Alestorm – Curse of the Crystal Coconut

Well, what is there to say about Alestorm? They’re a bit like Marmite, people either love them or hate them, and they’re a little bit silly. If you’re a hard core metal elistist who has a traditional view on how metal should be, this is probably not the album for you.
Alestorm have provided us with EXACTLY the kind of album we need during this quite horrible time in the world today!

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Grimgotts – Tales

Tales is a nice, short listen, which is sometimes a nice change from 1 hour + albums which do require a lot of mental energy to follow and take note of the many, many elements involved in the mix. Grimgotts provides some simple, yet effective power metal which is easy to listen to.

The Ferrymen – A New Evil

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!

Forlorn Hope – Over the Hills

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!

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