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Rhapsody Of Fire

Is Wintersun’s new album the most important metal release of 2012?

November 26th, 2012

Thrash​ Hits’ resident Euro metal geek ​Tom Dare​ ​is having great fun with the long, long, long-awaited second album from Finnish widdlers ​Wintersun​. But he thinks it’s much more than that – he thinks it’s a landmark.

Wintersun promo photo 2012 Thrash Hits

When Wintersun announced back in 2006 that work  composing album number two was underway, hopes were high. But as the years rolled by, Time seemingly joined the likes of Chinese Democracy and the mythical third Necrophagist record in the “when hell freezes over”-stakes when it came to a realistic ETA, fears increased. “Were they polishing a turd?”, we wondered. Had they been far too ambitious for their own good? So what a shock it was when Time I finally arrived, not just seriously good, but as one of the most important metal releases of its generation. [Read more →]

Bands

Album: Elvenking – Red Silent Tides

September 15th, 2010

Elvenking
Red Silent Tides
AFM Records
17 September 2010

by Tom Dare

It’s not always easy being a fan of power metal. There’s a tired old line that gets thrown around in the UK- that it’s basically just Europop with distortion and bass drum kicks aimed at perpetually adolescent Dungeons & Dragons enthusiasts. While this is obviously patently untrue in every way (ahem), Elvenking appear to be doing everything in their power to prove this theory.

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