Dali's Dilemma - Manifesto For Futurism Review by Gary Hill Dali`s Dilemma is a new prog metal band on the Magna Carta label. The major influences to this reviewer are Queensryche and Dream Theater, but there are other leanings as well.
Danger Danger - The Return of The Gildersleeves Review by Brian Angotti The second installment of the Where Are They Now Files comes from Danger Danger. This band has released three albums with new vocalist Paul Laine. The Return of The Gildersleeves is a brilliant piece of work from a very underrated band. More
Danzig - 6:66 Satan's Child Review by Steve Colombo Danzig's new album, 6:66 Satan's Child, is excellent. Danzig just keeps on getting better and better with each successive album. More
Dark Black - The Barbarian's Hammer Review by Mike Korn If you are of a certain age group (OK, over 40), you will actually remember when heavy metal seemed to discover itself as a genre and blossom into something really special. This would be the late '70's and very early '80's. More
DC4 - Explode Review by Gary Hill Fans of Godsmack and Alice in Chains should like this band because the bulk of their repertoire comes close to the sound of those two acts. Their fanbase isn’t about to be limited there, though.
The Deadlights - The Deadlights Review by Gary Hill This album certainly fits into the hard rock/metal vein. However, it is not limited by a single style or format. Indeed many of the songs come from varying schools of metal and one cut in particular really doesn't fit as metal at all. More
D'espairs Ray - Coll:set1 Review by Rick Damigella Being a long time fan of Japanese rock music, I was recently in attendance at the JRock Revolution festival in Los Angeles where I was introduced to the band D’espairsRay. More
Destiny's End - Breathe Deep The Dark Review by Gary Hill Released in 1998, this was the first of two albums from Destiny's End and it is a definite masterpiece of metal mayhem that still holds up today. The sounds on the album run the gamut of classic metal from Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Mercyful Fate and more. More
Destiny's End - Transition Review by Gary Hill I first came across the band Destiny’s End when I was doing research for my book on Lovecraftian music. H. P. Lovecraft expert S. T. Joshi mentioned them to me. Eventually I got in touch with Perry Grayson (guitarist for the band) and he sent me copies of their CD’s along with his new band Falcon. More
Dethklok - The Dethalbum Review by Mike Korn From their immense fortress of Mordhaus somewhere on the barren plains of Mordland, the mighty force known as Dethklok surveys their domain. Dethklok is not only the greatest death metal band to ever exist, but a globe-spanning power of tremendous potency.
Bruce Dickinson - Balls to Picasso Review by Lisa Palmeno Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden fame released Balls to Picasso in 1994. The front man whose powerful and highly-developed voice provided the inspiration for legions of heavy metal followers proves himself again and again on this massive work. More
Bruce Dickinson - Tyranny of Souls Review by Gary Hill This is the sixth solo album from Iron Maiden's lead singer Bruce Dickinson. While it's not perfect, it is one of the stronger discs from his solo repertoire. More
Bruce Dickinson - Chemical Wedding (Remaster) Review by Gary Hill This re-release of Bruce Dickinson's Chemical Wedding album has a better sound to me by far than the original, and I guess time has worked on me as I really enjoy the disc this time around. When I first got the original release it didn't sit well with me and I wound up listening to it only a handful of times. More
Bruce Dickinson - Accident of Birth Review by Gary Hill You’ve got to love these Bruce Dickinson reissues. When they put them out they give us a whole disc of rare bonuses. You can kind of look at those songs as just the icing on the cake. More
Bruce Dickinson - Skunkworks Review by Gary Hill I love how most of these Bruce Dickinson solo reissues include a full CD of bonus material. I’d have to also say that this might be my favorite of Dickinson’s solo releases. So, put those two together and you just can’t beat it. More
Diecast - Day of Reckoning Review by Arnold Hablewitz As a whole this disc takes what is so good about the recent New England thrash/death/hardcore scene (Shadows Fall, God Forbid, etc.) and kicks up the heaviness factor by ten, with double-bass reminiscent of Slipknot and hardcore groove and lyrics reminiscent of Hatebreed, Buried Alive, Earth Crisis, and (insert Victory Records band here). More
Digital Ruin - Dwelling In The Out Review by Gary Hill With many CD's the question comes up, is this prog or prog metal. Some are really easy to define, others not so simple. This one falls into that second category. More
Dimmu Borgir - Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia Review by Mike Korn Definitely keeping in the spooky spirit of this issue of MSJ, I turn my evil eye now to Norway's Dimmu Borgir. Along with England's Cradle of Filth and fellow Norwegians Emperor, these guys are the reigning kings of modern black metal, unleashing twisted, torturous tracks full of blazing speed, harsh vocals and eerie symphonic touches. More
Dio - The Very Beast of Dio Review by Mike Korn Few musicians have had a longer or more storied career than Ronnie James Dio. The pixieish vocal powerhouse has lent his immense lungpower to bands like Elf, Rainbow and, of course, Black Sabbath. More
Dirty Rig - Rock Did It Review by Greg Olma Most people will probably know about this release because of Kory Clarke, the lead singer for the now defunct Warrior Soul. This is Dirty Rig's second release and their first with Clarke. More
Dismember - Where Ironcrosses Grow Review by Mike Korn The metal scene is constantly splitting and fracturing into a multitude of genres and subgenres. In the last few years, we've seen the rise of metalcore, melodic death metal, stoner metal and Gothic metal. More
Divine Regale - Ocean Mind Review by Gary Hill Combining elements of general progressive rock (influenced by bands like Yes), Queensryche (the vocals being the largest Queensryche influence present) and even Iron Maiden, this is a very well conceived, and mature performance. More
Dorian Opera - No Secrets Review by Tim Jones Dorian Opera is a German progressive metal band with some impressive keyboard and guitar talent. No Secrets is their first album.
Doro - Warrior Soul Review by Greg Olma The Metal Queen is back with another slab of traditional metal. Although she has never made any real "clunkers", her last few albums have been some of the best of her career. More
Doro - Calling the Wild Review by Gary Hill In the 1980’s Doro Pesch fronted the German metal band Warlock. That band is no more, but Doro has kept her career and love of metal alive through the years. This new disc is her first release in the US in many years, but she has continued releasing albums in Europe the entire time. More
Doro - Fear No Evil Review by G. W. Hill You can never go wrong with a Doro album. Sure, the sound is not often cutting edge – or even surprising. But it’s consistently good. More
Double Drive - 1000 Yard Stare Review by G. W. Hill With the over abundance of rock bands these days it is good to hear something fresh. Doubledrive's debut album is a diverse rock explosion, aggressive and yet still melodic.
DragonForce - Sonic Firestorm Review by Rick Damigella If you have never listened to a DragonForce album, you can’t go wrong with any of their releases but this, their second disc of power/prog metal, is a fantastic sophomore effort and a good jumping on point for new fans. The overall sound is much more mature over their first album yet is still filled with the lightning fast riffage which is the DragonForce trademark. More
DragonForce - Valley of the Damned Review by Rick Damigella DragonForce blazed metal trails in 06 with their latest album Inhuman Rampage. They did it with constant touring behind the album and earning new legions of fans for their unique faster than fast brand of metal. More
DragonForce - Ultra Beatdown Review by Rick Damigella The masters of power metal, DragonForce, have unleashed their fourth recorded opus, Ultra Beatdown, upon the world.
Dublin Death Patrol - DDP 4 Life Review by Mike Korn Ah, the joys of small town living - a relaxed pace, the comfort of knowing all your friends and neighbors, a closeness to the land...and raging thrash metal?