With their third album it seems Burning Witches have finally found their sweet spot. Time to do some dancing with the devil. Continue reading
It’s power metal March with Japan’s Lovebites dropping their excellent third album. Get ready to headbang. Continue reading
Twenty years in the making, Blind Guardian’s full-orchestral album has finally dropped. Let’s see if it was worth the wait. Continue reading
Creating an essential after an essential, could such a thing be imaginable? Well now, read on because Chelsea Wolfe is on fire! Continue reading
Battle Beast‘s Anton Kabanen is back with vengeance, and a new-ish kind of beast. We take a look at its debut album Berserker.
Another year, another Grave Digger album. Only this one took a little longer than usual. That’s usually a good sign, isn’t it? Let’s find out. Continue reading
Heavy metal buccaneers Running Wild return to form on their sixteenth album, successfully building a bridge to their glory days. Here’s what we thought of Rapid Foray. Continue reading
Obligatory clickbait-y intro: in case you’ve been living underneath a rock, there’s a new Iron Maiden album out. It’s called The Book of Souls, sports 92 minutes of new music and it’s the first they’ve put out in five long years. I know if it’s good or not, and I’m telling you after the cut.
Meliora is Latin for ‘the pursuit of something better’, although Swedish occult rockers Ghost would be hard pressed to top 2013’s Infestissumam. That album was a masterful blend of seventies rock, heavy metal and theatre, and sky-rocketed the band to international superstar status. Delivering a proper follow-up to that is a tall order for any new band, but Ghost manage to do so, and with relative ease to boot. But is Meliora actually something better? Let’s find out.