Classic Metal Reviews

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

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

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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
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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
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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 »

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Iron Maiden – The Book Of Souls (, )
7th October 2015 -

There’s no disputing that Iron Maiden are, along with Black Sabbath, the most famous British heavy metal band of all time. Songs such as “Run to the Hills” and “Number of the Beast” are synonymous with the public perception of the genre, and turn of the century albums including 2010’s global No. 1, The Final Frontier, cemented the band’s lasting… Read More »