Category Archives: Metal Reviews

Metal Review: Unisonic: Light of Dawn (2014)

Unisonic: Light of Dawn

Germany’s Unisonic is a supergroup that we have talked about on WickedChannel.com before. This band contains two exceptional talents in the power metal world, both of ex-Helloween fame actually. These unique talents are Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen. Kiske’s voice is simply something to behold. From his old Helloween days, the music was just special,

Metal Review: Those Who Bring the Torture: Piling Up (2014)

Those Who Bring the Torture: Piling Up

There is no doubt that Rogga Johansson likes to keep busy. Check out his profile below to see which bands he is currently in – yes, currently working with. This man does not believe in down time. That is a good thing for us as he is quite the talented musician. With 2014, comes the

Metal Review: Accept: Blind Rage (2014)

Accept: Blind Rage

German classic metal legends Accept were one of the few classic bands that were truly worthy of a resurrection, so it was nice to see the metal giants back in action with new vocalist Mark Tornillo in place of Udo Dirkschneider five years ago. Since their reformation, they have done nothing but kick ass with

Metal Review: Cannibal Corpse: A Skeletal Domain (2014)

Cannibal Corpse: A Skeletal Domain

Florida death metal legends Cannibal Corpse now have 13 full-length studio albums on their belt with their upcoming release of “A Skeletal Domain” on September 16, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. As you expect from the band’s die-hard fans, they are salivating for new music from one of the originators of death metal, and from

Metal Review: Velnias: Sovereign Nocturnal (2014)

Velnias: Sovereign Nocturnal

Eisenwald is kind enough to offer a re-release of Velnias’ debut black/doom/folk metal album, “Sovereign Nocturnal,” in a better form them it was originally released in. Containing only 3 tracks, but running over 40 minutes, “Sovereign Nocturnal” is an epic journey made by the band, and we now have a proper release of this album.

Metal Review: Primal Fear: Delivering the Black (2014)

Primal Fear: Delivering the Black

Germany’s Primal Fear is one of those bands that I just do not get. They have a couple of really good albums, and one amazing album in “Seven Seals,” but for the most part, they are about as generic as metal bands can get. The great thing about genres like classic metal and power metal,

Metal Review: Fornicus: Storming Heaven (2014)

Fornicus: Storming Heaven

Kentucky’s black metal horde (doesn’t that just sound weird?) Fornicus is set to release their debut full-length effort, “Storming Heaven,” which is a 9 song tornado ready to tear heaven down. Fornicus’s modern approach to black metal goes to the extreme both lyrically and musically without even an apology to the listener. The album is

Metal Review: Crystal Eyes: Killer (2014)

Crystal Eyes: Killer

Sweden’s Crystal Eyes are back at it again with the release of “Killer” via Massacre Records marking their seventh album since 1999. The band has been around the block a few times without ever garnering much attention. Being from BorĂ¥s, the same town as bands such as Lake of Tears, Beseech and Cemetary, should have

Metal Review: Bloodsoaked: Religious Apolcalypse (2014)

Bloodsoaked: Religious Apolcalypse

North Carolina’s Bloodsoaked is hitting us with their latest EP, “Religious Apolcalypse,” due out on September 2, 2014 through Comatose Music. The EP is a collection of 3 new tracks, 2 cover songs and 4 live tracks. To open the album, there are 3 new tracks, which enforce many of their classic death metal beliefs.

Metal Review: Sepultura and Les Tambours Du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive at Rock in Rio (2014)

Sepultura and Les Tambours Du Bronx: Metal Veins - Alive at Rock in Rio

Brazilian powerhouse Sepultura was joined on stage by the French industrial percussion band Les Tambours Du Bronx (The Drums of the Bronx), who formed in 1987 and contains 16 drummers. “Metal Veins – Alive at Rock in Rio” contains 13 tracks featuring some Sepultura classics along with new material, four songs by Les Tambours Du