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Evergrey: “The Atlantic” Album Review

Formed in 1993, Evergrey are a prominent Swedish progressive metal act who proudly deliver their latest release, The Atlantic, in the tail-end of January. It is the third album of a trilogy that began in 2014 with Hymns for the Broken followed by 2016’s The Storm Within. The Atlantic has a definite fierceness to it and is described by vocalist Tom Englund as: “It’s

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Flotsam And Jetsam: “The End Of Chaos” Album Review

I am always honored to do a review of a band that have stood the test of time. Thirty-plus years is beyond a lifetime for musicians, and Flotsam and Jetsam have not let up on their potency or energy on their latest release, The End of Chaos. It is by no means the finality of their career. The Phoenix-based metal monsters

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Leaves’ Eyes: “Sign Of The Dragonhead” Album Review

Throughout history, in every culture and every land, myths and folklore were originally told by song. Leaves’ Eyes carry on this tradition by delivering tales of Nordic mythology with their latest release, Sign of the Dragonhead. This marks their seventh album, and it’s the first full-length with vocalist Elina Siirala. To digress momentarily, my first exposure to Leaves’ Eyes was the

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Iron Savior: “Reforged – Riding On Fire” Album Review

Along this journey of album reviews, I have been quite taken by the German metal scene and enamored by the power metal genre with all its indulgent intricacies. Iron Savior’s latest album, Reforged – Riding on Fire, is exceptionally good. This is a double album comprised of 19 songs from previous releases that have been re-recorded and updated. Venturing into

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Accept: “Platinum Editions” Review

Accept are one of those bands who have roots in the ’70s metal world, but who, despite lineup changes, have successfully trudged into the modern era.  They never received the respect they deserved back then, and their first four releases – Accept, Breaker, I’m a Rebel, and Restless and Wild – should be held in the same high regard as classic Judas Priest or The

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U.D.O.: “Decadent” Album Review by Jason Zins!

Udo Dirkshneider is undoubtedly one of the forefathers of modern metal. His tenure with Accept was nothing short of legendary.  Fast as a Shark and Balls to the Wall will forever live in the hearts of those that appreciate the classics. Accept and U.D.O. have had a stormy tenure since his original departure in the ’80s, but Dirkshneider has forged on with multiple solo

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Evergrey - The Atlantic - Cover

Evergrey: “The Atlantic” Album Review

Formed in 1993, Evergrey are a prominent Swedish progressive metal act who proudly deliver their latest release, The Atlantic, in the tail-end of January. It is the third

Accept Promo Photo

Accept: “Platinum Editions” Review

Accept are one of those bands who have roots in the ’70s metal world, but who, despite lineup changes, have successfully trudged into the modern era.  They never