Category: Album Reviews

  • Album Review: Freedom of Fear – Carpathia

    Album Review: Freedom of Fear – Carpathia

    Album length: 9 tracks / 40 minutes Label: EVP recordings I will start this review by saying that this album has wreaked havoc upon my AOTY list. It has unashamedly elbowed its way into my top 5 and it will not be moving from that spot. If you like any of the following, then you […]

  • Flashback Track-by-Track Review: Metallica – Death Magnetic

    Flashback Track-by-Track Review: Metallica – Death Magnetic

    On September 12, 2008, Metallica released their 9th studio record “Death Magnetic.” The album was produced by Rick Rubin and was the first album to feature bassist Robert Trujillo.  So, in honour of the release of “Death Magnetic” here is my track-by-track review. That Was Just Your Life  I feel the heartbeat intro on “Life” […]

  • Track-by-Track Review: The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead! – Megadeth

    Track-by-Track Review: The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead! – Megadeth

    On September 2, 2022, Megadeth released their 16th studio album (The Sick, the Dying… and the Dead! and the first since 2016’s “Dystopia.” The six-year span between records represented the longest gap in Megadeth’s career. “Sick” was intended to be released in 2019 but faced several setbacks with the album finally out for the world […]

  • Album Review: Arch Enemy – Deceivers

    Album Review: Arch Enemy – Deceivers

    I almost feel sorry for Arch Enemy. They’ve been a band for nearly 30 years, they helped define the sound of melodic death metal and, despite many line-up changes, have remained consistently very good for ten albums now. There’s a temptation, when another is released, to just think “yep, another great Arch Enemy album!” and […]

  • Flashback Review: Halford – Resurrection

    Flashback Review: Halford – Resurrection

    On August 8th, 2000, Halford released their debut album “Resurrection.” The album was met with critical acclaim being named one of Rock-Hard Magazines Greatest Metal Albums of All-Time and marked a true return to the world of heavy metal for lead singer Rob Halford.  Halford had been active since his departure from Judas Priest in 1991, […]

  • Album Review: Hulder – The Eternal Fanfare

    Album Review: Hulder – The Eternal Fanfare

    Black Metal has always occupied a strange space within the metal scene. It’s arguably the most extreme and abrasive subgenre with the most nihilistic, hate-fuelled spirit, and yet – from its inception – it’s been tempered by a mysterious serenity and an earnest emotional core. There’s a melancholic, other-worldly beauty to all the best Black […]

  • Album Review: Michael Schenker Group – Universal

    Album Review: Michael Schenker Group – Universal

    The one and only Micheal Schenker is back with the newest MSG release entitled Universal. The album is layered with huge riffs, epic solos, and with impeccable production. The sound quality and mixing of the album is the thing that first resonated with me. Makes for an enjoyable listen and polished sound. There are so […]

  • Album Review: Diamond Star Halos-Def Leppard

    Album Review: Diamond Star Halos-Def Leppard

    Everyone has a list of “go to” artists. The ones you can always count on to be familiar and improve your day. Def Leppard is one of those bands for me. They may try something new here and there but their sound is always distinctive—there’s no mistaking Joe Elliott’s vocals, Rick Allen’s drums, and the […]

  • Album Review: Impact is Imminent – Anvil

    Album Review: Impact is Imminent – Anvil

    Anvil hitting the road with a new studio album is an imminent occurrence we’ve learned to count on. Another thing that is imminent is that it will be loaded with big riffs, double bass drums, and that signature “Lips” vocals. The bad news bears of heavy metal have released their 19th studio album with all […]

  • Album Review: Visions of Atlantis – Pirates

    Album Review: Visions of Atlantis – Pirates

    The main sail hoists, the anchor drops, the Jolly Roger flies proudly in the wind… Mighty birds circle overhead as the skipper shouts a hearty “ARRRR!” and the boat sets sail on a voyage across uncharted waters. Anything could lie ahead. Storms and sea monsters – an inglorious trip to Davy Jones’s Locker – or […]