1. SOLSTICE “Death’s Crown Is Victory” (Self released)
– EP with two killer long tracks as well as two cool instrumentals. Long enough to convince, short enough to leave you wanting more.
2. RAVENSIRE “We March Forward” (Eat Metal)
– What an improvement on the EP! Raw, epic and heavy. It doesn’t get more metal than this!
3. HELL “Curse And Chapter” (Nuclear Blast)
– Just getting to know this, but it sounds really impressive so far. Those vocals!
4. RULER “Rise To Power” (My Graveyard)
– Great follow up to “Evil Nightmares”. Love how it turns from NWOBHM-worship during the first songs to a more US metal approach towards the end.
5. THE UNHOLY “Demo” (Self released)
– Really promising stuff. Three very enjoyable tracks of US metal sounding, female fronted metal.