Circus Maximus – Havoc

Reviewed: July 2016 Released: 2016, Frontiers RecordsRating: 4.0/5 Reviewer: Waspman It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since we last heard from Norway’s venerable progressive music masters Circus Maximus. 2012’s NINE was a huge album that expanded the band’s sound while still retaining the metal elements of ISOLATE that…

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Lacuna Coil – Delirium

Reviewed: July 2016 Released: 2016, Century Media RecordsRating: 3.5/5 Reviewer: Waspman Italian gothic metal lightning rods Lacuna Coil have undergone significant turmoil since the release of their last album, 2014’s BROKEN CROWN HALO. The band witnessed the defection of both guitarists and their drummer, all three of which had been…

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Third Ion – Biolith

Reviewed: July 2016 Released: 2016, Glasstone RecordsRating: 4.0/5 Reviewer: Waspman Canada’s Third Ion formed back in 2014 and quickly zoomed gained attention with their video game-inspired debut album, 13/8 BIT. It was certainly justified by the music, but also the credentials of the band’s members, as some of them had…

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Everthrone – The Dawning

Reviewed: July 2016 Released: 2015, Tribunal RecordsRating: 4.0/5 Reviewer: JP If someone put a gun to my head, forced me to listen to Everthrone’s second album, THE DAWNING and said, ‘Guess where Everthone are from…or else!”, Well… I’d be dead. Never in a million Metal years would I guess that…

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Emphasis – Revival

Reviewed: July 2016 Released: 2015, Underground SymphonyRating: 3.5/5 Reviewer: JP On paper this is awesome. Estonian Power Metal on the Italian Power Metal label Underground Symphony. That description alone is pretty much an automatic win in my books so I knew I had to review this new band. I’m glad…

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