ALBUM REVIEW: Serenity – The Last Knight

The seventh full-length album by symphonic metal act Serenity, The Last Knight (Napalm Records) is inspired by the story of Maximilian I, the Holy Roman Emperor who, through a combination of military pressure, treaties, and marriage, expanded Austria’s borders across Europe for his family, the Habsburgs. Continue reading

Voodoo Circle – Raised on Rock

German Classic Rock fanatics Voodoo Circle’s fifth album Raised on Rock (AFM) is the debut outing for new singer Herbie Langhans, after the departure of David Readman two years ago. Langhan’s bluesy timbre fits in seamlessly to Voodoo Circle’s retro-flavoured rock, which is straight out of well-thumbed pages of Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Rainbow and Led Zeppelin. Continue reading