Sheesh. Another year gone and it’s already 2016. That can only mean one thing right now: who is going to release a killer album this year? It feels as if metal bands are outdoing themselves with each album release.
Let’s continue the biggest tournament in We Love Metal history. A tournament to name your favorite live metal band… The Lords Of The Stage! With the staggering numbers of suggestions for the best live metal band we quickly realized a 16 team tournament would not be sufficient.
There was a time, back in the early 1980’s to be exact, when heavy metal fanatics ordered cassettes from backs of magazines. Not impressed? What if the transaction was done without ever hearing one note? How do like me now? That’s precisely how it went down for a handful of us.
It might not be a fact, but it’s very hard to argue with what’s always in front of us. Europeans do progressive better. Better than who? Everyone! Sunburst is another example of a progressive sound that expands more than metal.
The expectations can’t be any higher. Striker has accomplished a modicum of success in metal that needs no defense. If their new album, Stand In The Fire (Feb 16, 2016 release), is solid but unremarkable their window may close.