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Wolfpakk - Wolves Reign CD Album Review

Wolfpakk: Wolves Reign

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

With some consistency, Wolfpakk creators vocalist Mark Sweeney and guitarist Michael Voss have dropped a new album about every two years. Wolves Reign ... [ Read More ]

Helker Firesoul CD Album Review

Helker: Firesoul

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Recognized as one of South America's most popular metal bands, Argentina's Helker returns with their fifth album, and second English language album, Firesoul ... [ Read More ]

Echotime Side CD Album Review

Echotime: Side

Melodic Progressive Metal
4.0/5.0

Some four years from their debut album Genuine, Italy's Echotime returns with a new album, Side. Musically, the band plays melodic progressive metal with ... [ Read More ]

Carnival Club Magdalena's Cape EP CD Album Review

Carnival Club: Magdalena's Cape EP

Alt/Indie Melodic Hard Rock
4.0/5.0

Carnival Club, a foursome of youngsters in their late teens and early twenties, from Manchester UK, have some musical skills beyond their years and the very ... [ Read More ]

Chasing The Serpent - Last Stand EP CD Album Review

Chasing The Serpent: Last Stand EP

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal
3.5.0/5.0

The history of German band Chasing The Serpent is interesting because it doesn't begin in Germany, but Peru. Founding member, bass player, and main composer Ivan ... [ Read More ]

Burning Shadows - Truth In Legend CD Album Review

Burning Shadows: Truth In Legend

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
5.0/5.0

Nearly equidistance from Baltimore and Washington DC lies the village of Savage, Maryland, the home to American power metal band, Burning Shadows. (If they get tired ... [ Read More ]

Pyramaze - Contingent CD Album Review

Pyramaze: Contingent

Progressive Power Metal
4.0/5.0

With some curiosity, both Mindmaze and Pyramaze launch new albums this month for their label Inner Wound Recordings. Two bands with "maze" in their name releasing ... [ Read More ]

Mindmaze - Resolve CD Album Review

Mindmaze: Resolve

Progressive Power Metal
5.0/5.0

Resolve marks the return of Allentown's Mindmaze, after a three year hiatus from the studio. Their third album offers a new and stable line up with new drummer Mark ... [ Read More ]

Lonely Robot - The Big Dream CD Album Review

Lonely Robot: The Big Dream

Melodic Progressive Rock
4.5/5.0

In The Big Dream, John Mitchell, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and creator of the Lonely Robot project, has awakened his astronaut from the first album ... [ Read More ]

Final Fortune - Power Of The Lightning EP CD Album Review

Final Fortune: Power Of The Lightning EP

Heavy Metal
3.5/5.0

Formed a mere two years ago, Germany's Final Fortune has had some promising success. They opened for American metal band Omen and NWoBHM pioneering legends ... [ Read More ]

Vandroya - Beyond The Human Mind CD Album Review

Vandroya: Beyond The Human Mind

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

Four years on from their 2013 debut album, One, Brazil's melodic power metal band Vandroya returns with their second long player, Beyond The Human Mind ... [ Read More ]

Backwood Spirit 2017 Debut Album CD Album Review

Backwood Spirit: Backwood Spirit

Classic Hard Rock
3.5/5.0

With one spin, even with the first few songs, of Backwood Spirit's debut album, I was transported back in time to my high school years in the mid 1970's ... [ Read More ]

Treat The Road More Or Less Traveled Live In Milan CD Album Review

Treat: The Road More Or Less Traveled Live

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal
5.0/5.0

After their momentous resurrection some ten years ago, Sweden's Treat has been part of the Frontiers Music family since their 2010 comeback album ... [ Read More ]

Crazy Lixx - Ruff Justice CD Album Review

Crazy Lixx: Ruff Justice

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal
5.0/5.0

Once more, it's time for Eighties deja vu. Channeling Sunset Strip sleaze style, Swedish melodic hard rockers Crazy Lixx return with their fifth studio album Ruff Justice ... [ Read More ]

Adrenaline Rush - Soul Survivor CD Album Review

Adrenaline Rush: Soul Survivor

Melodic Heavy Metal
4.5/5.0

Vocalist Tave Wanning remains on the path to becoming this generation's hard rock and heavy metal goddess, the heir apparent to Lita Ford and Doro Pesch ... [ Read More ]


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Resolve marks the return of Allentown's Mindmaze, after a three year hiatus from the studio. Their third album offers a new and stable line up with new drummer Mark Bennett assisting bassist Rich ... [ Read More ]

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Click to read the Salem - Dark Days Album review

A certain clarity comes with age and, if you have some proper sense, some maturity. Born out of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement in 1979, and resurrected some six years ago, UK's Salem plays classic melodic hard rock and metal with determination, enthusiasm and, ultimately ... [ Read More ]