Metal Reviews

The Atlantic Years / Ratt – Great Musicians With Bloody Great Songs

RATT - The Atlantic Years proves that despite the sneering and snobbery towards their sometimes alarming appearance, they were great musicians with bloody great songs, and their music has stood the test of time. Words: @brian_boyle_72 @bmguk @bmg_us @ratt

Ruïm and the powerful Black Metal of Black Royal Spiritism – I-O Sino da Igreja

Ruïm / The powerful Black Metal of Black Royal Spiritism - I-O Sino da Igreja. A commandingly powerful listen of inspirational quality, lyrical content and delivery. Words: Jools Green @black.royal.spiritism @peacevillerecords

Weapon Returns with New Clear Power: a Must-listen for Metalheads in 2023

Weapon release New Clear Power with a return to their original name. With guests like Tino Troy and Steve Mann, this album is a must-listen for any Metalhead. Words: Dave Bonney

The wonder and might of Uriah Heep in picture disc form

Celebrate 50 years of Uriah Heep with these picture disc releases! Rediscover their underrated mid-70s albums Wonderworld and High And Mighty, featuring classic tracks and much-missed band members. Don't miss out! Words: Ian Sutherland @bmguk @uriahheepofficial

Elegant Weapons / Horns For A Halo shows this supergroup mean business

Supergroup Elegant Weapons mean business on stellar debut album, Horns For A Halo. Richie Faulkner, Ronnie Romero and a great mix of old-school and modern Metal. Words: @hutchie224 @elegantweaponsband @falconfaulkner @ro_ck_nnie @davey_rimmer @cwilliamsdrums @nuclearblastrecords

Blind River / Bones For The Skeleton Thief will shake your foundations

Blind River - Bones For The Skeleton Thief. Ten songs of hard and heavy perfection, with no filler. Grab a beer and prepare to be blown away. Out 25 May 2023.

Zac And The New Men / The Thunderous Riffs And Reflective Whispers Of Genre Spanning Magnificence

Get ready to be blown away by Zac and The New Men's debut album, Reinvent Me, blending classic influences with contemporary themes and anthemic melodies. Words: Sophie James @zacandthenewmen

Ashen Reach Haunts With New Single Ghosts – A Next-level Symphonic Metal Sensation

Discover the highly anticipated new EP from Ashen Reach with their lead single, Ghosts. Atmospheric, sophisticated, and engaging, this is next-level stuff you won't want to miss! @ashenreach

Born Into The Twisting Rope – Explosive Debut from Industrial Puke

Born Into The Twisting Rope: A Short, Sharp & to-the-Point Album from Industrial Puke. Featuring 10 tracks of crushing riffs and direct expressions of anger. Words: Jools Green @industrialpuke @suicide_records

Frozen Soul / No warmth from cold-blooded Texans in their second release

The icy imagery of Frozen Soul's sophomore release, Glacial Domination. Expanding sound and newness, this winter-tinged Death Metal album demands a response. Words: @hutchie224 @frozensoultx @centurymediarecords

Ring of Gyges / Icelandic Progressive Metallers take the breath away with sophomore release

The intricate and powerful Progressive Metal of Ring Of Gyges sophomore release, Metamorphosis. With heavy riffs and soaring vocals this album is a must-listen. Words: @hutchie224 @ringofgyges @vicisolum

Arjen Lucassen / Supersonic Revolution Evidence That ’70s was The Golden Age

Arjen Lucassen - Supersonic Revolution. A joyful celebration of '70s-inspired rock music that captures the essence of the golden age of music. This album will bring a smile to your face. Words: Ian Sutherland @ayreon_official @mascotlabelgroup

Cattle Decapitation / Terrasite a Ferocious and Thought-provoking Album

Discover the intense world of Cattle Decapitation's new album, Terrasite, where brutal technical death metal meets environmentalism. Founder Travis Ryan leads the charge with powerful vocals and a metaphor for humanity's destructive role in the planet's demise. Experience the band's career peak in this poignant, powerful album. Words: @hutchie224 @cattledecapitation @metalbladerecords

Unmaker / Limb From Limb as engaging as it is crushing

Unleash your inner Metal head with Irish thrashers Unmaker debut album, Limb From Limb. A fresh take on the genre, it's intense, addictive, and full of surprises. Available May 12, 2023. @unmakermetalirl

Swing Of The Blade / A Legendary Journey into Metal Blade Records with Brian Slagel

Swing Of The Blade: More Stories from Metal Blade Records - A captivating journey through the life of a genuine Metalhead turned CEO, Brian Slagel, recounted in his own endearing words. Words: @hutchie224 @metalbladerecords @brianslagel

Def Leppard / Drastic Symphonies a Triumph of Hard Rock and Orchestra Blended with Faultless Skill

Def Leppard Drastic Symphonies is their most ambitious and finest album yet. A triumph beyond expectation, with skilful arrangements blending rock and classical. Words: @pmonkhouse1 @defleppard

G.N.L.S. / Conspiracy Of Thoughts yet another brilliantly unique work

Twelve months after Dødsferd's Wrath returned to his homeland Crete, G.N.L.S. was created, the newest claustrophobic project between himself and M. Sarvok.

Dødsferd / The best dark ambient-based offering for some time

A collaboration between Dødsferd and M. Sarvok in Asphyxiating Late Night Sessions. Experience the raw, acoustic, and experimental sounds of this unique release that merges Nihilism, misanthropy, anti-religion, total chaos, death, and destruction.
MetalTalk News