Millennium (UK) – Millennium + All Demos (1984-1987)

Band: Millennium (UK) Release: Millennium (Full-Length), 1985-1987 Demos Genre: NWOBHM/Power Metal/Speed Metal Country: United Kingdom Year: 1984 -1987 Label: Guardian Records n’ Tapes Buy from: No Remorse (Includes 8 bonus tracks) Review What a monster of an album this one is!  Had Millennium properly caught the NWOBHM wave early on, they would’ve most likely gotten picked up by numerous record companies.  This, along with the dissolution of their record label at the time, Guardian Records n’ Tapes, prevented Millennium from moving forward.  Nevertheless, what we have here is one of the finest examples of the NWOBHM classic sound being intricately...

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BAT – Primitive Age (2013)

Band: BAT Release: Primitive Age (Demo) Genre: Speed/Thrash Metal Country: United States Year: 2013 Label: Tankcrimes Records Ryan Waste’s Heavy Metal Web Series: Living Fast Facebook Buy the Album (MP3) | Buy the Album (Cassette) | Band Merch Review Risen from the undying influence of the early 80s speed/black/thrash wave, the primitive metal powerhouse that is BAT is here deliver nothing more than a downright neck-breaking experience with the release of their very first demo “Primitive Age”.  The origins of BAT began in 2013 through the formation of three already-established musicians within the heavy metal scene: bassist/vocalist Ryan Waste and guitarist Nick Poulos are most notably...

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Mad Parish – Procession (2014)

Band: Mad Parish  Release: Procession (Full-Length) Genre: Heavy/Power Metal Country: Canada Year: 2014 Contact: Buy and listen to the album Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter | Band Website Review There comes a time when you discover such an extraordinary band that you become almost completely baffled by their lack of popularity.  This statement can surely be recycled a thousand times over for thousands of overlooked bands out there, especially within the heavy metal genre.  No matter how extensive heavy metal has become over the last 35 years, there will always be amazingly talented bands that will unfortunately get thrown under the...

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Spellcaster – Spellcaster (2014)

Band: Spellcaster Release: Spellcaster Genre: Heavy/Power/Speed Metal Country: United States Year: 2014 Label: Self-Released Facebook | Bandcamp | Website | YouTube Buy the Album and Band Merch Review It has been three excruciatingly long years since the release of US speed metallers Spellcaster‘s seminal debut album “Under the Spell”. The abrasive yet melodious fierceness in the guitar and vocal work on “Under the Spell” immediately cemented the band’s position in underground heavy metal stardom, so much so that many people, including myself, proclaimed the album as being one of 2011’s best.  It would therefore be a challenging task for any band...

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Angel Sword – Ripping the Heavens (2013)

 Band: Angel Sword Release: Ripping the Heavens (EP) Genre: Traditional Heavy Metal Country: Finland Year: 2013 Label: Self-Released Download Facebook Review I was recently contacted by Jerry Razors from the mighty Angel Sword to include their newest EP onto the blog for your listening pleasure.  These dudes play a raw and gritty style of heavy metal, whereby the vocals surely accentuate a certain “punk” atmosphere to the band’s repertoire.  Although the whole listening experience is fairly short, each track delivers that same burst of energy needed to make you come back for more.  All in all, this is nothing...

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