STORMRULER Under the Burning Eclipse

Stormruler is a newcomer on the scene but yet the band has already signed a deal with Napalm Records. These two guys are coming from US and definitely one could sense in their style that they’re not European band, especially that they don’t come from eastern Europe. One thing is for sure they are one…

WARRIOR PATH The Mad King

Damn! If we thought that we saw everything good regarding power metal in this year, I musttell you that we’re so wrong, and that’s a good thing!Ladies and gentlemen, Warrior Path is striking back and they big the big guns to the powermetal table, and it’s name is Daniel Heiman. Yes, a power metal vocal…

WITHERFALL Curse of Autumn Century Media

It has been a long time since the last time I disovered a new band or a new record in themetal genre of prog/power, in a sense of old school bands such as Manticora, Communic,Adagio, and so on.And as already mentioned Adagio in this concept, and I must add that it’s one of the bandsthat…

IOTUNN Access All Worlds Metal Blade CD

What a nice surprise! When I saw the name Iotunn on Metal Blade’s e pool it meant absolutely nothing to me but the fact that Jón Aldará (singer of Hamferð and Barren Earth) is in the line up picked my interest immediately so I rushed into the album. The band is labeled on Metal archives…

THE CROWN Royal Destroyer Metal Blade

Swedish destroyers The Crown have reached the album number 10 in Royal Destroyer which is no small feat, considering the band’s rough past but they have soldiered on mercilessly and here we are. They have never been the biggest band from Sweden, not riding any wave of popularity but they have always enjoyed cult status…

PALADINE Entering the Abyss

After 4 years if I am correct Greek power metal band Paladine has returned once more to rock the very foundation of earth. I have to say that I follow the band since their very beginnings and their debut record was one very promising act when it was released back than in 2017, but, yet…

STELLAR TOMB Shadowtheater

As observing the southern Serbia metal scene for a very long time, I could see that therewere a lot of rises and falls on the same scene. Mostly, in the city of Nis, were bandsthat are influenced by the most iconic bands, such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Slayer,Pantera, and so on. Aside from not…

NUMENOR Draconian Age (Elevate Records)

My personal connection to epic fantasy, with an accent on Tolkien works is, and alwayswas the biggest passion of my life. And it’s obvious to say that it has a lot to do with metal music, primarily power metal, and secondary with black metal. Numenor, aside from it’s self explanatory name, that has a lot…

PERSUADER Necromancy (Frontiers Records)

The Fiction Maze was one of the best power metal records ever and still I have this opinion. The same goes for Persuader as well, the band that have hailed directly inspired from 90s power metal scene (of course first band that will always come to our minds is Blind Guardian, but I think that’s…