Tag Archives: Power Metal

Metal Review: Scanner – The Judgement (2015)

Scanner - The Judgement

German power metal band Scanner are back with their sixth studio album, The Judgement, which follows a huge layoff from the band, so it is nice to hear their brand of metal back with the fans. The band plays a standard style of classic/power metal that never gets old. It is hard to say anything

Metal Review: Thornbridge – What Will Prevail (2016)

Thornbridge - What Will Prevail

It is really hard to give too much praise to decent power metal bands these days as most bands sound identical to what we think the power metal formula is. Is is also just as hard to criticize these bands because what they are doing is not bad. It is just not entirely original. Thornbridge

Metal Review: Axel Rudi Pell – Game of Sins (2015)

Axel Rudi Pell - Game of Sins

German guitar virtuoso Axel Rudi Pell is back with his sixteenth studio album, Game of Sins through SPV/Steamhammer. It is hard to believe the the guitar player has been around for over 25 years, but the band shows no sign of slowing down as can be evidenced in their latest album. After the fun, brief

Metal Review: Brainstorm – Scary Creatures (2016)

Brainstorm - Scary Creatures

Veteran power metal act Brainstorm from Germany is back with a vengeance with Scary Creatures, a collection of ten powerful anthemic tracks loaded with razor sharp guitar riffs and Andy B. Franck’s dynamic vocals. The follow-up to 2014’s Firesoul ends up being one of the band’s more powerful albums to date. The album opens with

Queensrÿche Premiere New Song Arrow of Time

Queensryche

Power metal legends Queensrÿche have unveiled a new track, “Arrow of Time,” and have offered information on their upcoming album Condition Hüman. This marks the band’s sophomore effort with new vocalist Todd La Torre. Please upgrade your browser Produced by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Sanctuary) in the band’s native Washington, Condition Hüman drops on October

Song of the Week: Iced Earth: Dante’s Inferno

Iced Earth: Burnt Offerings

Thrash/power metal veterans Iced Earth have sure had their line-up changes through the years. Back in 1995, a young Matt Barlow (Ashes of Ares, ex-Pyramaze) joined the band’s ranks and changed the face of the band drastically. After a few top notch albums, Iced Earth truly made a name for themselves. What followed was another

Song of the Week: Jacobs Dream: Sarah Williams

Jacobs Dream: Theater of War

Columbus, Ohio power metal band Jacobs Dream began their career as Iron Angel in 1994, but switched their name to Jacobs Dream in 1996 because of another band by the same name. They also released a demo album containing 7 songs, one of which was a ballad entitled Sarah Williams, which ended up not making

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: 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: 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 Borås, the same town as bands such as Lake of Tears, Beseech and Cemetary, should have