Published June 2009

Endstille - Verfuhrer (Regain/Riot)

I came to this album without any knowledge of the band and therefore no preconceptions. I came to the conclusion that you can't expect to be blown away by this release.
Release Date: 
16 Apr 2009 - 11:30pm

I came to this album without any knowledge of the band and therefore no preconceptions. Having not heard Endstille's stuff before I had no idea what to expect.

Kreator - Hordes of Chaos (SPV/Riot)

It's taken me a long time to review this release - as it does with any release that I really like - simply because I've had a hard time listening to it critically. That alone is a good indication that this is a killer release.


After All - Cult of Sin (Dockyard1/Riot)

After All have brought us, with Cult of Sin, a relatively formulaic thrash release, but it's still worth a listen.


Amorphis - Skyforger (NB/Riot)

Concept albums often appear to many listeners to be a dreadful yawn. But in the case of Skyforger, in which the concept, the story, the music, and the vocals are so well matched, it's hard to dispute the fact that done well, these types of releases can be absolutely amazing.


The Red Shore - Lost Verses (Stomp)

Following their crushing debut album Unconcecrated, The Red Shore have recorded Lost Verses - an album containing new versions of their older material, to please old fans and to introduce them to new fans.

Being a diverse music listener, I have always tried to listen to all types of metal, I stumbled upon The Red Shore just after the release of their debut album, 2008's Unconcecr

Bullet – Bite The Bullet (Soundpollution/Riot)

These Swedish metalheads, who have obviously been brought up on a steady diet of AC/DC, Accept and Judas Priest, release an album that reeks of old school rock and more than a few stolen riffs.

From the opening track Pay The Price with its For Those About To Rock riffs and screeching Balls To The Wall feel you’ll think you’ve stumbled onto an unrelea