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Metal Allegiance Fallen Heroes EP CD Album Review

Metal Allegiance: Fallen Heroes EP

Heavy Metal (Covers)

In case you been living under the proverbial rock, Metal Alliance is the brainchild of Mark Menghi who recruited David Ellefson, Mike Portnoy and Alex Skonick ... [ Read More ]

Attick Demons Let's Raise Hell CD Album Review

Attick Demons: Let's Raise Hell

(Classic) Heavy Metal

Attick Demons celebrates 20 years of playing classic and traditional metal, but there recording output has been sparse. An EP in 2000 and a demo in 2006 ... [ Read More ]

Another Last Year Alien Architect CD Album Review

Another Last Year: Alien Architect

Modern Melodic Hard Rock

Here's what I know. Another Lost Year, a four piece band, hails from Charlotte, North Carolina. I think Alien Architect is their first album, but information is sketchy on ... [ Read More ]

Red Spektor 2016 Debut Album CD Album Review

Red Spektor: Red Spektor

Heavy/Psychedelic/Stoner Rock

On the heels of a successful self-titled EP in 2015, Stoke-on-Trent heavy rockers return with their debut long player, once more self-titled, and on the Kozmik ... [ Read More ]

Aisles Hawaii CD Album Review

Aisles: Hawaii

Melodic Progressive Rock

Perhaps most prog rock fans have some knowledge of and experience with Chile's Aisles. Not this guy, and that's unfortunate. Founded in 2003, band has ... [ Read More ]

A Tortured Soul On This Evil Night CD Album Review

A Tortured Soul: On This Evil Night

Heavy/Dark/Power Metal

A Tortured Soul. On This Evil Night, their fourth studio album. That album art. It all sounds creepy, even horrifying. Could it be some infernal death metal? ... [ Read More ]

Dragonforce Killer Elite CD Album Review

Dragonforce: Killer Elite

Melodic Hyper-Power Metal
No Score

Great hits? Best of? Compilation? What's the "politically" or "marketing" correct thing these days? I don't know. It used to be when a band does a compilation album ... [ Read More ]

Fury Lost In Space CD Album Review

Fury: Lost In Space

Traditional Heavy Metal

One thing you can count on with purveyors of "true" heavy metal, they love themes of sci-fi, fantasy, mythology, and sword and sorcery. England's Fury is one of those ... [ Read More ]

Pyschoprism Creation CD Album Review

Pyschoprism: Creation

Progressive Power Metal

When you think of Northern New Jersey and New York area what popular progressive power metal band comes to mind? Yup. Symphony X, of course. Well, welcome ... [ Read More ]

Kissin' Dynamite: Generation Goodbye CD Album Review

Kissin' Dynamite: Generation Goodbye

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal

Say what you will about hard rockers and heavy metal kids, but sometimes they're capable of keen observation and commentary about our world. Concerning ... [ Read More ]

Vivaldi Metal Project The Four Seasons CD Album Review

Vivaldi Metal Project: The Four Seasons

Melodic/Symphonic/Heavy Metal

Someone once said that heavy metal is merely classical music with electricity. Oh yeah. That was me. Right now. The Vivaldi Project is the passion of composer and ... [ Read More ]

Karmakanic Dot CD Album Review

Karmakanic: Dot

Melodic Progressive Rock

You know that old saying of abductive reasoning: If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. Karmakanic, from Sweden ... [ Read More ]

Hammerjack 2016 EP CD Album Review

Hammerjack: Hammerjack (EP)

Hard Rock

England's Hammerjack hit the ground running in 2013, with friends intent on playing old school hard and heavy rock. They cut their first EP in 2014 and played ... [ Read More ]

Dream The Electric Sleep Beneath The Dark Wide Sky CD Album Review

Dream The Electric Sleep: Beneath The Dark ...

Alternative Progressive Rock

Lexington Kentucky is not the first place I would think of for fostering alternative or progressive rock. Country maybe. Maybe some hillbilly bluegrass. But not prog ... [ Read More ] - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft
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Click to read the Fury - Lost In Space CD album review

One thing you can count on with purveyors of "true" heavy metal, they love themes of sci-fi, fantasy, mythology, and sword and sorcery. England's Fury is one of those bands taking the same things to exponential levels on their second long player, Lost In Space ... [ Read More ]

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Click to read the Chaos Magic 2015 Debut CD album review

They way I see it, you have three choices, three reasons to buy the debut album of Chaos Magic, and the first two don't count. First, you could buy it because it's on the Frontiers Music label, well-known for delivering consistently fine AOR, melodic hard rock and melodic metal ... [ Read More ]