Review – Imperium – Never Surrender Pride & Joy Music (May 19th 2023) Reviewer: Stephen Brophy Imperium is the solo project of Strike drummer Mika Brushane, and ‘Never Surrender‘ is the bands 4th studio release. Alongside Mika, who takes care of drums, keyboards, vst-bass and backing vocals we have the excellent Stefano Lionetti and Mikey […]

Review: Burning Witches – The Dark Tower Napalm Records (May 5th, 2023) Reviewer: Stephen Brophy Having only begun the process of getting the band together in 2015 and releasing their debut self-titled album in 2017, it has been a very busy 6 years for this Swiss all female Power/Heavy Metal band Burning Witches, with ‘The […]

Review – Kamelot – The Awakening Napalm Records (17th March 2023) Reviewer:  Stephen Brophy One of the leading lights in the Symphonic/Power Metal scene, and they have been for a long time, The international mix of extremely talented individual musicians that always come together so tightly as a unit whether they are playing live or […]

Review – The Answer – Sundowners Golden Robot Records / 7Hz Productions (March 17th 2023) Reviewer:  Stephen Brophy It’s been quite a while since the last album ‘Solas‘, seven years in fact. Not an unusual gap for some bands but the guys had been pretty prolific with album releases coming every couple of years. Taking […]