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WONDERLOVE- All of the Nightmares (Album Review)

WONDERLOVE- All of the Nightmares

Wonderlove has flown completely under my radar in their long, but sporadic career. Upon its release in February, I liked All of the Nightmares well enough. But each listen brought something new. Now, after almost five months it’s risen to among the top releases of 2022. While lumped in as a prog band, these guys […]

SIN STARLETT – Solid Source of Steel (Album Review)

If you’re after a top-quality New Wave of British Heavy Metal inspired band then look no further than Sin Starlett. These guys are the absolute real deal and Solid Source of Steel seals that deal. Formed in 2005 in Lucerne, Switzerland, Sin Starlett now have four full-length albums under their belt, of which Solid Source […]

VENATOR – Echoes from the Gutter (Album Review)

Venator Austrian metallers Venator have served up an excellent NWOTHM debut album in the form of Echoes from the Gutter. Formed in 2016 the band has produced an EP, Predator, a shared album with Angel Blade and two singles. After laying the foundations with these releases now is the time for greater exposure and hopefully […]

BEST OF 2021 – SPARKY (Writer/Contributor)

You can find the Collective List as well as all our Best of 2021 content including contributors’ individual lists, podcasts and radio DJ shows here: CGCM’s Best of 2021 (Year in Review) BEST OF 2021 SPARKY 🇬🇧 (Radio DJ/Writer/Photographer/Contributor) We entered 2021 with great optimism expecting the terrible 2020 to be well and truly behind us. How wrong we were. […]

SEVEN SISTERS – Shadow of a Fallen Star Part 1 (Album Review)

Return Whilst the guys of Seven Sisters haven’t exactly been quiet since the release of the fabulous The Cauldron and the Cross this new album is their first full-length effort of new material since 2018. To say the anticipation was palpable prior to the release of Shadow of a Fallen Star Part 1 would be […]

VANDOR – On a Moonlit Night (Album Review)

Maniac If you’re a power metal maniac then July 16, 2021, should be etched on your brain and anywhere else you can etch. This is the release date of the latest Vandor album On a Moonlit Night and without giving any spoilers away, it is a fantastic piece of work. According to the band’s official […]

LIQUID STEEL – Mountain of Madness (Album Review)

Austria’s finest Austria’s finest Liquid Steel are back with their first album in five years, and it is most definitely worth the wait. Following up 2016’s Midnight Chaser, Mountain of Madness is another example of classic metal at its absolute best. Formed in 2009 the line-up has been constant since the recording of their debut, […]

TYGERS OF PAN TANG – Majors and Minors (Album Review)

Compilation Tygers of Pan Tang are no strangers to compilation albums. Indeed, according to their own website they have released 13 of the damn things. What none of them do, however, is cover the more ‘recent’ period, referred to by some as the “Renaissance Period”. This may have something to with having a Florentine on […]

 
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