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...
Virgin Steele - Guardians of the Flame

Virgin Steele – Guardians of the Flame

Regardless of the member vs ex-member politics involved, the first two full-length Virgin Steele CD's are just as important as Manowar's "Hail To England"...
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...
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS – On Fire

Spiritual Beggars – On Fire

Michael Amott is one busy man this year.  After his other band Arch Enemy triumphed throughout the world supporting "Wages Of Sin", Amott returns...
Sahara Hotnights – Jennie Bomb

Sahara Hotnights – Jennie Bomb

Tons of attitude backed up by loud crunchy guitars and cool riffs is what Sweden's Sahara Hotnights offers on their latest CD "Jennie Bomb". ...
Nemesis – Eden

Nemesis – Eden?

Nemesis plays a relaxing progressive metal style that emphasizes the guitarwork of Zoltan Fabian.  The first two tracks "Reality's Door" and "Predestination" have a...
Mustan Kuun Lapset – Suruntuoja

Mustan Kuun Lapset – Suruntuoja

Mustan Kuun Lapset is a Black Metal Band from Finland whose name translates to Children Of Black Moon in English. Their latest release is...
Lunaris – The Infinite

Lunaris – The Infinite

Norwegian extreme metal band Lunaris features members of such acts as Borknagar, 1349 and Spiral Architect.  Considering the background of the musicians, one should...
Hammerfall – Crimson Thunder

Hammerfall – Crimson Thunder

Hammerfall returns gloriously with a much heavier release than their last release "Renegade" which should quiet the critics and fans who were unhappy with the...
Empire – Hypnotica

Empire – Hypnotica

Rolf Munkes made sure he recruited some serious vocal firepower for his latest project EMPIRE.  "Hypnoitca" features Lance King (Balance Of Power) and Mark...
Warmen – Beyond Abilities

Warmen – Beyond Abilities

Boasting a well known lineup of European power progressive musicians, Warmen returns with their latest release "Beyond Abilities".  Once again, Warmen balances this release...
Takara – Eternal Faith

Takara – Eternal Faith

Takara’s “Eternal Faith” is a melodic hard rock release that is essential.  Takara combines the vocal prowess of Jeff Scott Soto with guitarist Neal...