Savage Master – With Whips and Chains (2016)

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Author: Dave

Band: Savage Master

Album: With Whips and Chains

Genre: Heavy metal

Label: High Roller Records

 

Savage Master are a newer heavy metal band that have just released their second full-length album since starting a few years ago. And if that level of output weren’t already noteworthy enough, they also managed to do something even more remarkable and that is to produce a sophomore album that is better than their first one. And seeing as how the first one was already a stellar example of old school heavy metal, if you enjoyed that one, you’re in for a real treat with this one.  Continue reading

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Ambush – Desecrator (2015)

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Author: Dave

Band: Ambush

Album: Desecrator

Label: High Roller Records

 

Having just formed in 2013, Ambush are a relatively recent heavy metal band from Sweden. Desecrator marks their second full-length album, and is a continuation of the classic style in which they have entrenched themselves with their previous works. They are frequently compared to Judas Priest, and in my opinion this is a pretty accurate description of their sound, though this release does mark an expansion of their sound to include more disparate influences. Continue reading

Division Speed – Divison Speed (2015)

Author: GTO

Artist: Division Speed

Album: Division Speed

Label: High Roller Records

Division Speed is not going to waste your time. The first track “Panzerkommando” opens with a killer speed-induced riff that instantly rings true of the album cover—a hell of war, seen from above by a pilot waiting for incoming death. Within moments, the song and eventually album erupt into a thrashing hell to accompany that initial feeling of the calm before the storm. Punctuated only by historical recordings and two instrumental interludes, the album is a speed frenzy that doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to dead air. Continue reading