Power Metal Reviews

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Firewind – Immortals (, )
10th February 2017 -

Basking in the glory of their ancient Greek ancestors, Firewind’s faultless eighth album ‘Immortals‘ presents an epic classical tale through stunning electrics and celestial vocals. Bridging the 5-year gap since ‘Few Against Many’, ‘Immortals’ is a brave yet expertly executed first venture into the conceptual realm. It’s no secret Gus G is a godlike axeman and Henning Basse wields rather… Read More »

Grand Magus Sword Songs Album Cover Artwork
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 »