power metal

Exploration – Adramelch – Irae Melanox (1988)

First Exploration post of the New Year! I know that excites you as much as it does me. What better way to kick off a new year of metal blogginess than with some obscure 80's Italian power metal? You're so... Continue Reading →


Manilla Road – Out of the Abyss (1988)

Holy fuck! Is this really the first time I've reviewed Manilla Road on this blog? It fucking can't be. It is. That's fucking nuts. Manilla Road, for those who don't know, are kind of the perfect band for this blog.... Continue Reading →

Hexx – Under the Spell (1986)

It's been a hot minute since we've featured some good old fashioned, 80's, American power metal on the blog, so in order to correct that oversight, here's some fucking Hexx. American power metal in the 80's was like an entirely... Continue Reading →

Tanagra – None of This is Real (2015)

On the metal forums and websites I frequent power metal rarely comes up so when it does (in a non mocking manner) I always take notice and read every word of the article or scour the forum thread looking for... Continue Reading →

Riot – Sons of Society (1999)

For a traditional/power metal band Riot is rather nebulous. There's all the different eras, sound changes, the vast amount of lineup changes of all instruments, and then there's the name change from Riot to "Riot V" (whatever that means), and... Continue Reading →

Helloween – Walls of Jericho (1985)

When it comes to Helloween I've always maintained that all you really need are the two Keeper of the Seven Keys albums. Those, in my opinion, are the template for power metal. I've heard some of the albums after those two but... Continue Reading →

The Storyteller – The Storyteller (2000)

My buddy and metal guru Ben Smasher suggested that I should take a look at all the releases from No Fashion Records. While glancing through their release list, of which they have many of not only my favorite Swedish albums... Continue Reading →

White Skull – Public Glory, Secret Agony (2000)

Hey, howsabouts we stick with Italian power metal for another day? Good. Now on the other side of the power metal coin from yesterday's Kaledon review we have White Skull's Public Glory, Secret Agony album from 2000. Whereas Kaledon were a bit... Continue Reading →

Kaledon – Carnagus: Emperor of the Darkness (2017)

2017 has been fairly well represented by all the major metal genres, at least enough to my liking. Death, black, thrash, doom, have all produced some amazing and awe-inspiring albums that are all determined to make this year's year end... Continue Reading →

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