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.

The 355s – Jig A Jig Out (EP) (Flip Flop Records)

Jig A Jig Out is the first EP by British band The 355s, a rather intriguing rock group with numerous but very diverse influences. Described as something like a meeting of Oasis and The White Stripes and I get the Oasis reference as they are heavy on driving and rather jingly guitars but I would..

The Grandmaster – Black Sun (Frontiers Music)

It's always nice to see something that started out as a project develop into a fully functioning band and German outfit The Grandmaster is now moving forwards with the release of their second album and plans in the pipeline to take the group out on tour. The band released a 'sit up and take notice'..

Silent Tiger – Twist Of Fate (Pride & Joy Music)

Silent Tiger is an '80s influenced AOR rock band which was formed in 2018 by the Honduran musicians Jean Funes and Joel Mejia and the American vocalist David Cagle with a joint love of melodic rock being the glue that binds them together. They released the debut album Ready For Attack in 2020 with Funes..

Freakstorm – Angel In The Dark (Pride & Joy Music)

Freakstorm is a German heavy melodic rock band formed in 2015 by the husband and wife duo of Sinah Meier and Olli Fuchs with Angel In The Dark being the band's second release following on from the 2021 debut Storm Inside My Heart. They have also released a couple of EPs and numerous singles (quite..

Grand – Second To none (Frontiers Music)

Grand is another of those slick, melodic AOR bands from Sweden having formed in 2020 with Second To None being their second album following on from the self-titled debut which came out in 2022. The band was put together by the vocalist Mattias Olofsson along with guitarist Jakob Svensson and drummer Anton Martinez Matz with..

Metalite – Expedition One (AFM Records)

The Swedish melodic symphonic rock band return with album number four being Epedition One which very much continues the superior female fronted, delicious metal as seen on all their earlier works. Formed in 2015, their 2017 debut Heroes In Time marked them out as something special and garnered rave reviews so it was a surprise..

Cobrakill – Serpent’s Kiss (Frontiers Music)

Cobrakill is a relatively new German hard rock band having formed as recently as 2020 with Serpent's Kiss being their second release following on quickly from the debut Cobratör. Cobrakill seen to have immersed themselves in numerous styles and the influences clearly show through in their hard rock meets glam meets sleaze, all-action and most..