Tag: Epic

On The Secret Power Of The Gem: A Review Of Thunderlord – Thunderlord

There used to be these little “panning for gold” tourist traps when I was growing up, I don’t know whether they still exist or not. If memory serves, you would buy a bag of sand

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2022 So Far, Vol. 1

Once upon a time in the MetalReview Dot Com Days Ov Yore, this crew of particularly persnickety prickly pears would review everything sent to the email inbox (or PO box). It’s unfathomable to think of

Fer De Lance – The Hyperborean Review

[Artwork by Adam Burke / Nightjar Illustration] Listening to the debut full-length from Chicago’s Fer de Lance is akin to witnessing the epic origin story for the US interpretation of Germany’s Atlantean Kodex, but with

Achelous – The Icewind Chronicles Review

Knowing nothing about R.A. Salvatore’s Icewind Dale trilogy, I am not the absolute, dead-on target demographic for Achelous’s The Icewind Chronicles. With song titles like “Mithril Hall” and “Halfling’s Gem,” the album has a fairly

Memory Garden – 1349 Review

[Cover artwork by Gyula Havancsák] “It’s all fun and games until someone gets the Black Death.” ~ Albert of Saxony circa 1346, probably I’m not sure if any of you were there, but the early

Where Angels Dare To Tread: A Solitude Aeturnus Primer

A case can and should be made for Arlington, Texas doom vets Solitude Aeturnus being in the running for the most underrated classic metal band to ever come out of these United States. True, an

Wheel – Preserved In Time Review

[Cover artwork: Frammes Kalender // Koloman Moser] Most of us have been in the game long enough to recognize the dangers associated with statements related to “this is the best material [band] has recorded to

Warrior Path – The Mad King Review

[Cover artwork by Dimitar Nikolov] Somewhere out there right at this very moment, a power or power-related metal band is putting together a new album and hoping the material is extraordinary enough to tempt the