New Releases

New Release Highlight: Weaponlord – Hail the Victorious Review

It’s no secret that the modern strain of power metal that is so popular these days resembles almost nothing of the power metal of yore. It’s a riff-less wasteland barren of any real substance. Before the majority of power metal became Episode III: Revenge of the Synth, devotees prayed at the altar of the Metal Church. There was one that ruled all – the Queen of the Reich. One fun-loving band from Seattle is intent on taking us back to the good ol’ days. Read more…

Classics Appreciation

Classics Appreciation: Liege Lord – Master Control Review

I wanted to take a brief moment to step back and look at an album that was crucial in developing and solidifying my tastes. This past week represented the 30th anniversary of Liege Lord’s monumental Master Control, their third and final (so far!) album. Liege Lord are a staple of the United States power metal scene for a reason – all three of their albums; Freedom’s Rise, Burn to my Touch, and Master Control, are undoubtedly classics of the genre. Read more…