The quality and musicianship of the band is impeccable, and I can’t fault the talent that these guys have. I will be keeping a close eye on ShadowQuest in the future, and listening to Armoured IV Pain, their first release.
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!
My only issue? There’s not enough music! If you enjoy traditional style power metal that’s catchy, then Fellowship are a band to keep an eye on!
To War shows that the music of Red Rum has matured with a heavier sound and many more layers to the instrumentals, but it still has the core of Red Rum in its heart.
It’s rare that I find albums I will go back to again and again to listen in their entirety, but I have a feeling that this self-titled album release from Firewind could be one of those rare few.
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.
At times like these, we need some escapism in our lives, and HUMAN :||: Nature provides just that. I eagerly await what Tuomas can conjure up for the next instalment of Nightwish’s musical journey.
I would definitely LOVE to see Dynazty live. This album is epic, and catchy, and fills me with energy and motivation, which is definitely needed in these troubled times.
This album takes you on a wild ride across a mystical land conjured up in the imagination as you listen to this masterpiece. This feels like a massive step up from what Dakesis has produced before, and that was exceptional!
This album might just be a grower, and I look forward to hearing what Windmill have to offer in the future!
Band: DrakumAlbum: Zombie Dragons from Outer SpaceRelease Date: 31st January 2020Record Label: Helheim Records I have heard the band name Drakum flying about for a
I think this would have been up there in my favourite albums of 2019 if I’d reviewed it last year. Baldrs Draumar are definitely a band you need to check out if you’re into your folk metal!
With plenty of track to dance, toe-tap and drink to, it’s a shame I won’t be able to see Ye Banished Privateers live any time soon…
From my Ostara Orbits Norway edition, Elvarhøi have released their debut album Dansen låter fra graven åter, and I finally got around to giving it a listen.
A great start to 2020 for power metal. I’d love to be able to see Brothers of Metal live!
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,