Chris Caffery - Pins And Needles Review by Greg Olma Many of you will know Chris Caffery from his work with Savatage or Trans-Siberian Orchestra but you may not know that he has also been a solo artist since 2004. Pins and Needles is his third solo release and it is also by far his most heavy metal record.
Candlemass - King of the Grey Islands Review by Mike Korn I have no trouble declaring Sweden's Candlemass the best pure metal band on the planet right now. They have mastered their sound so thoroughly and risen above all obstacles in their path with such resolve that there is really no one to compare. More
Candlemass - Candlemass Review by Mike Korn Reunions are getting to be a dime-a-dozen in the metal world these days, but occasionally they bear worthy fruit. The recent comebacks by Judas Priest and Exodus would be good examples of returns that worked, but this new record from the legendary Swedish doom metal band Candlemass is the best yet. More
Candlemass - Ancient Dreams Review by Gary Hill Not extremely progish, this one does have a few moments of prog leanings. I considered those leanings enough to include the band in the prog metal category.
Celtic Frost - Into the Pandemonium Review by Mike Korn "Into the Pandemonium" remains a watershed album in the development of extreme metal but it has never been properly presented on CD until now. It's hard to figure out why it took so long, but at least it's finally here. More
Celtic Frost - Monotheist Review by Mike Korn In the 16 years since Celtic Frost released their last studio album Vanity/Nemesis, the metal scene has recreated itself so many times that 1990 probably seems more like fifty years ago. Not that keeping up with the Joneses ever mattered to Celtic Frost...they have always existed "outside" of even the underground metal phenomena. More
The Chair - The Chair Review by Gary Hill Transubstans Records has a proven track record of bringing out new bands who have their musical hearts rooted firmly in classic rock. Well, The Chair are definitely one of those bands. More
Circle II Circle - Delusions Of Grandeur Review by Greg Olma Zak Stevens has returned with a new disc that sees him experimenting a little with newer sounds. I really liked his last CD Burden Of Truth but I'm glad he has decided to expand his music a little.
Clutch - Beale Street To Oblivion Review by Gary Hill When I put together my list of top discs of 2007, I think this one is going to be the one to beat. With their retro groove textures and stylistic nods to classic musical giants like Black Sabbath, Mountain and Led Zeppelin you just can't go wrong. More
Converge - Jane Doe Review by Mike Korn This is one of the most extreme recordings I own. It's about as raw, dissonant and wild as anything in music today, yet it does not easily fit any definition. More
DC Cooper - DC Cooper Review by Gary Hill The first solo album by former Royal Hunt vocalist D. C. Cooper, this is quite a strong release. Some of the material on here could easily have been done by his former band, but Cooper also brings in some more `80`s tinged metal influences.
Cradle of Filth - Midian Review by Mike Korn Cradle of Filth are possibly the biggest thing happening in the metal underground right now. I know they sell ungodly (pun intended) amounts of merchandise and inspire tremendous fan devotion.
Cradle of Filth - Damnation and a Day Review by Mike Korn One thing's for certain - Cradle of Filth don't do anything half way. For their major label debut "Damnation and a Day", they have pulled out all the stops and unleashed an exhausting 76-minute opus featuring a 40 piece orchestra and 32 piece choir. More
Creozoth - Creozoth Review by Lisa Palmeno Creozoth released their first album on October 25, with a veteran packed line-up: lead guitarist Lars Johansson (Candlemass); Jan Lindh (Candlemass) on drums; lead singer Michael Storck (X-Plode, Yngwie Malmsteen); and Tobbe Moen (ex-Redfun, OZ) on bass. More
Crimson Glory - Astronomica Review by Gary Hill With far reaching influences (King Diamond, Judas Priest, Queensryche, Rush, Iron Maiden, Rob Zombie, Powerman 5000 and even Alice Cooper), this CD really puts an intriguing twist on the metal genre.
The Cursed - Room Full of Sinners Review by Mike Korn Imagine it is 2:30 AM on the foggy, clammy streets of a nameless big city. You walk these mean streets restlessly, unable to sleep or sit still.