Melodic/Power Metal

WLM Reviews: Gamma Ray – Empire of the Undead

April 13, 2014
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WLM Reviews: Gamma Ray – Empire of the Undead

Empire of the Undead on earMusic is a weird (or maybe just different) album especially considering that this is Gamma Ray.  I thought that from the first time I heard it and still do after multiple times through the album.  Is it weird in a Mr. Bungle or Fishbone way?  No – not even close.  From...

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WLM Reviews: Brainstorm – Firesoul

April 5, 2014
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WLM Reviews: Brainstorm – Firesoul

You know that feeling you get when your expectations for a particular release are sky high and the band that is subject of your adoration completely lets you down?  You’re crushed, perhaps saddened, maybe even angry.  How about when the opposite happens?  One of your favorites has been seemingly plodding along, putting out decent...

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WLM Reviews: Sinbreed – Shadows

March 29, 2014
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WLM Reviews: Sinbreed – Shadows

Relative newcomers to the German Power Metal scene, Sinbreed, deliver fresh blood to the genre with their uncompromising, melodic Metal.  The band isn’t all that inexperienced, though, with members from legends Blind Guardian (guitarist Marcus Siepen and drummer Frederik Ehmke) and Seventh Avenue (vocalist Herbie Langhans).  The band’s AFM Records debut, Shadows, shows advancement and maturation in the total...

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Featured Video – Epica: The Essence Of Silence

March 28, 2014
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Featured Video – Epica: The Essence Of Silence

The glimmering light I was hoping for back in January has appeared finally. My list is officially halfway through. Dutch Symphonic Sextet, Epica, have released their first single and lyric video titled, The Essence Of Silence. This epic song (literally), comes to us from their upcoming sixth album, The Quantum Enigma, which is officially scheduled for a May 6th release...

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Album Review: Kamijo – Symphony of the Vampire

March 28, 2014
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Album Review: Kamijo – Symphony of the Vampire

Kamijo is the solo project of the singer of one of Japan’s most popular metal bands today, Versailles. Pushed by their visual kei appearance (the Japanese version of glam but with less leather and more frills and lace), Versailles’s music was a majestic output of symphonic metal backed by impressively precise and melodious guitar...

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WLM Reviews: Morning Dwell – Morning Dwell

March 23, 2014
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WLM Reviews: Morning Dwell – Morning Dwell

I have never heard of this young Swedish band, but I guess that’s not too surprising though, as this is the band’s debut effort.  As it is, Morning Dwell’s initial self titled offering from the Doolittle Group is a good album with songwriting that’s a bit uneven – a few very strong songs, a handful in the...

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WLM Reviews: Dark Forest – The Awakening

March 22, 2014
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WLM Reviews: Dark Forest – The Awakening

I don’t know much about UK Power Metal band Dark Forest except they’ve been around for a little over a decade and have released two well-received albums prior to this year’s The Awakening.  With this album on Cruz del Sur Music, the band wears their influences on their collective sleeve, putting on display a...

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WLM Reviews – Shadow Host: Apocalyptic Symphony

March 20, 2014
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WLM Reviews – Shadow Host: Apocalyptic Symphony

Shadow Host is a Russian Band that has been around since 1993 and if you haven’t heard of them don’t be embarrassed.  Their international exposure hasn’t been massive, but I will admit when I heard Apocalyptic Symphony for the first time I wondered why.  The world needs to hear about these guys. From what...

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WLM Reviews: Eldritch – Tasting the Tears

March 16, 2014
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WLM Reviews: Eldritch – Tasting the Tears

Love is a many splendor thing, so I’ve heard.  There have been plays, movies, poems, and, yes, songs on the subject.  I will admit that I love my wife more than anything, so it is an important concept to me.  This site has Love right smack dab in the middle of its name, and...

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