September 23, 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.

Ravenlight – Project Genesis (Novus Records)

That cannot be too many rock genres that have grown as much over the last few years as the female fronted symphonic rock band which has seen numbers rising exponentially. In the fledgling days almost exclusively the domain of the giants Nightwish, Within Temptation and After Forever but now every new day seems to bring..

Greyhawk – Keepers Of The Flame (Fighter Records)

Just try to imagine for as moment a world where there was no Judas Priest, can you comprehend just how bleak and miserable that world would be? Remember, also, that it would not just be devoid of the greatest metal band that ever existed but also the uncountable bands that the mighty Priest has influenced..

FRASER EDWARDS – The Architect

The name of Fraser Edwards is new to me, but it seems he has created a little piece in history for himself - as the guitarist and creator of Sharky Sharky which is, apparently, a shark themed rock band for kids! I kid you not, I checked out their website and there it is in..

Pyrogenesis – A Silent Soul Screams Loud (AFM Records)

Another German band, Pyogenesis has had a long and illustrious career during which it has flirted with various styles including death, gothic, punk and now alternative metal. Originally, from Stuttgart this is the ninth album of often eclectic rock from a band that delights in exploring and pushing boundaries A Silent Soul Screams Loud is..

Newman – Ignition (AOR Heaven)

The British singer, guitarist and songwriter Steve Newman formed the band Newman in 1997 as a melodic rock band with an emphasis on hook laden songs with precise and incisive lyrics. By my reckoning, Ignition would now be album number 15 (if you include the Decade compilation album from 2008 which included a disc of..

Shakra – Mad World (AFM Records)

This Swiss hard rock band has been around now since the late '90s with Mad World being their twelfth album in what has been quite an interesting career. I’ve not followed their last couple of albums with 2011’s Back On Track being the last time I checked on them when they were on their third..

Chaos Factory – Horizon (Underground Symphony)

This is an album that was released last year but has only just made it to us so apologies for the rather belated review. This is the debut release by the Italian progressive metal band Chaos Factory and it is an epic concept album that has been something like five years in the making. Of..

DOMINATION BLACK – Judgement IV (Pride & Joy Music)

Domination Black is a melodic/power metal band from Kotka in the south of Finland, with Judgement IV being, yes you’ve guessed it, album number four. The band formed in 2003 with their first two albums being solid hard and heavy melodic rock that made waves in their native land. In 2009, the original vocalist, Kari..