Tag: Power

A Devil’s Dozen – Blind Guardian

[Artwork: Felipe Machado // interior gatefolds of the 2018 Nuclear Blast remasters] Once upon a time, there was no such thing as power metal, and the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was

Greyhawk – Keepers Of The Flame Review

At the center of the kingdom there is a castle. At the center of the castle there is a fortified keep, from whence the kings of metal reign. Within these sacred halls, an eternal fire

Falconer – From A Dying Ember Review

[Artwork by Jan Meininghaus] One could certainly argue that the writing was on the wall back in 2014 when, three months after releasing album number eight, Black Moon Rising, Falconer announced they would no longer

Diamonds & Rust: Screamer – Target: Earth

Way back when we started this Diamonds & Rust feature, the idea behind it was to allow our staff of obsessive listeners the opportunity to wax poetic about classic albums, to finally put onscreen some

Lör – Edge Of Eternity Review

[Artwork by Greg Bogart] Back in 2017, a relatively unheralded Philadelphia band called Lör snuck a debut full-length under the radar that, upon reaching some uniquely eligible ears, blew the doors off the barn like

Firewind – Firewind Review

Few would argue against the point that the true heart of power metal is fun. Powerful fun. Triumphant fun. Escapist fun. Uplifting, unbridled fun. The fun, even when delivered in half-baked and stock songs, is

10s Essentials – Volume Nine

Well, how goes the isolation? Crawling out of your skin yet? Brain beginning to turn on you yet? Has the home office basically become the place you watch Star Trek: The Next Generation and King

Dark Forest – Oak, Ash & Thorn Review

[Artwork by Duncan Storr] A lot has happened in the four years that have passed since the late summer 2016 release of Dark Forest’s fourth full-length, Beyond the Veil. More notably, a great number of