Tag: Speed

Spellforger – Upholders Of Evil Review

Looking at Spellforger’s name, logo and giant lava-snake cover art, it would be fair for you to mistakenly think this is a power metal album. Hell, take a look at Paladin’s cover in last week’s

Steel Bearing Hand ‒ Slay In Hell Review

[Artwork by Vrugarthdoom] This album doesn’t waste a second of time, so let’s not waste any with this review. Slay In Hell, the sophomore album from Steel Bearing Hand, is pure, uncut heavy metal thunder

Witchseeker – Scene Of The Wild Review

Witchseeker hails from Singapore, but their brand of metal is a mostly Western one, a mash-up of NWOBHM trad and classic American-style speed-metal with just a dash of Hollywood glammy sleaze. So put on your

Pounder – Breaking The World Review

Pounder’s last full-length, 2019’s Uncivilized, was a collection of fun and well crafted songs marred by one pretty significant stumbling block. A throwback metal outfit in the vein of so many these days (see: Traveller,

Children Of Technology – Written Destiny Review

When civilization collapses, fuel and ammunition will be humanity’s most valuable resources. You know it. I know it. George Miller knows it. That’s why I keep hundreds of full five-gallon gas cans and thousands of

Wanderer – Awakening Force Review

The story so far: The first two Running Wild albums are the best Running Wild albums. This has made a lot of people very angry and is occasionally regarded as a bad take. Certainly, Under Jolly

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

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