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VANDOR – On a Moonlit Night (Album Review)

Maniac If you’re a power metal maniac then July 16, 2021, should be etched on your brain and anywhere else you can etch. This is the release date of the latest Vandor album On a Moonlit Night and without giving any spoilers away, it is a fantastic piece of work. According to the band’s official […]

LIQUID STEEL – Mountain of Madness (Album Review)

Austria’s finest Austria’s finest Liquid Steel are back with their first album in five years, and it is most definitely worth the wait. Following up 2016’s Midnight Chaser, Mountain of Madness is another example of classic metal at its absolute best. Formed in 2009 the line-up has been constant since the recording of their debut, […]

TYGERS OF PAN TANG – Majors and Minors (Album Review)

Compilation Tygers of Pan Tang are no strangers to compilation albums. Indeed, according to their own website they have released 13 of the damn things. What none of them do, however, is cover the more ‘recent’ period, referred to by some as the “Renaissance Period”. This may have something to with having a Florentine on […]

WIG WAM – Never Say Die (Album Review)

Return Norwegian glam metallers Wig Wam blast back onto the scene following their reformation in 2019 with a great new album Never Say Die. With their last album being 2012’s Wall Street you would expect a few changes to have happened in the intervening 11 years, but you’d be wrong. Wig Wam’s style is very […]

CRYSTAL VIPER – The Cult (Album Review)

Flirtation Following a flirtation with more melodic metal, Poland’s Crystal Viper return to their more traditional base with their latest release The Cult. This is the band’s eighth full-length album, with three coming in the last four years. Great output following a four-year enforced hiatus from 2013-2017. Vocalist, guitarist and brains of the outfit Marta […]

BEST OF 2020 – Sparky (Writer)

This year CGCM decided to include EP (previously they were excluded from Top Ten Albums). Live albums and re-records were still disqualified, new music only for Best of Year. We also instigated a (highly complex🤣 – 1 point for 10th place through to 10 points for 1st place) rating system throughout all individual lists to […]