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WHIPSTRIKER - Merciless Artillery

Release date March 9/18 (Hells Headbangers) This is Whipstriker's fourth full length release, and a quick review of their three previous

SLAYER - Discography Review

In our discography reviews we will rank all full length studio albums from important heavy metal and hard rock bands from best to worst ..

ROSS THE BOSS - By Blood Sworn

Release date April 20/18 (AFM) The first three tracks on By Blood Sworn all refer to Ross The Boss' ex-Manowar affiliations. The title track twists the riff from Hail To England's 'Blood Of My Enemies' and 'Among The Bones' refers to Into Glory Ride's 'Gloves Of Metal'. Meanwhile, I'm sure that I've heard the main riff of 'This Is Vengeance' before from the Manowar discography. (I'll let the Manowarriors out there track that one down.) Thing is, it works - ears perk up and battle garb eagerly thrown on in support. Originality be damned. Unfortunately, the remaining seven tracks minimize the Manowar influences, instead offering differing takes on the traditional heavy metal genre. There's the

WITCH MOUNTAIN - Witch Mountain

Release date May 25/18 (Svart) Not sure what's up with the recent spate of female fronted doom metal records, but here we have another o


It's Throwback Thursday where we shine the light on some classic live performances. This week we have the greatest rock'n'roll b

AC/DC - Discography Review

In our discography reviews we will rank all albums from important heavy metal and hard rock bands from best to worst ..

ONSLAUGHT - Power From Hell

Release date February 1985 Part of the first wave of thrash metal, Onslaught dropped their debut opus Power From Hell on an unsuspecting pub

MATTERHORN - Crass Cleansing

Release date June 15/18 (Iron Bonehead) Switzerland is best known for their chocolate, watches, financial sector, large mountains ..

GYGAX - 2nd Edition

Release date - March 16, 2018 (Creator-Destructor Records) From the ashes of the legendary Thin Lizzy arose the Black Star Riders…..and foll

DJEVELKULT - Nar Avgrunnen Apnes

Release date May 25/18 (Saturnal) One look at the album cover, depicting what looks like misbegotten folk falling from purgatory (or heaven?


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PACT - Enigmata

Release date Apr 27/18 (Moribund)Four years ago I wrote a review for Pact's sophomore album The Infernal Hierarchies, Penetrating The Th

OBSCENE - Sermon To The Snake

Release date Feb 16/18 (Blood Harvest) Link to my review on ...

ZEKE - Hellbender

Release date Mar 30/18 (Relapse) Zeke are often labelled as a hardcore punk band, while others cast them as a punk'n'roll outfit ..

INISANS - Transition

Release date April 6/18 (Blood Harvest) This debut full length from Swedish bashers Inisans is certainly not for the timid. The band spends

GOAT WORSHIP - Shore Of The Dead

Release date April 26/18 (Xtreem Music) Opening track 'The Blood Countess' immediately grabs your attention, a twisted riff akin to

Top 10 Underrated Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Guitarists

1. FRANK MARINO Technically the greatest guitarist ever, in my humble opinion. Often maligned as simply being a Hendrix clone, nothing can be further from the truth. No one touches Marino when he starts letting fly ... which is often, whether live or on record. 2. TED NUGENT Known more as a guitar showman, The Nuge's playing abilities are often slagged due to his humongous ego and political affiliations. However, strip away the peripherals and what you have is one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time. 3. TONY IOMMI The undisputed champion of the world with respect to heavy metal riffs, however, his soloing is largely ignored. Shame. 4. ERIC SARDINAS The man is the king of blues-rock s


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