Classic Metal Reviews

Iced Earth - Incorruptible Album Cover
Iced Earth – Incorruptible (, , )
18th July 2017 -

Amazingly for a band that has been around 32 years (they started in 1985), has gone through over 20 members and is dropping its 12th Album Iced Earth are a band that had all but passed me by. I am aware of them mainly by seeing people wearing their t-shirts and the fact I have a friend who loves them…. Read More »

Airbourne – Breakin’ Outta Hell (, )
19th November 2016 -

Light the fuse and retreat to a safe distance, Airbourne are ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’ so expect fireworks.

Metallica - Hardwired To Self-Destruct Album Cover 600px
Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct (, , )
17th November 2016 -

New Metallica albums come around about as often as NASA attempting to landing robots on Mars or some far-off comet. So the fact that Hardwired To Self-Destruct, the first new album from Metallica since 2008’s Death Magnetic, is getting released tomorrow is a pretty big deal. Is it worth the wait? What have James, Lars, Kirk and Rob cooked up… Read More »

Grand Magus Sword Songs Album Cover Artwork
Grand Magus – Sword Songs (, , )
13th July 2016 -

With their eighth album, Sword Songs, Swedish metal trio Grand Magus have built on their well established formula and made a few tweaks. It’s still the bombastic sound one has come to expect from Grand Magus on albums such as Hammer of the North, but there’s some added touches of subtlety to go with the balls to the wall metal… Read More »

Spellcaster - Night Hides The World Album Cover
Spellcaster – Night Hides The World (, )
9th June 2016 -

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Spellcaster have teamed up with noted metal label Prosthetic Records to unveil their third album (and first for Prosthetic), Night Hides The World. The album springs out of the traps with the very enjoyable Aria. The opening riff is something that could have come from the early riff book of Judas Priest’s KK Downing while vocalist… Read More »