power metal

Steff blog posts on metal music, CD reviews, gig reviews and metal music news

April 6, 2014 4 Comments

Songs About Eagles – Power Metal I’m Digging Right Now – Stormforge, Fallen Order, Stratovarius, Gloryhammer and Circle of Silence

Power metal is my not-so-secret first love. It’s probably one of the silliest forms of music known to humankind – overblown, impossibly cheery, hell-bent on producing the epicest epic, the baddest riff, the most impressive solo. Like fantasy pulp fiction brought to life, half the time the lyrics don’t even […]

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October 15, 2012 1 Comment

Concert Review: Lord, Sonic Altar, Just One Fix, Stone Monarch and Stormforge


Friday October 5, Kings Arms, Auckland Wollongong/Sydney power metal masters Lord last played on our shores in 2009. I missed them then – I think I might have been in Syria at the time – but this time I wasn’t going to be a piker. I must confess that I […]

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January 12, 2012 1 Comment

Review: Twisted Tower Dire – Make it Dark


According to their biography, Twisted Tower Dire have been around since the “anti-metal nineties”, but I only heard about them a couple of weeks ago from my friend Chrissy. In 1999 they released their debut album and did a seriously epic world tour to promote it, playing with the likes […]

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