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VIRGIN STEELE Through Blood and Fire

Virgin Steele are among those groups that have become more popular during 90s. They were in the group of the bands all together with Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Grave Digger…So, it has happened that the band has issued several records just in a few years. Those albums today have earned a cult status among traditional…

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IRON SAVIOR Titancraft

Titiancraft and Rise of the Hero (2014) stand as a sequel to The Landing (2011) which is, thus far, the best record from Iron Savior’s comeback era. Their brand new effort Titiancraft is better than Rise of the Hero, but, yet, again, its behind The Landing, both musically and creative-wise. Titancraft stands where The Landing has…

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SUIDAKRA Realms of Odoric

Perhaps Reamls of Odoric has the best cover artwork ever done for Suidakra by Chris Verwimp, but, the music is the weakest. I am really sorry to say that but their new material simply is weaker comparing to any other records from their quite rich discography. Three years have passed away since their previous record…

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DARK FUNERAL Where Shadows Forever Reign

Ineffable kings of darkness Dark Funeral are back after seven years’ break with their 6th full length album entitled Where Shadows Forever Reign, and many things have changed in their camp. Most notably there have been some huge line up changes, the biggest one being Emperor Magus Caligula’s departure. That man was very recognizable on…

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MOB RULES Tales From Beyond

Mob Rules is just about to release their brand new record Tales From Beyond and I have to say that I am indeed surprised with their new issue Tales From Beyond. We are facing here one very powerful release with lot of melodies but also there is much strength in their new material. From the…

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RHAPSODY OF FIRE Into the Legend

Into the Legend brings something very fresh and new-like to Rhapsody of Fire’s style. I have to admit that their newer record sounds much better and more interesting comparing to Luca’s latest material (although that Luca and his companions  sounds quite better live, on stage). Into the Legend stands closer to earlier Rhapsody’s works such as…

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THE VISION BLEAK The Unknown

When it comes to The Vision Bleak everything was quite clear from the very start: it would be something more than a side-project coming from Empyrium’s mastermind Mr.Schwadorf. It was never a secret that I have been quite a fan and follower of Empyrium throughout all these days, so I was keeping one eye opened always for The Vision Bleak, too. More…