Review: Sergeant Steel – Mister Sippi Metalapolis Records (June 30th 2023) Reviewer: Jason Hopper I’m not overly familiar with the band Sergeant Steel. I bought one song from them (‘Cry Out Your Heart, Baby!’) way back in 2013 and then they dropped off my radar. I had no idea they released several albums since then, with […]

Review: Grand Design – Rawk GMR Music (April 21st 2023) Reviewer: Jason Hopper When listing bands that have incorporated that late 80s Def Leppard production sound and style, one would be remiss to not mention Grand Design. The band studied their playbook hard when it came to their first two albums. At around the time […]

Review: Czakan – Unreal Pride & Joy Music (April 14th 2023) Reviewer: Jason Hopper Czakan are back after an over thirty-year hiatus, reuniting all of the original members for their sophomore album. For those unfamiliar with the band, they originally released their debut album way back in 1989. While I enjoyed reviewing their debut album […]

Review: Mystic Prophecy – Hellriot ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records (May 19th, 2023) Reviewer: Jason Hopper Unholy Hell!  Nothing makes me feel like turning in my Metal card and credentials more than discovering a band that’s been around for over 20 years, never coming across their name, and realizing that I’ve been missing out all […]

Review: Floor Jansen – Paragon ReVamp Music (March 24th, 2023) Reviewer: Jason Hopper Current Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen has branched out from her metal roots to embrace a side of her that she has never expressed before. This is a true solo endeavor, tapping into musical genres far removed from what has come before. She […]

Review: DeVicious – Code Red Metalapolis Records (May 26th, 2023) Reviewer: Jason Hopper DeVicious is back just one year after their last release ‘Black Heart’, a quasi-concept album that seemed like it was going to evolve its story into the comic book medium before being abandoned by the band. With new release ‘Code Red’, the […]