Tag: Stratovarius

Best Of 2022 – Chris C.: Special Tunes From Metal Goons

We live in strange times—said everyone, ever, right now. Like literally everyone. No one has not said this. Even the strange people contributing to said strangeness recognize these are strange times in their own strange

Best Of 2022 – Lone Watie: I Just Microwaved My Lunch Except It Wasn’t My Lunch It Was My Salad.

I’d originally written more than a thousand words for this space. I’d begun with “Somebody asked me early in 2022 how I define happiness,” and spent a great deal of words and energy then describing

Best Of 2022 – Last Rites Combined Staff Top 25

I have spent the better part of a full morning kicking over rocks in all the corners of my brain in an attempt to recall any sort of crucial trends, significant controversies or major Pants-Filling

We Have The Power – The Top 30 Power Metal And Power-Related Albums Of 2022

Heartfelt hails, salutes, subtle nods and solemn bows, all you heroes and villains. As implausible as it may seem, it’s time once again to dust off our helms, spot clean those cravats, fluff those poet

Stratovarius – Survive Review

The metaphor isn’t hard to spot in the cover art of Stratovarius’ 16th album, nor in its title, Survive. The world’s pretty fucked up these days and we may very well be beyond the threshold,

Stratovarius – Nemesis Review

“WHEN YOU’RE DRAWN TO THE GROUND BY THE DRAGONS!!” x 1000 You know, I probably would have scored this record on the opposite end of the sliding scale if I hadn’t spent a good part

Stratovarius – Stratovarius Review

Originally written by Chris Chellis. I know what these guys are thinking: “We can’t win. We play power metal, and they say it’s cheesy. We play rock, and they call it lame.” Well, someone has

Stratovarius – Elements Pt. 2 Review

Originally written by Gregory Bradley. In this time of a serious drought for decent power metal here in the United States, I thank the metal gods for bringing this album upon me. While not the