D - METAL CD LIST


Dafne - s/t 2/5 (decent Italian melodic metal debut with a few neo-classical parts and a uniquely high-pitched vocalist that unfortunately might steer some away) - CLINT
Dagoth - Prophecy (hopefully coming soon)
Dagoth - New empire 2.5/5 (64-minute raw/demo-quality debut from Mexican power metal act; needs work, but a decent start) - KIT
Dakesis - Trial by fire 3.5/5 (catchy power metal debut with some progressive elements and plenty of keys; has mostly male vocals, but there are female vocals too) - CLINT
Dakrua - Shifting realities 4/5 Dakrua Review - CLINT
Dakrua - Inner wastelands 3/5 - CLINT
Dakrya - Crime scene 3/5 (their debut is “beauty and the beast” symphonic/gothic metal, but this 2nd CD is unique progressive/gothic metal with mostly female vocals) - CLINT
Dakrya - Monumento 3.5/5 Dakrya Review - CLINT
Dalriada - Napisten hava 3.5/5 (Hungarian-language folk/power metal band is back with their female and clean male vocals; quite good, but their CDs are too similar to each other) - CLINT
Dalriada - Igeret 4/5 (Hungarian folk/power metal band, with both female and male vocals, really establish themselves with this terrific CD in line with their others) - CLINT
Dalriada - Arany-album 4/5 (another fantastic CD from this female fronted Hungarian-language folk/power metal band, but it's a bit too long at over 75 minutes) - CLINT
Dalriada - Szelek 4.5/5 (female fronted Hungarian-language folk/power metal band returns with a spectacular CD for fans of the band, and fans of Kalevala as well) - CLINT
Dalriada - Kikelet 4/5 (3rd CD by the band formerly known as Echo of Dalriada; has more symphonic parts/keys and less raw power when compared to 'Jegbonto') - CLINT
D.A.M. - Inside out 3/5 - MICHAEL
D.A.M. - Human wreckage 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Dama - Eirwen 4/5 Dama Review - CHRIS
Damage - Hopes and fears 2.5/5 - KIT
Damien - Beyond apathy (hopefully coming soon)
Damien - Angel juice 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Damien - Stop this war 3/5 - MICHAEL
Damien - Every dog has his day 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Damien Thorne - End of the game (hopefully coming soon)
Damien Thorne - Haunted mind (hopefully coming soon)
Damien Thorne - Wrath of darkness (hopefully coming soon)
Damien Thorne - The sign of the jackal 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
Damnation Angels - Bringer of light 4/5 Damnation Angels Review - CREAG
Dane, Warrel - Praises to the war machine 3.5/5 Dane, Warrel Review - CREAG
Dantesco - Seven years of battle 3.5/5 (3rd CD of Puerto Rican doom inspired by Candlemass; this time they include some English lyrics and a Savatage cover) - KIT
Dantesco - Pagano 3/5 (Puerto Rican epic doomy metallers' 2nd CD; operatic male vocals may be an acquired taste and songs should be catchier) - KIT
Dantesco - De la mano de la muerte 4/5 Dantesco Review - KIT
Danton - Way of destiny 3/5 - KIT
Dark Angel - Time does not heal 3.5/5 - CRAIG
Dark Angel - Leave scars 3.5/5 - CRAIG
Dark Angel - Darkness descends 3/5 - CRAIG
Dark Angel - We have arrived 3/5 - CRAIG
Dark Arena - Flowing back (hopefully coming soon)
Dark Arena - Alien factor 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dark at Dawn - s/t 4/5 (another awesome CD of gothic/dark power metal with gruff yet melodic vocals) - JOHN
Dark at Dawn - s/t 4/5 Dark at Dawn Review - SEAN
Dark at Dawn - Of decay and desire 4/5 Dark at Dawn Review - JOHN
Dark at Dawn - First beams of light 3.5/5 - JOHN
Dark at Dawn - Crimson frost 3/5 - JOHN
Dark at Dawn - Baneful skies 4/5 - JOHN
Dark Avenger - Tales of Avalon/The terror 2.5/5 (complex and ambitious epic melodic metal, with difficult to decipher vocals and a lack of memorability) - CRAIG
Dark Avenger - s/t 2.5/5 - CRAIG
Dark Black - Sellsword 3/5 Dark Black Review - MICHAEL
Dark Empire - From refuge to ruin (hopefully coming soon)
Dark Empire - Humanity dethroned 3.5/5 (great guitar driven follow-up for fans of Persuader, Blind Guardian and Into Eternity) - MICHAEL
Dark Empire - Distant tides 3.5/5 Dark Empire Review - MICHAEL
Dark Forest - Dawn of infinity 4/5 Dark Forest Review - CREAG
Dark Forest - s/t 4/5 Dark Forest Review - CREAG
Dark Heart - Shadows of the night 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dark Horizon - Angel secret masquerade 4/5 (Italian power metal band really impresses me with this terrific 3rd CD that contains crisp and consistent songwriting) - CLINT
Dark Horizon - Dark light's shades 4/5 Dark Horizon Review - CLINT
Dark Horizon - Son of gods 2.5/5 - CLINT
Dark Illusion - Where the eagles fly 3.5/5 Dark Illusion Review - CLINT
Dark Illusion - Beyond the shadows 3.5/5 Dark Illusion Review - CLINT
Dark Mirror - Portrait of evil 3.5/5 Dark Mirror Review - KIT
Dark Mirror - Visions of pain 3.5/5 - KIT
Dark Moor - Ars musica 3.5/5 (Spanish power metal band’s 9th CD that’s kinda lacking their usual amount of catchy songs, but it’s still recommended to fans of the band) - CLINT
Dark Moor - Ancestral romance 3.5/5 (another high quality CD from this fairly popular power metal band, but their last few CDs are better; some songs are sung in Spanish) - CLINT
Dark Moor - Autumnal 4/5 (excellent 7th CD from this long-running power metal band with a classical/symphonic side) - CLINT
Dark Moor - Autumnal 3.5/5 Dark Moor Review - MICHAEL
Dark Moor - Tarot 4/5 Dark Moor Review - CLINT
Dark Moor - Beyond the sea 3.5/5 (great CD from this fairly popular power metal band) - CLINT
Dark Moor - Beyond the sea 3.5/5 Dark Moor Review - DAVID
Dark Moor - s/t 4/5 - CLINT
Dark Moor - The gates of oblivion 3.5/5 - CLINT
Dark Moor - The hall of the olden dreams 4.5/5 - CLINT
Dark Moor - The hall of the olden dreams 4/5 Dark Moor Review - DAVID
Dark Moor - Shadowland 2/5 - CLINT
Dark Princess - Cruel game 3.5/5 (great 3rd CD of female fronted gothic metal; their first CD entirely sung in Russian, but all of the songs are on previous CDs in English) - CLINT
Dark Princess - Stop my heart 3/5 - CLINT
Dark Princess - Without you 3/5 - CLINT
Dark Quarterer - Symbols 3.5/5 (5th CD with enduring melodies and lengthy songs, which never grow old and are in the classic NWOBHM style) - MICHAEL
Dark Quarterer - Violence (hopefully coming soon)
Dark Quarterer - War tears (hopefully coming soon)
Dark Quarterer - The etruscan prophecy (hopefully coming soon)
Dark Quarterer - s/t (hopefully coming soon)
Dark Tranquillity - Construct 4/5 (another awesome CD from this long-running melodic death metal band; their last 5 or so CDs have simply clicked with me) - CLINT
Dark Tranquillity - We are the void 4.5/5 (another tremendous CD from this popular band, and it follows the same successful formula of their previous CDs) - CLINT
Dark Tranquillity - Fiction 4.5/5 (the heaviest band in my collection continues to crush my soul with each and every release; killer stuff!) - CLINT
Dark Tranquillity - Character 4.5/5 (intense CD that dangles on the edge of the heavier side of my tastes, but totally succeeds at pulling me with it) - CLINT
Dark Tranquillity - Damage done 4.5/5 - CLINT
Dark Tranquillity - Haven 4/5 - CLINT
Dark Tranquillity - Projector 3.5/5 - CLINT
Dark Tranquillity - The mind's I 3.5/5 - CLINT
Dark Tranquillity - The gallery 4/5 - CLINT
Dark Tranquillity - Skydancer 4/5 - CLINT
Dark Whisper - From now on 3/5 Dark Whisper Review - CLINT
Darker Half - Desensitized 4/5 Darker Half Review - KIT
Darker Half - Desensitized 3/5 (quality Aussie metal sure to please fans of Dragonsclaw, Dungeon, Ilium, Black Majesty or maybe even Eyefear; their 2nd CD) - MICHAEL
Darker Half - Duality 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Darkfire - s/t 3/5 (unheralded Italian power metal debut a la Labyrinth; quite good in spots) - KIT
Darking - Sons of steel 3.5/5 (epic pure old-school metal debut from Italy with elements of everything from Frozen Tears to Skanners to Domine; quality stuff) - KIT
Darkling - Metal reborn (hopefully coming soon)
Darkling - Sin king 3/5 (decent thrash debut in the vein of older Anthrax, Wargasm, Nuclear Assault and Sacred Reich) - MICHAEL
Darkness - Conclusion and revival 3/5 - MICHAEL
Darkness - Defenders of justice 4/5 - MICHAEL
Darkness - Death squad 4.5/5 - MICHAEL
Darksun - Memento mori (hopefully coming soon)
Darksun - Tocar el sol (hopefully coming soon)
Darksun - Libera me (hopefully coming soon)
Darksun - El lado oscuro (hopefully coming soon)
Darksun - El legado 4/5 (top-flight Spanish metal debut forged in the ashes of Northwind, and in the same style) - KIT
Darktribe - Mysticeti Victoria 4/5 Darktribe Review - SEAN
Darkwater - Where stories end 4/5 (excellent 2nd CD of progressive metal with some power and plenty of crunch; highly recommended and features members of Harmony) - CLINT
Darkwater - Calling the earth to witness 3.5/5 Darkwater Review - CLINT
Darkwell - Metatron 2.5/5 (decent 2nd CD of female fronted symphonic/gothic metal with the vocalist who's now in Atargatis) - CLINT
Darkwell - Suspiria 2.5/5 - CLINT
Dawn of Destiny - Praying to the world 4.5/5 (fantastic 4th CD of female fronted symphonic power metal; ‘Rebellion in heaven’ is probably my favorite thus far though) - CLINT
Dawn of Destiny - Praying to the world 4.5/5 Dawn of Destiny Review - CHRIS
Dawn of Destiny - Human fragility 4/5 (awesome 3rd CD from this rising female fronted power metal band, but I think their previous 'Rebellion in heaven' is their best so far) - CLINT
Dawn of Destiny - Human fragility 4/5 Dawn of Destiny Review - CHRIS
Dawn of Destiny - Rebellion in heaven 4.5/5 Dawn of Destiny Review - CLINT
Dawn of Destiny - Begins 4/5 Dawn of Destiny Review - CLINT
Dawn of Silence - Wicked saint or righteous sinner 4/5 (except for the first 30 seconds this is keyboard-less power metal, with a fantastic vocalist; their 2nd CD) - CLINT
Dawn of Silence - Moment of weakness 4/5 (fantastic power metal debut from Sweden that's very much in line with Destynation, but is a bit more upbeat/exciting) - CLINT
Dawn of Winter - The peaceful dead 3/5 Dawn of Winter Review - KIT
Dawn of Winter - In the valley of tears 3.5/5 - KIT
Dawnrider - Fate is calling pt. l 4/5 Dawnrider Review - DAVID
Days of Yore - The mad god's wage 3/5 (brilliant classical power metal debut that's ruined by an awful singer) - JOHN
D.B.C. - Unreleased 3/5 - MICHAEL
D.B.C. - Universe 3/5 - MICHAEL
D.B.C. - Dead brain cells 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
Dead Calm - No way out 3.5/5 - KIT
Dead End - Dream demon analyzer (hopefully coming soon)
Dead End - Metamorphosis (hopefully coming soon)
Dead End - Zero 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dead End - Shambara 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
Dead End - Ghost of romance 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
Dead End - Dead line 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dead On - s/t 3/5 - MICHAEL
Deadlands - Evilution 3.5/5 Deadlands Review - SEAN
Deadline - Dressed to kill 3.5/5 - KIT
Deadly Assassin - The metal knights 3.5/5 (suspicious Nasty Savage inclinations for this act who sound like Sentinel Beast, Satan's Host, Screamer and Deadly Blessing) - MICHAEL
Deadly Blessing - Ascend from the cauldron 3/5 - MICHAEL
Deadly Fate - Secret land (hopefully coming soon)
Deadly Fate - Shine again 1.5/5 - KIT
Deadly Sin - Sunborn 3/5 (good debut of song-oriented and powerful European metal with slightly progressive arrangements) - KIT
Deadnight - Messenger of death 3.5/5 (very melodic black/thrash metal debut for fans of Children of Bodom, Merciless and Dissection) - MICHAEL
Deaf Dealer - Journey into fear 3/5 - MICHAEL
Deaf Dealer - Keeper of the flame 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Deafening Silence - Backlash 3.5/5 Deafening Silence Review - CLINT
Deafening Silence - Edge of life 3.5/5 Deafening Silence Review - CLINT
Dealer - Bootlegged 3.5/5 (high-quality NWOBHM rarity demos unearthed and compiled 25 years later) - KIT
Dealer - Boogie, booze & birds (hopefully coming soon)
Dealer - One more time! (hopefully coming soon)
Dealer - First strike (hopefully coming soon)
Death Angel - Relentless retribution 4/5 (6th CD of sophisticated, mature but ripping thrash; perhaps the band's most well-rounded, cohesive work) - KIT
Death Angel - Killing season 4/5 Death Angel Review - KIT
Death Angel - The art of dying 3.5/5 - KIT
Death Angel - Act lll 4/5 - KIT
Death Angel - Frolic through the park 4/5 - KIT
Death Angel - The ultra-violence 4/5 - KIT
Death Dealer - War master 4/5 (highly anticipated heavy metal super-group debut with Ross the Boss, Sean Peck from Cage, Stu Marshall, and Rhino on drums) - MICHAEL
Death Fist - Too hot to burn 3/5 (female fronted retrothrash debut that's not as good as Holy Moses, Messiah Force or Sentinel Beast) - MICHAEL
Death in Action - Scheiterhaufen brennt (hopefully coming soon)
Death in Action - Stuck in time 3/5 - MICHAEL
Death in Action - Just for our sake 3/5 - MICHAEL
Death in Action - Toxic waste 3/5 - MICHAEL
Death or Glory - In the middle of the storm 2.5/5 (decent Italian traditional/power metal debut with lots of mid-paced songs) - CLINT
Deathraiser - Violent aggression 2.5/5 (average Brazilian thrash debut with very little originality, but may appeal to fans of Dead Head, Hypnosia, or Morbid Saint) - MICHAEL
Deathrash - Thrash beyond death 3.5/5 (compilation from this killer New Jersey thrash act for fans of Whiplash, Caligula, The Kill and At War) - MICHAEL
Deathrider - Requiem 3/5 - MICHAEL
Deathrow - Life beyond 4/5 - MICHAEL
Deathrow - Deception ignored 5/5 - MICHAEL
Deathrow - Raging steel 4.5/5 - MICHAEL
Deathrow - Riders of doom 4.5/5 - MICHAEL
Deathwish - Demon preacher 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
Deathwish - At the edge of damnation 3/5 - MICHAEL
Decadence - Chargepoint 3/5 (aggressive female fronted Swedish thrash comparable to Sentinel Beast, Detente, and of course Arch Enemy; their 4th CD) - MICHAEL
Decadence - 3rd Stage of Decay 3/5 - MICHAEL
Decadence - The creature (hopefully coming soon)
Decadence - s/t (hopefully coming soon)
Deceased - Surreal overdose 4/5 (this is the CD fans have awaited, with amazing solos, killer riffs, horror themes and audible vocals) - MICHAEL
Deceased - As the weird travel on 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Deceased - Supernatural addiction 3/5 - MICHAEL
Deceased - Fearless undead machines 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Deceased - The blueprints for madness 3/5 - MICHAEL
Deceased - Luck of the corpse 1.5/5 - MICHAEL
December 9th - Art mind destruction 3/5 (fairly raw but interesting Russian-language symphonic/gothic/power metal debut with clean, death and black male vocals) - CLINT
Decuman Wave - Beyond the lies 2.5/5 Decuman Wave Review - CLINT
Ded Engine - Hold a grudge 3/5 - MICHAEL
Ded Engine - Hot shot 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dedication - The enemy within 4/5 (vastly improved 2nd CD of classy Swedish power metal a la Destynation, Dreamland, Dawn of Silence, etc.) - KIT
Dedication - Reflections of time 3/5 (Swedish melodic metal debut melding Dimeo-era Riot (musically), NWOBHM and hard rock) - KIT
Def Con One - Warface 3/5 (2nd CD that has a thrash groove vibe, from the ex-drummer of Venom; similar to Prong, Cro-Mags, Pro-Pain and Mpire of Evil) - MICHAEL
Def Con One - Blood soaks the floor (hopefully coming soon)
Defect - Into the void (EP) 3/5 Defect Review - CREAG
Defending the Faith - Radical change 3/5 (good power metal on the heavier side, which has me thinking of Spiral Tower) - CLINT
Defending the Faith - Defender (hopefully coming soon)
Defiance - The prophecy (hopefully coming soon)
Defiance - Beyond recognition 2.5/5 - CRAIG
Defiance - Void terra firma 2.5/5 - CRAIG
Defiance - Product of society 3.5/5 - CRAIG
Defyance - Transitional forms 2/5 - KIT
Defyance - Time lost 2/5 - KIT
Defyance - Amaranthine 3/5 - KIT
Degradation - Juggernaut 4/5 Degradation Review - KIT
Deja Vu - Decibel disease 4/5 Deja Vu Review - KIT
Deja Vu - Bullets to spare 3.5/5 Deja Vu Review - KIT
Dekapitator - The storm before the calm 3.5/5 (members of Exhumed split your skull with razor sharp riffs a la Sacrifice and Soothsayer; their 2nd CD) - MICHAEL
Dekapitator - We will destroy... you will obey!!! 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Delain - We are the others 3.5/5 (3rd CD from this well-known female fronted symphonic/gothic metal band, and while it’s their most commercial to date, it’s really catchy) - CLINT
Delain - April rain 3.5/5 (bombastic 2nd CD of female fronted symphonic/gothic metal; very solid, but I prefer their debut 'Lucidity', which I find to be more memorable) - CLINT
Delain - Lucidity 4/5 Delain Review - CLINT
Delight - Breaking ground 2/5 (5th CD that's somewhat similar to Xandria, Within Temptation and Asrai, but it also feels like these guys/gal want to rival Evanescence) - CLINT
Delight - Anew 1/5 (4th CD turning 180 degrees from their once promising power metal beginning; will surely disappoint fans of their outstanding 'The fading tale') - CLINT
Delight - Eternity 3.5/5 (solid 3rd CD that moves into the gothic metal style, away from their previous CD 'The fading tale') - CLINT
Delight - The fading tale 4.5/5 - CLINT
Delight - Last temptation 3/5 - CLINT
Delirion - Lotus 3.5/5 (2nd CD from this power metal band out of Spain, and it's both more symphonic and a bit better than their debut; fans of the genre should dig it) - CLINT
Delirion - Silent symphony 3.5/5 Delirion Review - CLINT
Deliverance - As above, so below 3/5 (U.S. speed/thrash metal band returns with more metallic weapons fanfare than previous CDs, but still isn't 80s worthy) - MICHAEL
Deliverance - Assimilation 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
Deliverance - Camelot in smithereens 2/5 - MICHAEL
Deliverance - River disturbance 2/5 - MICHAEL
Deliverance - Learn 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
Deliverance - Stay of execution 3/5 - MICHAEL
Deliverance - What a joke 3/5 - MICHAEL
Deliverance - Weapons of our warfare 4/5 - MICHAEL
Deliverance - s/t 4/5 - MICHAEL
Delpht - Living in fantasy 3.5/5 (overlooked 2nd CD of Brazilian progressive power metal like Angra; features a new/better vocalist and is an improvement over the debut) - CLINT
Delpht - Screams of ice 2.5/5
Dementia - Recuperate from reality 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
Demether - Beautiful (hopefully coming soon)
Demether - Within the mirror 3/5 (female fronted power metal debut with a gothic side, some male vocals, and lots of keyboards a la early Nightwish/Kapel Maister) - CLINT
Demogorgon - Beyond the side of doubt 3.5/5 (mostly Russian-language symphonic/gothic/power metal debut with the "beauty and the beast" vocal style) - CLINT
Demolition - Kill zone 4/5 Demolition Review - KIT
Demolition Hammer - Time bomb 2/5 - MICHAEL
Demolition Hammer - Epidemic of violence 3/5 - MICHAEL
Demolition Hammer - Tortured existence 3/5 - MICHAEL
Demon - Unbroken 3.5/5 (NWOBHM legends return with a solid rock CD that will appeal to fans of Tokyo Blade, Savage and Tank, but also Asia) - MICHAEL
Demon - Better the devil you know 3/5 - MICHAEL
Demon - Spaced out monkey 3/5 - MICHAEL
Demon - Blow out 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Demon - Hold on to the dream 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Demon - Taking the world by storm 3/5 - MICHAEL
Demon - Breakout 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Demon - Heart of our time 3/5 - MICHAEL
Demon - British standard approved 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Demon - The plague 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Demon - The unexpected guest 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Demon - Night of the demon 4/5 - MICHAEL
Demon Pact - Released from hell 3/5 (good compilation from NWOBHM act) - MICHAEL
Demonax - s/t 3/5 - MICHAEL
Demonaz - March of the norse 4/5 Demonaz Review - CREAG
Demoniac - The fire and the wind 4.5/5 (3rd and final CD from 1999 featuring the guitar duo of Dragonforce with thrashy vocals; a total shred-fest!) - MICHAEL
Demoniac - Stormblade 3/5 - MICHAEL
Demoniac - Prepare for war 3/5 - MICHAEL
Demonica - Demonstrous 2.5/5 (modern metal project debut from Hank Shermann with Forbidden members; sounds more like Grip Inc., though) - MICHAEL
Demonlord - Only the dead are safe (hopefully coming soon)
Demonlord - Hellforged 3.5/5 (3rd CD of Hungarian power metal) - KIT
Demonlord - Hellforged 4/5 Demonlord Review - MICHAEL
Demonlord - Helltrust 3.5/5 (worthy successor to 'Adventures in hell pt. 1' opus; Hungary's answer to Gamma Ray perhaps) - KIT
Demonlord - Adventures in hell pt. 1 4/5 - KIT
Demons Seed - Dawn of a new world 3/5 Demons Seed Review - KIT
Demons & Wizards - Touched by the crimson king 4/5 (very strong 2nd CD from the mastermind behind Iced Earth and the vocalist of Blind Guardian) - CLINT
Demons & Wizards - s/t 5/5 (brilliant debut with lots of crunchy riffs and a haunting feel throughout) - CLINT
Denied - When the slate becomes diamonds 3.5/5 Denied Review - CLINT
Depressive Age - Electric scum (hopefully coming soon)
Depressive Age - Symbols for the blue time (hopefully coming soon)
Depressive Age - Lying in wait 3/5 - KIT
Depressive Age - First depression 3/5 - KIT
Derdian - New era pt.3/The apocalypse 3.5/5 (Italian symphonic power metal band's 3rd CD, and it's their best to date because of greatly improved songwriting) - CLINT
Derdian - New era pt.2/War of the gods 3/5 (Italian symphonic power metal band is back with their 2nd CD, and it's an improvement over the debut) - CLINT
Derdian - New era pt.2/War of the gods 3/5 Derdian Review - CREAG
Derdian - New era pt.l 2/5 Derdian Review - CLINT
Desaster - The arts of destruction 3/5 (intense retro thrash comparable to Aura Noir, Nekromantheon, Nocturnal Breed, Inferno, but also Goatwhore) - MICHAEL
Desaster - Satan’s soldiers syndicate (hopefully coming soon)
Desaster - Angelwhore (hopefully coming soon)
Desaster - Divine blasphemies (hopefully coming soon)
Desaster - Tyrants of the netherworld (hopefully coming soon)
Desaster - Hellfire’s dominion (hopefully coming soon)
Desaster - A touch of medieval darkness (hopefully coming soon)
Desdemona - Look for yourself 4/5 (very solid 2nd CD from a band that continues to rival Highlord) - CLINT
Desdemona - Lady of the lore 4.5/5 (superb Italian power metal debut similar to mid-era Highlord; same vocalist actually!) - CLINT
Desert - Star of delusive hopes 4/5 Desert Review - SEAN
Desert Sin - Destination paradise 3/5 (2nd CD from this heavy/power metal band in the style of Crawler, Dream Master, Clairvoyants, etc.; their debut is a bit better) - CLINT
Desert Sin - The edge of horizon 3.5/5 Desert Sin Review - CLINT
Desillusion - Esprit maudit 4/5 Desillusion Review - KIT
Desillusion - Vision d'apocalypse (hopefully coming soon)
Desolation Angels - While the flame still burns 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Desolation Angels - s/t 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Despair - Beyond all reason 3/5 - MICHAEL
Despair - Decay of humanity 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Despair - History of hate 3/5 - MICHAEL
Destillery - Ferrum 3/5 (sturdy German traditional meat'n'potatoes power metal with plenty of crunch; their 3rd CD) - KIT
Destillery - Behind the mask 2/5 - KIT
Destillery - Immortal sun 2/5 - KIT
Destination’s Calling - End of time 4/5 Destination’s Calling Review - CLINT
Destination's Calling - Invisible walls 4.5/5 Destination's Calling Review - CLINT
Destiny - Future of the past 3/5 (Swedish mid-paced dark traditional metal with elements of doom) - KIT
Destiny - The undiscovered country (hopefully coming soon)
Destiny - Nothing left to fear (hopefully coming soon)
Destiny - Atomic winter (hopefully coming soon)
Destiny - Beyond all sense (hopefully coming soon)
Destiny Calling - s/t 3/5 Destiny Calling Review - CLINT
Destiny's End - Transition 2.5/5 - JOHN
Destiny's End - Breathe deep the dark 3.5/5 - JOHN
Destriers Gate - Hung, drawn, and quartered 3.5/5 Destriers Gate Review - JOHN
Destruction - Spiritual genocide 3.5/5 (30 years of eternal devastation and they still deliver those punishing thrash anthems we so cherish) - MICHAEL
Destruction - Day of reckoning 3.5/5 (the Schmier campaign continues with both brutal and melodic infernal overkill and total disastrous metal discharge) - MICHAEL
Destruction - D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. 3.5/5 (every song creates the acrostichon and the first letters of each song title form an acronym) - MICHAEL
Destruction - Thrash anthems 4.5/5 - MICHAEL
Destruction - Inventor of evil 3.5/5 Destruction Review - KIT
Destruction - Inventor of evil 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Destruction - Metal discharge 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Destruction - The antichrist 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Destruction - All hell breaks loose 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Destruction - The least successful human cannonball 2/5 - MICHAEL
Destruction - Cracked brain 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Destruction - Release from agony 4.5/5 - MICHAEL
Destruction - Eternal devastation 4.5/5 - MICHAEL
Destruction - Infernal overkill 4/5 - MICHAEL
Destructor - Forever in leather 4/5 Destructor Review - KIT
Destructor - Forever in leather 4/5 (awesome 3rd CD from Cleveland's best metal act; true thrash and speed!) - MICHAEL
Destructor - Sonic bullet 4/5 (excellent comeback CD from this Cleveland speed metal band on Auburn Records) - MICHAEL
Destructor - Maximum destruction 5/5 - MICHAEL
Destynation - Rising up 3.5/5 Destynation Review - CLINT
Detente - Decline 3.5/5 Detente Review - MICHAEL
Detente - History I (hopefully coming soon)
Detente - Recognize no authority 3.5/5 (reissue of fine mid-80s California thrash outfit's classic debut featuring D. Crosby (R.I.P.) on lead vocals) - KIT
Dethklok - Dethalbum III 2.5/5 (their 3rd CD, and the novelty has worn thin; the songs are mediocre and not as good as on the first 2 CDs, but the show is still funny!) - MICHAEL
Dethklok - Dethalbum II 3.5/5 (Brendon and Gene make Nathan, Skwisgaar, Toki, Murderface and Pickles sound like the real thing - like In Flames) - MICHAEL
Dethklok - The dethalbum 3/5 (melodic death metal debut that's brutal, yet has infectious melodies by Brendan Small and Gene "The Machine" Hoglan) - MICHAEL
Detonation - Reprisal (hopefully coming soon)
Detonation - Emission phase (hopefully coming soon)
Detonation - Portals to uphobia 4/5 - KIT
Detonation - An epic defiance 3.5/5 - KIT
Detritus - If but for one 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Detritus - Perpetual defiance 3/5 - MICHAEL
Deva, Sarah Jezebel - The corruption of mercy 2.5/5 (somewhat non-descript heavy symphonic power metal, like a poor man’s After Forever or Epica; her 2nd CD) - CHRIS
Deva, Sarah Jezebel - A sign of sublime 3.5/5 (debut that's mostly fast and intense rhythms overlaid with swirling keys and dark but dramatic vocal melodies) - CHRIS
Devastation - Idolatry 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Devastation - Signs of life 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Devastation - Violent termination 3/5 - MICHAEL
Devon - Unreal 3/5 Devon Review - CLINT
Dew-Scented - Icarus (hopefully coming soon)
Dew-Scented - Invocation 3/5 (overrated German deathrash act now on Prosthetic Records, but if you want the real deal look into Legion of the Damned!) - MICHAEL
Dew-Scented - Incinerate 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dew-Scented - Issue VI 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
Dew-Scented - Impact 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dew-Scented - Inwards 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dew-Scented - lll-natured 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dew-Scented - Innoscent 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dew-Scented - Immortelle 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dexter Ward - Neon lights 3.5/5 (strong Greek debut of American-styled 80s anthemic metal a la Jag Panzer) - KIT
Dezperadoz - Dead man’s hand 3/5 (German spaghetti westerners present a Wild Bill Hickok concept album; more cohesive than their last CD, but still a mixed bag) - KIT
Dezperadoz - An eye for an eye 3/5 Dezperadoz Review - KIT
Dezperadoz - The legend and the truth 3.5/5 - KIT
Dezperadoz - The dawn of dying 4/5 - KIT
DGM - Momentum 4.5/5 (absolutely spectacular CD from this Italian progressive power metal band; contains plenty of speed and some of the best keyboard work I’ve ever heard) - CLINT
DGM - Frame 4/5 (another exciting CD from this long-running progressive power metal band; their previous 'Different shapes' is a bit better, but this really grew on me) - CLINT
DGM - Different shapes 4/5 (one of the more exciting progressive power metal bands is back with a fantastic CD sure to please fans of their discography) - CLINT
DGM - Misplaced 3.5/5 (surprisingly great 5th CD that contains lots of speed and excitement) - CLINT
DGM - Hidden place 3.5/5 - CLINT
DGM - Dreamland 4/5 - CLINT
DGM - Wings of time 2.5/5 - CLINT
DGM - Change direction 1.5/5 - CLINT
Dia De Los Muertos - Satanico dramatico 3/5 (debut that's Carcass/Dreams of Damnation worship; Nuclear Blast's Loana dp Valencia is screaming/growling) - MICHAEL
Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pandora's pinata 4.5/5 (3rd CD of avant-garde mix of swing, big band, jazz and metal, but less quirky and more orchestral than earlier) - CHRIS
Diablo Swing Orchestra - Sing-along songs for the damned and delirious 4.5/5 (2nd CD; a quirky avant-garde mix of swing, big band, jazz, blue grass and metal) - CHRIS
Diablo Swing Orchestra - The butcher's ballroom 2.5/5 (debut similar to their 2nd CD 'Sing-along songs...', but too much uneven and non-descript songwriting) - CHRIS
Diabolos Dust - Ruins of mankind 3/5 (above average Teutonic thrash debut sure to please fans of Artillery, Invection, Accuser and Abandoned) - MICHAEL
Diabulus in Musica - The wanderer 3.5/5 (2nd CD of bombastic “beauty and beast” symphonic gothic power metal, like Epica; stronger songwriting than the debut) - CHRIS
Diabulus in Musica - Secrets 3.5/5 Diabulus in Musica Review - CHRIS
Diamond Head - What's in your head? 1.5/5 Diamond Head Review - CREAG
Diamond Head - All will be revealed 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
Diamond Head - Death and progress 1.5/5 (dreadful, dreadful early-90s comeback that history has forgotten for good reason) - CREAG
Diamond Head - Canterbury 2.5/5 (epic songs and interesting experiments are scuppered by classic rock nonsense) - CREAG
Diamond Head - Borrowed time 3.5/5 (good follow-up to the classic debut, but there aren't enough new songs) - CREAG
Diamond Head - Lightning to the nations 4.5/5 - CREAG
Diamond Plate - Generation why? 2.5/5 (why bother signing these wannabees who channel Exodus but are more like Machine Head and Lamb of God) - MICHAEL
Di'Anno - Nomad 3.5/5 Di'Anno Review - CRAIG
Di'Anno - s/t 2.5/5 - CRAIG
Dickinson, Bruce - Tyranny of souls 3.5/5 (though losing some steam towards the end, this CD continues with the great sound that's present on his previous 2 CDs) - CLINT
Dickinson, Bruce - Tyranny of souls 3.5/5 Dickinson, Bruce Review - DAVID
Dickinson, Bruce - Tyranny of souls 4/5 Dickinson, Bruce Review - JOHN
Dickinson, Bruce - The chemical wedding 4.5/5 - CLINT
Dickinson, Bruce - Accident of birth 5/5 - CLINT
Dickinson, Bruce - Skunkworks 1.5/5 - CLINT
Dickinson, Bruce - Balls to picasso 2.5/5 - CLINT
Dickinson, Bruce - Tattooed millionaire 2/5 - CLINT
Die After Day - Ad illuc memoria 3/5 Die After Day Review - CLINT
Die Happy - Volume II 3/5 - MICHAEL
Die Happy - s/t 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Dignity - Project destiny 3.5/5 Dignity Review - CLINT
Diluvium - From always 3.5/5 (2nd CD of lovely female fronted melodic metal with some symphonic/gothic elements; really grew on me over time) - CLINT
Diluvium - Aurora 3.5/5 (very nice female fronted melodic/gothic metal debut with symphonic elements and extremely well done guitar work) - CLINT
Dimension - Ego 3.5/5 Dimension Review - CLINT
Dimension - Universal 2.5/5 - CLINT
Dimension Act - Manifestation of progress 3.5/5 (competitive melodic/progressive power metal debut with enough speed; perhaps a blend of Borealis and Aspera) - CLINT
Dimension Zero - He who shall not bleed 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dimension Zero - This is hell 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
Dimension Zero - Silent night fever 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dimicandum - The legacy of Gaia 3.5/5 (surprisingly strong gothic metal debut from Ukraine with harsh/clean vocal mix; Paradise Lost fans should dig this) - KIT
Dimlight - Psychosynthesis 3.5/5 (2nd CD of darkly dramatic and ominous yet catchy blackened symphonic gothic metal with soaring female vocals and harsh black vocals) - CHRIS
Dimlight - Obtenebration 4/5 (darkly dramatic/ominous yet catchy blackened symphonic gothic metal debut with soaring female vocals and harsh black vocals) - CHRIS
Dio - Master of the moon 3.5/5 (still Dio, but his best effort in that vein since 'Lock up the wolves' and 'Strange highways') - CRAIG
Dio - Killing the dragon 3/5 - CRAIG
Dio - Magica 2/5 - CRAIG
Dio - Angry machines 1/5 - CRAIG
Dio - Strange highways 2.5/5 - CRAIG
Dio - Lock up the wolves 2.5/5 - CRAIG
Dio - Dream evil 3.5/5 - CRAIG
Dio - Sacred heart 4.5/5 - CRAIG
Dio - The last in line 5/5 - CRAIG
Dio - Holy diver 5/5 - CRAIG
Dionysus - Fairytales and reality 3.5/5 (another fine CD of melodic metal with some power; their 3rd CD and a consistent follow-up to their previous 'Anima mundi') - CLINT
Dionysus - Fairytales and reality 3.5/5 Dionysus Review - JOHN
Dionysus - Anima mundi 3.5/5 (very good 2nd CD that's slightly faster/better than their debut) - CLINT
Dionysus - Anima mundi 4/5 Dionysus Review - JOHN
Dionysus - Sign of truth 3/5 - CLINT
Diphtheria - To wait for fire 3/5 Diphtheria Review - CREAG
Disaffection - Begin the revolution 3.5/5 (near excellent Brazilian thrash debut in the Bay Area style, as well as early Sepultura) - MICHAEL
Disarm Goliath - Born to rule 3/5 (U.K. act channel early Anthrax and Armored Saint, and not so much In Flames as their name would indicate; their 2nd CD) - MICHAEL
Disarm Goliath - Only the Devil can stop us (hopefully coming soon)
Disaster Peace - s/t 3/5 Disaster Peace Review - KIT
Dischord - Casualties of war 2.5/5 (they call themselves Canadian thrash with this debut, but they're more like Machine Head, Lamb of God and Chimaira) - MICHAEL
Disdain - Leave this world 4/5 (awesome heavy/power/progressive metal debut reminding me of Lanfear's 'Another golden rage', but Dark Tranquillity musically in spots) - CLINT
Disdained - Kill my only enemy 3.5/5 (extra-heavy female fronted gothic/progressive/power metal debut; a blend of Chaoswave, Pythia, Skyrion and Echoes of Eternity) - CLINT
Dissection - Final genocide 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dissension - Of time and chronic disease 4/5 (next to Carcass, these Canadians deliver the best melodic death metal release of the year 2013 with this debut) - MICHAEL
Distant Thunder - Welcome the end 4.5/5 (exceptional Texas old-school power metal debut like a less technical Helstar) - KIT
Disturbed - Disturbing the peace 3/5 - MICHAEL
D.I.V.A. - No way back 3.5/5 (enjoyable 2nd CD of female fronted Russian-language traditional/heavy metal; the Russian answer to Twilight Odyssey, Crystal Viper, etc.) - CLINT
D.I.V.A. - Angel of light 3.5/5 (promising female fronted Russian-language traditional heavy/power metal debut with plenty of upbeat songs; think of a female fronted Aria) - CLINT
Divine Ascension - As the truth appears 3.5/5 (female fronted Aussie band’s debut; a wonderful, graceful and matured melodic progressive metal CD) - SEAN
Divine Sword - Beyond reality 3/5 (generic but fairly enjoyable power metal debut from Mexico; major fans of the genre might want to check it out) - CLINT
Divine Symphony - Ancient skies 2/5 (quirky, raw, yet endearing folkish power metal debut with poor vocals) - JOHN
Divinefire - Eye of the storm 2.5/5 (okay 5th CD from this symphonic power metal band, but it fails to grab me like it should and it's certainly not their best) - CLINT
Divinefire - Farewell 3.5/5 (4th CD of somewhat thrashy symphonic power metal; not my favorite from them, but it's very well done) - CLINT
Divinefire - Into a new dimension 3/5 (symphonic power metal band quickly returns with their 3rd CD; easily their most aggressive and thrashy CD to date) - CLINT
Divinefire - Hero 3.5/5 (2nd CD that's not quite as powerful as the debut, but this is exciting/aggressive symphonic power metal) - CLINT
Divinefire - Hero 3.5/5 Divinefire Review - JOHN
Divinefire - Glory thy name 4/5 (fantastic symphonic power metal debut with lots of speed and a slight thrash feel; surprisingly a Christian metal band) - CLINT
Divinity Compromised - A world torn 4.5/5 Divinity Compromised Review - SEAN
Division - Control issues 3.5/5 (strong 4th CD from Virginia traditional metal stalwarts; more modern influences this time, but the superb guitar work remains intact) - KIT
Division - Trinity 2.5/5 (3rd CD of quality power metal, but the new vocalist is a big downgrade from Scott Stewart) - JOHN
Division - Ascension to eternity 3.5/5 - JOHN
Division - Paradise lost 2/5 - JOHN
Do Not Dream - Eiszeit 4/5 (surprising change of style to hard, energetic, rocking modern gothic metal with excellent female, death and black vocals; their 4th CD) - CHRIS
Do Not Dream - Schattenwelten 4/5 (dramatic mid-paced gothic metal with frequent groove and lush violin; has excellent female, deep clean and death vocals) - CHRIS
Do Not Dream - Withered rose 4/5 (2nd CD similar to the debut 'Herbststurm', but heavier and more upbeat/catchy with some added excellent death vocals) - CHRIS
Do Not Dream - Herbststurm 3.5/5 (debut of warm mellow intimate darkwave gothic metal with strong smooth female vocals and deep rich clean male vocals) - CHRIS
Doctor Butcher - s/t 4/5 - KIT
Dofka - Humanity bleak 3.5/5 Dofka Review - KIT
Dofka - Wrecking ball (hopefully coming soon)
Dofka - Toxic wasteland 2.5/5 - KIT
Dogbane - Residual Alcatraz 3.5/5 Dogbane Review - KIT
Dogma (The) - Black widow 2.5/5 (there are a few catchy songs, but this 3rd CD has the band moving away from symphonic/power metal and into gothic/heavy metal) - CLINT
Dogma (The) - A good day to die 3.5/5 (bombastic/symphonic power metal band quickly returns with their 2nd CD, but it's not quite as great as 'Black roses') - CLINT
Dogma (The) - Black roses 4/5 Dogma Review - CLINT
Dogs With Jobs - Payday 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Dogs With Jobs - Shock 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Dokken - Broken bones 2.5/5 (average attempt to recapture their faded glory; ‘Tooth and nail’ was much more promising with all but Don himself performing) - MICHAEL
Dokken - Lightning strikes again 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dokken - Hell to pay 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dokken - Long way home 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
Dokken - Erase the slate 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dokken - Shadowlife 2/5 - MICHAEL
Dokken - Dysfunctional 2/5 - MICHAEL
Dokken - s/t 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dokken - Back for the attack 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Dokken - Under lock and key 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Dokken - Tooth and nail 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Dokken - Breaking the chains 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Dol Ammad - Cosmic gods: Episode 1/Hyperspeed 3/5 (3rd CD from this choir-filled electronic/symphonic metal band; consistently good and fairly enjoyable) - CLINT
Dol Ammad - Ocean dynamics 2.5/5 (2nd CD that has less speed/metal and more electronic elements when compared to their debut; an original band though) - CLINT
Dol Ammad - Star tales 3/5 (interesting debut that's like a very fast-paced Therion with electronic/atmospheric elements and a huge choir) - CLINT
Dolmen - Anhelos ancestrales 4/5 (debut of dramatic/festive celtic folk metal with authentic acoustic instruments, beautiful soprano and pleasant tenor vocals) - CHRIS
Dom Vetrov - Away from earth 3.5/5 (short but catchy and very fun Russian-language folk/heavy metal debut with plenty of violin segments) - CLINT
Domain - The chronicles of love, hate and sorrow 3.5/5 (German powerhouse mixes elements of At Vance, Kamelot, Edguy and traditional Teutonic steel) - MICHAEL
Domain - Stardawn 3/5 (8th CD of German heavy/power metal) - MICHAEL
Domain - Last days of utopia 3.5/5 Domain Review - DAVID
Domain - Last days of utopia 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Domain - The sixth dimension 3/5 - MICHAEL
Domain - The artefact (hopefully coming soon)
Domain - One million lightyears from home 3/5 - MICHAEL
Domain - Crack in the wall (hopefully coming soon)
Domain - Before the storm 3/5 - MICHAEL
Domain - Our kingdom 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Domina Noctis - Second rose 3.5/5 (catchy 2nd CD of female fronted gothic metal that's recommended to fans of the style, and it's an improvement over their debut) - CLINT
Domina Noctis - Nocturnalight 3/5 - CLINT
Domine - Ancient spirit rising 3.5/5 (great 5th CD from one of the heavier Italian bands) - CLINT
Domine - Ancient spirit rising 4/5 Domine Review - SEAN
Domine - Emperor of the black runes 3.5/5 (well done 4th CD from this doom/power metal band; consistent with their previous CDs) - CLINT
Domine - Stormbringer ruler 4/5 - CLINT
Domine - Dragonlord 3.5/5 - CLINT
Domine - Champion eternal 3/5 - CLINT
Dominici - 03 A trilogy/part 3 3/5 (heavier attitude, more punch and circumstantiated musicianship, but less melody than pt. 2, bringing the drama to a close) - MICHAEL
Dominici - 03 A trilogy/part 2 3.5/5 (better than the acoustic debut, with aggression and 'When dream and day unite' aesthetic, minus Kevin's time changes) - MICHAEL
Dominici - 03 A trilogy/part 1 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dominus Praelii - Keep the resistance 3/5 (3rd CD that has the band moving away from the style of Wizard, and into classic heavy metal with a dash of hard rock at times) - CLINT
Dominus Praelii - Bastards & killers 3/5 (solid 2nd CD of heavier power metal, but I've found the debut to be a bit more memorable) - CLINT
Dominus Praelii - Bastards & killers 3/5 Dominus Praelii Review - JOHN
Dominus Praelii - Holding the flag of war 3/5 - CLINT
Donnerschlag - Rizing sun 3/5 (short female fronted Japanese power metal debut in the vein of Aldious, but not as catchy or fast) - MICHAEL
Doomshine - The piper at the gates of doom 3.5/5 (strong classic doom from Solitude Aeturnus school, but feels bloated and plodding at 73 minutes; their 2nd CD) - KIT
Doomshine - Thy kingdoom come 4/5 - KIT
Doomstone - Satanavoid 3/5 - MICHAEL
Doomstone - Those whom Satan hath joined 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Doomsword - The eternal battle 3.5/5 (another strong CD from this doom/heavy metal band, but it doesn't offer up anything creative and isn't at the level of their best CDs) - CLINT
Doomsword - My name will live on 4.5/5 (battle/doom metal band returns with a tremendous 4th CD; fans of this band should make sure to check out Battleroar) - CLINT
Doomsword - Let battle commence 4/5 (excellent 3rd CD that proves that this band is among the best in the doom metal style) - CLINT
Doomsword - Resound the horn 5/5 - CLINT
Doomsword - s/t 3/5 - CLINT
Doomwatch - A symphony of decadence 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dorian Opera - Crusade 1212 3.5/5 (2nd CD of melodic/progressive/power metal with neo-classical parts and a variety of male/female vocals; better than the debut) - CLINT
Dorian Opera - No secrets 2.5/5 (decent but unspectacular melodic rock/metal debut with neo-classical and progressive elements; maybe for Ring of Fire fans) - CLINT
Doro - Raise your fist 3.5/5 (her best CD in a while features several guests and solid songs, which make this metal queen reign again) - MICHAEL
Doro - Fear no evil 3/5 (I expected more from the queen of metal; if this continues another metal maiden may usurp her crown) - MICHAEL
Doro - Warrior soul 4.5/5 (hands down her best release to date, and cherished diamonds guaranteed to endure for years to come) - MICHAEL
Doro - Classic diamonds 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Doro - Fight 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Doro - Calling the wild 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Doro - Love me in black 3/5 - MICHAEL
Doro - Machine II machine 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
Doro - Angels never die 3/5 - MICHAEL
Doro - True at heart 3/5 - MICHAEL
Doro - s/t 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Doro - Force majeure 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Dotma - Sleep paralyses 3.5/5 (female fronted symphonic power metal debut that really grew on me, and it's similar in every way to the excellent Amberian Dawn) - CLINT
Double Action - Sokaris 3/5 - KIT
Double Action - Fireproof (hopefully coming soon)
Double Dealer - Desert of lost souls 3.5/5 (4th and final CD from this Japanese melodic/neo-classical power metal band with members of Concerto Moon; their best!) - CLINT
Double Dealer - Fate & destiny 3.5/5 - CLINT
Double Dealer - Deride at the top 2.5/5 - CLINT
Double Dealer - s/t 3/5 - CLINT
Double Diamond - Stand up and fight 3/5 (effective Ken Kelly-worshiping true metal from Belgium; their 2nd CD) - KIT
Double Diamond - In danger 3/5 - KIT
Downcast Art - Forbidden memories 4/5 Downcast Art Review - CLINT
Downhell - At the end of death (hopefully coming soon)
Downhell - A relative coexistence (hopefully coming soon)
Downhell - Karma (hopefully coming soon)
Downhell - At the end of death 3/5 (heavy-duty Korean power metal debut a la Primal Fear and Mystic Prophecy; songs are uneven and singer sometimes annoys) - KIT
Downspirit - Bulletproof (hopefully coming soon)
Downspirit - Point of origin 3/5 (debut that's an interesting blend of European rock and modern metal from Cedric Dupont of Freedom Call and Symphorce) - MICHAEL
Dr. Living Dead - Radioactive intervention 3/5 (2nd CD from suicidal Swedes who have that tendency to sound more like Nuclear Assault this time) - MICHAEL
Dr. Living Dead - s/t 3.5/5 (debut of Suicidal Tendencies worship, tipping their hats to F.K.U. and other horror lords like Post Mortem, Gama Bomb and H.O.D.) - MICHAEL
Dr. Mastermind - Sin sandwich (hopefully coming soon)
Dr. Mastermind - s/t 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Dracko - El mundo de los dioses 3.5/5 (high-speed Mexican power metal debut a la early Steel Attack; scorching guitars, but the high vocals are an acquired taste) - KIT
Draconian - A rose for the apocalypse 4/5 (not at the level of their previous CD, but this is an awesome 5th CD of gothic/doom metal with “beauty and the beast” vocals) - CLINT
Draconian - Turning season within 4.5/5 Draconian Review - CLINT
Draconian - The burning halo 3.5/5 (strong 3rd CD of gothic/doom metal, but the last song is horrible and overall this isn't at the level of their brilliant 'Arcane rain fell') - CLINT
Draconian - Arcane rain fell 4.5/5 (though containing less female vocals than their debut, this is extremely high quality gothic/doom metal) - CLINT
Draconian - Where lovers mourn 3.5/5 - CLINT
Draekon - Prelude to tragedy (EP) 3.5/5 Draekon Review - KIT
Dragon - Twarze 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dragon - Sacrifice 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dragon - Scream of death 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dragon - Fallen angel 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dragon - Horda goga 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dragon Guardian - Sacred sword chronicles graphics 2.5/5 (decent 6th CD of Japanese female fronted symphonic power metal; they’ve switched back to Japanese lyrics) - CLINT
Dragon Guardian - Destiny of the sacred kingdom 3/5 (Japanese female fronted symphonic power metal band quickly returns with their 5th CD and English lyrics) - CLINT
Dragon Guardian - Monument of truth 3/5 (4th CD from this Japanese-language symphonic power metal band with high-pitched female vocals; their heaviest to date) - CLINT
Dragon Guardian - Dragonvarius 3/5 Dragon Guardian Review - CLINT
Dragon Guardian - Ancient promise 2.5/5 - CLINT
Dragon Guardian - Holy dragon 2/5 - CLINT
Dragon Lord - Through the time (hopefully coming soon)
Dragon Lord - Dive 2.5/5 (decent power metal debut, but there are definitely much better CDs out there) - CLINT
Dragonforce - The power within 4.5/5 (spectacular 5th CD from this popular power metal band; features a terrific new vocalist, is more varied, and might be their best to date) - CLINT
Dragonforce - Ultra beatdown 4/5 (lightning-fast power metal band is back with an excellent 4th CD) - CLINT
Dragonforce - Ultra beatdown 4.5/5 Dragonforce Review - SEAN
Dragonforce - Inhumane rampage 3.5/5 (strong but safe 3rd CD of fast-paced power metal; I was expecting a huge leap from the band) - CLINT
Dragonforce - Inhumane rampage 3.5/5 Dragonforce Review - DAVID
Dragonforce - Sonic firestorm 4/5 (ultra-fast 2nd CD with fantastic guitar work) - CLINT
Dragonforce - Valley of the damned 3.5/5 - CLINT
Dragonhammer - Time for expiation 4/5 (powerful 2nd CD from Italian power metal band; has a better production when compared to their debut) - CLINT
Dragonhammer - Blood of the dragon 3.5/5 - CLINT
Dragonheart - Vengeance in black 3/5 Dragonheart Review - CRAIG
Dragonheart - Throne of the alliance 3.5/5 - CRAIG
Dragonheart - Underdark 3.5/5 - CRAIG
Dragonland - Under the grey banner 4/5 (powerful 5th CD from this Swedish power metal band, and it’s their most symphonic and arguably best to date) - CLINT
Dragonland - Astronomy 3/5 (4th CD that's heading in more of a symphonic, atmospheric and progressive direction when compared to their previous CDs) - CLINT
Dragonland - Astronomy 3/5 Dragonland Review - SEAN
Dragonland - Starfall 3.5/5 (great 3rd CD that contains many extra-catchy songs) - CLINT
Dragonland - Starfall 3/5 Dragonland Review - CRAIG
Dragonland - Holy war 3.5/5 (improved 2nd CD that's very well played, but the songs don't quite stick like they should) - CLINT
Dragonland - The battle of the ivory plains 3/5 - CLINT
Dragonsclaw - Judgement day 4/5 Dragonsclaw Review - SEAN
Dragonsclaw - Prophecy 4/5 Dragonsclaw Review - SEAN
Dragonsfire - Metal service 4/5 Dragonsfire Review - MICHAEL
Dragonsfire - Visions of fire 4/5 Dragonsfire Review - MICHAEL
Dragonslayer - s/t 3/5 (fine collection of early 80s demos by sadly overlooked NWOBHM band, with songs that hold up well) - KIT
Dragonwyck - Born into madness 2/5 (2nd CD of chunka chugga mid-paced 90s-style U.S. groove metal with melody; not bad for what it is) - KIT
Dragonwyck - Whisper in darkness (hopefully coming soon)
Dragony - Legends 4/5 Dragony Review - CLINT
Drakkar - When lightning strikes 3.5/5 (long-overdue but great 4th CD from this Italian epic/power metal band; similar to their other CDs for the most part) - CLINT
Drakkar - Razorblade god 3/5 (3rd CD that's their heaviest CD to date, but maybe not their best) - CLINT
Drakkar - Gemini 3.5/5 - CLINT
Drakkar - Quest for glory 2.5/5 - CLINT
Dreadnox - Dance of ignorance 3.5/5 (2nd CD of quality power metal from Brazil produced by R. Tribuzy; a mix of double-bass heavy stuff and melodic fare) - KIT
Dreadnox - Divine act (hopefully coming soon)
Dream Child - Reaching the golden gates 2/5 - KIT
Dream Child - Torn between two worlds 3/5 - KIT
Dream Death - Journey into mystery 4/5 - MICHAEL
Dream Evil - In the night 3.5/5 (another strong CD from this heavy/power metal band, but it's not quite at the level of their previous 'United') - CLINT
Dream Evil - In the night 3.5/5 Dream Evil Review - CREAG
Dream Evil - United 4/5 (4th CD that's full of catchy heavy metal; easily their best CD to date) - CLINT
Dream Evil - United 4/5 Dream Evil Review - CREAG
Dream Evil - The book of heavy metal 2.5/5 (good 3rd CD of pounding heavy metal, but I prefer Firewind's shocker 'Burning earth') - CLINT
Dream Evil - The book of heavy metal 2/5 Dream Evil Review - CRAIG
Dream Evil - Evilized 2.5/5 - CLINT
Dream Evil - Dragonslayer 2/5 - CLINT
Dream Master - Fourth key 3.5/5 Dream Master Review - CLINT
Dream Master - Spread your wings 3/5 (3rd CD from this heavy/power metal band that reminds me of Machine Men; good stuff, but I like their first 2 CDs a bit more) - CLINT
Dream Master - Waiting for the end 3.5/5 Dream Master Review - CLINT
Dream Master - s/t 3.5/5 - CLINT
Dream Steel - You 3.5/5 Dream Steel Review - CLINT
Dream Theater - A dramatic turn of events 3.5/5 Dream Theater Review - CREAG
Dream Theater - Black clouds & silver linings 5/5 Dream Theater Review - DAVID
Dream Theater - Systematic chaos 3/5 Dream Theater Review - CREAG
Dream Theater - Octavarium 5/5 Dream Theater Review - DAVID
Dream Theater - Train of thought 4.5/5 - DAVID
Dream Theater - Six degrees of inner turbulence 4/5 - DAVID
Dream Theater - Metropolis, part ll/Scenes from a memory 3.5/5 - DAVID
Dream Theater - Falling into infinity 2.5/5 - DAVID
Dream Theater - A change of seasons 4/5 - DAVID
Dream Theater - Awake 5/5 - DAVID
Dream Theater - Images and words 4.5/5 - DAVID
Dream Quest - Centralia 3/5 (2nd CD that's a bit of a head-scratcher; picture Green Day jamming with Dragonforce and Sonata Arctica) - KIT
Dream Quest - The release (hopefully coming soon)
Dreamaker - Enclosed 3.5/5 (catchy 2nd CD that's an improvement over their debut thanks to a fresher sound and better fit within the band) - CLINT
Dreamaker - Enclosed 4/5 Dreamaker Review - DAVID
Dreamaker - Human device 2.5/5 (good debut, but brought down by the female vocals not fitting the outstanding music) - CLINT
Dreamer - Bait suci 3.5/5 Dreamer Review - CLINT
Dreamland - Exit 49 3.5/5 Dreamland Review - SEAN
Dreamland - Eye for an eye 3.5/5 Dreamland Review - SEAN
Dreamland - Future's calling 3.5/5 - SEAN
Dreams of Damnation - Epic tales of vengeance 3/5 (queen of Nuclear Blast Records LoAna rages with this debut a la Cellbound, Holy Moses and Dark Angel) - MICHAEL
Dreams of Sanity - The game 2.5/5 - JOHN
Dreams of Sanity - Masquerade 3/5 - JOHN
Dreams of Sanity - Komodia 4/5 (peppy, aggressive, yet melodic metal with 2 amazing female vocalists) - JOHN
Dreamscape - Everlight 3.5/5 (melodic/progressive metal band’s 5th CD that’s really good, but not quite at the level of their previous few CDs; has many vocalists) - CLINT
Dreamscape - 5th season 4/5 (4th CD of progressive metal with crunch and lots of melody; not quite as amazing as the previous 'End of silence', but it's still excellent) - CLINT
Dreamscape - End of silence 4.5/5 - CLINT
Dreamscape - Very 3.5/5 - CLINT
Dreamscape - Trance-like state 2.5/5 - CLINT
Dreamstoria - s/t 4/5 Dreamstoria Review - CLINT
Dreamtale - World changed forever 4.5/5 (6th CD of extra-fun power metal with lots of keys; reminds me of their early stuff, or the best CDs from Sonata Arctica and Stratovarius) - CLINT
Dreamtale - Epsilon 4.5/5 Dreamtale Review - CLINT
Dreamtale - Phoenix 3.5/5 (4th CD from this Finnish power metal band; more diverse than their early stuff, but still remains somewhat in the power metal style we love) - CLINT
Dreamtale - Phoenix 3/5 Dreamtale Review - CREAG
Dreamtale - Difference 3.5/5 (very good 3rd CD with a new singer and consistent songs throughout, but their previous CD 'Ocean's heart' is still my favorite) - CLINT
Dreamtale - Difference 4.5/5 Dreamtale Review - DAVID
Dreamtale - Ocean's heart 4.5/5 (fantastic 2nd CD in every way, easily competitive with Sonata Arctica) - CLINT
Dreamtale - Beyond reality 4/5 - CLINT
Dreamtone - Sojourn 2.5/5 (decent progressive power metal debut with some cool musical segments and a Blind Guardian vibe in spots) - CLINT
Dreamquest (Luca Turilli's) - Lost horizons 3.5/5 Dreamquest Review - CLINT
Dreamzfate - Rize 3.5/5 (2nd CD with powerful melodies, soaring vocals, and great song arrangements; similar to Cage, Twisted Tower Dire and ASKA) - MICHAEL
Dreamzfate - s/t 3/5 - MICHAEL
Drearylands - Heliopolis (hopefully coming soon)
Drearylands - Some dreary songs 2.5/5 - KIT
D.R.I. - Full speed ahead 3/5 - MICHAEL
D.R.I. - Definition 3/5 - MICHAEL
D.R.I. - Thrash zone 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
D.R.I. - 4 of a kind 4/5 - MICHAEL
D.R.I. - Crossover 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
D.R.I. - Dealing with it! 4/5 - MICHAEL
D.R.I. - Dirty rotten LP 3/5 - MICHAEL
Drifter - Nowhere to hide 3/5 - MICHAEL
Drifter - Reality turns to dust 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Drive - Diablero 3/5 (2nd CD that's an underappreciated blend of power metal and hard rock) - JOHN
Drive - Characters in time 3/5 - JOHN
Driver - Countdown (hopefully coming soon)
Driver - Sons of thunder 3/5 Driver Review - SEAN
Drop Hammer - Mind and body 3/5 - MICHAEL
DSG - Hellborn 3/5 DSG Review - CREAG
DSG - Ashes to ashes 3/5 (solid neo-classical power metal from former Manowar guitarist) - JOHN
Dublin Death Patrol - Death sentence 3/5 (pretty cool side-project with killer vocals from Billy and Souza, but not as thrashy or good as one might hope; their 2nd CD) - KIT
Dublin Death Patrol - DDP 4 life 4/5 Dublin Death Patrol Review - KIT
Duel of Fate - Don't leave this world 3.5/5 (great gothic/power metal debut with operatic female vocals; surprisingly from Puerto Rico) - CLINT
Duke - Escape from reality 3.5/5 (the true successor to Scanner's 'Ball of the damned' with vocalist Harridon Lee) - JOHN
Dungeon (Aus) - The final chapter 2.5/5 (Australian band's final CD has a few highlights that will satisfy power metal fans, but overall it fails to greatly impress) - CLINT
Dungeon (Aus) - One step beyond 3/5 (another good CD from the band, but they just can't seem to reach the level of excellence) - CLINT
Dungeon (Aus) - One step beyond 3/5 Dungeon Review - DAVID
Dungeon (Aus) - A rise to power 3/5 (overall solid CD of heavy/power metal, containing both hits and misses) - CLINT
Dungeon (Aus) - A rise to power 2.5/5 Dungeon Review - CRAIG
Dungeon (Aus) - Resurrection 3.5/5 - CLINT
Dungeon (Aus) - Demolition 2.5/5 - CLINT
Dungeon (U.S.) - Fortress of rock 3/5 - MICHAEL
Dungeon Master - Quest of the ages 3/5 (debut that's more folk rockin' than metal, but will appeal to fans of Thin Lizzy, Jethro Tull and Blackmore's Night) - MICHAEL
Duskmachine - The final fall 3/5 (debut of somewhat modern metal in the Nevermore meets Beyond Fear vein, but their new line-up is more promising) - MICHAEL
Dust Bolt - Violent demolition 3/5 (savage, unrelenting thrash metal debut from Germany with a slight but noticeable death metal influence) - KIT
Dustsucker - Diabolo domination 3/5 (5th CD with hints of Volbeat, Dezperadoz, Chrome Division and Gun Barrel forth-claimed by these Motorhead bangers) - MICHAEL
Dustsucker - Jack knife rendezvous 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Dustsucker - Rock 'n' roll sniper 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Dustsucker - Hookers planet (hopefully coming soon)
Dustsucker - Another one sucks the dust (hopefully coming soon)
Dyecrest - This is my world 3/5 (2nd CD of melodic power metal that contains much more of a song variety and many changes in tempo when compared to the debut) - CLINT
Dyecrest - The way of pain 3/5 (exciting power metal debut with great guitar work showing lots of promise) - CLINT
Dying Daylight - Luminous dreams 3.5/5 Dying Daylight Review - CLINT
Dying Passion - Amplify 4.5/5 (heavy, dramatic, extremely engaging symphonic somewhat spacey doom rock/metal with deep emotive alto female vocals; their 6th CD) - CHRIS
Dying Passion - Absorb 3/5 (guitar-driven modern alternative doom rock with deep alto female vocals, a complete departure from their earlier CDs; their 5th CD) - CHRIS
Dying Passion - Relief 3.5/5 (similar to their previous CD ‘Sweet disillusions’ but more straightforward and less diverse in influences; their 4th CD) - CHRIS
Dying Passion - Sweet disillusions 4.5/5 (heavy, crunchy melodic metal with jazz and trip-hop influences along with excellent male and female vocals; their 3rd CD) - CHRIS
Dying Passion - Voyage 4/5 (2nd CD of catchy, upbeat crunchy melodic metal like early Lacuna Coil, but with extraordinarily expressive and varied female vocals) - CHRIS
Dying Passion - Secretly 3.5/5 (debut of catchy, upbeat, crunchy female vocal melodic metal like early Lacuna Coil, but more expressive vocals) - CHRIS
Dynasty - Warriors of the king 2.5/5 (2nd CD of Brazilian power metal with protruding Christian themes; heavier than the debut, but the debut is much better) - CLINT
Dynasty - Motus perpetuus 4/5 (terrific Brazilian melodic power metal debut) - CLINT
Dyoxen - First among equals 2/5 - CRAIG
Dyslesia - In veins, hearts and minds 3/5 (French power metal band returns after 6 years with a slightly heavier approach, in the style of Dream Evil, Firewind and Kinrick) - CLINT
Dyslesia - Years of secret 3/5 (exciting 3rd CD that's a nice attempt at competing with the better bands in the power metal genre) - CLINT
Dyslesia - Who dares wins 3/5 - CLINT
Dyslesia - My own revolution 1.5/5 - CLINT
Dystera - Journey into the shades 3.5/5 Dystera Review - CLINT



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