Tag: Traditional

Crescent Shield – The Stars Of Never Seen Review

I called to the other men that the sky was clearing, and then a moment later I realized that what I had seen was not a rift in the clouds but the white crest of

Heaven & Hell – The Devil You Know Review

I’m not going to bore you with a lot of introductory details. By this time, everybody knows who and what Heaven & Hell is, and that pretty much speaks for itself. That being said, this could be

Deceiver – Thrashing Heavy Metal Review

Okay, so everybody understands the appeal of the Ferrari. Who can resist the draw of 490 horsepower, 340 foot pounds of torque and 0-60 in 4.8 seconds? And, of course, it’s so, so sexy. But

Grave Digger – Ballads Of A Hangman Review

For nearly three decades, Germany’s Grave Digger has soldiered on, (mostly) bringing us some killer epic speed metal. (They’d probably love to forget their brief departure into Bon Jovi-esque pop metal—under the abbreviated name Digger—as

Sinner – Crash & Burn Review

In a more health-conscious time in my life, I once tried to be a vegan. Not a hard-line one, mind you–I’ll admit that I fudged the rules. But I followed the diet pretty closely. Nonetheless,

Saxon – Into The Labyrinth Review

A full three decades after their debut, NWOBHM mainstay Saxon stands strong among the elder statesmen of metal, with only a handful of equally aged contemporaries who are still consistently this good. Like its immediate

Ironsword – Overlords Of Chaos Review

Ironsword hails from Portugal, and this is their third full-length release of epic METAL. (Ironsword is too METAL for lower-case letters.) Manilla Road comparisons abound, and they’re more than justified, as Ironsword evokes the METAL

Darkthrone – Dark Thrones And Black Flags Review

Things seem to be going pretty well in the Darkthrone camp. Nocturno and family are tucked away in the middle of Nowhere, Norway doing cozy-cuddly family things, and Fenriz is living comfortably enough to toss