A little more work on mixing and mastering and there is a great little instrumental EP here!
It’s been yet another great year for album releases, and sadly I did not have the time to review or listen to them all. So
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An amazing second edition of HRH Vikings, with an incredible announcement already for next year!
The Ferrymen once again have released their own brand of heavy metal onto the world in the form of A New Evil, combining fantasy, motivational, and lost love themes with hard hitting metal and slower, ballad-like sections. With the addition of Ronnie Romero’s outstandingly powerful vocals, it’s a formula that just can’t go wrong!
Chris (vocals, rhythm guitar) is a Peninsula War enthusiast, and you can definitely hear that in the lyrics. I have even learned a bit of history, including what a “Forlorn Hope” is! Forlorn Hope have their own sound, and it’s damn good. I’m hoping to hear a lot more from the band in the future, and I wish them the best of luck for going far in their music careers!
Forgotten North are definitely a band that would appeal to a lot of different people, and I would highly recommend to anyone interested in folk metal, or German music in general.
Wind Rose have capitalised on the aspects of their previous successful tracks and created an album based on those themes. With two tracks I don’t think I will ever get tired of (Drunken Dwarves and Diggy Diggy Hole), and the majority of the album being absolutely spot on!
Every year, Power Metal Quest Fest gets even bigger and better, and this year was definitely not a disappointment! I will definitely be attending next year, and encouraging others to do the same!
Yet another incredible edition of Warhorns Festival at The Trades in Rotherham. Don’t miss out on buying your tickets for 2020 now, otherwise you’ll miss out on some of the amazing bands already booked for next year!
Far from their Harry Potter themed power metal (which I am still a little disappointed they abandoned), I feel like Grimgotts have a potentially great future as a band together. They have their own take on power metal which is reminiscent of the Swedish power metal scene with bands such as Dragonland and Bloodbound springing to mind, but they add their own twist with the nautical themes which don’t dive straight into the pirate metal trope.
A preview for all the amazing talent playing at the third installment of Power Metal Quest Fest!
My preview of Warhorns Festival 2019, taking place over 30th and 31st August at The Trades, Rotherham.
Band: SellswordAlbum: …Unto The BreachRelease Date: 3rd August 2019Record Label: Unsigned I’ve known Sellsword as a band and friends for a number of years now,
Other things to do and some festival advice for Bloodstock Festival 2019!
A preview of some of the excellent upcoming bands playing the Hobgoblin New Blood and Jagermeister stages at Bloodstock Open Air 2019.
My preview of some of the amazing bands I’ll be checking out on the Sophie Lancaster stage at Bloodstock 2019!
Just when I thought Sabaton couldn’t get any better, they go and release The Great War, which is myh album of the year so far! I cannot wait for their Bloodstock and Wembley performances over the next few months.
The Ostara Metal preview of the Ronnie James Dio stage at Bloodstock Open Air 2019!
I absolutely love Gloryhammer, and music like this never fails to bring my joy on a sad day. Gloryhammer have stuck to their core style, harking back to elements and melodies of previous tracks, as well as bringing a new and exciting installment to their sage to save the Kingdom of Fife and the mighty City of Dundee.