departure of vocalist Randy Rampage. "Criteria For A Black Widow" was solid,...
Mullmuzzler – Mullmuzzler 2

Mullmuzzler – Mullmuzzler 2

Mullmuzzler first celebrated the talent of vocalist James LaBrie apart from his groundbreaking progressive main course, Dream Theater, with Keep it to Yourself (1999). ...
Iron Savior - Condition Red

Iron Savior – Condition Red

Condition Red by Iron Savior sees the band retaining their crown as one of the upper echelon power metal bands currently active.  For those...
Ascension Theory – Regeneration

Ascension Theory – Regeneration

A definite sleeper disc we received from Lance King and Nightmare records.  Ascension Theory is a progressive metal band that actually caught my attention...
Witch Meadow - Down Eternity's Hall

Witch Meadow – Down Eternity’s Hall

Formed in 1994 by guitarist Bryan Martin, Witch Meadow released a demo in 1995 titled "When Midnight Calls" and in 1996 released the CD...
Odes Of Ecstasy – Deceitful Melody

Odes Of Ecstasy – Deceitful Melody

Hauntingly beautiful in its darkness, Odes Of Ecstasy’s 2nd release “Deceitful Melody” is an exotic masterpiece of despair.  The Greek band’s 8 song, ambient...
Tesla – Into The Now

Tesla – Into The Now

Tesla’s long-awaited new studio album Into the Now opens with the modern sounding title track, which offers a glimpse into the album’s offering of...