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Lullacry – Be My God

Finland is fast becoming a metal hotbed and the latest entry from the darklands is Lullacry. While I was expecting more of a gothic...

Iced Earth – Pittsburgh

Thanks to Dave Mustaine, Iced Earth had the opportunity to finally visit Pittsburgh and attempt to conquer the cavernous pit of sound known as...

Vinnie Moore – Defying Gravity

Certainly a proven musician and instructor, guitar veteran Vinnie Moore has resurfaced with Defying Gravity, an instrumental release that weaves unique classical and flamenco...

Britny Fox – Michael Kelly Smith Interview

While the turn of the music scene separated the band more than eight years ago, they never truly called it quits. Aside from their...

Virgin Steele – The Booking Of Burning

Between these 2 CD’s are 29 tracks of past glories and new songs by these American heavy metal legends Virgin Steele.  As I personally...

Twisted Tower Dire – The Isle Of Hydra

A second dose of anthem-laced power metal from Virginia.  Twisted Tower Dire has stuck by their roots and produced a power metal epic that...

Star One – Space Metal

Well-known for his Ayreon CD's, Arjen Lucassen has recruited a virtual who's who of upper-tier European and American progressive metal musicians.  "Space Metal" is...

Sonata Arctica – Silence

"Silence" from Finland's Sonata Arctica makes a strong statement from the start.  "Weballergy" has the influences of Finnish legends Stratovarius, Helloween and Hammerfall. Yet,...

Silent Force – Infatuator

DC Cooper and friends return with all guns blazing on their 2nd release "Infatuator".  Cooper was wise enough years ago to abandon the US...

Seven Witches – Xiled To Infinity And One

Jack Frost’s  Seven Witches returns with "Xiled To Infinity And One" which finds the band becoming a metal supergroup of sorts.  Frost, who is...

Narnia – Desert Land

Narnia's 3rd release< Desert Land, finds the band settling very comfortably in the classically influenced arena alongside fellow Swede Yngwie Malmsteen.  However, Narnia appears...

Kamelot – Karma

"Karma" is the masterpiece that Kamelot has shown to have the potential for since their debut CD "Eternity" 6 years ago.  Marking their prolific...