Genre: Power Metal
Released on January 17th, 2014 on Inner Wound Records
Persuader are back after three highly received albums and an eight year wait with album number four. Lots of Blind Guardian influence and similarity; songs are full of bombastic melody and the powerful vocals of Jens Carlsson. The production of the album is crystal clear making this album a very strong one.
RIYL: Blind Guardian, Sabaton, Iron Savior, Powerwolf
1. One Lifetime
4. Deep in the Dark
7. Sent to the Grave
Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Independently released on September 27th, 2013
Bloody Pride is a French melodic death metal band formed in 2009, and have released their debut album Unleash Your Wrath here in 2013. Pretty solid melo-death throughout. The Gothenburg influences are pretty obvious to grasp, and the musicianship is apt; catchy guitar riffs and growly vocals are constants but songs at times they will occasionally slow the pace to offer up some dynamic melody.
RIYL: At the Gates, Soilwork, Gojira
1. Dying From the Inside
2. My Great Scars
3. No Sense for Life
4. The Bloodrider
10. Unleash Your Wrath
Origin: United Kingdom
Genre: Sludge Metal, Stoner Metal, Progressive Metal
Independently released on December 12th, 2013
Dune is a 4-piece metal band from Edinburgh, UK. Who are influenced by variety of musical genres including sludge, doom, stoner, and progressive. Progenitor is their debut EP.
RIYL: Black Tusk, YOB, Electric Wizard, Eyehategod, Orange Goblin
5. When Planets Die
6. Red Giant
Genre: Speed Metal, Thrash Metal
Released in 1986 on Disaster Records
Angel Dust’s 1986 debut album, Into the Dark Past, is one of the rarest and most difficult albums to find, and when it is found it usually goes for high, high dollar. Angel Dust is best known for their proggy-power metal, but in their early days they were a speed/thrash act. While many bands of the era were of the San Francisco Bay Area style or the German thrash style, Angel Dust’s earliest work never fit into either scene and, as such, said albums fell into relative obscurity until the rise of the internet and the subsequent thrash revival. This album is chocked full of velocity and riffs, but lacks recklessness and is less barbaric than many other thrash bands, and the vocalist is suitable with his gruff raw style of barking the lyrics.
RIYL: Iron Angel, Helloween, Scanner, Exodus, Flotsam and Jetsam
2. I’ll Come Back
5. Fighter’s Return
6. Atomic Roar
7. Victims of Madness
8. Marching For Revenge