Another entrant in the 2017 Power Metal Sweepstakes (OK – I made that up) is little known Italian band Ancestral with their second album Master of Fate on Iron Shield Records. What a pleasant surprise this album has been.
Not even a month into the year and I can tell you that this album, the first highlight of the year is on its way. This album could be seen going the traditional metal route with hints of power metal…or the other way around…OH don’t forget the few curveballs they hurl at you.
Gus G. may be best known for his last 8 years with Ozzy, but it’s Firewind where he really gets to put his talents on display. Now teamed up with veritable Power Metal legend vocalist Henning Basse, Gus and company finally return with album number 8, Immortals on AFM Records.
These days, the mention of French Heavy Metal results in essentially one band as an answer – Gojira. They, of course, were not the first Metal band in France and have a decently long, although probably not esteemed, history of the style in their home country.
Hey guys! Lyric here! I hope everyone had a metal Christmas and a head-banging New Year! Mark your calendars for January 27th, 2017, because that’s when the new album from UNDRASK is released. It’s a self-released album by the name of Battle Through Time.
A mere 36 years ago, German Head Banging Men Grave Digger formed. I would guess that they’ve been around longer than many of our readers, but that’s OK. Chris Boltendahl and his crew are on album number 18 (17 if you dismiss Exhumation) and they sound as strong as ever.
Now suppose you were on one of those cruises like 70000 Tons of Metal, and the ship sunk. Only you and five of the bands survive, finding that mythical deserted island. Somehow the bands’ equipment made it as well and there is a power source.