2019: An year of NWOTHM on Hardrockheavymetal!
Also this year it was a special year for many bands which play traditional HM; as usual no charts but we show our highlights in random order, as a continuous flow!
First names that we suggest are GATEKEEPER, out throughout 2019 with a new EP entitled GREY MAIDEN, so classic and epic, and TRAVELER, out with their debut full-lenght, both out on CRUZ DEL SUR.
Out on GATES OF HELL RECORDS, the 4th and last album by BOOZE CONTROL from Germany, while is to remark the debut full-lenght by Frenzy, classic metal band from SPAIN, fallen in love for metal and comics.
Great debut also for CHEVALIER with DESTINY CALLS, again on GATES OF HELL RECORDS, and mighty SLEEPLORD with LEVELS OF PERCEPTION, out on PURE STEEL RECORDS.
We go on with other first full-lenght, THE KNIGHTLORE, by VULTURES VENGEANCE from Rome, and KINGS UNDER THE SAND by PULVER from Germany, both supported by GATES OF HELL, with amazing KILLING DEMONS by ANGEL BLACK from USA on ROCKSHOTS RECORDS, amazing third by RAVENSIRE from PORTUGAL entitled A STONE ENGRAVED IN RED, and awesome third one by HELL FIRE form California, MANIA.
To remind the first smart full-lenght by SPEEDEMON from Portugal, and LUST AND WAR by Canadian APHRODITE.
On Shadow Kingdom Records, some of our favs; among others fancy IF ICARUS COULD FLY by HAUNT, stunning UNDER THE WITCHING CROSS by BEWITCHER, BREAKING THE TRANCE by Newyorkers FATAL CURSE, and MYTH, MAGIC AND STEEL, the third full-lenght by SAVAGE MASTER.
We loved the third by MEAN MACHINE from Barcelona, ROCK’N’ROLL UP YOUR AS*, and new AFTERBURNER by KRYPTOS from INDIA.
Whe liked the debut from Germany by WHITE MANTIS entitled SACRIFICE YOUR FUTURE, and the second one by TOXIKULL, CURSED AND PUNISHED, from Portugal, .
After the change of label, a confirm for SCREAMER with HIGHWAY OF HEROES, and we appreciated STARBORN with debut SAVAGE PEACE on IRON SHIELD and the second amazing one by MIDNIGHT FORCE from Scotland , GODODDIN.
We loved the return by CONJURING FATE by Northern Ireland with CURSE OF THE FALLEN, and from the same country TERMINUS with A SINGLE POINT OF LIGHT.
To remind, from Portland, OGRE with THRICE AS STRONG, awesome canadian IRON KINGDOM with ON THE HUNT, AMMO with Ep TAKING THE THRONE, and the new by METALIAN entitled VORTEX; interesting also WELCOME TO THE ROW by STREET LETHAL from Spain.
From Sweden brilliant STORMBURNER with SHADOW RISING and another confirm for top class LEGENDRY, respect for fresh chinese DRESSED TO KILL with MIDNIGHT IMPULSION.
Standing ovations for the second one by ASSASSIN’S BLADE, GATHER DARKNESS, and for own style of GRENDEL’s SYSTER; another confirm by AMULET from Uk and by top class VULTURE.
Wishing in a 2020 full of new vibrations!!!