Power Metal Reviews

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7.5
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 »

Sabaton Heroes Album Cover
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Sabaton – Heroes (, )
16th May 2014 -

If you wanted a lazy and probably well-trodden comparison to describe Sabaton to someone who wasn’t sure who they are, you wouldn’t be too far off with Iron Maiden. It could be a compliment to the bands epic, melodic and historical-themed anthems, or a critique of both band’s nerdy appeal and inability to really develop properly. Or vice-versa. Metal is… Read More »

8.5
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 »

Triaxis Rage & Retribution album cover
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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 »

Epica Requiem For The Indifferent Album Cover
8.5
Epica – Requiem For The Indifferent Review (, )
8th February 2012 -

Band: Epica Album: Requiem For The Indifferent Release Date: 9th March 2012 (13th March 2012 for the USA) Record Label: Nuclear Blast For Fans Of: Nightwish, Kamelot, Lacuna Coil, After Forever, Amaranthe, Symphonic Metal Epica are a band who on record up until this point I’ve not been too familar with, and my main knowledge of them has been seeing… Read More »