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...
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...

Winterfell – The Veil Of Summer

When I reviewed Winterfell's previous effort, I was taken to task by a member of the band for giving them too good a review...
Magnitude Nine – Decoding The Soul

Magnitude Nine – Decoding The Soul

The third release from Magnitude Nine is a progressive metal CD that has potential crossover appeal into the other parts of the metal genre,...
Elektrik Mistress

Elektrik Mistress

One of the most immediate Stoner Rock albums I have ever heard. Formed in 1999, Elektrik Mistress draws influences from a plethora of bands...
Andromeda - Extensions Of The Wish

Andromeda – Extensions Of The Wish

Picture Rush or even Dream Theater playing full driving power progressive heavy metal and you have a clear image of the 7 works from...
Titanium Black - Bleed For You

Titanium Black – Bleed For You

If you are one of those folks who has been extremely disappointed with the recent output from Queensryche and Savatage, allow me to give...
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...
Lunaris – The Infinite

Lunaris – The Infinite

Norwegian extreme metal band Lunaris features members of such acts as Borknagar, 1349 and Spiral Architect.  Considering the background of the musicians, one should...
The Iron Maidens

The Iron Maidens

Finally, a tribute CD that is smokin' end to end and essentially captures the aura of the band being heralded, in this case the...
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....
On A Pale Horse

On A Pale Horse

Combining elements of various NOLA sludge and extreme metal bands with Black Sabbath, Pantera, Trouble and Corrosion Of Conformity, On A Pale Horse is...