Spotlight – Endeavour

Endeavour are a collective of nerds with a knack for making crushing aggressive metal. Channelling the aggression of such bands like Machine Head and Pantera into the progressive forms of bands such as Dream Th...
4.0

Obituary – Obituary

Obituary is a death metal band from Tampa, Florida, United States. Formed in 1984 by brothers John and Donald Tardy originally under the name Executioner, then changed the spelling to Xecutioner before finally ...

Top 10 Albums of 2016

Number 1: Winter's Gate - Insomnium   'Winter's Gate' by Finnish melodic death metal band Insomnium is made up of one epic forty-minute track, which tells the story of a group of Vikings, who s...
2.0

Sonic Syndicate – Confessions

Before taking on this review, I’d heard rumblings that Sonic Syndicate were embarking on a massive departure from their Melodic Death Metal roots and starting afresh with a new line-up (Robin Sjunnesson being t...
2.8

Sonata Arctica – The Ninth Hour

Finnish power metal titans Sonata Arctica have been dividing their fan base since the release of 'Unia' in 2007, when the band moved from a straight up Stratovarius-inspired power metal sound to include more pr...
4.5

Fractal Cypher – The Human Paradox

Montréal Quintet Fractal Cypher aren’t one of those bands you can easily categorise.  Mixing a blend of Power Metal in the vain of Sonata Arctica and Avantasia, but with an aggressive, progressive and technical...
4.8

Twilight Force – Heroes of Mighty Magic

All you need to do is take one look at that glorious album cover and you'll know what to expect from Swedish fantasy adventure power metallers Twilight Force's second album, 'Heroes of Mighty Magic'. If Rhap...