Melodic/Power Metal

WLM Reviews: Blind Guardian – Beyond the Red Mirror

January 24, 2015
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WLM Reviews: Blind Guardian – Beyond the Red Mirror

For some reason, Blind Guardian’s previous albums never really did much for me. I just didn’t get it. Maybe I was not impressed with the fanboyism I equated with love for the Germans. That has all changed with Beyond the Red Mirror from Nuclear Blast.

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WLM Reviews: Wind Rose – Wardens of the West West

January 23, 2015
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WLM Reviews: Wind Rose – Wardens of the West West

Fantasy, battle and conquest are Wind Rose’s story and their second album Wardens of the West Wind is its embodiment. The fantasy of bands such as Fairyland, intense riffing of Symphony X, all powered by the battle-spirit energy of your favourite folk metal bands is Wind Rose’s blend of traditional sounds.

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Arcturon – Expect Us EP

January 19, 2015
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Arcturon – Expect Us EP

Today’s featured album and artist really gives me a punch in the face. After listening to Arcturon’s EP titled, Expect Us, they certainly captured the title of their EP. We can expect their musicianship to be threatening, aggressive and boastful in attitude as the tracks all present a devious affair.

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WLM Reviews: Level 10 – Chapter 1

January 17, 2015
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WLM Reviews: Level 10 – Chapter 1

The trend continues with another “supergroup” called Level 10, headed by an alliance between Russell Allen and bassist Mat Sinner. How does the band fare on their debut album Chapter 1 on Frontiers Records?

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Nocturna – Lucidity EP

January 16, 2015
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Nocturna – Lucidity EP

The missing link between old-school prog, symphonic metal and progressive power metal has been born. Taking influences from a handful of artists, English quintet, Nocturna, are proud to present their debut EP titled, Lucidity.

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WLM Reviews: Jupiter – The History of Genesis

January 15, 2015
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WLM Reviews: Jupiter – The History of Genesis

Japan’s power metal scene has shown significant to power metal’s history. A guilty pleasure – maybe, as many bands borrow from the accessibility of j-rock, finding their songs used as the intros for anime series and other forms of mainstream success. However, a lot of these bands are no Babymetal.

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Orden Ogan – Ravenhead

January 11, 2015
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Orden Ogan – Ravenhead

Germany’s latest and greatest Power Metal band, Orden Ogan, have a new album out this year.  Ravenhead hits the US this February, so mark your calendars.  I had the extreme pleasure to see them live for their first ever US visit during Prog Power USA XV.

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Voices Of Destiny – Crisis Cult

January 9, 2015
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Voices Of Destiny – Crisis Cult

My first album review for the year, today’s album is a strong one full of pleasing elements. A large conglomerate of ambience, atmosphere, unique tones and instrumentals among other eargasmic affairs, Germans, Voices Of Destiny, are on the verge of releasing their third album titled, Crisis Cult.

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Battle Beast – Unholy Savior

January 5, 2015
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Battle Beast – Unholy Savior

Another outstanding and amazing Finnish band.  Within just a few short years, Battle Beast have established themselves as a powerhouse band and are going everywhere and up.

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ALL BAD THINGS
By MOTLEY CRUE

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG

With everyone and their dog coming back to get that one last kick at the can I can say seeing th...


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