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BRAINSTORM – Downburst (2008) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

BRAINSTORMDownburst Metal Blade (2008)Rating: 6.5/10 Brainstorm was founded in 1989 by guitarists Torsten Ihlenfeld and Milan Loncaric and drummer Dieter Bernert. As evidence of their faithfulness to playing metal I offer you the fact that the German band was not signed until 1997. Few bands would forge on for eight years without the support of […]

AVANTASIA – The Scarecrow (2008) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

AVANTASIAThe Scarecrow Nuclear Blast (2008)Rating: 8/10 Avantasia is the side project of Edguy mainman Tobias Sammett. The band (consisting primarily of Sammett and a host of guest musicians, as is the case here as well) recorded two successful albums that were released as The Metal Opera, Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 in 2001 and 2002 […]