Tag: Power Metal

Album Review: Thy Majestie – ShiHuangDi

Thy Majestie [Italy]
ShiHuangDi
2012
Full Length
Scarlet Records
Power Metal

Each of Thy Majestie‘s album so far has revolved around historical events of different cultures, and ShiHuangDi is no different in that it sees this Italian power metal outfit once again exploring a new culture. But this is unique in …

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Album Review: Sacred Steel – The Bloodshed Summoning

Sacred Steel [Germany]
The Bloodshed Summoning
2013
Full Length
Cruz Del Sur Music
Power Metal

Among all the variants of power metal, bands out of Germany seem to have the biggest pull especially with the heavy thrash influences that bands from the country seem to have, resulting in power …

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Top 10 Albums of 2012

Unlike previous years, 2012 was quite a lull, with numerous (high profile) releases that were disappointing, many that were mediocre and extremely few that created a lasting impression. That said though, below I have attempted to list down 10 albums that have stood out from the sea of average releases this year. In no particular …

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Album Review: Frost Giant – When Myth and History Merged into Mystery

Frost Giant [USA]
When Myth and History Merged into Mystery
2012
EP
Blasphemour Records
Melodic Death/Power/Folk Metal/Hardcore

When Myth and History Merged into Mystery is Frost Giant‘s debut EP, and what an ambivalent record this is. The band lists itself as viking metal and hardcore, two genres that couldn’t seem …

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Album Review: Galneryus – Angel of Salvation

Galneryus [Japan]
Angel of Salvation
2012
Full Length
VAP
Power Metal

For some reason, ever since the departure of Galneryus‘ ex-vocalist Yama-B, the band’s new material have never really caught my attention. New vocalist Masatoshi felt somewhat awkward after being so used to Yama-B’s vocals on albums like Advance to the …

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