classic/power metal

SuddenFlames - Under the Sign of the Alliance (Maple Metal Records)

Rousing power metal...
Release Date: 
5 Jun 2014 - 11:30pm

If you dig a bit of power metal then you'll probably quite enjoy Canada's SuddenFlames.

Stu Marshall - On The Road With Steve Grimmett

Stu Marshall has been treading the boards on Australian and international stages with some of the biggest names in metal for many years now…. He cut his teeth in the legendary Dungeon and went on to play in Pain Division as well as the Empires of Eden Project So we thought it would be time to catch up and get the lowdown on the forthcoming tour with legendary vocalist Steve Grimmett (Onslaught, Grim Reaper) and catch up on news regarding Stu’s bands Empires of Eden and Pain Division

Ok Stu give us the lowdown on how you got this thing going with Steve Gimmett?

Lion's Share - Dark Hours (Blistering Records/Warner)

Melody? Check. Power? Check. Ronnie James Dio impersonation? Check. Songs catchier than crabs? Check. Guitar hero status pending? Check. Swedish rockers Lion's Share hit you up with an album that has it all ... but is that enough?

This, the sixth album from Swedish power metal band, Lion’s Share, is a mighty fine effort.  From the opening salvo, Judas Must Die, you are hit with

Marshall Law - Razorhead (DR2/Riot)

This isn't a bad release by any means, but it goes for too long - something that is one of its major drawbacks.

These guys have been around a really long time, and they play a style of classic/power metal that is pretty much what you'd expect.