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Dark Sarah - Behind the Black Veil (Inner Wound Recordings)

Pompous, symphonic, overblown... WONDERFUL!

Dark Sarah, as the project’s informative press blurb informs me,  is the new project from Heidi Parviainen (formerly of Amberian Dawn).

Amaranthe - Massive Addictive (Spinefarm Records)

Why does everybody keep picking on Amaranthe?
Release Date: 
21 Oct 2014 (All day)

Is there a more divisive band in Euro metal at the moment? I think not, although to be honest with you I struggle to see what all the fuss is about.

Voyager- V (Birds Robe Media)

Voyager unleash something really special with V.
Release Date: 
2 Jun 2014 (All day)

There’s always been something rather distinct about Voyager and their mix of power, prog and trad metal.

Lita Ford - Living Like a Runaway (SPV)

Better than living like a Spice Girl, clearly...
Release Date: 
18 Jun 2012 - 11:30pm


Five Finger Death Punch - American Capitalist (Universal)

Is this what the kids really want? Apparently So...
Release Date: 
10 Oct 2011 - 11:30pm

When I climbed aboard the good ship Metal as Fuck, editor and all round avuncular fellow Scott Adams told me that the vibe was positive, or words to that effect.

Sonic Syndicate – We Rule the Night (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

We Rule the Night is so flawed it prompted a recall statement from the label. Read on…
Release Date: 
26 Aug 2010 - 11:30pm

Here’s what Nuclear Blast sent me* after they sent a copy of the record for review almost hours afterward. I think it’s rather apt and saves me writing up the article.