Axxion

Canada is the place to look these days for killer underground heavy metal bands.Axxion is a 4-piece from Toronto, and their debut EP is...
Tarot - Suffer Our Pleasures

Tarot – Suffer Our Pleasures

Tarot is one of those bands that over the years I had read about or heard about but never had the chance to hear....

Gemini Five – Babylon Rockets

Gemini Five’s debut American release “Babylon Rockets” is a burst of futuristic glam, sleaze metal with nods to such bands as the Backyard Babies...
Abyss - Sin Angeles

Abyss – Sin Angeles

Abyss are a Spanish progressive metal band who have a lush sound and draw immediate comparisons to early 90's Fates Warning.  Sung in Spanish...
Last Tribe - The Uncrowned

Last Tribe – The Uncrowned

"The Uncrowned" by Last Tribe mixes a variety of metal sub-genres from power to progressive.  Vocalist Rickard Bengtsson calls to mind Blaze Bayley with...
Helloween – The Dark Ride

Helloween – The Dark Ride

”The Dark Ride” by Helloween has been available on import for two years and finally sees a domestic release in the USA.  I have...
Rob Halford – Live Insurrection

Rob Halford – Live Insurrection

Rob Halford's latest CD, Live Insurrection, covers almost 30 years of the legendary singer's career from Judas Priest, through Fight, skipping Two and finally...
tad-morose-undead

Tad Morose – Undead

Tad Morose’s previous releases for some reason have left me rather cold.  The band’s latest release “Undead” is a most welcome surprise as Tad...

Maxine – Titania

In 1984, Maxine Petrucci and her sister Roxy released an album on JET/CBS Records under the name of Madam X (who you can now...
Crystal Eyes - Vengeance Descending

Crystal Eyes – Vengeance Descending

Sweden's Crystal Eyes returns with their 4th release, "Vengeance Descending", continuing on their melodic power metal journey with just a slight hint of progressive...

Black Widow – Satan’s Playground

Based out of Maryland, Black Widow offers a traditional old school metal approach that is most appealing to these ears.  Lead singer Cat reminds...
Legion – Shadow Of The King

Legion – Shadow Of The King

Legion hits a home run with their CD release "Shadow Of The King", a basic, no frills American heavy metal romp.  Lead track "Shadow...