Judas Priest made 1986 summer thumbs up on Turbo.”Turbo Lover” and “Reckless” being absolute 1980`s top notch statements,second to none.
Extremely epic atmospheric and symphonic black metal album by Caladan Brood from 2013. Band has only two members Shield Anvil and Mortal Sword playing all instruments on this album with a few special guests.
Who would guess Metallica would ever release anything with great substance again? Metal giants have been for 30 years now under pressure and immense scrutiny and have often given critics a field day with albums like “LULU” and “St. Anger” crashing under the gates. 8 years in the making (albeit recorded within a space of just few months), “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” sees Metallica return to focus with an album that while being way too long and still bearing much of the maligned 1990’s sound, still contains the best material group have released since 1991’s “Black” record. The whole first disc is top quality with “Atlas! Rise”, “Halo Of Fire” and “Moth Into Flame” particulary impressive. Second disc is flawed but ends with excellent fashion with “Spit Out The Bone.” It might be pushing to say Metallica still reign at the top of the thrash tree but “Hardwired…” flushes down most of the bloated albums of their past two decades and suppose for a band of their stature that is more than enough.
This latest self-titled release captures the same fine spirit Def Leppard had when they dominated the charts during the 80s. The first single, Let’s Go, and Man Enough, which comes very close to Queen’s Another One Bites The Dust, for example, will easily stand shoulder to shoulder with all those old Leppard’s hits. Great to have this band back!
Play this to your heavy metal digging friends and claim you have discovered a long lost british heavy band from the early 80’s and see them look at you as though you have just showed up with the holy grail. Of course it’s all from Sweden and 2015 but you could never tell, old-school metal can still be made sound fresh as on the days it was invented.