Agalloch – Pale Folklore

Agalloch – Pale Folklore

Sorrow never sounded so good.  Agalloch's Pale Folklore is a symphonic depressent of well structured compositions and tales of misery as told through the...
Tad Morose - Matters Of The Dark

Tad Morose – Matters Of The Dark

Following up last years breakout CD Undead, Tad Morose has delivered another 11 songs of tradition-laced metal and their best overall album to date...
Voodoo Smile – All Behind You

Voodoo Smile – All Behind You

Hailing from France, Voodoo Smile's approach to melodic metal is especially appealing to fans of bands such as Dokken and Fifth Angel.  Strong melodies,...
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...
Theoadore Muddfoot - The Beauty Of The Swamp

Theoadore Muddfoot – The Beauty Of The Swamp

The Beauty Of The Swamp by Theoadore Muddfoot was an absolute pleasure for me to listen to as soon as lead singer Georgia Faith’s...

Ghost Machinery – Haunting Remains

Haunting Remains by Ghost Machinery is another fine slice of power metal from Finland.  The band is fronted by lead vocalist Pete Ahonen who...

Azrael’s Bane – Wings Of Innocence

Azrael's Bane is pure metallic bliss for fans of Fifth Angel, Crimson Glory, Hittman, Leatherwolf, etc on their release "Wings Of Innocence".  Steeped in...
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...
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...
Stratovarius – Elements, Pt. 1

Stratovarius – Elements, Pt. 1

After the recent uproar from the Stratovarius camp about advance copies of Elements, Pt. 1 finding their way onto file sharing services, I really...
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...
Visionary - Strange But Familiar Shores

Visionary – Strange But Familiar Shores

CD number 2 from Visionary keeps in time where their progressive influenced type of melodic metal.  "Strange But Familiar Shores" leads off with the...