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Weekly synopsis of recent releases that deserve your attention.
8th edition.

In this week's edition, I will focus on hard rock and the traditional side of heavy metal. With the roots of most of these albums laying deeply in the rock and metal music of the 70s and 80s, these ten recently released titles deserve your full attention ... in the event they went unnoticed.



RIOT ACT

Closer To The Flame


April 15, 2022

US

Hard rock, heavy metal

Debut album

Excellent album by the band consisting of original Riot members Lou Kouvaris (RIP) & Rick Ventura. A valid throwback to the mid 70s - early 80s Riot sound.


Spotify link


STRAY GODS

Storm The Walls


April 18, 2022

Greece

Trad. heavy/power metal, NWOBHM

Debut album

Acclaimed heavy metal musician and producer Bob Katsionis's new music project. A true homage to Iron Maiden's glory years!


Bandcamp link


AERODYNE

Last Days Of Sodom


April 22, 2022

Sweden

Hard 'n' heavy, hard rock

Studio album #3

Collapse. Lies. Ruin. There is no glamour, only rage and nihilism that strains its very being in every direction. Both heavier and faster.


Bandcamp link


ÁNGEL NEGRO

El Despertar


April 22, 2022

Spain

Melodic heavy/power metal

Debut album

Excellent effort by the talented Cartagena melodic metallers. Well-crafted material with superb, top-tier vocal delivery. Sung in Spanish.


Spotify link


AUDREY HORNE

Devil's Bell


April 22, 2022

Norway

Alternative hard rock

Studio album #7

Powerful, heavy, melodic, in-your-face hard rock, with an attitude! From stripped-down indies to arena anthems, the band covers all angles!


Spotify link


DOROTHY

Gifts From The Holy Ghost


April 22, 2022

US

Mainstream rock, melodic hard rock

Studio album #3

Conquering darkness with light, numbness with feeling, disharmony with unity - all while delivering one of this year's most fun rock and roll records.


All links


MIRROR

The Day The Bastard Leaders Die


April 22, 2022

Cyprus

Trad. heavy metal, NWOBHM

Studio album #3

Plentiful old-school metal riffing, soaring vocals, and shredding solos. Lifted from the early 1980s heavy metal playbook. A must FFO traditional heavy metal.


Bandcamp link


RADIANT

Written By Life


April 22, 2022

Germany

Hard rock, melodic heavy metal

Sophomore album

Proper hard rock by the German act fronted by the powerhouse vocalist Herbie Langhans (also mix/production)! Honest, powerful, and melodic.


Spotify link


SOHO RIOT

Square One


April 22, 2022

France

Hard rock

Debut album

A great mix of 70s UK hard rock (Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy) and early 90s US glam (Mr. Big, Winger) influences, with lyrics in the now. Groovy.


Spotify link


BARONS COURT

A Descent Into Madness


April 23, 2022

Sweden

Melodic hard rock

Debut album

Leaning on 70s hard rock (Deep Purple), w/ the mandatory organ bits, the band crafts a complex & varied body of music, where each of its members is showcased.


All links


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