Tag Archives: NWOBHM

Retrospective: Saracen – Heroes, Saints, and Fools (1981)

One wonders whether the NWOBHM can be tied down to a specific style of playing or if it is more a statement of attitude and energy that separates it from run-of-the-mill rock ‘n roll. More likely than any such clear-cut … Continue reading

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Pagan Altar – The Room of Shadows (2017)

It seems like a thousand years Since I let you go In a world so full of greed I didn’t know But now I’m on death’s door we’ll be together And I’ll be with you then and after forever – … Continue reading

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Retrospective: Pagan Altar’s Mythical And Magical

“Beware the Crow that stands alone, the one that watches and waits, Beware that unguarded moment, that subtle twist of fate. It may just be the eyes of the Crow man” Nunhead Cemetery in South London provided a perennial inspiration … Continue reading

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Borrowed Time – Borrowed Time (2013)

If god made man In his graven image Why quarrel with a jealous god? You know his nature so! Borrowed Time, Libertine Borrowed Time are no more, but on this, their sole full length, gave the world an album full … Continue reading

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Iron Maiden release first video single from new album

Legendary NWOBHM band Iron Maiden have released the obligatory video single from their upcoming album The Book Of Souls. Retaining the blue-collar ethic of recent singles like ‘Wicker Man‘, ‘Rainmaker‘, and ‘Wildest Dreams‘, this is a pleasant listen in the moment … Continue reading

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Why Iron Maiden are the greatest heavy metal band: Part I

Endurance is noble and consistency is laudable but real greatness is fleeting. Everyone acknowledges the mystique associated with bands that burst onto the scene with unspeakable talent only to implode for various reasons, to disappear forever, or worse, to stay … Continue reading

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Metal Grave – The Eternal Flame Of Deception Review (2013)

A South American band that exudes heavy metal through every pore of their being. Senor Obvious, colour me bewildered! Metal Grave are a Chilean quartet that, going by the cover art, the album title, and their country of birth, could … Continue reading

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