Marius Danielsen – Legend Of Valley Doom Part 2 Review

I am anticipating this review to exceed the average number of mentions of "power metal", but Norwegian singer, songwriter, guitarist and overall composing mastermind Marius Danielsen makes it hard to avoid that thanks to his metal opera featuring just about anyone famous in the genre. "Metal opera" is a positively tainted phrase coined by Mr. Tobias … Continue reading Marius Danielsen – Legend Of Valley Doom Part 2 Review

Elvenstorm – The Conjuring Review

Despite their corny generic-power-metal name, Elvenstorm are far from your ordinary Euro power band, and even frontwoman Laura Lombard F by no means places the French band amidst Nightwish clones. Quite the opposite, you won't find a musically more down-to-earth troupe than Elvenstorm. No keyboards, only riffs and blasting drums for days. Contrary to their Manowar-like artwork and track … Continue reading Elvenstorm – The Conjuring Review

Blaze Bayley – The Redemption Of William Black (Infinite Entanglement Part III) Review

The throwback week continues with Blaze Bayley's new, trilogy-concluding The Redemption Of William Black (Infinite Entanglement Part III) after Evil Hunter's Maiden-esque self-titled debut. As proven with his recent endeavors, Mr. Bayley is still deeply infatuated with Iron Maiden and NWOBHM in general. The good news is that in comparison to other, sadder musicians he is not delving into the … Continue reading Blaze Bayley – The Redemption Of William Black (Infinite Entanglement Part III) Review