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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...

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...

Savatage – Sirens / The Dungeons Are Calling

Essential reissues from truly one of the greatest metal bands of any era Savatage.  These 2 remastered CD’s include bonus tracks (previously unavailable from...

Nocturnal Rites – Shadowland

Sweden’s Nocturnal Rites 5th release Shadowland has been a constant visitor to my CD player for the past month or so.  Above their past...

Montany – New Born Day

Dutch power metal in the vein of Helloween and Gamma Ray, Montany's debut CD New Born Day contains 11 tracks.  The CD was produced...

Lana Lane – Project Shangri-La

The musical partnership of Lana Lane and Erik Norlander is probably Symphonic Rock / Metal’s best kept secret from the masses especially in the...

Kotipelto – Waiting For The Dawn

Timo Kotipelto (lead vocalist of Stratovarius) obviously called in an army of well-known artists to participate in his first solo outing. "Waiting For The...

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...

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...

Enchant – Blink Of An Eye

Blink of an Eye from Enchant is another finely crafted release melodic metal crossed with progressive rock.  Vocalist Ted Leonard reminds me of one-time KANSAS...

Doro – Fight

Being a fan of Doro Pesch for around 20 years, it is always good to hear a new release from her.  "Fight" is Doro's...

Chinchilla – The Last Millennium

Chinchilla’s latest CD “The Last Millennium” could easily be overlooked in the flood of quality metal releases that have appeared recently.  Yet, next to...