Twilight Force: Heroes of Mighty Magic (2016)

Twilight Force: Heroes of Mighty Magic (2016)

2016 saw Twilight Force return with their second album. Since the debut they had changed drummers and also added an additional guitarist so were now running with a traditional twin attack. The drumming has definitely improved but the production hasn’t, neither has the...
Twilight Force: Dawn of the Dragonstar (2019)

Twilight Force: Dawn of the Dragonstar (2019)

I must be honest, I wasn’t exactly looking forward to playing the latest album from Twilight Force, having not been a fan of their previous two efforts, and when it commenced with a spoken intro which reminded me for some reason of ‘He-Man and the Masters of the...
Arx Atrata: The Path Untravelled (2019)

Arx Atrata: The Path Untravelled (2019)

This is my first exposure to Arx Atrata, although it is their third full-length release. As is usual, I played the album without reading the accompanying press release until it was time to write the review, and I wasn’t sure which country they were from based on the...
Black Star Riders: Another State of Grace (2019)

Black Star Riders: Another State of Grace (2019)

In 1978, at the tender age of 15, I bought my first hard rock album. Up until then I had been swapping tapes with mates but there was one band which intrigued me as I hadn’t heard anything quite like them, and I wanted more. That band was Thin Lizzy and the album was...
Sabaton: The Great War [History Edition] (2019)

Sabaton: The Great War [History Edition] (2019)

The Swedes are back, doing what they do very well indeed, providing bombastic power metal with lyrics pertaining to their favourite subject, war. This time around we have two versions to choose from, namely a standard release and the “History Edition”. The difference...
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