Tag: Power Metal

Album Review: Slain – Here & Beyond

Slain [India]
Here & Beyond
2010
Full Length
Independent
Power Metal
7.5/10

It seems that ever since India’s metal scene gained more notice, extreme metal bands were sprouting day after day, with little mention of the more classic and mainstream metal genres. Slain is one of the few bands …

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Album Review: X Japan – Dahlia

X Japan [Japan]
Dahlia
1996
Full Length
Power Metal/J-Rock
9.5/10

Dahlia is the swan song of X Japan before they split up in 1997/1998. While they have created an image with their bombastic hairstyles and dress sense, the band has toned down slightly on this album. This however does not …

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Album Review: X Japan – Art of Life (Live)

X Japan [Japan]
Art of Life Live
1998
EP
Power Metal
9.6/10

X Japan has personally always been one of the bands that I respect the most. While they have always dressed in an extreme manner (like how most Visual Kei bands nowadays do), they were undoubtedly one of the …

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Interview with Chity Somapala (Power Quest, ex-Firewind, ex-Civilization One)

Chity Somapala was one of the first power metal vocalists out of Asia that I heard about, first on Firewind before moving on to his other project, Civilization One. Now being recruited as the new voice of Power Quest (UK), we had the privilege to talk to him to learn more about his musical experience.

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