Nocturna – Daughters Of The Night (Scarlet Records)

Nocturna is a new Italian Gothic/Symphonic metal band put together by the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Federico Mondelli (Frozen Crown, Volturian, Be The Wolf) and the vocalists Grace Darkling and Rehn Stillnight. For some reason, Mondelli is credited on the album as Hedon and supplies the guitar work as well as the sublime piano throughout even..

Glasya – Attarghan (Scarlet Records)

Glasya is a relatively new symphonic metal band from Portugal with the ambition Attarghan being the very ambitious second album. The band formed in 2017 and released Heaven's Demise in 2019 announcing them as a unit to keep an eye on with a most impressive epic symphonic album with a distinct Middle East sound with..

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..

Eldritch – EOS (Scarlet Records)

Eldritch is a rock band from Italy which was originally known as Zeus having formed in 1988 but changed to Eldritch in 1991 and was very much a progressive metal band in the formative years but gradually has blossomed to become a fine and hard hitting power metal band whilst still retaining progressive elements. I..

Skeletoon – 1.21 Gigawatts Club (Scarlet Records)

The gloriously over the top Skeletoon make a welcome return with album number five, the wonderfully entitled The 1.21 Gigawatts Club, which is a concept work based on the time travelling film Back To The Future. Quite possible, only Skeletoon would consider such a story line as perfect for re-telling in a power metal album!..

Whyzdom – Of Wonders And Wars (Scarlet Records)

Whyzdom is a female fronted French symphonic metal band which formed in 2007, and Of Wonders And Wars is the fifth studio release plus they have one live DVD too. The band was initially formed by guitarist Vynce Leff who appears to play bass on the new album despite being one of the guitarists on..

The Odd Dimension – The Blue Dawn (Scarlet Records)

The Odd Dimension is prog rock/prog metal band from Alessandria in Italy which was formed in 2002 and released the two albums Symmetrical and The Last Embrace To Humanity in 2011 and 2013 respectively and drew comparisons with the likes of Fates Warning, Dream Theater and Vanden Plas. So, rather belatedly, the band has released..

Winterage – The Inheritance Of Beauty (Scarlet Records)

Winterage is an Italian Symphonic Power Metal band that has taken strong influences from classical, Irish and medieval music which they very cleverly infuse with symphonic metal to make a most glorious and totally epic metal extravaganza. Again, symphonic metal is designed around the old adage that more is definitely more and then along comes..