Pantheon-I - The Wanderer and His Shadow Review by Jeremy Seffens This band shows what “black metal” truly is. They hit hard, yet never fail to keep an eerie feel to at least the undertone of their music.
Papa Roach - Metamorphosis Review by Gary Hill It would be pretty easy to dismiss Papa Roach just based on the fact that they come from the same sort of school of nu-metal and alternative rock that a lot of really lame acts hail out of. More
Pathosray - Pathosray Review by Gary Hill I definitely debated over whether to lump this one into progressive rock or metal. In the end I went with metal, but it was a close call. This band really does sit pretty well across both genres.
The PB Army - Spine for the Snapback Review by Mike Korn When I heard the debut album "Inebriates, Equivocators and Mockers of the Devil Himself" from Toledo, Ohio's PB Army, I knew I had just encountered a band with a future in the heavy rock business. With their sophomore release, PB Army shows that they haven't lost any momentum. More
Pharaoh - The Longest Night Review by Gary Hill In some ways this disc is simply awesome. Frankly, if you take any one song here and listen to it by itself, you'll find that the group's version of classic heavy metal is powerful and invigorating. More
Pharaoh - After the Fire Review by Mike Korn This is a beautiful piece of work. I daresay that if Pharaoh had existed in the 1980's, they would now be releasing box sets in elaborate packaging much like Iron Maiden . They are that good. More
Philosopher - Laws Ov Form Review by Gary Hill German band Philosopher bills themself as a “Lovecraftian Death Metal” band and they certainly fit that role with the works of H. P. Lovecraft playing a major part in virtually everything they do. That was how I got to know these guys (and included them in my book).
Philosopher - Thoughts Review by Mike Korn Few authors have inspired more heavy metal bands than Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the "old gentleman of Providence," who created legendary tales of horror featuring the dreadful Cthulhu and his brethern. Only J.R.R. Tolkien and his epic "Lord of the Rings" has probably influenced more bands. More
Place of Skulls - The Black Is Never Far Review by Gary Hill I don't think it would be a far stretch to say that these guys like Black Sabbath. While these guys definitely have their own sound, it seems that a lot of their music is built on a motif that's firmly based in a sound that owes a lot to Tony Iommi's guitar work in Sab. More
Poison - Seven Days Live Review by Gary Hill Times change. When Poison first came around I couldn’t take them seriously. To me they were the worst of the glam metal bands. More
Poison - Power To The People Review by Brian Angotti Nearly ten years later. The original line up of Poison returns with "Power To The People". Power To The People features five new tracks and classic Poison tunes recorded live on their 2000 reunion tour. More
Powerglove - Metal Kombat for the Mortal Man Review by Rick Damigella What comes to mind when you think of unexpectedly great music combinations? Rob Halford fronting Black Sabbath in Costa Mesa, CA in ’92, Neil Young and Pearl Jam joining forces for Mirror Ball or Twisted Sister doing an album of Christmas songs are all good examples.
Primal Fear - New Religion Review by Greg Olma I always liked Primal Fear because they carried the Judas Priest torch when Priest wasn’t making music. It's not that they were necessarily a copy band but they did take that blueprint of Painkiller and added a little Euro metal to the mix.
Primal Fear - Nuclear Fire Review by Mike Korn Primal Fear is a band that would dearly love to be Judas Priest. From the Hellion-style robotic birds on their album covers to the leather garb of the members and the shrieking vocals of Ralf Scheepers, everything about these Germans screams of their desire to follow in the footsteps of the immortal British metal band. More
Primordial - To The Nameless Dead Review by Mike Korn It's pretty hard to shoehorn Ireland's Primordial into any kind of musical box. Their sound is unique and has influences from a lot of different quarters.
Probot - Probot Review by Mike Korn It seems a sad fact that many artists forget the music of their younger days when they "mature". It's not unusual to find a successful musician trying to deny or belittle his time in punk, heavy metal or hard rock bands. More
Puya - Fundamental Review by Gary Hill This one is included as progressive metal, because although it really doesn`t fit the traditional definition of that genre, it includes very unique musical influences and quirky arrangements. More