annihilator-carnival-diablos

Annihilator – Carnival Diablos

Jeff Waters and company rebound nicely once again from the second controversial departure of vocalist Randy Rampage. "Criteria For A Black Widow" was solid,...
Mullmuzzler – Mullmuzzler 2

Mullmuzzler – Mullmuzzler 2

Mullmuzzler first celebrated the talent of vocalist James LaBrie apart from his groundbreaking progressive main course, Dream Theater, with Keep it to Yourself (1999). ...
Iron Savior - Condition Red

Iron Savior – Condition Red

Condition Red by Iron Savior sees the band retaining their crown as one of the upper echelon power metal bands currently active.  For those...
Ascension Theory – Regeneration

Ascension Theory – Regeneration

A definite sleeper disc we received from Lance King and Nightmare records.  Ascension Theory is a progressive metal band that actually caught my attention...
Witch Meadow - Down Eternity's Hall

Witch Meadow – Down Eternity’s Hall

Formed in 1994 by guitarist Bryan Martin, Witch Meadow released a demo in 1995 titled "When Midnight Calls" and in 1996 released the CD...
Odes Of Ecstasy – Deceitful Melody

Odes Of Ecstasy – Deceitful Melody

Hauntingly beautiful in its darkness, Odes Of Ecstasy’s 2nd release “Deceitful Melody” is an exotic masterpiece of despair.  The Greek band’s 8 song, ambient...
Tesla – Into The Now

Tesla – Into The Now

Tesla’s long-awaited new studio album Into the Now opens with the modern sounding title track, which offers a glimpse into the album’s offering of...
Lacuna Coil – Comalies

Lacuna Coil – Comalies

Italy's Lacuna Coil returns with an invigorating new release that promises (and delivers) in furthering distancing the band from direct comparisons to The Gathering. ...
Sammy Hagar – Ten 13

Sammy Hagar – Ten 13

A couple of  albums and 250 performances later, Vic Johnson (guitar), Mona (bass), Jesse Harms (keyboard) and David Lauser (drums), who are better known...
Avantasia - The Metal Opera Part 2

Avantasia – The Metal Opera Part 2

Tobias Sammet from Edguy follows up his successful solo debut with "The Metal Opera, Part 2".  Sammet once again wisely enlists in friends from...
Opeth - Deliverance

Opeth – Deliverance

Reading various message boards you will find a great deal of scorn for Opeth coming from former fans of the band.  Sorry guys, Opeth...
Without Face – Astronomicon

Without Face – Astronomicon

Hungary is not exactly the hotbed of metal one would think, but with 2 bands from the country crossing my desk in the past...