July 6, 2020

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 Other – Haunted (Drakkar Entertainment)

It is sometimes amazing just how many sub genres rock has spawned; perhaps it is part of the human psyche that everything needs to be labelled and assigned to a category. So, we now have horror punk which is a curious branch off the main rock highway which encompasses punk rock and heavy metal with..

DENNIS DE YOUNG – 26 East: Volume 1 (Frontiers Music)

Is it possible to review a Dennis DeYoung album without mentioning Styx? Obviously, it is not but, unless you are a resident of Mars, then everyone knows the story of Styx and the events leading up to DeYoung’s departure in 1999 and the ensuing fall-out. So, no history lesson needed here but we must acknowledge..

THE UNITY – PRIDE (Steamhammer /SPV)

The German heavy metal band that is The Unity has rapidly made a quite a name for themselves with their inspirational hard and melodic metal. Pride is now their third album, and shows that the band is not content to rest on its laurels as they continually strive to push the heavy melodic rock boundaries..

ALTARIA – DIVINITY Remastered (Reaper Entertainment Europe)

Altaria is a heavy melodic rock band from Jakobstad in Finland, formed in 2000 by ex-Blindside members Marko Pukkila (bass) and Tony Smedjebacka (drums). They were soon joined by vocalist Johan Mattjus and guitarists Jani Liimatainen (ex-Sonata Arctica) and Emppu Vuorinen (Nightwish) to make a very strong team for the debut release, Invitation, in 2003...

BORN IN EXILE – TRANSCENDENCE (Art Gates Records)

Born In Exile is a female fronted progressive metal band from Barcelona in Spain that formed in 2012 with Trancendence being their second album following their debut release, Drizzle Of Cosmos, in 2017. I haven’t heard the first album but Trancendence shows them to be a hard hitting, frenetic progressive metal band of great technical..