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Read the Marty Friedman: Drama Album Review

Marty Friedman needs little introduction. His rise to guitar stardom began in Cacophony, a band he formed with Jason Becker. Then, as we all know, his career excelled when he joined Dave Mustaine's Megadeth ... [ Read More ]

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Xeneris - Eternal Rising Album Review

Xeneris: Eternal Rising

Melodic/Symphonic/Power Metal

With the demise of Kalidia in 2022, Italy lost one of their prominent power metal exports. Undaunted, former Kalidians composer and guitarist Federico Paolini ... [ Read More ]

New Horizon - Conquerors Album Review

New Horizon: Conquerors

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal

Two years ago we were introduced to New Horizon, a project begun in 2020 and developed by multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer Jona Tee ... [ Read More ]

Issa - Another World Album Review

Issa: Another World

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

Since her debut album Signs Of Angels in 2012 vocalist Issa (Oversveen) has been dropping a new studio album faithfully every two to three years. Her latest ... [ Read More ]

Rhapsody Of Fire - Challenge The Wind Album Review

Rhapsody Of Fire: Challenge The Wind

Symphonic Power Metal

If there were a gold standard for European, specifically Italian, symphonic power metal that bar has been raised by Rhapsody Of Fire. Since created by keyboard player ... [ Read More ]

Cloven Hoof - Heathen Cross Album Review

Cloven Hoof: Heathen Cross

Traditional Heavy Metal (NWoBHM)

Formed in 1979, iconic and seminal New Wave of British Heavy Metal band Cloven Hoof has had a renaissance since reforming in 2001. Original member and bass player ... [ Read More ]

Perseus - Into The Silence Album Review

Perseus: Into The Silence

Symphonic Power Metal

When you think of European symphonic power metal band, what country comes to mind first (if not immediately)?. You have three guesses, but the first two don't count ... [ Read More ]

Yes - Talk 2024 Reissue Album Review

Yes: Talk (Reissue)

Melodic Progressive Rock

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Yes' fourteenth studio album, Talk. Vocalist Jon Anderson, at the time, called the album, "Glorious! It was like a ... [ Read More ]

Marty Friedman - Drama Album Review

Marty Friedman: Drama

Instrumental Ensemble Guitar (Mostly)

Marty Friedman needs little introduction. His rise to guitar stardom began in Cacophony, a band he formed with Jason Becker. Then, as we all know, his ... [ Read More ]

Demon - Invincible Album Review

Demon: Invincible

Melodic Metal Rock (NWoBHM)

Now in their fifth decade in the UK metal underground, NWoBHM legends Demon return, after a seven year absence, with their fourteenth studio album. Over these ... [ Read More ]

The Treatment - Wake Up The Neighbourhood Album Review

The Treatment: Wake Up The Neighbourhood

Classic Hard Rock

Reviving classic hard rock for the 21st century for better than a decade is Cambridge's The Treatment. Since their formation in 2008, the quintet has dropped five ... [ Read More ]

The Tangent - To Follow Polaris Review

The Tangent: To Follow Polaris

Melodic Progressive Rock

Formed in 2002 by principal songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Andy Tillson, The Tangent enters their third decade with their thirteenth studio album ... [ Read More ]

Riot V - Mean Streets Review

Riot V: Mean Streets

Heavy/Power Metal

Next year, American metal band Riot V, founded by the late guitarist Mark Reale (d. 2012), will celebrate their 50th anniversary in the metal business. Though we ... [ Read More ]

Anette Olzon - Rapture Review

Anette Olzon: Rapture

Melodic/Symphonic/Power Metal

Vocalist Anette Olzon returns with her latest and third solo album, Rapture. It's been three years since Strong, but the artist has been busy. In 2022, she recorded ... [ Read More ]

FM - Old Habits Die Hard Review

FM: Old Habits Die Hard

AOR Melodic Rock

Legendary UK AOR band FM celebrates their 40th anniversary with the release of their 14th studio album, Old Habits Die Hard. But the album arrives upon the heels ... [ Read More ] - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft
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Read the Art Nation: Inception Album Review

After a four year hiatus, Sweden's Art Nation returns with their fourth long-player, Inception. The album comes after some highs and lows for the band. The latter mostly from the COVID pandemic, yet also ... [ Read More ]

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