Voodoo Highway are steeped firmly in the '70s and are perfectly happy to admit it. Their latest release, Broken Uncle's Inn, has touches of Deep Purple, Aerosmith, and even old Whitesnake. It ain't exactly bleeding edge but oh boy, is it a great romp. "Running Around" is a wonderful track complete with its lashings of Hammond organ.
Empires of Eden has their latest release called Channelling the Infinite for all you power metal enthusiasts. Stu Marshall, the guitarist and main man behind this release, has a very good collection of vocalists on here. Any album that includes Steve Grimmett is one I am going to like. If you like your power metal with lots of variety on one album, then you will enjoy this.
It is bleak black and very haunting, yet at the same time oddly beautiful and melodic. If you couldn't have guessed yet, Burzum has unleashed another collection of tunes on us all. Umskiptar is more Nordic myth. The murderous loon Varg Vikarnes is doing what he does best.
Speaking of the odd, from Scandinavia there is Dominanz. The band produce an interesting fission between black metal and industrial, with oddles of atmosphere topped with a hefty touch of doom. Unusually for this sort of music, some of the tracks do have a more mass appeal on As I Shine.
There is no shock that the band Loincloth play heavy metal with an emphasis on the heavy bit. The album is called Iron Balls of Steel, and this is a band trying to be as heavy they can while still having a tune. This is stripped down metal that doesn't even bother with vocals. The songs can sound a bit samey and at times lack variety. A band to watch for sure.
Enjoy your week and I promise to be more timely. Rock hard and stay safe out there.