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GIRLSCHOOL – Hit And Run: Revisited (2011) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

GIRLSCHOOLHit And Run: Revisited Wacken (2011)Rating: 6.5/10 Girlschool are known as the female Motörhead for good reason. Since they hit the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal scene in the late 70s the band have been a driving rock ’n’ roll force. They have survived membership changes, the lean years of rock music, sexism and […]


EVILE – Long Live New Flesh (September 2011) | Features / Interviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

EVILE – Long Live New Flesh Anthony Morgan September 2011 Evile (l-r): Joel Graham, Ol Drake, Matt Drake and Ben Carter While touring Europe as support to Swedish death metallers Amon Amarth, bassist Mike Alexander of Huddersfield, England-based thrashers Evile was suddenly taken ill and rushed to hospital on October 5th, 2009. Unfortunately he succumbed […]


SEBASTIAN BACH – Kicking & Screaming (2011) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

SEBASTIAN BACHKicking & Screaming Frontiers (2011)Rating: 8.5/10 As soon as the riff hits, I’m relieved to hear that Sebastian Bach is still keeping the true metal flame burning. Despite this album being bereft of bassist Steve DiGiorgio, the band Bach has assembled is still content to beat their chest and snarl through 13 tracks (14 […]


ANTHRAX – Worship Music (2011) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

ANTHRAXWorship Music Nuclear Blast (2011)Rating: 7/10 After a lengthy series of setbacks, Anthrax returns in 2011 with Worship Music. The album is the band’s first to feature vocalist Joey Belladonna (who fronted the band during the height of their popularity) since 1990’s Persistence Of Time, an album long considered to be the band’s seminal offering. […]


ARCH / MATHEOS – A Sympathetic Resonance (September 2011) | Features / Interviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

ARCH / MATHEOS – A Sympathetic Resonance Anthony Morgan September 2011 Arch / Matheos (l-r): Jim Matheos and John Arch The existence of Arch / Matheos was publicly revealed to the world on January 19th, 2011, the outfit a collaboration between Fates Warning / OSI guitarist Jim Matheos and erstwhile Fates Warning vocalist John Arch. […]


PRIMUS – Green Naugahyde (2011) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

PRIMUSGreen Naugahyde ATO (2011)Rating: 7/10 Green Naugahyde marks the studio album return of Primus, this time featuring Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde, and Jay Lane (one of the band’s early drummers). The album follows 2003’s DVD / CD combo Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People and an indie release of rehearsals of classic Primus […]


ENTRAILS – The Tomb Awaits (2011) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

ENTRAILSThe Tomb Awaits F.D.A. Recotz (2011)Rating: 6/10 Mmmm… well, it looks like Entombed’s 1990 classic album Left Hand Path. The logo, the cover art and the sound is very much Swedish, which is no real surprise in the sense that these guys are Swedish, but I’m wondering why this is such an imitation? I hear […]