Tag Archive: Power Metal

Apr 10

Album Review: Kaledon – Altor: The King’s Blacksmith

Kaledon - Altor - The King's Blacksmith

Kaledon [Italy]
Altor: The King’s Blacksmith
2013
Full Length
Scarlet Records
Power Metal

After the band’s Legend of the Forgotten Reign series of albums, spanning six chapters and more than 8 years of their career, Italian power metal band Kaledon this year returns with a new album with a new concept, …

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Feb 28

Track Premiere: Avantasia – Invoke the Machine

Avantasia charmed me with their first two opuses, The Metal Opera series of albums. With The Scarecrow, the band moved to a more hard rock direction, and the previous double-album release, The Wicked Symphony and Angel of Babylon were complete disappointments. Invoke the Machine, coming off the band’s upcoming The Mystery of Time fortunately sounds much better, sounding more like The Scarecrow …

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Feb 01

Album Review: Edge of Attack – Edge of Attack

Edge of Attack - Edge of Attack

Edge of Attack [Canada]
Edge of Attack
2013
Full Length
Spread the Metal Records
Power/Thrash Metal

Whenever a band is publicised as “female-fronted”, or make use of the fact that they have female members in the band, it always leaves quite a negative first impression, almost as though this …

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Jan 30

Album Review: Thy Majestie – ShiHuangDi

Thy Majestie - ShiHuangDi

Thy Majestie [Italy]
ShiHuangDi
2012
Full Length
Scarlet Records
Power Metal

Each of Thy Majestie‘s album so far has revolved around historical events of different cultures, and ShiHuangDi is no different in that it sees this Italian power metal outfit once again exploring a new culture. But this is unique in …

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Jan 04

Album Review: Sacred Steel – The Bloodshed Summoning

Sacred Steel - The Bloodshed Summoning

Sacred Steel [Germany]
The Bloodshed Summoning
2013
Full Length
Cruz Del Sur Music
Power Metal

Among all the variants of power metal, bands out of Germany seem to have the biggest pull especially with the heavy thrash influences that bands from the country seem to have, resulting in power …

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