– Killer, absolutely killer. What an album! Original songwriting and awesome guitar work.
2. Age Of Taurus ”Desperate Souls Of Tortured Times” (Rise Above)
– Clicked with me almost immediately. Had to get the demo as well.
3. Sign Of The Jackal “Mark Of The Beast” (High Roller)
– Really good album, even though it features only four new tunes. Interview coming up!
4. Iron Kingdom “Gates Of Eternity” (Self Released)
– Lots of Iron Maiden going on, but also some originality. After all, we’re dealing with a Canadian band.
5. Queensrÿche “Queensrÿche” (Century Media)
– Haven’t heard a whole album since “Promised Land”. Not there yet, but at least a decent effort with some killer vocals from La Torre.