Scala Mercalli – My Daemons

Scala Mercalli – My Daemons

Scala Mercalli hail from Italy and wear their influence of Iron Maiden proudly including a rousing cover of "Be Quick Or Be Dead".  This...
Double Diamond – In Danger

Double Diamond – In Danger

Belgium's Double Diamond is a very difficult band to describe. They play a unique brand of melodic pseudo power metal, yet never allow themselves...

YOB – The Unreal Never Lived

Talk about a journey to the center of your mind...slip on "The Unreal Never Lived", the latest release by YOB and you will immediately...
To/Die/For - Epilogue

To/Die/For – Epilogue

”Epilogue” is To/Die/For’s 2nd release under this monicker (formerly known as Mary-Ann) and upon the first spin one finds an instantly appealing gothic metal...
Agalloch – Pale Folklore

Agalloch – Pale Folklore

Sorrow never sounded so good.  Agalloch's Pale Folklore is a symphonic depressent of well structured compositions and tales of misery as told through the...

Manowar – The Lord Of Steel (Hammer Edition)

The very controversial Manowar release "The Lord Of Steel" (Hammer Edition) draws extreme praise and damnation from longtime fans. The biggest complaint universally with respect...
Nevermore – Enemies Of Reality

Nevermore – Enemies Of Reality

Ever evolving, Nevermore adds some new twists to their sound on their latest release "Enemies Of Reality", while still retaining their signature darkness.  This...

Hammerheart – Demo 2002

This four-track advance promo release by Hammerheart bodes well for the full-length release.  Metal in the vein of late 70's Halford era Judas Priest...
GLAS - 18

G.L.A.S. – 18

Melodic Italian AOR is the style purveyed by G.L.A.S.  The title comes from the band having existed 18 years and making a return after...
Symphony X – The Odyssey

Symphony X – The Odyssey

"The Odyssey" by Symphony X is a progressive rock masterpiece. It even surpasses their album "The Divine Wings Of Tragedy" in terms of sheer...
Stratovarius – Elements, Pt. 1

Stratovarius – Elements, Pt. 1

After the recent uproar from the Stratovarius camp about advance copies of Elements, Pt. 1 finding their way onto file sharing services, I really...
Denial Price – Into The Oblivion Tragedy

Denial Price – Into The Oblivion Tragedy

"Into The Oblivion Tragedy" by Denial Price comes off rather different than their other release "Farewell Within Remains" (which is also reviewed this month)....