Music can induce so many different feelings and emotions but, sometimes, you come across an album that if suffused with pure and simple joie de vivre it automatically lifts your mood and puts a great big grin in your face. This excellent old school metal album by the Swiss band Distant Past is a perfect..
The Veith Ricardo Project was a band that was put together at the beginning of the new millennium with the intention of being classic, keyboard driven progressive rock with some of the power of progressive metal incorporated to give the music a hefty punch. Driven by vocalist Juan Ricardo of Dark Arena fame and the..
Generation Steel is a new band that was formed in 2019 by ex-Dead Man's Hand and ex-Bullet Train guitarist, the absolutely wonderfully named, Jack The Riffer. It's quite strange that this is the first time I have heard the name and I simply cannot believe that it is a name I have never even considered..
Mindless Sinner is a Swedish heavy rock band with quite a history that goes right back to the '80s which saw the band performing as Purple Haze and Genocide before settling on Mindless Sinner in 1982 only then to change it to Mindless as the 1980s closed out with the band having released two albums...
Awaken is a New York based progressive metal band that was formed in 2009 by the vocalist Glenn DaGrossa (ex-Lazarus) with the self-titled debut coming out in 2012. One of the very many excellent benefits of the internet is that the world is now much smaller which makes it easier for unknown bands to make..
Ancient Curse is another German power metal band from Bremen and it has been around since 1985 although the musical output is low with The New Prophecy being only the third full CD although there have been several demos and EPs. I'm not sure why the recorded works are so little and it is actually..
Lost Legacy is a New York power metal band with around 22-years experience but, strangely, In The Name Of Freedom is only the band's second release in all this time. The debut, The Aftermath was released as far back as 2009 so a new album is something to be treasured. I'm not sure why the..
Dark Arena is an American progressive power metal band was formed originally around 1994 by guitarist Paul Konjicija (Antithesis) and they do appear to have something of a 'dark' past too. The original vocalist was John Marshall until his untimely death and he was briefly replaced by Tim 'Ripper' Owens with Owens then making way..
Do you remember 1997’s album The Dark Command – the album Exciter released in the darkest period for old school metal? If you are a fan of one of Canada’s all-time greatest bands, then you should, because this album was an amazing display of speed metal awesomeness when no one expected it and, also, introduced..