Album review:  Sound Storm – Vertigo

Band: Sound Storm Album: Vertigo Release date: October 13, 2017 Label: Rockshots Records By: Todd Naevestad Going into this album, it feels to me that Sound Storm is at a critical point. While not wet behind the ears, they are still a comparatively young band and Vertigo is only their third official full-length album. This…

Album Review: Ayreon – The Source

A very special thing happens every four or so years. This special thing is so special that following its specialness the world as we know it cannot ever be the same. We know presidents come and go and olympians win medals but if we are really lucky every four or so years Arjen Lucassen releases…

Band Interview: Epica

Matt Albers One of Europe’s strongest contributing scenes to metal in the past two decades has been all of the female-fronted symphonic metal acts. Bands that formed in the mid 1990s like Nightwish, Within Temptation, and Lacuna Coil started a movement of strong, beautiful, operatic female vocals and neo-classical symphonic elements juxtaposed over driving heavy metal guitar…