CD Review: Anthrax – “For All Kings”

Artist : Anthrax Album : For All Kings (2016 Megaforce/Nuclear Blast) Tracks : 13 Artist website : http://anthrax.com OVERVIEW :  Anthrax, one of the big four, should require no introduction. This album is the eleventh from the thrash metal masters. This album has all the energy and heaviness that one would expect. It delivers and does not in […]

Jose’s Top 12 Albums of all Time

My Top 12 Albums of all Time Here’s a list of my top 12 albums of all time listed in no particular order.  Metallica – Metallica (The Black Album) Michael Jackson – Bad Joni Mitchell – Court and Spark Dream Theater – Train of Thought Guns n’ Roses – Use Your Illusion II Gloria Estefan […]

CD Review: Iron Maiden – “The Book of Souls”

Artist : Iron Maiden Album : The Book of Souls (2015 Parlophone/Sanctuary) Tracks : 11 [6 on disc 1 and 5 on disc 2] Artist website :  www.ironmaiden.com OVERVIEW :  This is the 16th studio album from a band that should need no introductions. Iron Maiden is about as synonymous to heavy metal as Metallica. I was surprised to […]

CD Review: Periphery – “Juggernaut: Omega”

Artist : Periphery Album : Juggernaut: Omega (2015 Sumerian/Century Media) Tracks : 7 Artist website : www.periphery.net OVERVIEW :  This is disc 2 of the two CD set Juggernaut: Alpha/Omega, the third studio effort from the progressive metal band Periphery. I’ve done a separate post on disc 1. I really like this band. They’re very musical, modern, and heavy. […]

CD Review: Periphery – “Juggernaut: Alpha”

Artist : Periphery Album : Juggernaut: Alpha (2015 Sumerian/Century Media) Tracks : 10 Artist website : www.periphery.net OVERVIEW :  This is disc 1 of the two CD set Juggernaut: Alpha/Omega, the third studio effort from the progressive metal band Periphery. I’ll do a separate post on disc 2. I really like this band. They’re very musical, modern, and heavy. […]

CD Review: Lamb of God – “VII: Sturm und Drang”

Artist : Lamb of God Album : VII: Sturm und Drang (2015 Epic/Nuclear Blast) Tracks : 10 Artist website : http://www.lamb-of-god.com OVERVIEW :  Lamb of God are one of my favorite metal bands. Not a day goes by without a bit of LoG in my day. Usually in the morning to help get me going. VII: Sturm und Drang is […]

CD Review: van Canto – “Tribe of Force”

CD Review This review was originally written by Jose Bernardo for www.theweeklyriff.com between 2008 and 2010. These were Jose’s first impressions of the songs and were not written after multiple spins. Artist : van Canto Album : Tribe of Force (2010 Napalm Records) Tracks : 13 Artist website : http://www.vancanto.de/ REVIEW OVERVIEW :  When the words “a capella” come up, I think of […]

CD Review: Finntroll – “Nifelvind”

CD Review This review was originally written by Jose Bernardo for www.theweeklyriff.com between 2008 and 2010. These were Jose’s first impressions of the songs and were not written after multiple spins. Artist : Finntroll Album : Nifelvind (2010 Century Media) Tracks : 11 Artist website : http://www.finntroll-music.com REVIEW OVERVIEW  Nifelvind is the sixth from the Finnish folk metal heroes, Finntroll. Their lyrics are […]

CD Review: Overkill – “Ironbound”

CD Review This review was originally written by Jose Bernardo for www.theweeklyriff.com between 2008 and 2010. These were Jose’s first impressions of the songs and were not written after multiple spins. Artist : Overkill Album : Ironbound (2010 Nuclear Blast) Tracks : 10 Artist website : http://wreckingcrew.com/ REVIEW OVERVIEW This is Overkill’s 15th full-length album. What a fantastic album from these veterans […]

CD Review: GWAR – “Lust In Space”

CD Review This review was originally written by Jose Bernardo for www.theweeklyriff.com between 2008 and 2010. These were Jose’s first impressions of the songs and were not written after multiple spins. Artist : GWAR Album : Lust In Space (2009 Metal Blade) Tracks : 11 Artist website : http://www.gwar.net REVIEW OVERVIEW This is the eleventh studio album from this Virginia thrash band, […]