Kev Rowland

Kev Rowland
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ENSLAVED - RIITIIR Progressive Metal | review permalink
SYLOSIS - Monolith Thrash Metal | review permalink
RIVERSIDE - Shrine of New Generation Slaves Metal Related | review permalink
SOILWORK - The Living Infinite Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
NEAL MORSE - Live Momentum Non-Metal | review permalink
HYPOCRISY - End Of Disclosure Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
AVANTASIA - The Mystery of Time Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
DARK SERMON - In Tongues Deathcore | review permalink
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS - Earth Blues Hard Rock | review permalink
BLACK STAR RIDERS - All Hell Breaks Loose Hard Rock | review permalink
STALA & SO. - Play Another Round Glam Metal | review permalink
VANDROYA - One Power Metal | review permalink
ORPHANED LAND - All Is One Folk Metal | review permalink
HYPOCRISY - Penetralia / Osculum Obscenum Death Metal | review permalink
8 FOOT SATIVA - The Shadow Masters Thrash Metal | review permalink
LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA - LMO Symphonic Metal | review permalink
WE CAME AS ROMANS - Tracing Back Roots Metalcore | review permalink
WATAIN - The Wild Hunt Black Metal | review permalink
HAKEN - The Mountain Progressive Metal | review permalink
DROTTNAR - Stratum Black Metal | review permalink
KREATOR - Dying Alive Thrash Metal | review permalink
UNTIL RAIN - Anthem To Creation Progressive Metal | review permalink
UNTIL RAIN - Pandemic Progressive Metal | review permalink
ASHES OF ARES - Ashes of Ares Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
DEVIN TOWNSEND - The Retinal Circus Progressive Metal | review permalink
THOUGHT CHAMBER - Psykerion Progressive Metal | review permalink
CARCASS - Surgical Steel Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
VANGOUGH - Manikin Parade Progressive Metal | review permalink
VANGOUGH - Between The Madness Progressive Metal | review permalink
SABATON - SWEDISH EMPIRE LIVE Power Metal | review permalink
GALAHAD - Empires Never Last Metal Related | review permalink
GALAHAD - Battle Scars Metal Related | review permalink
GALAHAD - Beyond the Realms of Euphoria Metal Related | review permalink
PERSUADER - The Fiction Maze Power Metal | review permalink
HELL - Curse & Chapter Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
HECATE ENTHRONED - Virulent Rapture Black Metal | review permalink
SUBTRACT - Talk Minus Action Equals Nothing Groove Metal | review permalink
THE SYMPHONY OF SCREAMS - Radio Candy Alternative Metal | review permalink
MAYAN - Antagonise Death Metal | review permalink
ARCH ENEMY - War Eternal Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
THE SYMPHONY OF SCREAMS - Live & Unplugged Alternative Metal | review permalink
FEN - Winter Atmospheric Black Metal | review permalink
AZARATH - In Extremis Death Metal | review permalink
AMORPHIS - Under The Red Cloud Progressive Metal | review permalink
VANGOUGH - Warpaint Progressive Metal | review permalink
EPICA - The Holographic Principle Symphonic Metal | review permalink
MY SILENT WAKE - Invitation To Imperfection Doom Metal | review permalink
DIMMU BORGIR - Forces of the Northern Night Symphonic Black Metal | review permalink
SUFFOCATION - ...Of The Dark Light Brutal Death Metal | review permalink
CRADLE OF FILTH - Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness of Decay Symphonic Black Metal | review permalink
IRONSWORD - Overlords of Chaos Traditional heavy metal
HOLY GRAIL - Ride the Void Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
THY ART IS MURDER - Hate Deathcore | review permalink
ABORYM - Dirty Black Metal | review permalink
THE BURNING CROWS - Behind The Veil Hard Rock | review permalink
CHILDREN OF BODOM - Halo of Blood Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
PHASE REVERSE - Phase Reverse Hard Rock | review permalink
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE - Labyrinth Technical Death Metal | review permalink
8 FOOT SATIVA - Hate Made Me Thrash Metal | review permalink
DEATH ANGEL - The Dream Calls for Blood Thrash Metal | review permalink
TESTAMENT - Dark Roots of Thrash Thrash Metal | review permalink
RISE OF AVERNUS - L'appel du vide Doom Metal | review permalink
AVERSIONS CROWN - Xenocide Deathcore | review permalink
BLACK STAR RIDERS - Heavy Fire Hard Rock | review permalink
OVERKILL - The Grinding Wheel Thrash Metal | review permalink
THE CHARM THE FURY - The Sick, Dumb & Happy Metalcore | review permalink
DYNFARI - The Four Doors of the Mind Atmospheric Black Metal | review permalink
EQUILIBRIUM - Erdentempel Folk Metal | review permalink
THUS DEFILED - A Return To The Shadows Black Metal | review permalink
DE PROFUNDIS - Decayed: 2007 - 2017 Death Metal | review permalink
PARADISE LOST - Medusa Death-Doom Metal | review permalink
BLAZE OF PERDITION - Conscious Darkness Black Metal | review permalink
GRAVEYARD - Lights Out Hard Rock | review permalink
THRESHOLD - Extinct Instinct Progressive Metal | review permalink
CRYPTOPSY - The Best Of Us Bleed Technical Death Metal | review permalink
EVOCATION - Illusions Of Grandeur Death Metal | review permalink
FOZZY - Sin and Bones Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
THE PROPHECY - Salvation Doom Metal | review permalink
VOIVOD - Target Earth Progressive Metal | review permalink
OV HOLLOWNESS - The World Ends Atmospheric Black Metal | review permalink
SUFFOCATION - Pinnacle of Bedlam Brutal Death Metal | review permalink
BLEED FROM WITHIN - Uprising Deathcore | review permalink
FINNTROLL - Blodsvept Folk Metal | review permalink
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR - C'Mon Take On Me Glam Metal | review permalink
ETERNAL DEFORMITY - The Beauty of Chaos Death Metal | review permalink
HAIL SPIRIT NOIR - Pneuma Black Metal | review permalink
TODTGELICHTER - Apnoe Progressive Metal | review permalink
ANGEL - Helluva Band Hard Rock | review permalink
AZAZELLO - Чёрный День (Black Day) Progressive Metal | review permalink
CONTROL HUMAN DELETE - The Prime Mover Black Metal | review permalink
VOTUM - Harvest Moon Progressive Metal | review permalink
VOTUM - Time Must Have a Stop Progressive Metal | review permalink
DEMOTIONAL - State: In Denial Metalcore | review permalink
AMORPHIS - Circle Progressive Metal | review permalink
ICED EARTH - Live in Ancient Kourion US Power Metal | review permalink
HEAVEN SHALL BURN - Veto Metalcore | review permalink
LEPROUS - Coal Progressive Metal | review permalink
KISS - Monster Hard Rock | review permalink
TESSERACT - Altered State Progressive Metal | review permalink
CARDIANT - Verge Power Metal | review permalink
DARK TRANQUILLITY - Construct Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
IMMOLATION - Kingdom Of Conspiracy Death Metal | review permalink
BATTLE BEAST - Battle Beast Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
AOSOTH - IV: An Arrow in Heart Black Metal | review permalink
AUDIO PORN - Jezebels Kiss Hard Rock | review permalink
BLACK ROSE - Turn on the Night Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
DEATH DEALER - War Master US Power Metal | review permalink
GIUNTINI PROJECT - IV Hard Rock | review permalink
GOLDEN RESURRECTION - One voice for the Kingdom Power Metal | review permalink
NUBIAN ROSE - Mountain Hard Rock | review permalink
OBSESSION - Order of Chaos US Power Metal | review permalink
PASTORE - The End Of Our Flames Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
SAFFIRE - From Ashes to Fire Progressive Metal | review permalink
SHADOWS PAST - Perfect Chapter Power Metal | review permalink
SNOWFALL - Cold Silence Hard Rock | review permalink
FIREWIND - Apotheosis - Live 2012 Power Metal | review permalink
LAWLESS - Rock Savage Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
QUEENSRŸCHE - Queensrÿche Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
ARTIZAN - Ancestral Energy Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
INVASION - ...And So It Begins Thrash Metal | review permalink
SIRENIA - Perils Of The Deep Blue Gothic Metal | review permalink
COLDSPELL - Frozen Paradise Hard Rock | review permalink
STONEWALL NOISE ORCHESTRA - Salvation Doom Metal | review permalink
THYREOS - I Don't Live To Fail Power Metal | review permalink
VOM FETISCH DER UNBEIRRTHEIT - Vertilger Black Metal | review permalink
WITHERSCAPE - The Inheritance Death Metal | review permalink
CARPE NOCTEM - In Terra Profugus Black Metal | review permalink
EQUILIBRIUM - Waldschrein Folk Metal | review permalink
EVOCATION - Excised and Anatomised Death Metal | review permalink
THE SAFETY FIRE - Mouth Of Swords Progressive Metal | review permalink
HERRSCHAFT - Les 12 Vertiges Industrial Metal | review permalink
REVAMP - Wild Card Progressive Metal | review permalink
UNTIL RAIN - The Reign Of Dreams Progressive Metal | review permalink
EYES SET TO KILL - Masks Metalcore | review permalink
GRAVE - Morbid Ascent Death Metal | review permalink
IMPERA - Pieces of Eden Hard Rock | review permalink
ROOT - Viginti Quinque Annis In ScaenaViginti Quinque Annis In Scaena Black Metal | review permalink
GLORIOR BELLI - Gators Rumble, Chaos Unfurls Black Metal | review permalink
LOVIJATAR - Pimeän Tuoja Doom Metal | review permalink
TEMPLE OF BAAL - Verses of Fire Black Metal | review permalink
CULT OF ERINYES - Blessed Extinction Black Metal | review permalink
SIGNUM REGIS - Exodus Power Metal | review permalink
ABRAMELIN - Transgressing the Afterlife - The Complete Recordings 1988-2002 Death Metal | review permalink
CODE - Augur Nox Black Metal | review permalink
DEAFENING OPERA - Blueprint Non-Metal | review permalink
FATES WARNING - Darkness In A Different Light Progressive Metal | review permalink
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 Groove Metal | review permalink
MASSACRA - Day of the Massacra Death Metal | review permalink
NECROWRETCH - BESTIAL RITES 2009-2012 Death Metal | review permalink
SILENT VOICES - Reveal The Change Progressive Metal | review permalink
WE ARE LEGEND - Rise of the Legend Power Metal | review permalink
WINDS OF PLAGUE - Resistance Deathcore | review permalink
YGODEH - The Experiment Interrupted Death Metal | review permalink
GALAHAD - Year Zero Non-Metal | review permalink
FATE - If Not For The Devil Hard Rock | review permalink
AVATARIUM - Avatarium Doom Metal | review permalink
KATAKLYSM - Waiting for the End to Come Death Metal | review permalink
SALEM - Forgotten Dreams Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
SEPULTURA - The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart Thrash Metal | review permalink
AENAON - Extance Black Metal | review permalink
CEMETERY DANCE - Poser Zombies Hard Rock | review permalink
NIGHTWISH - Showtime, Storytime Symphonic Metal | review permalink
CULLOODEN - Silent Scream Progressive Metal | review permalink
HAIL SPIRIT NOIR - Oi Magoi Black Metal | review permalink
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2 Groove Metal | review permalink
SEVENTY ONE SUNSET - Mule Alternative Metal | review permalink
LOVER UNDER COVER - Into The Night Hard Rock | review permalink
THE SYMPHONY OF SCREAMS - Heed to the Voices Alternative Metal | review permalink
ANCILLOTTI - The Chain Goes On Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
PHASE REVERSE - Phase II : ...And Man Created God Hard Rock | review permalink
RUBYCONE - Pictures of Susceptible Housewives Progressive Metal | review permalink
SATANIKA - Nightmare Thrash Metal | review permalink
FEAR OF DOMINATION - Distorted Delusions Death Metal | review permalink
HORRICANE - The End's Facade Death Metal | review permalink
BLUES PILLS - Blues Pills Hard Rock | review permalink
BLUES PILLS - Lady In Gold Hard Rock | review permalink
SAILLE - Gnosis Melodic Black Metal | review permalink
BLACK DIAMONDS - Once Upon A Time Glam Metal | review permalink
EMERALD - Reckoning Day Power Metal | review permalink
EPICA - The Quantum Enigma Symphonic Metal | review permalink
EMMURE - Look At Yourself Deathcore | review permalink
WITHERFALL - Nocturnes and Requiems Progressive Metal | review permalink
HATE - Tremendum Death Metal | review permalink
SVARTSYN - In Death Black Metal | review permalink
UNTIL RAIN - Inure Progressive Metal | review permalink
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS - Prevail I Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
AVATARIUM - Hurricanes and Halos Hard Rock | review permalink
LOST SOCIETY - Terror Hungry Thrash Metal | review permalink
WARRANT - Louder-Harder-Faster Hard Rock | review permalink
DECREPIT BIRTH - Axis Mundi Technical Death Metal | review permalink
ORIGIN - Unparalleled Universe Technical Death Metal | review permalink
VINTERSORG - Till fjälls, del II Progressive Metal | review permalink
MESHUGGAH - The Violent Sleep of Reason Progressive Metal | review permalink
AENAON - Hypnosophy Black Metal | review permalink
BLIND GUARDIAN - Live Beyond the Spheres Power Metal | review permalink
DECAPITATED - Anticult Technical Death Metal | review permalink
DYING FETUS - Wrong One to Fuck With Brutal Death Metal | review permalink
EDGUY - Monuments Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
DAWN OF DISEASE - Ascension Gate Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
DYSCARNATE - With All Their Might Death Metal | review permalink
MAYHEM - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive Black Metal | review permalink
ALUNAH - Solennial Stoner Metal | review permalink
BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS - Modern Adoxography Deathcore | review permalink
KADAVAR - Berlin Hard Rock | review permalink
KADAVAR - Rough Times Hard Rock | review permalink
SONATA ARCTICA - Ecliptica - Revisited: 15th Anniversary Edition Power Metal | review permalink
APOCALYPSE WARHEAD - Opening The Silos Death Metal | review permalink
DESTRUCTION - Spiritual Genocide Thrash Metal | review permalink
GOREMENT - Within the Shadow of Darkness - The Complete Recordings Death Metal | review permalink
MY REFLECTION - Dreamland Drowning Alternative Metal | review permalink
WOLFSPRING - WHO'S GONNA SAVE THE WORLD ? Progressive Metal | review permalink
LOGIC MESS - Element Of The Grid Progressive Metal | review permalink
LONG DISTANCE CALLING - The Flood Inside Atmospheric Sludge Metal | review permalink
LOST SOCIETY - Fast Loud Death Thrash Metal | review permalink
MONDRIAN OAK - Aeon Atmospheric Sludge Metal | review permalink
WINTER CRESCENT - Battle of Egos Progressive Metal | review permalink
THE MOTH GATHERER - A Bright Celestial Light Atmospheric Sludge Metal | review permalink
SVARTSYN - Black Testament Black Metal | review permalink
MY SOLILOQUY - The Interpreter Progressive Metal | review permalink
ADRAMELCH - Lights from Oblivion Progressive Metal | review permalink
PEST - The Crowning Horror Black Metal | review permalink
ECNEPHIAS - Necrogod Gothic Metal | review permalink
EDGE - Heaven Knows Hard Rock | review permalink
INDICCO - Karmalion Hard Rock | review permalink
MY ENDLESS WISHES - My Endless Wishes Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
SOMBERAEON - Broken Black Metal | review permalink
VINDICTIV - Cage Of Infinity Power Metal | review permalink
A COSMIC TRAIL - II: Mistral Progressive Metal | review permalink
EIBON LA FURIES - The Immoral Compass Black Metal | review permalink
SHAMELESS - Beautiful Disaster Glam Metal | review permalink
HANDFUL OF HATE - To Perdition Black Metal | review permalink
JAVELIN - Fragments of the Inner Shadow Power Metal | review permalink
DISMAL - Giostra di Vapore Doom Metal | review permalink
PARADISE LOST - Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities) Doom Metal | review permalink
THEOCRACY - Theocracy Power Metal | review permalink
SPLIT HEAVEN - The Devil’s Bandit Speed Metal | review permalink
GENERATION KILL - We're All Gonna Die Crossover Thrash | review permalink
ALGHAZANTH - The Three-Faced Pilgrim Melodic Black Metal | review permalink
BLIND SECRECY - The Edge Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
CHROME DIVISION - Infernal Rock Eternal Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
EZ LIVIN' - Firestorm Hard Rock | review permalink
NOCTURNAL BREED - Napalm Nights Thrash Metal | review permalink
PRIMEVAL REALM - Primordial Light Doom Metal | review permalink
SPARTA - Welcome To Hell Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
DISCIPLINE X - Wasted in Hollywood Thrash Metal | review permalink
BATTLE BEAST - Bringer of Pain Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
LIONCAGE - The Second Strike Hard Rock | review permalink
MARDUK - La Grande Danse Macabre Black Metal | review permalink
MARDUK - World Funeral Black Metal | review permalink
AXEL RUDI PELL - The Ballads V Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
LABŸRINTH - Architecture of a God Power Metal | review permalink
SEVEN KINGDOMS - Decennium Power Metal | review permalink
TANKARD - One Foot in the Grave Thrash Metal | review permalink
END OF GREEN - Void Alternative Metal | review permalink
BRUJERIA - Pocho Aztlan Grindcore | review permalink
DORO - Raise Your Fist Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
NECROWRETCH - Putrid Death Sorcery Death Metal | review permalink
WINTERSUN - Time I Symphonic Metal | review permalink
INTRONAUT - Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones) Atmospheric Sludge Metal | review permalink
ANTHRAX - Anthems Thrash Metal | review permalink
DORIAN OPERA - No Secrets Progressive Metal | review permalink
SACRILEGIOUS IMPALEMENT - III – Lux Inferna Black Metal | review permalink
SIDEBURN - Gasoline Hard Rock | review permalink
ILIAC THORNS - It Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
KINGCROW - In Crescendo Progressive Metal | review permalink
LANCER - Lancer Power Metal | review permalink
SOULICIT - Parking Lot Rockstar Hard Rock | review permalink
SOULSPELL - Hollow's Gathering Power Metal | review permalink
WOLFS MOON - Curse The Cult of Chaos Power Metal | review permalink
JOHANN WOLFGANG POZOJ - Escape of Pozoj (Trilogy Part 2) Black Metal | review permalink
SIMULACRUM - The Master and the Simulacrum Progressive Metal | review permalink
REINXEED - A New World Power Metal | review permalink
LEGEND - The Dark Place Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
VORNA - Ajastaika Melodic Black Metal | review permalink
IRON JAWS - Guilty of Ignorance Speed Metal | review permalink
IWRESTLEDABEARONCE - Late For Nothing Metalcore | review permalink
OMB - SwineSong Progressive Metal | review permalink
CIRCLE OF ILLUSION - Jeremias - Foreshadow of Forgotten Realms Progressive Metal | review permalink
EPHEL DUATH - Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness Avant-garde Metal | review permalink
WARBRINGER - IV: Empires Collapse Thrash Metal | review permalink
DISTANT PAST - Utopian Void Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
ICED EARTH - Plagues of Babylon US Power Metal | review permalink
FOLGE DEM WIND - To Summon Twilight Black Metal | review permalink
METAL MIRROR - III NWoBHM | review permalink
GRAND MAGUS - Triumph and Power Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
KAT - Rarities Thrash Metal | review permalink
LINDA & THE PUNCH - Obsession Hard Rock | review permalink
ONWARD - Evermoving Power Metal | review permalink
PSYCO DRAMA - From Ashes To Wings Power Metal | review permalink
CULT OF ERINYES - Tiberivs Black Metal | review permalink
OVERKILL - White Devil Armory Thrash Metal | review permalink
PALLBEARER - Heartless Doom Metal | review permalink
EMPIRE - Trading Souls Hard Rock | review permalink
MAXDMYZ - Alcehmical Metal Industrial Metal | review permalink
WEDNESDAY 13 - Condolences Glam Metal | review permalink
MUNICIPAL WASTE - Slime and Punishment Crossover Thrash | review permalink
SECRET SPHERE - The Nature of Time Power Metal | review permalink
42 DECIBEL - Overloaded Hard Rock | review permalink
ACCEPT - The Rise of Chaos Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
THE 69 EYES - X Gothic Metal | review permalink
DEATH WOLF - Black Armoured Death Death 'n' Roll | review permalink
HEREM - II Sludge Metal | review permalink
VORUM - Poisoned Void Death Metal | review permalink
CARRIER FLUX - Objection Black Metal | review permalink
SHANNON - Circus Of Lost Souls Hard Rock | review permalink
TUNGSTEN AXE - Swedish Iron Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
CROWNED IN EARTH - A Vortex of Earthly Chimes Doom Metal | review permalink
PROTECTOR - Reanimated Homonculus Thrash Metal | review permalink
VOLTURE - On The Edge Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
BLOODY CLIMAX - Back To The Wall Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
TURISAS - Turisas2013 Symphonic Metal | review permalink
BROKEN HOPE - Omen of Disease Brutal Death Metal | review permalink
SKINFLINT - Dipoko Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
SKINFLINT - Iklwa Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
VATTNET VISKAR - Sky Swallower Atmospheric Black Metal | review permalink
THIS MISERY GARDEN - Another Great Day on Earth Alternative Metal | review permalink
MAYFAIR - Schlage Mein Herz, Schlage Progressive Metal | review permalink
SOULFLY - Savages Groove Metal | review permalink
KICK - Memoirs Hard Rock | review permalink
BLOODGOOD - Dangerously Close Traditional heavy metal | review permalink
OVERLAND - Epic Hard Rock | review permalink
AZORIA - Seasons Change Power Metal | review permalink
UNCREATED LIGHT - Whom Should I Blame Symphonic Metal | review permalink
STAMINA - System of Power Progressive Metal | review permalink
SUICIDE SILENCE - Suicide Silence Deathcore | review permalink
EQUILIBRIUM - Armageddon Folk Metal | review permalink
LOST SOCIETY - Braindead Thrash Metal | review permalink
ETERNAL FLIGHT - D.R.E.A.M.S. Power Metal | review permalink
BONFIRE - Live In Wacken Hard Rock | review permalink
NOX ULTIMA - From Delerium to Catharsis Black Metal | review permalink
GEOFF TATE - Kings & Thieves Alternative Metal | review permalink
GALLOWS POLE - And Time Stood Still Hard Rock | review permalink
THE DEFILED - Daggers Metalcore | review permalink
KONGH - Counting Heartbeats Sludge Metal | review permalink
GHOST BATH - Starmourner Depressive Black Metal | review permalink
ALESTORM - No Grave But The Sea Folk Metal | review permalink
IN FLAMES - Sounds from the Heart of Gothenburg Alternative Metal | review permalink
BEASTMAKER - Inside the Skull Doom Metal | review permalink
ATTILA - Chaos Deathcore | review permalink
IN FLAMES - Battles Alternative Metal | review permalink
DARKEST SINS - The Broken Traditional heavy metal | review permalink

Metal Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Progressive Metal 44 3.98
2 Hard Rock 38 3.68
3 Black Metal 34 3.81
4 Traditional heavy metal 34 3.56
5 Power Metal 27 3.63
6 Death Metal 23 4.00
7 Thrash Metal 22 3.80
8 Doom Metal 12 3.63
9 Alternative Metal 10 3.35
10 Deathcore 9 3.83
11 Melodic Death Metal 8 4.44
12 Metalcore 7 3.79
13 Symphonic Metal 7 3.71
14 Folk Metal 6 3.67
15 Glam Metal 5 3.90
16 Technical Death Metal 5 4.10
17 Metal Related 4 5.00
18 Groove Metal 4 3.88
19 Atmospheric Black Metal 4 4.00
20 Atmospheric Sludge Metal 4 3.38
21 Brutal Death Metal 4 3.88
22 US Power Metal 4 3.75
23 Gothic Metal 3 3.33
24 Melodic Black Metal 3 3.50
25 Non-Metal 3 4.33
26 Industrial Metal 2 3.50
27 Symphonic Black Metal 2 5.00
28 Sludge Metal 2 2.25
29 Speed Metal 2 3.25
30 Crossover Thrash 2 3.25
31 Death 'n' Roll 1 2.50
32 Avant-garde Metal 1 3.00
33 Grindcore 1 3.50
34 Depressive Black Metal 1 2.00
35 Death-Doom Metal 1 4.50
36 Stoner Metal 1 4.00
37 NWoBHM 1 3.00

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DARKEST SINS The Broken

Album · 2016 · Traditional heavy metal
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Darkest Sins is a five-piece melodic metal band from Ålesund, Norway founded by Marius Danielsen and Anniken Rasmussen in 2009. This is their debut full-length album, having previously released a demo in 2011 and an EP in 2013. The CD was mixed and mastered by Piet Sielck (Iron Saviour) who also has mixed albums for Blind Guardian, Gamma Ray, Grave Digger, Paragon and many more. They have both a female and male lead singer who share the vocals 50/50, to provide more depth and diversity to what they are doing. Apparently, they have created quite a buzz on the live scene in Norway, and had special guests at their shows including Fabio Lione from Rhapsody of Fire and Tony Mills from TNT, while in July 2016 they supported Anthrax on tour in their home country.

I must admit I don’t really see how that combination would have worked, as I would have thought that these guys were too symphonic and melodic for Anthrax, but if they had toured with someone like Nightwish then their own failings would have been on show. The reason for this is that in some ways Darkest Sins are managing to miss the mark for everyone. They are too heavy and basic for those who enjoy high level melodic metal or symphonic metal, but too sophisticated for those who enjoy power metal. It is okay, but this album could never be any more than that until the band change their approach as they are stuck in no-man’s land at present. Another possibility would be to change the singers, as while Marius has a good voice, there is a lack of confidence and wavering in Anniken’s, and she doesn’t strike me as being the right person to front a band like this.

BRUJERIA Pocho Aztlan

Album · 2016 · Grindcore
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When Brujeria first hit the extreme metal scene back in the Nineties, there was a great deal of discussion as to who was actually in the band, as they all used nicknames to hide their true identities. On guitar and bass was none other than Aesino, probably best known to many as Dino Cazares of Fear Factory, and due to involvement of members in other bands, Brujeria kept going on hiatus while they fulfilled other commitments. It took two years for the second album to see the light of day, five for the third, but no-one ever imagined that it would take sixteen years for the fourth to come out. There have been quite a few changes in the band in the intervening years, with Dino no longer there, but singer Juan Brujo has been a constant, as has bassist Fantasma and guitar/bassist Hongo and Pinche Peach (backing vocals/samples). They have always prided themselves on playing metal heavily influenced by grindcore and early thrash, along with some Mexican influences. To be honest, they have personally always reminded me of early Sepultura, in terms of brutality, rawness and sheer power.

The sixteen-year layoff hasn’t done them any harm, as this album shows them still as heavy as they have always been. They haven’t lost their sense of humour either, with the final song being a Spanish language tongue-in-cheek cover of the Dead Kennedy’s "California über Alles". Let’s just hope that it doesn’t take quite so long for the next one!

SONATA ARCTICA Ecliptica - Revisited: 15th Anniversary Edition

Album · 2014 · Power Metal
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1999 was quite a year for Sonata Arctica: they recorded the ‘Full Moon’ demo that brought them to the attention of Spinefarm, changed the band name from Tricky Beans, and having signed a deal also released their debut album, ‘Ecliptica’. The line-up back then was Tony Kakko (vocals and keyboards), Jani Liimatainen (guitars), Janne Kivilahti (bass) and Tommy Portimo (drums), and not only were they raw and new in the studio, the production wasn’t all that it might have been. Over the years since then the band have morphed, and have become quite a force in the power and symphonic metal scenes, and as they approached the fifteenth anniversary they started wondering about re-recording the debut, with the current line-up.

Tommy and Tony are the only ones who have stayed the course, and they have been joined now by Elias Viljanen (guitars), Pasi Kauppinen (bass) and Henrik Klingenberg (keyboards). They have approached this recording with the confidence that only comes from years on the road: this certainly doesn’t sound as if it has its roots in an album from 1999, but instead is fresh and bright, powerful and restrained, in the way that only they and possibly Stratovarius at their peak really know how to achieve. When it is time to shred then they can do that quite happily, putting together blistering runs on all instruments, tied together as one, but they can also be reflective and gentle. Tony’s voice is even better now than it was in his youth, and he has the experience of knowing now exactly what works for him and what doesn’t, so if he wants to sing in a different key from the original then that is just fine and dandy. Sonata Arctica continue to be one of the finest bands in this field.

BLAZE OF PERDITION Conscious Darkness

Album · 2017 · Black Metal
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Blaze of Perdition were formed back in 2007, and had already released two albums by the time they suffered a tragedy while on tour in 2013, when a road accident took the life of bassist Ikaroz and left vocalist Sonneillo. and drummer Vizun severely injured. The band regrouped, and in 2015 released ‘Near Death Revelations’ and are now back with their latest album, ‘Conscious Darkness’. Unfortunately, I can’t say who is in the band these days as different sites list different members (no bassist) but it looks like the band are probably a four-piece, while the press release doesn’t say anything and the photos I’ve seen show only two people!

That is a shame, as the guys involved in this deserve plenty of credit. There are only four songs, but the shortest of these is eight minutes in length and the album as a whole, clocks in at more than forty-three. There were many who felt that the band were too influenced by Watain in the early days, and certainly the consensus is that the last album was easily the best they had completed to date, spurred on by what they had suffered and a determination to channel the emotion. But, reviews this time around are saying that they have managed to surpass even that, and certainly I can see why. The emotion coming through is palpable, while the atmospherics are perfect. What I find particularly interesting is the way that the mood shifts and changes, and even the vocal stylings are amended and altered depending on what is required – there are even times when they are being sung in a quite plain manner, but still dripping with pain and passion. It is a powerful album in so many ways, with stunning drums and rhythms that drag the listener in, yet at all times I imagine them playing deep in a cave that is lit only by candles, with cowls over their heads so that no-one can see their faces.

This is essential listening for anyone into black metal: it rarely gets any better than this

PARADISE LOST Medusa

Album · 2017 · Death-Doom Metal
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Formed in 1988 in Halifax, West Yorkshire, Paradise Lost are not only known as one of the most distinctive acts in metal - their music arguably defined the gothic subgenre and raised doom metal to a new level - they are also considered pioneers of an entire musical generation. Never ones to hesitate to explore undiscovered paths, they have encompassed many genres during their career - from their death metal beginnings to the more mainstream electronic dark-pop album ‘Host’, electronic influences on ‘Symbol Of Life’ alongside majestic gothic moments. Vocalist Nick Holmes, guitarists Greg Mackintosh and Aaron Aedy, along with bassist Steve Edmondson have never ceased to follow their own vision. The quartet has been an inseparable unit since its inception, with only the drummer's position changing hands several times. The latest incumbent, Waltteri Väyrynen, is only 22 years old, while the band have now been in existence for nearly 30!

With their last album, they showed that they were starting to return to their roots, and that has journey has progressed with ‘Medusa’, which is certainly one of, if not the, heaviest album they have ever released. Here we have doom and gothic metal hitting head on and being brought to live with vocals that owe more to the death scene than any other. There is a quality here that is hard to define, as they bring all the misery of Northern England to bear in 43 minutes of depressing, intense, music. Here is a band that is refusing to rest on their considerable laurels, but instead continue to push boundaries, and to my ears this is easily the most complete work they have ever produced. The drum and bass are crushing, the riffs are solid slabs of lead, while the solos are uplifting and almost cathartic while Nick Holmes shows no sign at all of mellowing in his middle age. I discovered that the more I listened to the album, the more I kept turning up the volume, until the neighbours the other side of the neighbours could share it as well. This is certainly one of the finest metal albums to come out of the UK this year.

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