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Ranger – Shock Skull (2014)

Band: Ranger Release: Shock Skull (Single) Genre: Speed/Thrash Metal Country: Finland Year: 2014 Label: Ektro Records Facebook Buy the Album (Digital) Review Finnish speed metal masters Ranger are back again with their newly released single entitled “Shock Skull”, released by the good fellows over at Ektro Records.  If you don’t know much about Ranger going in to the single, it is absolutely necessary to check out their very first EP “Knights of Darkness”, which inevitably propelled these talented dudes into heavy metal stardom within the European scene. The all-out aggressiveness of Ranger‘s style of playing is exactly what they...

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Spell (Can) – The Full Moon Sessions (2014)

Band: Spell Release: The Full Moon Sessions (Full-Length) Genre: Traditional Heavy Metal Country: Canada Year: 2014 Label: Hard and Heavy Records Buy the Album Facebook Review The Canadian heavy metal assault is still very much alive and well, and even more so with the addition of Vancouver’s own Spell and their very first full-length album entitled “The Full Moon Sessions”.  The band has actually been around for a bit of time, having formed in 2007, where they were known as Stryker up until their recent name change to Spell in 2013.  With their very first full-length album released on the great Hard and Heavy Records label, Spell have finally...

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Starblind – Darkest Horrors (2014)

Band: Starblind Release: Darkest Horrors (Full-Length) Release Date: May 2014 Genre: Traditional Heavy Metal Country: Sweden Year: 2014 Label: Stormspell Records Band Website | Facebook | Bandcamp Review I first heard about Starblind through their lead singer, Mike Steel, and was immediately hooked to this band since that day.  At the time, only three songs were being streamed through the band’s bandcamp, and, as you may have read from my Starblind preview post, I was completely blown away by the sheer talent that these dudes bring to the table.  Just through those teaser tracks was I able to convince myself that “Darkest Horrors”...

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