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FireWolfe We Rule the Night
What drives Firewolfe in We Rule the Night is that characteristic brand of hard rocking metal introduced in the late '80s by bands like Dokken, Lynch Mob and the like. The band consists of really good players, whereas the vocals are on point with the genre's core ethics. The only thing that subtracts merit from the album is that everything therein has been heard before, but I would gladly see the band live, if I had the chance. Favorite track: We Rule The Night
3.5
01.25.15
Blind Guardian Battalions of Fear
I always (and erroneously) think that the first four Blind Guardian albums came out in the late '90s (where the Euro power metal scene was fully developed) and I'm always amazed every time I realize that the Germans invented a sound of their own during the late '80s and the first years of the '90s... While Battalions of Fear carries the inherent ills of a debut album, there are 3-4 tracks that show a band of a distinct character.
3.4
01.24.15
Trial (SWE) Vessel
2015 is no more than a month in, but I just know that this album of barbaric heavy metal will wind up being one of the best of this year. I mean, it's like... Where was this band hiding all this time??? On their sophomore album, Trial from Sweden are all about '80s heavy/speed metal for the most part, but that does not stop them from straying to doom, progressive and even black metal (the guitars), without sounding generic. Their vocalist, who sounds like a crossbreed between Harry "The Tyrant" Conclin, King Diamond and Kai Hansen, is cracking the whip throughout the album, along with the rest of the band, namely the guitarists who, in so man
4.0
01.24.15
SwampGoat The Omega Syndicate
If in need of solid and properly produced drone/doom metal, SwampGoat's debut LP is a solid deal, even though the band sticks to the norm of the previously mentioned genres more closely that necessary. Stream/"name your price" download:
http://theswampgoat.bandcamp.com/album/the-omega-syndicate
3.5
01.23.15
Rated X Rated X
Rated X have come up with an album of hard n' heavy/blues rock that adds up to the acclaimed legacy of every band member. A few prog rock elements here and there (mostly in the keyboards and the shredding lead guitars) and a slight AOR vibe work towards an energetic, but at the same time relaxing listen.
3.5
01.22.15
Powerlord The Awakening
If all the US heavy/power metal bands that emerged during the '80s were to be clustered in terms of geographic location, few outfits would be filed outside the West or the East Coast. Even fewer were the US heartland bands that managed to make an album before departing for good. Powerlord from Oklahoma are a case in point. The power/thrash metal included in The Awakening shows great promise on all sectors and it's a pity the band didn't got to record more music. In that light, there's no wonder why Shadow Kingdom Records, a label that specializes in unearthing obscure '80s metal gems, has recently reissued the album. Stream:
3.6
01.21.15
Lucian the Wolfbearer Paradise
The name of the band comes as rather pretentious, but aside from some sound-production-wise (the snare drum could sound better in the first two tracks) and style hiccups (the album closer is totally out of place with respect to the rest of the album), the music included in Paradise is very solid. The album kicks off with two doom/death metal tunes, further decorated with keyboard-driven ambient parts. The latter dominate the album both temporally and in terms of style through the "Paradise" songs, which constitute the album's biggest merits. Overall, Paradise deserves at least one spin by fans of the previously mentioned gen
3.4
01.11.15

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