New Releases

New Release Highlight: Dark Forest: Oak, Ash & Thorn Review

From England’s Midlands we have some rustic and robe covered power metal. Tied to England’s mythology and heritage, Dark Forest do not hold back on these themes. Similar to how Solstice and Forefather have their ties to ancient folklore of England, Dark Forest deliver it in a power metal style. They bring us across the stream to the Otherworld and let us roam around the wonders that is ancient Albion with Oak, Ash & Thorn.

Classics Appreciation

Classics Appreciation: Blind Fury – Out of Reach Review

The history of Satan is a long and complicated one. Originally formed in 1979, they were musically among the cutting edge of the NWOBHM, but were inundated with quite a few lineup changes, most notably as far as their vocalists go. They ended up changing their name several times over the 80’s – first as Satan, then as the band who did today’s album (Blind Fury), back to Satan for an EP and an album, and then to Pariah for a couple more thrash albums at the end of the 80’s.

New Releases

New Release Highlight: Solstice – White Horse Hill Review

It’s been twenty long years since Solstice’s last full length album, New Dark Age. In most other cases, this would be called a comeback, but not here. Rich Walker and co. have been toiling away steadily and meticulously across the last decade since the band’s reformation to bring us White Horse Hill. The album was released back in February and I can confidently say that after nearly ten months of repeated listens, this is 2018’s best metal offering.