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. Continue reading
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.
Some bands have a hard time doing things wrong. While most artists will alternate great albums with mediocre to dire ones on occasion, there are a few bands who manage to keep a certain momentum. Ireland’s Primordial is such a band, and Where Greater Man Have Fallen is another great album in a truly impressive and ever-expanding catalogue.