Album Review: Gloryhammer – Legends From Beyond the Terrorvortex

Review By: Todd Naevestad Gloryhammer has to be one of the dumbest bands that I’ve ever listened to. It’s like someone took Star Wars, He-Man, Dungeons & Dragons, and Space Dandy, threw it into a blender, snorted it, and rode that trip all the way to the other side of the multiverse. It’s madness. And…

Album Review: Sabaton – The Great War

  Artist: Sabaton Album: The Great War Record Label: Nuclear Blast Records Release Date: July 19, 2019 Review by: Todd Naevestad Sabaton is the band you show to people who think metal has no substance. “Oh, do you know about the Stand of the Swiss Guard? No? Well listen to ‘The Last Stand.’ How about…

Album Review: Dire Peril – The Extraterrestrial Compendium

  Review: Dire Peril – The Extraterrestrial Compendium By Todd Naevestad There’s something to be said about specialization. If you’re good at something, it’s great to stick with that. But when that’s all you do or try, that’s when things feel stale. It’s a fine balance. What we’re looking at now is the debut of…

Album Review: Powerwolf – The Sacrament of Sin

Review: Powerwolf – The Sacrament of Sin By Todd Naevestad How do you introduce Powerwolf? I’m serious. If you’re into power metal even a little bit it’s hard to not know something about them. Their unique, darker, take on the often bright genre has always made them stand out. From their corpse paint and clerical…

Album Review: Kamelot – The Shadow Theory

Review: Kamelot – The Shadow Theory By Todd Naevestad Let’s be real. If you know power metal, you know Kamelot. If Ronnie James Dio (may he rock in peace) is the progenitor of the genre, than Kamelot is one of the first acolytes. Still synonymous with the genre, and serving as inspiration to many bands…

Album Review: Dream Ocean – Love Lost Symphony

Review: Dream Ocean – Love Lost Symphony By Todd Naevestad Coming originally out of Istanbul, Turkey, and now Germany, Dream Ocean is a young symphonic metal band presenting their first full length album, Love Lost Symphony. Featuring the vocals of mezzo-soprano Basak Ylva, the band has come a fair way to this release. Originally forming…

Album Review: Novareign – Legends

Review: Novareign – Legends By: Todd Naevestad I feel that there is an unspoken contract between musicians and listeners when we pick up their albums. We promise to give it the time and attention it deserves and they promise to not squander that time. While what this can mean varies from person to person, I…

Album Review: Angel Nation – Aeon

Album: Aeon Artist: Angel Nation Label: Inner Wound Recordings Release Date: 27 October 2017 Reviewed By: Todd Naevestad It was about three years ago that Angel Nation were first released on the world. Their first album, Tears of Lust, did pretty well for them and this new album, Aeon, is finally here to further their musical influence. Angel Nation…

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: Exit Eden – Rhapsodies in Black

Band: Exit Eden Album: Rhaposdies in Black Release Date: August 4, 2017 Label: Napalm Records By: Todd Naevestad I go through a lot of trouble to keep up this metalhead persona, but there are just some days I just want to kick back and jam to some terrible pop music. Where no one else can…

Album review: Altair – Descending A Devilish Comedy

Metal is one of the coolest genres to me when it comes to looking at the influences behind the album’s creation. Pop culture, politics, classic literature, all kinds of different roots help shape metal. Italian power metal band Altair have taken that to heart with their new album, Descending: A Devilish Comedy. Drawing on their home…

Album Review: Eagleheart – Reverse

Artist: Eagleheart Album: Reverse Record Label: Scarlet Records Release date: August 18, 2017 Review By: Todd Naevestad When most bands disappear for six years no-one would fault you for thinking they’re dead. Six years is a long time in any industry and with the changing times, who even knows if they would be relevant in…