Beast in Black – Berserker

Beast In Black - Berserker_4000pxBattle Beast‘s Anton Kabanen is back with vengeance, and a new-ish kind of beast. We take a look at its debut album Berserker.

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Avantasia – Ghostlights

Ghostlights_by_AvantasiaSometimes I get the feeling that Tobias Sammet just doesn’t care much for Edguy anymore. Whilst the last few albums were okay at best, he seems to save his best material for Avantasia these days. And again, Edguy’s last album pales to 2016’s Ghostlights. Continue reading

Blind Guardian – Beyond the Red Mirror

Blind Guardian - Beyond the Red MirrorPower 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.

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Blues Pills – s/t

Blues Pills - Blues PillsTo 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.

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Sabaton – Heroes

Sabaton - HeroesTo 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