G - METAL CD LIST


Gack - Fix 3/5 - MICHAEL
Gaia Epicus - Dark secrets (hopefully coming soon)
Gaia Epicus - Damnation 3.5/5 (another great power metal CD from a fairly consistent band, but it doesn’t quite reach the level of excellence for me) - CLINT
Gaia Epicus - Damnation 4/5 Gaia Epicus Review - CRAIG
Gaia Epicus - Victory 3.5/5 (3rd CD from a band that’s starting to remind me less of bands like Twilight Guardians and more of bands like Gamma Ray) - CLINT
Gaia Epicus - Victory 3.5/5 Gaia Epicus Review - CRAIG
Gaia Epicus - Symphony of glory 3.5/5 Gaia Epicus Review - CLINT
Gaia Epicus - Satrap 2.5/5 - CLINT
Gaisen March - Big march 4/5 Gaisen March Review - CLINT
Galathea - From the deep 2/5 (Russian-language power metal debut with progressive/symphonic parts, and both clean and aggressive vocals; lacks great songwriting) - CLINT
Galderia - The universality 3/5 (French power metal debut similar to Freedom Call, Gamma Ray and Stratovarius; shows promise, but lacks a personality and diversity) - SEAN
Galloglass - Heavenseeker 4/5 Galloglass Review - JOHN
Galloglass - Legends from now and nevermore 4/5 - JOHN
Gallows End - Nemesis divine 4/5 Gallows End Review - CREAG
Gallows Pole - Exorcism 2/5 (firmly 2nd-tier power metal package from former Scanner bassist) - KIT
Gallows Pole - s/t 1.5/5 - KIT
Galneryus - Angel of Salvation 5/5 Galneryus Review - CLINT
Galneryus - Phoenix rising 4.5/5 (the most consistently high-quality Japanese power metal band gives us another amazing CD in one-year’s time; their 2nd with the new vocalist) - CLINT
Galneryus - Resurrection 4.5/5 (6th CD from this fantastic Japanese neo-classical power metal band; features a new vocalist, but is comparable to previous CDs) - CLINT
Galneryus - Reincarnation 4/5 (another terrific CD of Japanese neo-classical power metal; these guys need to get some sleep though - they release a CD every year!) - CLINT
Galneryus - One for all/All for one 4/5 (Japanese neo-classical power metal masters are back already with an excellent CD containing fast and furious guitar work) - CLINT
Galneryus - Beyond the end of despair 4.5/5 Galneryus Review - CLINT
Galneryus - Advance to the fall 4/5 (outstanding 2nd CD from this Japanese neo-classical power metal band) - CLINT
Galneryus - The flag of punishment 4/5 (excellent debut of somewhat aggressive Japanese power metal with neo-classical flurries) - CLINT
Galneryus - The flag of punishment 4/5 Galneryus Review - MICHAEL
Gama Bomb - The terror tapes 3.5/5 (Ireland's crossover legends return after a 4 year hiatus with a solid 4th CD a la F.K.U., Municipal Waste, Tankard, D.R.I. and Birth A.D.) - MICHAEL
Gama Bomb - Tales from the grave in space 3.5/5 (near excellent 3rd CD of Irish thrash insania comparable to Tankard, Overkill and F.K.U.) - MICHAEL
Gama Bomb - Citizen brain 3.5/5 (thrashing fun from Ireland for fans of Tankard, F.K.U. and Artillery; their 2nd CD) - MICHAEL
Gama Bomb - Survival of the fastest 3/5 - MICHAEL
Game Over - For humanity 3.5/5 Game Over Review - MICHAEL
Gamma Ray - To the metal! 3.5/5 (10th CD from this popular German power metal band, and it’s a nice bounce back from the disappointing ‘Land of the free II’) - JOHN
Gamma Ray - Land of the free II 3/5 Gamma Ray Review - JOHN
Gamma Ray - Majestic 4.5/5 Gamma Ray Review - JOHN
Gamma Ray - No world order 3.5/5 (some Judas Priest influences are present on this solid, if unspectacular effort by this awesome band) - JOHN
Gamma Ray - Power plant 4/5 - JOHN
Gamma Ray - Somewhere out in space 4.5/5 - JOHN
Gamma Ray - Land of the free 5/5 - JOHN
Gamma Ray - Insanity and genius 4/5 - JOHN
Gamma Ray - Sigh no more 3.5/5 - JOHN
Gamma Ray - Heading for tomorrow 4/5 - JOHN
Gammacide - Victims of science 3/5 - MICHAEL
Gargoyle - Nothing is sacred 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
Gaskin - Edge of madness (hopefully coming soon)
Gaskin - Stand or fall 3/5 (decent NWOBHM with some modern aspects and a new line-up; re-issued through Pure Steel Records) - MICHAEL
Gaskin - No way out (hopefully coming soon)
Gaskin - End of the world (hopefully coming soon)
Gate (The) - Earth cathedral 2.5/5 (disappointing German debut featuring ex-Running Wild guitarist Preacher Gerald; mostly sounds nothing like Running Wild) - KIT
Gate of Sorrow - Enter through the gate 3.5/5 (very promising “beauty and the beast” styled symphonic/gothic metal; a mix of Epica, To Elysium and Tears of Magdalena) - CLINT
Gates of Winter - Lux aeterna 3/5 Gates of Winter Review - JOHN
Gates of Slumber (The) - The wretch (hopefully coming soon)
Gates of Slumber (The) - Hymns of blood and thunder 3.5/5 (enjoyable 4th CD of U.S. doom that's more straightforward and pure than their previous 'Conqueror') - KIT
Gates of Slumber (The) - Conqueror 3/5 Gates of Slumber Review - KIT
Gates of Slumber (The) - Suffer no guilt (hopefully coming soon)
Gates of Slumber (The) - The awakening (hopefully coming soon)
Gehennah - Decibel rebel 3/5 - MICHAEL
Gehennah - King of the sidewalk 3/5 - MICHAEL
Gehennah - Hardrocker 3/5 - MICHAEL
Generation Kill - Red, white and blood 3/5 (Exodus' singer's side project debut with some punk elements and catchy songs, which verify that Rob Dukes can sing) - MICHAEL
Gengis Khan - Gengis Khan was a rocker 3/5 (traditional Italian metal debut comparable to Bud Tribe, Midnight Sun, Attentat Rock, etc.) - MICHAEL
Ghost Avenue - s/t 3/5 (fans of Stimulans, Lanzer, Axxis and Skanners will appreciate what the band once known as Ghost now offer) - MICHAEL
Ghost Machinery - Out for blood 4/5 (terrific 2nd CD of melodic power metal in the style of Masterplan, Excalion, Burning Point, Inner Wish and Black Majesty) - CLINT
Ghost Machinery - Haunting remains 4/5 Ghost Machinery Review - CLINT
Ghost of War - Only death is real 3.5/5 (pounding power/thrash debut that fuses traditional U.S. metal with angry thrashy parts like post-reunion Death Angel) - KIT
Ghosthill - Flying through imagination 4/5 (fantastic 2nd CD with a new/better female vocalist and more symphonic elements with their power metal; reminds me of Gwyllion) - CLINT
Ghosthill - Embrace of a chasm 3/5 Ghosthill Review - CLINT
Gillman - Escalofrio II… la conclusion (hopefully coming soon)
Gillman - Tributo a los desconocidos (hopefully coming soon)
Gillman - Inevitable (hopefully coming soon)
Gillman - Despertando en la historia (hopefully coming soon)
Gillman - Cuauthemoc 3.5/5 (well done, no-frills, pulverizing Spanish-language power metal from Venezuela) - KIT
Gillman - Escalofrio (hopefully coming soon)
Gillman - El regresodel guerrero (hopefully coming soon)
Gillman - Sigueme (hopefully coming soon)
Gillman - El guerrero (hopefully coming soon)
Gillman - Levantate y pelea (hopefully coming soon)
Girlschool - Legacy 3.5/5 (killer comeback CD with many legendary guest musicians, championing a 30-year all-female career) - MICHAEL
Girlschool - Believe 3/5 - MICHAEL
Girlschool - s/t 3/5 - MICHAEL
Girlschool - Take a bite 3/5 - MICHAEL
Girlschool - Nightmare at maplecross 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Girlschool - Running wild 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Girlschool - Play dirty 3/5 - MICHAEL
Girlschool - Screaming blue murder 3/5 - MICHAEL
Girlschool - Hit and run 3/5 - MICHAEL
Girlschool - Demolition 3/5 - MICHAEL
Gjallarhorn - Nordheim 3.5/5 (Italian viking metal debut heavily influenced by Hammerheart-era Bathory; in Valhalla, Quorthon smiles) - KIT
Gladiators - Bound to steel 3/5 (2nd CD of intense German power metal; a blend of Gamma Ray and Vanize perhaps) - CLINT
Gladiators - Steel vengeance 3/5 - CLINT
Glory Opera - Equilibrium 3.5/5 Glory Opera Review - CLINT
Glory Opera - Rising moanga 3/5 - CLINT
Gloryful - The warrior’s code 3.5/5 (exciting German true heavy/power metal debut a la Manowar, Virgin Steele and Hammerfall, with thunderous drumming and superb guitar riffs) - SEAN
Gloryhammer - Tales from the kingdom of fife 3.5/5 (Alestorm’s Chris Bowes’ project, which has much more in common with Rhapsody of Fire than with his band of pirates) - MICHAEL
Goat Horn - Storming the gates 3/5 - MICHAEL
Goat Horn - Voyage to nowhere 3/5 - MICHAEL
Goatwhore - Blood for the master 3.5/5 (their best yet, for fans of Celtic Frost, Venom, Sepultura and Bulldozer; old-skull thrashing rage!) - MICHAEL
Goatwhore - Carving out the eyes of God 3/5 - MICHAEL
Goatwhore - A haunting curse 3/5 - MICHAEL
Goatwhore - Funeral dirge for the rotting sun 3/5 - MICHAEL
Goatwhore - The eclipse of ages into black 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
God Forbid - Equilibrium 3.5/5 (excellent comeback with cleaner vocal melodies and tons of solos; for fans of All That Remains, Trivium, Shadows Fall, etc.) - MICHAEL
God Forbid - Earthsblood 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
God Forbid - IV: Constitution of treason 3/5 - MICHAEL
God Forbid - Gone forever 3/5 - MICHAEL
God Forbid - Determination 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
God Forbid - Reject the sickness 2/5 - MICHAEL
Goddess of Desire - Awaken pagan gods 3.5/5 (head-on collision of chest-thumping true metal and gutter-level biker rock, with Venom/Motorhead elements; 4th CD) - KIT
Goddess of Desire - Conquerors divide (hopefully coming soon)
Goddess of Desire - Symbol of triumph 3/5 - KIT
Goddess of Desire - Let us win this war (hopefully coming soon)
Godiva - Destruction 4.5/5 Godiva Review - KIT
Godiva - Call me under 666 3.5/5 (file this under "guilty pleasure"; slicker and more hard rockish than the debut, this CD still packs enough punch to be great fun) - KIT
Godiva - s/t 3.5/5 (well-executed, stalwart, foot-stomping traditional metal debut from Switzerland) - KIT
Gods of Fire - Hanukkah gone metal (hopefully coming soon)
Gods of Fire - Wrath of the gods 3.5/5 (strong debut with a classic Metal Blade era sound, a great production, and excellent lyrics) - CRAIG
Godslave - Into the black (hopefully coming soon)
Godslave - Out of the ashes (EP) 3.5/5 Godslave Review - KIT
Godslave - Bound by chains (hopefully coming soon)
Godyva - Alien heart 3.5/5 (though some songs are too pop oriented, this is still a very good 3rd CD of female fronted gothic metal with slight darkwave elements) - CLINT
Godyva - Planetarium 3.5/5 (enjoyable 2nd CD of female fronted gothic metal with slight darkwave elements; an improvement over their debut and is recommended) - CLINT
Godyva - In good and evil 3/5 - CLINT
Golden Resurrection - One voice for the kingdom 4/5 (terrific 3rd CD of neo-classical power metal; the high quality is surprising considering how quickly they’re releasing CDs) - CLINT
Golden Resurrection - Man with a mission 4/5 (2nd CD of Christian-themed power metal with neo-classical flurries; not quite at the level of the debut, but it’s still excellent) - CLINT
Golden Resurrection - Glory to my king 4.5/5 (sensational neo-classical power metal debut with lots of speed; features members of Divinefire, Reinxeed and many others) - CLINT
Gone in April - We are but human 3.5/5 (female fronted gothic/power metal debut similar to Elis, Leaves’ Eyes, Angtoria and Midnattsol, but also Crysalys musically in spots) - CLINT
Gorgons Eyes - Inglorious birth 3.5/5 (solid German true metal on Pure Steel Records that’s heavily influenced by early epic Manowar; their 2nd CD) - KIT
Gorgons Eyes - The battle rages on 2/5 - CLINT
Gothic Knights - Reflections from the other side 4.5/5 Gothic Knights Review - CRAIG
Gothic Knights - Up from the ashes 4/5 - CRAIG
Gothic Knights - Kingdom of the knights 3.5/5 - CRAIG
Gothic Knights - s/t 3.5/5 - CRAIG
Grailknights - Alliance 4/5 Grailknights Review - CREAG
Grailknights - Return to castle Grailskull 3.5/5 - CREAG
Grailknights - Across the galaxy 3/5 - CREAG
Gran-Kurazh - Hearts in Atlantis 4/5 (Russian-language heavy/power metal with background keys and many fantastic guitar solos that really take it to a high level) - CLINT
Gran-Kurazh - The light of new hope 4/5 (awesome Russian-language heavy/power metal with terrific vocals and high quality songs; formerly known as Kurazh) - CLINT
Grand Bite - La sombra (hopefully coming soon)
Grand Bite - Profetas del fin 3/5 (energetic traditional Spanish-language power metal/NWOBHM from Venezuelan veteran act; their 4th CD) - KIT
Grand Bite - No morire (hopefully coming soon)
Grand Bite - Todos hasta el final (hopefully coming soon)
Grand Bite - Al borde del precipicio (hopefully coming soon)
Grand Magus - The hunt 4/5 (6th CD that’s unfairly maligned by some; this is another killer slab of manly Swedish rockin' doom) - KIT
Grand Magus - Hammer of the north 4.5/5 Grand Magus Review - KIT
Grand Magus - Iron will 4.5/5 Grand Magus Review - KIT
Grand Magus - Wolf's return 3.5/5 - KIT
Grand Magus - Monument (hopefully coming soon)
Grand Magus - s/t (hopefully coming soon)
Grave Digger - Clash of the gods 3.5/5 Grave Digger Review - CRAIG
Grave Digger - The clans will rise again 3.5/5 (solid but expected return to Scottish history by the leather-lunged, melodic anthem masters) - CRAIG
Grave Digger - The clans will rise again 3/5 Grave Digger Review - SEAN
Grave Digger - Ballads of a hangman 3.5/5 (pure Grave Digger, with nothing unexpected, but one of the less inspiring and engaging iterations in a while) - CRAIG
Grave Digger - Liberty or death 3.5/5 Grave Digger Review - CRAIG
Grave Digger - The last supper 3.5/5 Grave Digger Review - CRAIG
Grave Digger - The last supper 3/5 Grave Digger Review - DAVID
Grave Digger - Rheingold 3.5/5 - CRAIG
Grave Digger - The Grave Digger 3/5 - CRAIG
Grave Digger - Excalibur 3.5/5 - CRAIG
Grave Digger - Knights of the cross 3.5/5 - CRAIG
Grave Digger - Tunes of war 4/5 - CRAIG
Grave Digger - Heart of darkness 3/5 - CRAIG
Grave Digger - The reaper 4/5 - CRAIG
Grave Digger - War games 2/5 - CRAIG
Grave Digger - Witch hunter 2/5 - CRAIG
Grave Digger - Heavy metal breakdown 2/5 - CRAIG
Grave Digger (Digger) - Stronger than ever 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Gravestone - Creating a monster (hopefully coming soon)
Gravestone - Back to attack 3.5/5 - KIT
Gravestone - Victim of chains 3.5/5 (high quality reissue of 1984 traditional German metal release from one of the best Gama bands) - KIT
Gravestone - War (hopefully coming soon)
Gravestone - Doomsday (hopefully coming soon)
Gravity - Realized 4/5 Gravity Review - CLINT
Gravity - Destiny’s calling 3/5 - CLINT
Gray - O zemle rodnoy 3.5/5 (2nd CD similar to ‘Polyn-trava’, but with more fast, simplistic but very festive songs; like Kalevala with some death vocals) - CHRIS
Gray - Polyn-trava 4/5 (crunchy, festive, majestic Russian-language female fronted symphonic folk metal debut with mild death vocals, like Alkonost) - CHRIS
Great Master - Serenissima 4.5/5 Great Master Review - CLINT
Great Master - Underworld 4.5/5 Great Master Review - CLINT
Grendel - See the light 3/5 Grendel Review - CLINT
Grief of War - Worship (hopefully coming soon)
Grief of War - A mounting crisis... as their fury got released 3.5/5 (old-school Japanese thrashers have utterly mastered the art of the riff) - KIT
Griffen - Life/A way to die 3/5 (viable Swedish rockers' debut which will appeal to fans of Love.Might.Kill, Sinner, Screamer and Griffin from Norway) - MICHAEL
Griffin (Nor) - The ultimate demise 3.5/5 Griffin Review - KIT
Griffin (Nor) - Lifeforce 3/5 (Norwegian power metallers take a small step backward via glam/hard rock influences) - KIT
Griffin (Nor) - No holds barred 3.5/5 - KIT
Griffin (Nor) - The sideshow (hopefully coming soon)
Griffin (Nor) - Wasteland serenades 3/5 - MICHAEL
Griffin (U.S.) - Protectors of the lair 3/5 - MICHAEL
Griffin (U.S.) - Flight of the griffin 3/5 - MICHAEL
Griftegard - Solemn, sacred, severe 3/5 (beautiful but painfully slow melodic epic doom metal debut with clean vocals; imagine Grand Magus at St. Vitus speed) - KIT
Grim Reaper - Rock you to hell 3/5 - MICHAEL
Grim Reaper - Fear no evil 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Grim Reaper - See you in hell 4.5/5 - MICHAEL
Grimfist - 10 steps to hell 3/5 - MICHAEL
Grimfist - Ghouls of grandeur 3/5 - MICHAEL
Grimlord - V-Column 2.5/5 Grimlord Review - KIT
Grimlord - Doce vita sath-anas (hopefully coming soon)
Grimlord - Blood runneth over 2.5/5 Grimlord Review - KIT
Grimmet, Steve - Personal crisis 3.5/5 Grimmet, Steve Review - CREAG
Grimmstine - s/t 3/5 Grimmstine Review - CREAG
Grind, Joel - The yellowgoat sessions 3.5/5 Grind, Joel Review - CREAG
Grinder - Nothing is sacred 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Grinder - Dead end 4.5/5 - MICHAEL
Grinder - Dawn for the living 4/5 - MICHAEL
Grip Inc. - Incorporated 3/5 - MICHAEL
Grip Inc. - Solidify 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
Grip Inc. - Nemesis 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
Grip Inc. - Power of inner strength 3/5 - MICHAEL
Ground Control - Dragged (hopefully coming soon)
Ground Control - Insanity 3.5/5 (well done old-school melodic thrash debut from Italy that’s like classic Anthrax with a European power overlay) - KIT
Guardian - Voyager/Fusion 3/5 - MICHAEL
Guardian - Dime (hopefully coming soon)
Guardian - Bottle rocket 3/5 - MICHAEL
Guardian - Buzz (hopefully coming soon)
Guardian - Nunca te dire adios (hopefully coming soon)
Guardian - Swing swang swung 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
Guardian - Miracle mile 3/5 - MICHAEL
Guardian - Fire & Love 3/5 - MICHAEL
Guardian - First watch 4/5 - MICHAEL
Guardians of Andromeda - Light years from destiny 3.5/5 Guardians of Andromeda Review - CREAG
Guardians of the Flame - Under a savage sky 3/5 (much welcomed old-school return to the scene by Jack Starr of Virgin Steele/Burning Starr fame) - KIT
Guardians of Time - A beautiful atrocity 2.5/5 (long-awaited 3rd CD that's different than their first 2 amazing power metal CDs, moving into heavy metal with a modern twist) - CLINT
Guardians of Time - Machines of mental design 5/5 (very aggressive 2nd CD of power metal with amazing guitars and tons of speed!) - CLINT
Guardians of Time - Edge of tomorrow 4.5/5 - CLINT
Guarnerius - Arcanos abismos 2.5/5 (keyboardy Mexican power metal debut drawing neo-classical and Italian sounds; not a bad start) - KIT
Guillotine - Blood money 4/5 Guillotine Review - CREAG
Guillotine - Blood money 3/5 (Persuader and Nocturnal Rites musicians thrash like Testament, Exodus and Vio-lence; not as creative as their debut though) - MICHAEL
Guillotine - Under the guillotine 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Guiltys Law - Total insanity 3.5/5 Guiltys Law Review - CLINT
Gumomaniacs - Priest of Lucifer 3/5 (well-executed, typical German thrash debut that, while good, may not stand out in a crowded scene) - KIT
Gun Barrel - Brace for impact 3.5/5 (impressive 5th CD of German heavy metal/hard rock a la Saxon, Bullet, Accept and Gamma Ray's rockin' parts) - KIT
Gun Barrel - Outlaw invasion 3/5 (4th CD of quality traditional German anthemic metal with greasy rock'n'roll arrangements) - KIT
Gun Barrel - Bombard your soul 3.5/5 Gun Barrel Review - KIT
Gun Barrel - Battle-tested 2/5 - KIT
Gun Barrel - Power-dive 2.5/5 - KIT
Gunfire - Thunder of war 3.5/5 (Italian true metal survivors from the 80s strike back with a great CD) - KIT
Gutter Sirens - Horror makers 3/5 Gutter Sirens Review - CLINT
Gutter Sirens - Memory analysis 2.5/5 - CLINT
Guttural - Cross words with us 2.5/5 (2nd CD of laid-back French traditional metal with atmospheric parts; impresses more with each listen) - KIT
Guttural - Set swords to music (hopefully coming soon)
Gwar - Battle maximus 3/5 (with the tragic death of Cory Smoot, the lustful horror aliens take another step back in originality and talent) - MICHAEL
Gwar - Bloody pit of horror 3.5/5 (another awesome thrash initiative from these gory monsters of war who have now decimated Lordi's 'Babez for breakfast') - MICHAEL
Gwar - Lust in space 4/5 (awesome 25th anniversary CD with the thrash mettle attitude of ‘Scumdogs...’/’War party/’Hell-o’; welcome back Casey Orr!) - MICHAEL
Gwar - Beyond hell 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Gwar - War party 3/5 - MICHAEL
Gwar - Violence has arrived 3/5 - MICHAEL
Gwar - We kill everything 3/5 - MICHAEL
Gwar - Carnival of chaos 3/5 - MICHAEL
Gwar - Ragnarok 3/5 - MICHAEL
Gwar - This toilet earth 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Gwar - America must be destroyed 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Gwar - Scumdogs of the universe 4/5 - MICHAEL
Gwar - Hell-o 3/5 - MICHAEL
Gwyllion - The edge of all I know 4/5 Gwyllion Review - CLINT
Gwyllion - Awakening the dream 3.5/5 - CLINT
Gypsy Rose - Another world 3/5 (2nd CD of heavy metal with David Reece from Accept's 'Eat the heat'; similar to Locomotive Breath and Midnight Sun) - MICHAEL
Gypsy Rose - s/t (hopefully coming soon)



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