Author: Terry Craven

A former reviewer and member of the Classic Rock Society having been involved since its early days. .Enjoys virtually all forms of music but first real love is Progressive Rock. Top three band, in no particular order, are Pink Floyd, Rush and the mighty Judas Priest.

Sinner – Santa Muerte (AFM Records)

If you are a fan of metal -and German rock in particular - then the name of Sinner needs no introduction, you know that quality rock is guaranteed. The band goes back to 1982 and was formed by the vocalist/bass player Mat Sinner (of Primal Fear and Voodoo Circle fame) and including new album Santa..

Passion- Passion (Frontiers)

Passion is a new rock project created by Daniel Rossall aka Lion Ravarez, the former vocalist of British melodic rock band Night By Night. It appears that Rossall - or Ravarez, if you wish - played most of the instruments on this album but has now brought in a talented team in Chance Vanderlain on..

Excalion – Emotions (Scarlet Records)

Excalion is a heavy metal band from Finland that covers hard, progressive and power metal with just a little pomp rock too. The band is led by founder Jarmo Myllyvirta and seems to be more of a studio based band as they seem to have only limited gig experience and then only in their native..

Rhodium – Sea Of The Dead (Sliptrick Records)

Rhodium is a relatively new progressive metal band from Greece having formed in 2017 by guitarist Loukas Wolv and has quickly followed the 2018 album, Scream Into The Void, with this hard hitting release. The debut was a confident introduction to the exciting metal of Rhodium but it seems that band leader Wolv has now..

Mindless Sinner – Poltergeist (Pure Steel Records)

Mindless Sinner is a Swedish heavy rock band with a history that goes back to the '80s and they released three albums before disbanding in 1990. They briefly reformed between the years of 2001 to 2004 and then they got back together again in 2014, playing the 2015 Keep It True XVIII festival which was..

Märvel – Guilty Pleasures (The Sign Records)

A name new to me but Märvel is a Swedish high-energy rock band and they seem to have a slightly warped view of the Universe and a definite liking for enjoying themselves. They have a very American vibe to them too which can probably be ascribing to soaking up far too much American culture when..

War Dogs – Die By My Sword (Fighter Records)

Formed in Alicante in 2015, this is the accomplished debut album by the Spanish heavy metal band War Dogs. They line-up with Alberto Rodríguez on vocals which he supplies in English but with a rather delightful Spanish inflection with the hard working and riff hungry twin guitarists of Eduardo Antón and Enrique Mas and the..

Dragonfly – Zeitgeist (Art Gates Records)

Dragonfly is a power metal band that formed in Argentina in 2000 and then re-located to Spain in 2001 so they have plenty of experience behind them and they also have the confidence to back their sound by singing in Spanish - and I always find it refreshing when a band offers their music in..

Tygers Of Pan Tang – Ritual (Mighty Music)

It is always nice to see the old NWOBHM bands still recording and performing great music after some 40 years. The Tygers Of Pan Tang were one of the bigger bands of the movement who had all the right pieces of the jigsaw and really should have gone on to have some of the fame..