Tag: Napalm Records

Alestorm – No Grave But The Sea Review

So things got pretty dark the last time we met. Belated thanks to everyone for their support. I’ve taken a few more hits since then, but I think I’ve finally found the answer; a lucrative

Life Of Agony – A Place Where There’s No More Pain Review

It’s been over a decade since Life of Agony released Broken Valley. I don’t remember what the critical response was, but it didn’t matter. One of the most important bands from my youth was back,

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Unleash The Archers – Apex Review

Now tackling their fourth album, Unleash the Archers seem poised to finally reveal the true character of their sound. Leading the way are bone-chilling vocals from Brittney Slaye accompanied by a band that is synchronized, complimentary and

Seven Kingdoms – Decennium Review

Originally released on Nightmare Records back in January, Decennium proved itself worthy enough to score a re-release just a few short months later, now on power-metal “major” Napalm. In their ten-year career (hence this latest

Grave Digger – Healed By Metal Review

Grave Digger is the veritable embodiment of consistency. Like Accept, like UDO, like Helloween, these Germans have carved themselves a kingdom from a seemingly endless wellspring of trad-metal inspiration, assembling and re-assembling the basics of power-trad

Civil War – The Last Full Measure Review

Ah, European power metal… When it’s done poorly, there’s very little in all of metal that could possibly be lamer. (Maybe basement-level black metal, but that’s another argument for another time.) But when Euro-power is

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Dawn of Disease – Worship the Grave Review

Again, we come upon an important realization: death metal, even when trite, boring, derivative, etc., is still terrific. That’s why death metal has always been my favorite sub-genre of metal. Sure, many bands today are

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Be’Lakor – Vessels Review

For those of you who indulge in World of Warcraft (turns out it’s actually Warhammer), the name Be’lakor will likely mean something to you. He may be the original Daemon Prince raised up by the

Candlemass – Death Thy Lover Review

Let’s start things off with song number two, “Sleeping Giant.” It’s got a fairly strong swagger at its heart, but…are you sure that giant’s sleeping? Perhaps I already hit my quota regarding this theme with

Varg – Das Ender Aller Lügen Review

Funny how the brain works. I had been put off this band for at least a while due to the name being immediately associated with legendary asshole Varg Vikernes; it had to be a side