Aeon- God Ends Here Review

The years since Aeons Black have been anything but stable for Swedish death metal band Aeon. First drummer Arttu Malkki went on hiatus from the band and was promptly, then permanently replaced by Emil Wiksten. Bassist Marcus Edvardsson left next and was replaced by Tony Östman, then rhythm guitarist Daniel Dlimi left and was replaced…

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Trivium- In The Court Of The Dragon Review

Only a year and a half ago were Trivium riding the critical acclaim of What The Dead Men Say and they’ve already returned for more. Composed at home with touring out of the question, Trivium are back with In The Court Of The Dragon, a record inspired by mythology and that by the band’s account…

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Renan Lourenço- Inception Review

When one thinks of the top countries for rock, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and to a lesser extent Australia are the greatest exporters, in that order. That scope widens a bit more when it comes to metal, with prolific bands constantly emerging out of Scandinavian and Mediterranean Europe along with the U.K…

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Daughtry- Dearly Beloved Review

If you’re in college or high school, the name Chris Daughtry might not be familiar to you. Here’s a quick rundown for zoomers who have only fragmented memories of the aughts: Daughtry’s musical beginnings were with the bands Cadence and Absent Element, but his rise to fame came from being a contestant on American Idol…

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Candlebox- Wolves Review

In the conversation of early ‘90s grunge and post-grunge bands, Candlebox is a name that comes up a bit under the surface: They don’t usually show up on the household name level of Nirvana and Alice In Chains but if you dig a touch deeper you’ll hear about them a fair bit from devoted grungers.…

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Iron Maiden- Senjutsu Review

It’s been 6 years since Iron Maiden put out Book of Souls but it feels like a lot longer, at least by the modern-day listener’s standards. Thankfully we won’t have to wait a second more as Senjutsu, the band’s 17th LP has finally arrived. Their second double album after its 2015 predecessor, Senjutsu has already…

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George Lynch- Seamless Review

Another instalment in the catalogue of Mr. Scary is here. The last we heard anything full-length from George Lynch was last year with Heavy Hitters alongside ex-Dokken bandmate Jeff Pilson and the “reimagined” re-recording of Lynch Mob’s Wicked Sensation. Now we get Seamless, a new 12-song cornucopia of shreddery from one of the most prominent…

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Slaughter to Prevail- Kostolom Review

In Soviet Russia, core deaths you. Pardon the awful joke, but when it comes to an act as brutal as Slaughter to Prevail, the use of such memes are warranted. There are some pretty high standards for viciousness and mind-blowing technicality in deathcore, but when it comes to these guys they work within a zone…

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Night Ranger- ATBPO Review

The ‘80s gave us many bands that sounded and looked the same to the point that it became almost impossible to tell one band from the next. You all know the household names: Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, Ratt, Poison, etc. In the midst of that was a band that started a bit…

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Yngwie Malmsteen- Parabellum Review

The man who popularized neoclassical shred guitar well beyond Randy Rhoads’ contributions with Ozzy Osbourne continues to make albums to this day. You heard that right, Yngwie’s still at it and he’s back with another record entitled Parabellum. In contrast to the past where he would have vocalists like Tim “Ripper” Owens and Jeff Scott…

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