Trick or Treat – Creepy Symphonies (2022) – Review

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Does Alestorm need some serious competition? They sure do. Bowes’ beer-crazed sailors overstayed their welcome somewhat lately, together with his other incarnations. But that’s only the first part of the equation. The second is yet another question. Do we truly need a Helloween soundalike to hit our shores? Perhaps we do. After all, Trick or Treat here started out as a tribute band of the latter, we’re told. Cheeseballs galore, watch out for squalls.


Power Metal seems to be on the rise again. And a lot of that is washing up on our shores from Italy these days. Now … [...] Click to raid more!

Moonlight Haze – Animus (2022) – Review

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Public Service Announcement: You’re about to step into the slippery realm of molten cheese and sugary power. A land where bright colors and shampooed beings of light happily coexist. So, fearless one, enter at your own peril, RMR will not be responsible for any rise in cholesterol levels or accidents on slippery metal surfaces. You have been warned.


Since Chiara Tricarico left Temperance, her new outfit Moonlight Haze kinda hovered out there in a far orbit around the RMR planetary system. Just out of sight but always still audible, like that damned radio barking away in the next room. … [...] Click to raid more!

Glasya – Attarghan (2022) – Review

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Glasya wish to be a Soundtrack Metal Band1). Storytellers that will try to sway the merciless audience outside of their direct sphere of influence with snazzy shreds of cinematic sounds. All of that fueled by inspiration found in the long-gone realms of movie soundtracks of the ’60s and ’70s. That’s a truly funky idea.

The band made its first real mark with Heaven’s Demise back in 2019. One of those ‘typical’ Power and Symphonic Metal pieces out there. Although, the production and flow were pretty powerful and – yes- near to flawless. Only, the tracks rolled in on … [...] Click to raid more!

Quantum Evolution Event, by Ilium!

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Here’s to a positive thought. A Quantum Evolution Event, so not all hope is lost, right? Usually, we get the dystopian version about extinctions and such. So, one brownie point goes to the Australians from Ilium straight. But, will it really be that positive? And will quantum evolution really be good for us or will we end up as sorry crossovers of – something as in THE THING, somewhere in another dimension?1) Because the album cover doesn’t bode well. Questions, and still more questions. But fear naught, we’re here for the music and not endless dusty philosophical prattle. … [...] Click to raid more!