Category Archives: power metal

Vinide – “Reveal”

Finland’s Vinide sound a bit like a lot of different bands. Influences are bound to crop up but on their album “Reveal,” I find little revealed about Vinide other than they are a mix of Epica, Therion and Avantasia. On … Continue reading

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Almanac – “Kingslayer”

┬áJust over a year after their debut album “Tsar”, Almanac is back with their second outing, “Kingslayer.” Almanac is the project of guitarist Victor Smolski, formerly of Rage. The band have not one but THREE vocalists. That is part of … Continue reading

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Nocturnal Rites – “Phoenix”

You couldn’t find a better name for this album! After laying dormant for 10 years, Sweden’s Nocturnal Rites have risen like the “Phoenix.” Lead guitar Nils Norberg left in 2008 which clearly dealt the band a serious blow. Joining them … Continue reading

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Rage – “Seasons of the Black”

Rage are one of those bands that I’ve kept meaning to check out for a LONG time and for whatever reason, I just never have. I recall I really became interested in their “Soundchaser” album because it was a concept … Continue reading

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Wintersun – “The Forest Seasons”

Wintersun are a band that you could write a book about. They’ve had an interesting career to this point which includes a brilliant debut album, an 8 year span between albums, a second album “Time” that was split into two … Continue reading

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Edguy – “Monuments”

Compilations are a tricky situation. A band wants to release something that not only might attract new fans but also be something that existing fans will want to buy as well. Edguy has been around quite a while now and … Continue reading

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