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Blakearth – Join the Voyage

Containing members with vast experience across the hard rock/metal landscape, California’s Blakearth may be relatively new to most readers, yet their sound contains a lot of classic melodic power / progressive Read more […]

Ronnie Romero – Respect for Metal

Iconic singers in heavy metal resonate for decades – one of the newer generation talents that has made an impact through his vast discography is Ronnie Romero. Most may know of his work with Rainbow Read more […]

Delain – Wading in Dark Waters

During the pandemic, significant changes took place behind the scenes for Dutch symphonic metal veterans Delain. So much so, it was up for debate whether the group would continue as a project or a full-fledged Read more […]

Xandria – Behold the Wonders

It’s been six years since Xandria’s last album Theater of Dimensions – and a thorough lineup haul took place between the touring cycle for that record and the latest effort The Wonders Still Awaiting. Read more […]

Twilight Force – Instill the Adventure

Taking listeners on a fantasy journey with an epic style of power metal, Twilight Force have quickly become a fan favorite globally in a relatively short amount of time. Up to album four with At the Heart Read more […]

Heleven – Opening New Horizons

Exploring a great fusion of modern/alternative heavy influences with proper melody, hooks, atmosphere, and aggression, Heleven have steadily made inroads across their Spain homeland and beyond through Read more […]

Dark Sarah – Heroes and Villains

Well versed in the work of Amberian Dawn previously, when vocalist Heidi Parviainen left the group to start her own band Dark Sarah plenty of followers would be intrigued to hear what would take place. Read more […]

Elusion – Shifting in Paradox

Seasoned musicians with ties to various Belgian bands like Agathocles, Ancient Rites, and Gracefallen among others, Elusion consists of a group of talented players willing to embrace a mix of influences Read more […]

Admire the Grim – Going Rogue

Thorough connoisseurs of melodic death metal at this site, it’s always exhilarating to catch onto a younger band performing in this style. Welcome Finnish unit Admire the Grim – relatively new to the Read more […]

(EchO) – Witness the Sorrow

Italian quartet (EchO) embrace a massive pool of influences across the atmospheric melodic doom/death spectrum – developing an international following since their start in 2007. Now moving onto Black Read more […]

Ahab – Colossus Under the Sea

Ahab deliver a unique brand of funeral doom with nautical themes, delving deep into their favorite literature as inspiration that matches the intensity of their music. The Coral Tombs is the group’s Read more […]

Beyond the Black – The Whole Big Picture

After establishing themselves as a reliable symphonic metal act consistently hitting the European charts from Germany, Beyond the Black move into the next step in their career with their fifth album. Usually, Read more […]

Screamer – All Hail the Kingmaker

Fervent fanatics of traditional heavy metal love the tried-and-true staples of the 70’s and 80’s – yet we all know for this subgenre to thrive, there needs to be younger blood willing to create material Read more […]

LiV SiN – Darkness into the Light

LiV SiN is the outfit vocalist Liv Jagrell developed following the demise of Sister Sin – and it’s been a slow climb to establish credibility and an audience for this outfit. Moving onto Mighty Music Read more […]

Krilloan – Uplifting Energy and Power

When it comes to specific subgenres of heavy metal, this scribe has a soft spot for melodic power metal. The type that provides unity, strength in numbers, takes you away from any personal struggles/strife Read more […]

Legendarium – Partake in the Ritual

The underground metal scene contains plenty of gems, especially on a self-released, DIY basis in today’s current market. Legendarium is one such act to pay attention to – a duo of musicians from the Read more […]

Serenity – Elevate Memoria

What’s a symphonic-oriented power/progressive metal band to do when you release a great studio album for The Last Knight at the start of 2020- only to have touring cancelled as a global pandemic spread Read more […]

Katarina McGinn Best of 2022

Not having to sit around and review every single release that comes through my inbox has been a blessing in the best way this year.  It gave more time to truly appreciate the releases that caught my ear, Read more […]

Induction – Spreading the Fire

It’s helpful to have any leg up when entering the metal scene these days. For Induction, this power/symphonic metal act possesses guitarist Tim Hansen within its ranks – the son of legendary Helloween/Gamma Read more […]

November 2022 Rapid Fires

As we enter the final stretches of 2022, there are still plenty of records to consume, process, and devour – in a variety of genres across the metal platform. Here is our latest look into more quick hitting Read more […]

Enemy Eyes – Cultivating New History

Vocalist Johnny Gioeli has been involved in one hundred records now with the release of this latest band Enemy Eyes. Grateful for the opportunity to showcase a newer side to his voice and songwriting, Read more […]

Gomorra – Standing United

Best known as the homeland to Celtic Frost and Coroner, Switzerland has made a small imprint on the metal scene over the decades. Aiming to put their stamp on things is power/thrash metal outfit Gomorra. Read more […]

Mantric Momentum – Heavy on the Hooks

A lot of productivity has taken place in terms of newer studio projects or bands due to the excessive time away from the stage over the past few years because of a well-known pandemic. Originally developing Read more […]

Leather – Back in Control

It’s always a pleasure to speak to the majestic metal singer Leather Leone – back again for her third album under her Leather moniker with We Are the Chosen. Teaming up with younger musicians that Read more […]

Edge of Haze – Validation in Diversity

We tend to embrace a lot of Scandinavian metal at Dead Rhetoric – especially acts from Finland. Here’s another DIY band that we’ve been following on the site for quite a few years with Edge of Haze. Read more […]

Sodom – Revel in Attack Mode

There aren’t many groups that make it forty years, even in heavy metal, but that’s where we have arrived in the career of German thrash unit Sodom. Marking this anniversary given the lack of show, Read more […]

Jaded Heart – Harder and Faster

Probably not as well known in North America as they are in mainland Europe and the Far East, Jaded Heart have been a consistent band releasing melodic hard rock/heavy metal since the 1990’s. Pulling Read more […]

The Offering – Beware of the Elephant

Once establishing yourselves as artists, the challenge becomes satisfying your own creative itch while hopefully maintaining (as well as expanding) those who want to become a part of your following. For Read more […]

Defleshed – Back to the Grind

Originally active during the 1990’s and early 2000s, Defleshed produced a series of demos and albums combining a vicious attack of death/thrash that spoke to the intensity and purity of those genres. Read more […]

October 2022 Rapid Fires

Now that we are in the depths of the final quarter of 2022, there’s more than enough releases to tackle for those wishing to quench their thirst for any type of metal. We welcome you once again to our Read more […]

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