Tag: Speed

Midnight – Hellish Expectations Review

I quite liked – but didn’t quite love – the last Midnight record, 2022’s Let There Be Witchery, and based on the initial announcement for this follow-up, I was not alone. According to the press

Kontact – Full Contact Review

[Cover artwork by The Alien] PORTRAIT OF A KONTACT – FULL CONTACT SUPERFAN I’m not about to say you can’t enjoy a record like Full Contact if you aren’t a fried lizard person who regularly

Stunner – Motor Worship Review

[Cover art by Vrugarth Doom] The last time we saw the Nightfighter, our hero had barely escaped with their life from the future city of Megalopolis. The sprawling cyber municipality took its toll out on

We Have The Power Presents: The Top 50 US Power Metal Releases Of All Time, Part 1

A few weeks ago I had an opportunity to write about the outstanding new album from Greece’s Sacred Outcry—a process that naturally involved a fair bit of groundwork and exploration into all manner of classic

Diamonds & Rust: Blood Money – Red, Raw And Bleeding! + Battlescarred

It is nigh-impossible to discuss the early days of heavy metal–especially in the U.K.–without at least mentioning the socio-economic conditions that allowed it to multiply like bacteria in a warm, damp Petri dish. From the

HellPoison – Ultra Outbreak Of Hell Review

[Fukkin cover blasphemies by BONECRUSHER] The absolute cojones it takes to drop a demo on January 2nd, but total fukk to you!! While you organizing year-end lists into spreadsheet TOTAL METAL GODS HELLPOISON were shotgunning

Diamonds & Rust: 40 Years Of Metallica’s No Life Til Leather

The year is 1981: The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal is cresting, its full force crashing across the globe. The wave’s godfathers, Judas Priest, are the biggest heavy metal band in the world, having

Reaper – Viridian Inferno Review

Because I had done the bare minimum of reconnaissance, I was only vaguely aware of what awaited me when I first sat down to listen to Reaper’s debut, Viridian Inferno. That the Australian band plays