Tag: Power

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

Gus G. – Quantum Leap Review

There are only a handful of name-brand metal guitarists. Gus. G. is certainly one of them, and that was before he joined the Ozzy train in 2009. Firewind, Dream Evil, Nightrage, and Mystic Prophecy—he was

Brainstorm – Wall Of Skulls Review

A familiar voice is sometimes just enough pick-me-up. Now having Brainstormed for 22 years, Andy B. Franck is that familiar voice to many. More importantly, he’s that familiar voice to me. Franck was the voice

Diamonds & Rust: Crimson Glory – Crimson Glory

Heavy metal and gimmickry have had a complicated relationship since the very day the genre first crawled from the primordial soup. When the strategy has worked, the results have been remarkable: KISS, Mercyful Fate /

Dialith – Atrophy Review

[Cover artwork by Marta Sokołowska] It was 2019 when we last ran into Danbury, Connecticut’s Dialith here at Last Rites—back when the band’s fantastic debut full-length, Extinction Six, beat out 106 other power metal (and

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2021 So Far, Volume 3

This is Part 3 of our 2021 Missing Pieces series, in which we offer praise to some great stuff we missed during the initial press cycles. Have a gander at Part 1 and Part 2

Vandor – On A Moonlit Night Review

Barring the self-titled historic release from the masters themselves, Helloween, 2021 has not been kind to the sunnier, slightly breezier corner of power metal. Sure, there’s been some stellar stuff in the form of Warrior

Helloween – Helloween Review

[Artwork by the unrivaled Eliran Kantor] If humankind ever ends up with a tombstone somewhere out there in the great beyond, a solid argument could be made for the following words to be written across