Monthly Archives: December 2011

Hanker-Conspiracy of mass extinction (Hellion Records)

This is the fifth album of this killer Canadian power metal band! The album of HANKER is definitely one of the strongest comebacks for 2010 (along with SCORPIONS, HEATHEN, OVERKILL and ENFORCER)! Canada seems to be on top form these past few years and the Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on December 30, 2011 in 2010


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Top 20 list (2011)

My top 20 list for 2011!!!

1)Riot-Immortal Soul
2)Alpha Tiger-Man or Machine
3)Rockarollas-The War of Steel Has Begun
4)Arryan Path-Ira Imperium
5)Artizan-The curse of The Artizan
6)Stonewall-Victims of Evil
7)Attick Demons-Atlantis
8)T.I.R.-Heavy Metal
9)Sign of The Jackal-The Beyond
10)Screamer-Adrenaline Distractions
12)Spellcaster-Under The Spell
13)Twisted Tower Dire-Make It Dark
14)Manilla Road-Playground of the Damned
15)Forterss Under Siege-The Mortal Flesh of Love
16)High Spirits-Another Night
18)Exxplorer-Vengeance Rides an Angry Horse
19)Metalian-Rock Solid
20)Sanctuaire-L’Empreinte De Lucifer

There were also some other good releases in heavy/power/progressive vein in 2011 like:

Steel Horse-In The Horse
Sonic Prophecy-A Divine Act of War
Jack Starr’s Burning Starr-Land of The Dead
Portrait-Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae
Midnight Priest-Midnight Priest                                                                                                           Strikelight-Taste my Attack
Crawler-Knight of The World
Axevyper-Angeli di Acciao
Wardance-promo 2011
Symphony X-Iconoclast
Jag Panzer-The Scourge of Light
Vicious Rumors-Razorback Killers
Midnight Chaser-Midnight Chaser

                                                       Ioannis “Knight of Light” Kaskamanidis

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Posted by on December 26, 2011 in Uncategorized


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SEBASTIAN BACH-Kicking & Screaming (Frontiers Records)

Ex SKID ROW screamer Sebastian Bach is back with another album. This time he has 21 year old six stringer, Nick Sterling, with him and the drummer extraordinaire Bobby Jarzombek. I had an inner voice telling me that this may be a good album. OK! Sebastian is in a terrific form regarding his voice and his screams are all over Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on December 20, 2011 in 2011


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Truffle-If You Really Want (High Roller Records)

TRUFFLE is an N.W.O.B.H.M. act from Portsmouth which released a single 30 years ago. The band had also put forth a nine track demo named “The Bacon Slicer Strikes Back Again” 25 years ago. This is a compilation LP which contains the single that the band released back then Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on December 15, 2011 in Reissues


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Fatal Morgana-In Quiet Us (Steel Gallery)

This is the first E.P release of FATAL MORGANA released by the oldest active Greek metal label. FATAL MORGANA is a well hidden Greek metal gem. For those who don’t know them they play technical power metal with some progressive metal elements. This release contains the two songs (“Close at Hand”, “In Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on December 10, 2011 in 2010


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Steelwing-Lord of the wasteland (Noise Art Records)

This is the first full length album of this new Swedish metal band! STEELWING play classic heavy metal the way it should be played. One of their basic influences is definitely IRON MAIDEN!! The album is really good and doesn’t tire you because it doesn’t last so much. The songs are all good but I could say that some of them Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on December 6, 2011 in 2010


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Work of Art-In Progress (Frontiers Records)

This is WORK OF ART’s second album. Their debut was not just one of the top albums of 2008, it was one of the best albums of the past decade! The debut’s success put a lot of pressure in the band, pressure that they hadn’t dealt with before. I am glad that they were able Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on December 2, 2011 in 2011


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