Soul SirkUS – World Play

Soul SirkUS' debut release "World Play" has already sold out 3 pressings (as of mid May 2005) for their label Frontiers Records.  Featuring Jeff...
Twisted Tower Dire – The Curse Of Twisted Tower Dire

Twisted Tower Dire – The Curse Of Twisted Tower Dire

Twisted Tower Dire's "The Curse Of Twisted Tower Dire" is probably the best raw edged metal CD I have heard since the mid 1980's. ...
ShadowKeep – A Chaos Theory

ShadowKeep – A Chaos Theory

England's ShadowKeep continues their crawl towards to the top of power / prog metal mountain.  By this I mean many other reviewers are breathing...
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...
Steel Attack – Predator Of The Empire

Steel Attack – Predator Of The Empire

Steel Attack's 3rd release "Predator Of The Empire" finds the band on a new label (Arise Records) and with a new singer Dick, who...
Sentenced – The Cold White Light

Sentenced – The Cold White Light

While I felt that their previous release “Crimson” strayed away from their strengths and headed into the direction of style like Metallica’s disastrous “Load”...
Twilight - Sounds Of Light and Chaos

Twilight – Sounds Of Light and Chaos

Hailing from Germany, Twilight is a 5 piece band that formed in 1994 and in 1997 released their debut 9 song CD "Sounds Of...
Southern Gentlemen – Double Your Pleasure

Southern Gentlemen – Double Your Pleasure

When the package arrived from Leviathan Records, I was anxiously expecting the latest Chastain disc. Well, we did receive a “Chastain” disc, however it...
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...
Atmosfear – Inside The Atmosphere

Atmosfear – Inside The Atmosphere

The first full-length CD by Atmosfear, "Into The Atmosphere", possesses qualities that call to mind such bands as Dream Theater and later Savatage. The 9+...

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...
Battle Ram

Battle Ram

Fans of traditional early 80's epic power metal will devour this 5 song release.  Lead track "Burning Lives" sets the standard sounding like they...