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TEMPLE BALLS – Pyromide (Album Review)

Temple Balls are an energetic hard rock band from Finland. Pyromide, their Frontiers debut and third album overall, is a tour de force of melodic hard rock that sees the band pushing themselves onto the world stage. Produced by none other than Jona Tee (H.E.A.T.), Pyromide is a tour-de-force of hooks, powerful rhythms, and anthemic […]

TRUCKER DIABLO – Tail End Of A Hurricane (Album Review)

I first heard about Trucker Diablo on the CGCM podcast. The episode was a festival report that the Meister was doing for the Call of the Wild Festival. That was the first time I have heard of Trucker Diablo. I decided to look into them a bit more and was glad I did.  That was […]

ORDEN OGAN – Final Days (Album Review)

Alister Vale “My name is Alister Vale. I am the last survivor of Easton Hope. Only the rags that cling to my back remain. I have lost everything else and journeyed countless miles. It would have cost any other person their life, the journey through that hot, arid desert. But as I arrived in GRAVES […]

THE NORSEMAN COMPANY – The Coming of the Chord (Album Review)

When I first stumbled onto this album the name and cover made me think of Viking metal. I thought the sound was going to be something similar to Tyr or Grand Magus. To my surprise it didn’t sound like them at all, in fact, I was pleasantly surprised with what I heard. Nothing against the […]

THE UNITY – Pride (Album Review)

The Unity are a power metal band from Germany formed in 2016 by members of Love.Might.Kill. They started out as a side project by Gamma Ray members Henjo Richter (guitars) and Michael Ehré (drums). Pride is the third album. Michael Ehré is also the current drummer for power metal giants Primal Fear. The album rocks hard […]

BEST OF 2020 – Ivan Galesic (Writer)

Behold, CGCM‘s Best of 2020! 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 […]

IN/VERTIGO – Sex, Love & Chaos (EP Review)

Hailing from Calgary Alberta, In/Vertigo formed in 2016, the quartet delivers relentless, memorable performances at the jet engine decibels of a Boeing 747. Consisting of vocalist Reed Alton, guitarist Shaddy Elsaghir, bassist Duncan McCartney, and drummer Keaton Byfield, the band has already made a mark for itself touring and constantly gigging around Western Canada. They […]

SOLE SYNDICATE – Last Days of Eden (Album Review)

For a country that has a population of around 10 million people Sweden consistently produces some of the best metal bands. Whether it’s sleaze, power metal, melodic metal or just plain hard n heavy rock they just keep coming. Sole Syndicate fit right in with their melodic metal sound. The band was formed in 2015 […]