Odyssey – s/t

Reviewed: April 1999Released: 1999, Utopian Vision MusicRating: 3.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG This three song demo is a taste of something that could of become much greater, but will not, as it’s a one off project. Odyssey is fronted by workaholic metalman – Dan Swano (Pan-thy-monium, Unicorn, Nightingale, ex-Edge of Sanity, etc.).…

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Steel – Heavy Metal Machine

Reviewed: April 1999Released: 1998, Near Dark ProductionsRating: 3.0/5 Reviewer: Nathan Robinson “Steeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaal!!!!!!!” The name says it all…classic power metal! Steel was formed by Dan Swano (ex-Edge of Sanity) and Mikael Akerfelt (Opeth) during the recording sessions for Opeth’s “Morningrise” album, back in 1996. While taking a break, they decided to…

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Low Down – Dark and Simple

Reviewed: March 1999Released: 1998, IntroMentalRating: 2.5/5 Reviewer: EvilG Melody…something sorely lacking in many newer North American bands. Denmark’s Low Down, while not the most aggressive band I’ve had the pleasure of listening to lately, could clearly teach a few “musicians” a thing or two on the subject. Out of the…

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Black Spiral – Defeat

Reviewed: March 1999Released: 1998, Broken Image Ent.Rating: 3.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG An angry wall of buzz saw guitar greets me as the brutality of what is “Black Spiral” emanates from my speakers. The overall sound of this recording is of demo quality. While listenable, it does sound raw. Considering that this…

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Iron Savior – Unification

Reviewed: March 1999Released: 1999, Noise RecordsRating: 4.5/5 Reviewer: EvilG Iron Savior features one of power metal’s favorite guitar hero’s – Kai Hansen. You should know Kai from his groundbreaking work with Helloween and his current band Gamma Ray. Surprisingly, Iron Savior is his side project but from listening to it…

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