LA Guns - Greatest Hits and Black Beauties Review by Brian Angotti With a brief and dissatisfying run with Jizzy Pearl of Love/Hate fame on lead and a revolving door of band members, L.A. Guns return with Greatest Hits and Black Beauties. The disc is a compilation of new tracks and re-recorded classic hits from the original band. More
Perhaps it’s metal, perhaps it’s not, but either way, this disc is cool. LA Guns is forever tied musically to Guns N Roses through Tracii Guns, but you really don’t hear a lot of the GNR sound on this set.
Lacuna Coil - Comalies Review by Gary Hill Comalies is the third full-length album from the Italian Lacuna Coil. As on their other releases the band combine metal, Goth and pop with a sense of layering and style that is impeccable. More
Lair of the Minotaur - War Metal Battle Master Review by Mike Korn Since Lair of the Minotaur cuts right to the quick and doesn't waste time, neither will I: War Metal Battle Master is the most barbaric, most punishing slab of pure raging metal that I've heard this year.
Lamb of God - Sacrament Review by Mike Korn With a name such as Lamb of God and an album title like Sacrament, you'd expect this disc to be full of praise and worship. But there's definitely a wolf under this lamb's clothing. More
Lamb of God - Ashes of the Wake Review by Mike Korn The last few years have seen the rise of a new generation of American metal bands. The new blood has included Shadows Fall, God Forbid and without a doubt the most vicious of the bunch, Lamb of God. More
Lazarus A.D. - The Onslaught Review by Mike Korn In case you missed it, thrash metal is hot again. Somehow the glory days of late 80's thrash have really sparked something in the younger generation and there are tons of new mosh-crazed bands popping up.
Leatherwolf - World Asylum Review by Mike Korn I missed Leatherwolf the first time around. Their heyday was the mid to late 80's, a time when a million metal bands were fighting for the attention of headbangers everywhere. More
Lillian Axe - Waters Rising Review by Gary Hill I have to admit, I’ve never heard Lillian Axe before. There were so many metal bands coming out in the 1980’s and most of them were bad, that I sort of ignored a lot of them. More
Lillian Axe - Lillian Axe Review by Gary Hill Lillian Axe (at least in my head) got caught up in the "hair metal" movement of the 1980's. I recently discovered them with their latest disc and am now getting a chance to catch up on some of their back catalog.
Lillian Axe - Love + War Review by G. W. Hill The second release from Lillian Axe, this has just been remastered and released. While their first disc was strong, this album showed them in a much more potent place in terms of songwriting and performance.
Lions Share - Emotional Coma Review by Greg Olma Lions Share have returned with a new CD after a 6 year break. It also marks the debut of Patrik Johansson on vocals and they have come up with a very good melodic heavy metal record.
Lost Horizon - Awakening the World Review by Mike Korn With a mighty crash of thunder, a gaping hole is torn in the turbulent sky. A blinding glare issues from the vortex, solidifying into a bridge of brilliant light, and striding on this mystical path are four figures. More
Kiko Loureiro - No Gravity Review by Greg Olma The name Kiko Loureiro may not mean much to most people but in the heavy metal community, he is regarded as one of the better guitars out there. His day job is with Angra but now he has decided to put out something all his own.
Lowbrow - Victims at Play Review by Mike Korn Well, you know you're not going to get thought-provoking progressive music with technical virtuosity from a band called "Lowbrow". More
Lunaris - Cyclic Review by Mike Korn I won't mince words here. Right off the bat, I will say that this record will almost certainly be my top pick for metal album of 2004, barring the release of something truly massive. More
Lunatica - Fables & Dreams Review by Greg Olma The success of bands like Evanescence and Lacuna Coil has really opened the door for many female fronted bands. If I were to compare Lunatica with anyone, I would have to say they come close to Nightwish. More