Bursting onto the scene, seemingly out of nowhere, Traveler are an incredible throwback to the earliest era of metal when the likes of Maiden and Priest reigned supreme. To push through all the noise with an old school sound like this and still get noticed takes genuine talent and the ability to still sound fresh. … Continue reading 152: TRAVELER
There’s metal bands, and then there’s MANOWAR - the Kings of Metal. Manowar formed in New York in 1980 and, over the course of the past four decades, have risen from cult status to outright legend status. Such is their bravado and bombast that they’ve become a near-mythical force in heavy metal. Manowar’s triumphant brand … Continue reading 144: MANOWAR
Obsequiae’s music is a truly beautiful mix of traditional metal, black metal, and medieval influences. The result is stunning, moving, heavy metal that I would gladly recommend to all manner of metal head.
Smoulder wear their influences on their sleeve, and they are influences and a general sound that don’t get nearly enough attention in 2021. It’s a fun and epic throwback to “metal proper” and makes for some incredibly catchy hooks and gripping riffs
Megaton Sword are a brand new band with old world style, and they do what they do masterfully. This is a celebration of the first true heavy metallers by a band that know exactly what they’re doing, and an amazingly fun listen that I can’t recommend enough.
Sabaton are on a mission to teach the disinterested about our combined history and its heroes and do so with great success with the backing of incredible music, earnestness, and a respect for the subject.