Byron – The Omega Evangelion – Review

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Sometimes I am not sure what makes me turn towards an album. It may be a random choice. Or – at times – the record will choose you – sort of. As in, you kinda fancy the beat, and next thing you know, you just listened to this thing for 30 minutes or so. In other words, the beat just got the better of you with some sort of metallic zen and a hefty dose of rocky hypnosis. The ultimate sales pitch of an album review promo. That kind of thing.

So, some magic in Byron‘s latest piece … [...] Click to raid more!

Iron Maiden – Piece of Mind (1983) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Let’s face it. The ’80s were Iron Maiden‘s heyday. Alongside others, like the mighty Dio, this band truly wrote metal history. A decade that delighted us with records like The Number of the Beast, Powerslave, or again the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. All of them friggin’ heavy hitters in their own right. Talk about the creativity of a band totally unchained and in full creative vigor.

Fast forward to modern times, it is now some five years since The Book of Souls hit … [...] Click to raid more!

Battle Beast – Steel (2011) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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I never quite knew that the space cowboys of Gloryhammer already got bested before they even existed. And by a Heavy Metal band to boot, not from the folks of the Power Metal realm.

In other words, I stumbled across a band that indulges in a screamy, old and often somewhat stubbornly conformist style. A genre that seems to be on a downward slide since NWoBHM left the stage. It’s gone, they said. Never to come back, they said.

Yet, Battle Beast‘s Steel really proves them all wrong, and … [...] Click to raid more!

Queensrÿche – Operation: Mindcrime (1988) – Review

Last updated on 18 January 2021

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At first, we got confused with Operation: Mindcrime of Queensrÿche. How come a record sounds so ’80s when the label says that it is made in 2003?

Okay, our bad, the researcher somehow did not connect the dots correctly. This was when the remaster happened. But the original record indeed dates back to 1988. So, all’s well in metal universe again.

Yet confusion does suit this band well. It snugly goes together with the hullabaloo around Geoff Tate in 2012, a time when the band fired him along with … [...] Click to raid more!