Seven Witches – Passage To The Other Side

While Jack Frost's unexpected removal from Savatage may seem like negative, in all actuality (musically) it appears to be a blessing for the talented...
OSI – Office of Strategic Influence

OSI – Office of Strategic Influence

OSI is a supergroup project consisting of Jim Matheos (Fates Warning) on guitar, Kevin Moore (Chroma Key, ex-Dream Theater) on vocals and keyboard, and...

Evanescence – Fallen

Fans of bands like Nightwish, The Gathering, Lennon Murphy and Lacuna Coil are either rejoicing or cursing Evanescence.  Their brand of atmospheric gothic rock...

Unruly Child – UCIII

Typically, press releases for most discs blow so much smoke that leave you wondering what the hell the publicist was smoking. "UCIII" by Unruly...

Orion Riders – A New Dawn

Italy’s Orion Riders release their first full-length CD “A New Dawn” that in many ways is more of a tribute to past melodic speed...
Zandelle – Twilight On Humanity

Zandelle – Twilight On Humanity

Holy 1985!  Taking the best brew of Metal Blade, Combat and US Independent metal releases, Zandelle has probably recorded the best true metal CD...
Lillian Axe – Live 2002

Lillian Axe – Live 2002

Considering the number of cash-in live releases that have circulated the last few years from melodic hard rock bands that were first signed over...
Lacuna Coil – Comalies

Lacuna Coil – Comalies

Italy's Lacuna Coil returns with an invigorating new release that promises (and delivers) in furthering distancing the band from direct comparisons to The Gathering. ...
Kreator – Violent Revolution

Kreator – Violent Revolution

Old school thrash meets the new millennium.  Kreator’s “Violent Revolution” recalls a time when bands like Testament, Slayer, Overkill and Exodus had a firm...
The Gathering – Black Light District

The Gathering – Black Light District

The Gathering remains one of the most influential metal bands in the past decade.  Evolving from a male-fronted death metal band into an atmospheric...
King’s Evil – Deletion Of Humanoise

King’s Evil – Deletion Of Humanoise

Old school aggressive Thrash Metal (circa 1985), similar to SLAYER and KREATOR.  King's Evil is a Japanese thrash band who also show influences of...
Without Face – Astronomicon

Without Face – Astronomicon

Hungary is not exactly the hotbed of metal one would think, but with 2 bands from the country crossing my desk in the past...