Andy Timmons – The Best Of X-tacy

Andy Timmons – The Best Of X-tacy

Many will remember Timmons from his taste of fame with the pop-metal band Danger Danger in the early nineties, but those dedicated enough to...

Fire Alley – Scorcher

Scorcher by Arizona's Fire Alley is a throwback to the days of AOR / melodic hard rock when bands had the freedom to take...
Vader – Blood : Reign Forever World

Vader – Blood / Reign Forever World

Poland's Vader formed in 1986 and were the first Eastern Bloc death metal band to sign with a western label (Earache) in 1990.  Today,...

Phoenix Reign

Another killer traditional metal demo from New York, Phoenix Reign originated in Greece in 1998 by founding members Billy Chrissochos and Chris Pollatos. They...

Korpiklaani – Voice Of The Wilderness

Upon first listen to the violins on "Cottages & Saunas" on the Korpiklaani CD "Voice Of Wilderness" I thought someone slid a Skyclad CD...

Unruly Child – UCIII

Typically, press releases for most discs blow so much smoke that leave you wondering what the hell the publicist was smoking. "UCIII" by Unruly...
Kreator – Violent Revolution

Kreator – Violent Revolution

Old school thrash meets the new millennium.  Kreator’s “Violent Revolution” recalls a time when bands like Testament, Slayer, Overkill and Exodus had a firm...

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Tierra Santa – Indomable

Tierra Santa – Indomable

Tierra Santa's "Indomable" has been a welcome friend over the last several weeks.  While the saying goes "music is the universal language" (besides $$$)...
Nordream – Memories Progression

Nordream – Memories Progression

Russian progressive metal Nordream weaves a beautiful 9 track CD titled “Memories Progression”.  On the opening track “Memories Of Hope”, the most noticeable instrument...
Tuff – The History of Tuff

Tuff – The History of Tuff

In a dedication to the evolution of the band Tuff, vocalist Stevie Rachelle has expanded upon solo efforts by recruiting bandmates Darrell Roberts (guitar),...
Dogpound – The Hellbum

Dogpound – The Hellbum

Dogpound's "The Hellbum" is a good example of not judging the book by the cover.  I was expecting an alternative progressive borefest by looking...