Veonity – Elements Of Power (Scarlet Records)

A new release by Swedish power metal outfit Veonity is always a reason to celebrate with Elements of Power being the bands fifth album to date in a career which began when the band formed in 2013. All of the previous albums have been high quality power metal dealing in the usual epic fantasy themes..

First Signal – Closer To The Edge (Frontiers Music)

First Signal was a project put together in 2010 by Harry Hess, the vocalist with Canadian rock band Harem Scarem whilst the band was on hold, and the bassist and producer Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Khymera, Place Vendome). The self titled debut featured Hess and Ward alongside former Harem Scarem member Darren Smith on..

HELD BY TREES – Solace (Tweed Jacket Music)

It's an odd thing, but as I have grown older, with a free bus pass tantalisingly close, my approach and attitude to ambient instrumental music has very much shifted. Time was, and not all that long ago, when - aside from a liking for a few early Tangerine Dream albums and the like - the..

Dymytry – Revolt (AFM Records)

Revolt is album number 6 by the Czech rock band Dymytry and the first to receive an international release from the intense outfit which was formed in Prague in 2003. They play what they call psy-core metal which is a heavy yet still melodic industrial grind core which is very heavy on bass and lots..

Fortune – Level Ground (Frontiers Music)

Now, a real biography of the American AOR maestros would most definitely be book length but we'll suffice with a very compact history of the band which began life back in the 1970s. Formed by the Fortune brothers, Mick on drums and Richard on guitar, they released their first and very well received self-titled album..

SLADE – Coloured Vinyl Reissues (BMG)

The 'Slayed?' album looked and sounded as if it was going to bully your other records as soon as you left the room, and this edition, with its replication of the original sleeve, looks like it will do it again. If you have the original vinyl as well, and store both together, they might do..