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.

Carl Dixon – One [reissue] (AOR Heaven)

The name of Carl Dixon may, initially, not mean too much to you but the Canadian singer, guitarist and keyboard should be better known as the vocalist with Coney Hatch and for his time with April Wine and The Guess Who. Dixon survived a catastrophic car accident in Australia in 2008 which left him hospitalised..

D-A-D – A Prayer For The Loud (AFM Records)

Formed in Denmark in 1984, D-A-D (Originally Disneyland After Dark) now release their 12th album in a career that has seen then consistently produce high quality rock albums full of energy and all with genuine boogie danceability about them. What is remarkable is that they have pretty much kept the same personnel in all that..

CoreLeoni – II (AFM Records)

No prizes for guessing that this is the second album by CoreLeoni, a project with its debut release on the Frontiers but now switched to AFM Records. CoreLeoni is the name chosen by guitarist and founder of the Swiss heavy rock band Gotthard, Leo Leoni to showcase his love of the heavy rock music of..

Autumn’s Child – Autumn’s Child (AOR Heaven)

Autumn’s Child is another in a long line of rock bands coming out of Sweden and is a coming together of like minded musicians being led by singer songwriter Mikael Erlandsson. He has built up a solid reputation for his work as a solo artist and with Last Autumn’s Dream, a most prolific Swedish hard..

Kryptos – Afterburner (AFM Records)

This is the first time that I have come across Kryptos or even the concept of Indian rock music as I have always imagined hard rock and metal to be a Western/European ideal although we are seeing more fine bands emerging from South America and other territories too. However, some research has shown that there..

Noveria – Aequilibrium (Scarlet Records)

Formed in 2014, Noveria is a progressive metal band from Italy and is made up by members of DGM, Ethernity and Epysode. The founder was guitarist Francesco Mattei and his remit was for a technically proficient and progressive band with leaning towards symphonic and even death metal. He quickly brought in like minded musicians and..

Tanzwut – Seemsanngarn (AFM Records)

Tanzwut is yet another in an ever growing list of fine German Neu Deutsche Härte (NDH) bands but they are a little different to the others as they also cross into medieval metal territory which sounds bizarre but makes total sense when you listen to them. Rammstein set the template for NDH and we have..

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..