Periphery is looking to make 2019 a year of statements and no apologies. Releasing their Sixth studio album Hail Stan, the guys are also doing so independently for the first time ever, since stepping away from Sumerian Records. This 9 track album unleashes a fresh and...

February 19, 2019

Dream Theater has long been a beacon for the term “progressive metal”. Influenced by Yes, Metallica, Rush, Genesis, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and the Beatles among others, they combined their love of thought out composition with the driving force of metal influencing a...

October 20, 2017

One of the hottest new releases this month comes from the new Swedish outfit, Cyhra. Formed as a bit of a Swedish super-group, they come out swinging with their debut album, "Letters to Myself." Featuring ex-Amaranthe vocalist Jake E, the album represents the next logi...

Unleash the Archer’s fourth effort, Apex is a concoction of heavy metal, melodic and power metal styles that fuse together to create a collection of super melodic, yet gut-punchingly heavy songs.

Opening track “Awakening” as well as the following track, “Shadow Guide”...

June 2, 2017

Alestorm are back, and they've got another full album of action packed pirate-themed heavy metal to kick off your summer!

No Grave But the Sea was released on Napalm Records on May 26th, and the crew have delivered the goods once again. This time around, we're seeing th...

January 19, 2017

I often find that instrumental albums can be a little tricky to describe, especially to people that are not entirely used to them. They typically don’t follow your usual songwriting conventions, not even by

progressive rock standards. Sometimes you get the moody, ethere...

October 24, 2016

Swedish metal act Amaranthe are back with their 4th album, 'Maximalism,' on Spinefarm Records, and you need to go check it out. In keeping with their traditional sound, Amaranthe refuses to conform to genre lables, producing yet another blend of metal, techno and pop f...

July 15, 2016

The newest (and likely one of the most unique) offerings in the symphonic metal category comes in the form of the Vivaldi Metal Project.  This album is the result of the collaboration of over 130 musicians to bring to life the work of Antonio Vivaldi's Boroque masterwo...

April 8, 2016

This past weekend, we caught The Raven Age on tour with Iron Maiden in Toronto, Ontario.  Not only did they put on a thoroughly enjoyable set, but their self-titled debut EP has been out for over a year now, so we figured we'd give it a listen and a review.

As a long-ti...

March 18, 2016

 Metal comes in many forms, so it's no surprise that it's continually parsed into so many subgenres that it's almost impossible to keep track of where bands fit in anymore.  This is especially true of Gone In April, who just released their sophomore effort Threads of E...

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