Melodic/Power Metal

WLM Reviews: HammerFall – (r)Evolution

August 23, 2014
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WLM Reviews: HammerFall – (r)Evolution

Well-known Swedish Power Metal band HammerFall returns with their 9th studio album (r)Evolution on Nuclear Blast. While they’ve never been one of my favorites, I can appreciate the music, and they’ve recovered somewhat from recent perceived mediocrity.

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WLM Reviews: Heliosaga – Towers In The Distance

August 22, 2014
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WLM Reviews: Heliosaga – Towers In The Distance

It has been a while since I’ve reviewed something closer to home, as my reviews usually are more abroad. Located in Minnesota, US, currently a trio, Heliosaga, have released today their debut album titled, Towers In The Distance.

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WLM Interviews: Herman Li and Sam Totman of DragonForce

August 18, 2014
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WLM Interviews: Herman Li and Sam Totman of DragonForce

It has been the biggest honor and tremendous opportunity to interview the Kings of Shred and Speed. Guitar masters, Herman Li and Sam Totman, among the rest of DragonForce, will be releasing their sixth album tomorrow, titled, Maximum Overload. The album, in my opinion is their most diverse, dynamic, up your arse, and majestically melodic album to date!

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WLM Reviews: Unisonic – Light of Dawn

August 16, 2014
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WLM Reviews: Unisonic – Light of Dawn

The running order can make all the difference in how much I do or don’t like an album.  I tend to look at albums as complete works rather than a conglomeration of songs haphazardly thrown together.  Unisonic’s Light of Dawn on earMusic records made me realize that rather clearly.

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WLM Reviews: Deceptic – The Artifact

August 8, 2014
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WLM Reviews: Deceptic – The Artifact

For all of you Modern Melodic Progressive fans, today brings a band from the shores of Gothenburg, Sweden. Named, Deceptic, their beginnings started in 2011 when the three founding members strived to create music that is unheard of, something that would make one think twice.

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WLM Reviews: DragonForce – Maximum Overload

August 4, 2014
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WLM Reviews: DragonForce – Maximum Overload

Well well, Ladies and Gentlemen, these guys certainly need no introduction, we all know who they are. We know what they are made of and we know what they can dish out.

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Featured Video: Tarot – Wings Of Darkness

July 31, 2014
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Featured Video: Tarot – Wings Of Darkness

Since the beginning of Heavy Metal, most bands have had the staple drummer, bassist, vocalist and 1-2 guitarists, over time the addition of other instruments came into play.

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Featured Video: Battle Beast – Out Of Control

July 25, 2014
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Featured Video: Battle Beast – Out Of Control

Let’s take Judas Priest, Nightwish, Hammerfall and Sonata Arctica and mix their styles and talents into a test tube. Seconds later the results burst and explode and what can be more metal than your blood thats probably everywhere? Oh, yeah, a kickass group from Finland named Battle Beast.

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Song Of The Week – I Want Out by Helloween

July 21, 2014
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Song Of The Week – I Want Out by Helloween

When you think about Power Metal it’s hard not to think about German Pioneers “Helloween.” When you think about Helloween, it’s impossible for your mind not to jump right to the genre defining albums, Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 1 and 2.

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WHERE IS ODERUS TOUR - GWAR

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