Edguy – Age Of The Joker – Review

Forming in the early 90s, vocalist Tobias Sammet and guitarists Jens Ludwig and Dirk Sauer were all just 14-years-old when they decided to materialise their love for music by initialising Edguy.  As far as German power metal goes, Edguy are up there battling amongst the heavyweights of the genre. But let’s face it, in recent times their ascent (or descent) to hard rock sounds has shown them in a different light.

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Arkona – Slovo – Review

A few months ago Russia’s Arkona outed the Stenka Na Stenku EP in anticipation of this first full-length since the success of 2009′s Goi, Rode, Goi!.  We were left marginally dissapointed but nevertheless curious as to what the six-piece would do next.

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Saltatio Mortis – Sturm Aufs Paradies – Review

Lavishly over the top and steeped in history, medieval metal is one of the strangest off-shoots of folk metal to emerge in the last 15-years. Predominantly originating from Germany, bands like In Extremo and Schandmaul have helped pioneer this beyond-quirky, utterly audacious form of music and Saltatio Mortis are not excluded for their contributions to the sub-genre.

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