July 2018 Power Metal Album of the Month: Michael Romeo – “War of the Worlds, Pt. 1”

PMAOTM Michael Romeo - War of the Worlds, pt. 1

Greetings and salutations, fellow champions of the rock.  July has been an absolutely insane month for new extreme music, so much so that I am still buried under a mountain of albums I need to catch up on.  Normally I’d apologize for the Power Metal Album of the Month for July coming to you a few days late, but all things happen for a reason, and that reason was I needed to pick myself up off the floor after hearing the kinda-sorta* solo debut from Symphony X axeman/chief songwriter Michael Romeo, the unapologetically classic War of the Worlds, Pt. 1.   Continue reading

Album Review: Cryonic Temple – “Into the Glorious Battle”

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“To arms, my brothers!  For today we march Into the Glorious Battle with the Cryonic Temple!  Or we march to the Cryonic Temple so that we may go Into the Glorious Battle!  Look: we’re either engaging in a Glorious Battle at the Cryonic Temple or with the Cryonic Temple or against the Cryonic Temple…to be honest I was a little unclear when the orders came through, what with all the keyboards and major arpeggios they’re playing through the loudspeakers.”

“Anyway, to arms!” Continue reading