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.

Crazy Lixx – Street Lethal (Frontiers Music)

The release of a new album by the Swedish glam/sleaze rockers is always a cause for celebration as this is a band that always guarantees 100% effort and it always sounds as though everyone in the band is having a truly great time too. Formed in 2002 in Malmo, Sweden Crazy Lixx is another good..

Creye – Alive And Well (Frontiers Music)

There has been a recent development from the Frontiers record label which has seen a number of the bands releasing live EPs with the footage also being made available on YouTube. The latest to get in on the act is the Swedish melodic rock band Creye which released its second album, simply entitled Creye II,..

Axxelerator – Heads Or Tails (Allegro Talent Media)

This Swiss thrash metal band began life in 2009 under the name of Rust before quickly changing to Axxelerator in 2010. A 5-track EP called Souleater was released in 2015 which showed a band in its early stages but with plenty of potential and with a running time around 35-minutes you get a real insight..

Thyrfing – Vanagandr (Despotz Records)

Now Thyrfing is a band that I know very little about but, to be fair, I have never done too much experimenting with black or death metal and it would certainly not be my first choice when looking for something to listen to. Therefore, I feared the worst when Vanagandr came up for review with..

Kryptos – Force Of Danger (AFM Records)

Kryptos formed in Bangalore, India in 1998 and the classic heavy metal band has been developing an ever growing reputation ever since. Force Of Danger is the band's sixth album and follows on from 2019's Afterburner which was actually the first time I came across them. It's strange that you have a mental picture in..

Intercore – Dreams For Sale (Pride & Joy Music)

Dreams For Sale is the debut release from Sweden's InterCore and it is a most enjoyable, easy listening and delightful melodic rock album. The band was put together in 2014 by the duo of Raimo Rommedahl, formerly of Cousin Bill and an exceptionally talented guitarist, songwriter and producer and singer and guitarist Jesper Mad, previously..

Devoid – Lonely Eye Movement (Frontiers Music)

Apparently, there are two French bands called Devoid with one being a thrash metal outfit formed in 2005 and the other being a progressive metal band formed around 2017 by the guitarist Shad Mae. What we have here is the prog metal band with Lonely Eye Movement being the band's second album following on from..

Leverage – Above The Beyond (Frontiers Music)

Leverage is a Finnish rock band from Helsinki which was formed in 2005 and we now come to album number five with Above The Beyond which sees the band continuing with the melodic metal approach they began later in their career and it is a natural follow on and progression from 2019's Determinus. The band..