Black Steel – Destructor

Black Steel – Destructor

The Australian metal scene while very small has spawned several excellent bands in the past several years, Black Steel being one of them.  As...
Dokken – Long Way Home

Dokken – Long Way Home

Dokken’s latest release Long Way Home starts out with a hard rockin’ backbeat from drummer Mick Brown, but somewhere in the mix it seems...
Mystery_Blue_Cover

Mystery Blue – Metal Slaves

Formed in 1982 by guitarist Frenzy, MYSTERY BLUE has come full circle.  From opening gigs for the likes of Saxon, Def Leppard and Motorhead,...
Empire – Trading Souls

Empire – Trading Souls

Rolf Munkes returns with a bluesier release in "Trading Souls" than his last Empire release "Hypnotica".  Perhaps it has to do with those British...
mandora

Mandora

Mandora is an Australian-based project fronted by lead vocalist Katrina Bray (who is from New Zealand).  Citing influences that include Skunk Anansie, Lacuna Coil,...
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)....
Takara – Eternity 93 to 98

Takara – Eternity 93 to 98

Takara is the project of guitarist Gary Schutt who wisely enlisted in the legendary vocal talents of one Jeff Scott Soto. “Eternity” consists of...
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...
Iced Earth – Horror Show

Iced Earth – Horror Show

Instead of being the heir apparent to the American heavy metal throne of Metallica, Iced Earth climbs the to the top of the mountain...
Balance Of Power – Perfect Balance

Balance Of Power – Perfect Balance

Balance Of Power's "Perfect Balance" is a melodic progressive metal masterpiece.  Lance King's vocal performance on this release is in the same league as...
Fair Warning – 4

Fair Warning – 4

Fair Warning continues to write strong songs and the band show no show no signs of stagnation on their 4th studio release simply titled “4”.  ...

Towersound

Musically, Towersound has a sound that recalls nobody in particular.  The songs are deliberate, well composed with intricate and thoughtful guitar parts and distinct...