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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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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Gorguts – Obscura

Reviewed: February 1999Released: 1998, Olympic RecordingsRating: 5.0/5 Reviewer: Nathan Robinson Forget everything you think you know about extreme death metal! Gorguts has returned! This album is so fucking insane, technical, amazing, and unbelievable! This is the craziest, most extreme album I have ever heard! Forget black metal, this is the…

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