Judas Priest’s 2018 album ‘Firepower’ captures both the majesty and the mediocrity of their 1980s anthem fueled glory.
Mad Hatter’s self-titled 2018 debut album is an exquisite, though not entirely original, Power Prog Metal collection.
Blazon Stone’s 2017 album ‘Down in the Dirt’ is grand, blazingly fast Pirate Metal assault.
After 17 years the Galactic Cowboys return with a polished gem of Prog Metal, 2017’s ‘Long Way Back to the Moon’.
Age of Apollo’s 2017 Prog album ‘Psychotic Symphony’ contains brilliant musicians playing mostly lackluster music.
Pirate Metal is the real deal as Alestorm proves with their cookin’ 2017 album ‘No Grave But the Sea’.
Custard’s 2017 release ‘A Realm of Tales’ offers well-established, steely Germanic Power Metal.
Snovonne’s 2017 album ‘The Child and the Bitch’ is a melodic, fascinating slice of not-necessarily Metal life.
Blue Öyster Cult’s oft misrepresented 1988 release ‘Imaginos’ is actually a solid Metal/Rock album.