Album Of The Year 2015 – Number 4

The best review I read yet

Welcome to Day 27 of my ‘Album of the Year 2015’ top 30 countdown. Be sure to check out my choices from 30 down to 5 via the links at the bottom of this post if you’ve yet to do so. Or, if you’re a longer-term reader, thanks for your continued support. And remember, please keep the comments coming – I love them all, both positive and negative and will do my best to reply to them all.

And, with that, I give you today’s main event:

Number 4

Sym X coverSymphony X
Nuclear Blast

Symphony X are one of those bands that just polarises opinion. Just about everyone who likes progressive metal will agree that the American band are one of the very best at what they do and that they are comprised of some of the most talented musicians in their field. However, where the disagreement comes is with…

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Album Of The Year 2015 – Number 5

This is a great one!

Well, here we are, into the final five places in my ‘Album of the Year 2015’ Top 30 countdown. Are you excited? I hope so. It has been a long journey to get to this point – late nights, early mornings and very little sleep in between. But it has been worth it, because it gives me the opportunity to do one of the things that I love the most: write about great music and those artists that deserve all the attention that they can get.

As always, a quick reminder that if you’re new to my blog, you can check out each of my choices from 30 down to 6 via the links at the bottom of this post. But without further ado, I give you the first entry in my Top 5 for 2015…

Number 5

vanden plas coverVanden Plas
‘Chronicles Of The Immortals: Netherworld II’
Frontiers Records

I have…

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Tad Morose – Revenant review

Tad Morose was formed back in 1991 and has so far released 8 studio albums, the first one exactly twenty years ago, the last but one ten years ago and the last one right now, after a decade of silence, not unlike Fates Warning. They toured and played festival stages on both sides of the Atlantic, Wacken Open Air (D), Sweden Rock Festival and Prog Power Festival (US) to name a few before they disappeared. Unlike Fates Warning, everyone thought Tad Morose were ‘dead’ and would never come back to life again. But now with 3 new bandmembers and their long awaited new album Revenant they are back again. Let’s see what the album brings!

Leaving The Past Behind 1993
Sender Of Thoughts 1996
Paradigma 1996
A Mended Rhyme 1997
Undead 2000
Reflections  (“Best of”) 2000
Matters Of The Dark 2002
Modus Vivendi 2003

Revenant 2013

1. Beneath a Veil of Crying Souls
2. Follow
3. Babylon
4. Within a Dream
5. Ares
6. Absence of Light
7. Death Embrace
8. Dance of the Damned
9. Spirit World
10. Timeless Dreaming
11. Millenium Lie
12. Gypsy

Nightwish live in Vienna

I’m not the biggest Nightwish fan but when I get a chance to see them live I take it. Because …


They have just about the most awesome stage show around.


Of the whole set I actually knew only a few songs, I gather they played a good mix of new songs, songs from Imaginaerum and a few older ones. When they played Stargazer my beloved Nightwish was there!


The lightshow and the visuals were just amazing, and of course pyro must not be missing.


Floor is a great addition to the band, almost as good as Tarja in my opinion.

Symphony X Announce Myrath & Melted Space To Support On February 2016 UK Tour

US power metal favourites Symphony X have provided details of the bands who will support them on their February 2016 UK Tour.

Myrath is a favorite of mine, I don’t know Melted Space, must look them up.

Source: Symphony X Announce Myrath & Melted Space To Support On February 2016 UK Tour

Hibria – Hibria – Power Prog Records

Dark Souls United

New Powerful attack from the Brazilian Power Metal Powerhouse!


Power Metal maniacs Hibria are back with their fifth self-titled album with pure adrenaline Heavy Metal for defenders of the faith.

I still remember when I heard the fury of their album Defying the Rules played with violence and gusto. I got the Cd and it was a non-stop success here in my town.

11 years later they show that they are still with the same energy with extreme soloings and the bigger- than-life vocals of Iuri Sanson. This is not a drill and fans of this kind of music will reach the sonic orgasm by hearing the opener Pain with melodic yet destructive vocals and production. As a matter of fact the whole thing is so HEAVY that sometimes one forgets that he’s listening to a Brazilian Power Metal band. Forget Angra, this is tenfold more violent and…

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