Tag: Power Metal

Dec 24 2017

Galneryus – Ultimate Sacrifice

After a high of 2 albums, starting with 2012’s Angel of Salvation, Galneryus’ last album Under the Force of Courage left me rather underwhelmed. 2 years on, the band returns faster, louder, with more pomp and melody with Ultimate Sacrifice.

May 10 2017

Ayreon – The Source

Ayreon returns with his latest masterpiece – The Source, this time featuring an ensemble of notable power metal vocalists, and a surprise guest – Avantasia’s Tobias Sammet! Would this be the ultimate progressive power metal superband?

Apr 10 2013

Album Review: Kaledon – Altor: The King’s Blacksmith

Kaledon [Italy] Altor: The King’s Blacksmith 2013 Full Length Scarlet Records Power Metal After the band’s Legend of the Forgotten Reign series of albums, spanning six chapters and more than 8 years of their career, Italian power metal band Kaledon this year returns with a new album with a new concept, entitled Altor: The King’s Blacksmith. Suitably then, …

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Feb 28 2013

Track Premiere: Avantasia – Invoke the Machine

Avantasia charmed me with their first two opuses, The Metal Opera series of albums. With The Scarecrow, the band moved to a more hard rock direction, and the previous double-album release, The Wicked Symphony and Angel of Babylon were complete disappointments. Invoke the Machine, coming off the band’s upcoming The Mystery of Time fortunately sounds much better, sounding more like The Scarecrow …

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Feb 01 2013

Album Review: Edge of Attack – Edge of Attack

Edge of Attack [Canada] Edge of Attack 2013 Full Length Spread the Metal Records Power/Thrash Metal Whenever a band is publicised as “female-fronted”, or make use of the fact that they have female members in the band, it always leaves quite a negative first impression, almost as though this were just another gimmick. So when …

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