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.
Blues Pills return with the long-awaited follow-up to their excellent debut album. But does Lady in Gold live up to the hype? Continue reading
Swedish power metal warmongers Sabaton are back with their eighth album, The Last Stand. That means more stories about historic battles wrapped in layers of cheesy goodness. Here’s what we thought. Continue reading
German metal institution Rage is back with the twenty-second album in their long and illustrious career. With a new line-up, a new producer and an injection of new energy and motivation, The Devil Strikes Again might just be the best Rage album in a long time. Continue reading
Power metal fans the world over, gather round. Come in, sit a spell. Because we need to talk about Blind Guardian for a bit. About why Beyond the Red Mirror is possibly the greatest album these Krefelder Bards have released. Ready? Let’s go.
To quote Will Farrell’s Ron Burgundy character in the film Anchorman: well, that escalated quickly. It’s an apt quote to describe Blues Pills’ meteoric rise to fame, who, after three EP’s of tantalizing teasing have now finally released their first self-titled album. Sounds from the Dark Side takes a look at the goods on offer.
Thank the Metal Gods that Accept decided to return in 2009 with Blood of the Nations, an album that still ranks easily amongst the best these Teutonic metallers ever released. The same could be said about the equally stunning Stalingrad. In 2014, Accept returns again with their third post-reunion album, and it might just be the best yet.
To be completely honest, the longevity of Swedish war-themed metallers Sabaton continues to amaze me. I first learnt of the band through their sophomore album Primo Victoria and I clearly remember my younger self thinking, “Well, this is neat, I wonder how long they’ll last.” That was nine years and five albums ago, and the band’s popularity has sky-rocketed since then, and it doesn’t seem like Sabaton’s popularity is going to wane any time soon. Continue reading