Classic Metal Reviews

Black Sabbath – 13 (, )
9th July 2013 -

There’s pressure to perform and then there is pressure to perform. Before discussing the relative merits of a NEW Black Sabbath album let’s examine the facts; this is an album by the inventors of an entire genre that has developed over the years into a sub-culture/way of life, it’s their first under the name since 1995’s Forbidden, their first to… Read More »

Enforcer – ‘Death by Fire’ (, , )
4th February 2013 -

Adrenaline soaked power chords build up into a devastating crescendo and anticipation grows as a plectrum slide leads into the first riff, a blend of the burgeoning NWOBHM style twinned with punk rock aggression. Shrill vocals start as a devastatingly fast drum beat kicks in. Thus begins Enforcer’s newest album ‘Death by Fire’. Of course, if you thought I was… Read More »

Dio – The Very Beast of Dio Volume Two (, , )
15th November 2012 -

‘The Very Beast of Dio – Volume Two’ is a compilation of the late Ronnie James Dio’s work from the second half of his solo career. The better known section of his solo work is, indisputably contained in the first volume. This then, makes Volume Two an interesting listen as it lacks the familiarity of more well-known songs such as… Read More »

Testament – Dark Roots of Earth (, , )
23rd October 2012 -

It’s been over four years since bay area thrash legends Testament released one of the best albums of their career so far, The Formation of Damnation. They have now returned with The Dark Roots Of Earth, released on the awesome Nuclear Blast Records, and expectations for this album were very high indeed. The opening song of Testament’s tenth studio album… Read More »

Triaxis Rage & Retribution album cover
Triaxis – Rage & Retribution (, , )
8th October 2012 -

Artist: Triaxis Album: Rage & Retribution Label: Rocksector Release Date: 8th October 2012 For Fans Of: Iron Maiden, Metallica, Nightwish, Symphony X, Joe Satriani 2012 has been a very good year for British metal, with quality new albums emerging from all corners. With Welsh five piece Triaxis releasing their second studio album Rage & Retribution, their first since deservedly getting… Read More »