J - METAL CD LIST


Jacobs Dream - Beneath the shadows 3.5/5 (strong 5th CD of heavy/power metal; consistent with their previous few CDs, and has some emotional and memorable vocals) - CLINT
Jacobs Dream - Dominion of darkness 3.5/5 (U.S. heavy/power metal band returns with a great 4th CD that's similar in every way to their previous 'Drama of the ages') - CLINT
Jacobs Dream - Drama of the ages 3.5/5 (though I'm going to miss the vocalist from their first 2 CDs, the new vocalist is solid and the music is as strong as ever) - CLINT
Jacobs Dream - Drama of the ages 3.5/5 Jacobs Dream Review - CRAIG
Jacobs Dream - Theater of war 4/5 (excellent 2nd CD that shows off their amazing vocalist and catchy guitar work) - CLINT
Jacobs Dream - s/t 4/5 (classic debut of melodic heavy/power metal from the U.S.) - CLINT
Jag Panzer - The scourge of the light 4/5 (a great swansong for this classic power metal band) - JOHN
Jag Panzer - Casting the stones 3.5/5 Jag Panzer Review - JOHN
Jag Panzer - Mechanized warfare 4/5 Jag panzer Review - CRAIG
Jag Panzer - Mechanized warfare 3.5/5 - JOHN
Jag Panzer - Thane to the throne 4/5 - JOHN
Jag Panzer - The age of mastery 4/5 - JOHN
Jag Panzer - The fourth judgement 4/5 - JOHN
Jag Panzer - Dissident alliance 1/5 - JOHN
Jag Panzer - Chain of command 3.5/5 - JOHN
Jag Panzer - Ample destruction 4.5/5 - JOHN
Jaldaboath - The rise of the heraldic beasts 2/5 (not really funny or clever semi-parody metal debut from the U.K. with annoying vocals and too many flutes) - KIT
Jameson Raid - Just as the dust had settled 3/5 (quality NWOBHM compilation a la Tysondog, Blitzkrieg, Tygers of Pan Tang and Tokyo Blade) - MICHAEL
Jersey Dogs - Thrash ranch 3/5 - MICHAEL
Jester's March - Acts 2/5 - CRAIG
Jester's March - Beyond 2/5 - CRAIG
Joe Thrasher - Cries of war 3.5/5 (strong melodic thrash from Canada with gravelly Billy/Souza vocals and a cool classic metal edge; their 2nd CD) - KIT
Joe Thrasher - Metal forces (hopefully coming soon)
Johansson - The last viking 3.5/5 - KIT
Johansson - Heavy machinery (hopefully coming soon)
Johansson - Sonic winter (hopefully coming soon)
Jon Oliva's Pain - Festival 3.5/5 (heavy, diverse, interesting 4th CD from the Mountain King; a grower that rewards patience) - KIT
Jon Oliva's Pain - Global warning 3.5/5 Jon Oliva's Pain Review - KIT
Jon Oliva's Pain - Maniacal renderings 3.5/5 Jon Oliva's Pain Review - KIT
Jon Oliva's Pain - 'Tage Mahal 3.5/5 Jon Oliva's Pain Review - DAVID
Jon Oliva's Pain - 'Tage Mahal 2.5/5 (uneven, self-indulgent solo debut from the creative genius behind Savatage) - KIT
Joshua - Resurrection (hopefully coming soon)
Joshua - Something to say 3/5 - MICHAEL
Joshua - Chapter one 3/5 - MICHAEL
Joshua - Intense defense 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Joshua - Surrender 4/5 - MICHAEL
Joshua - The hand is quicker than the eye 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Judas Priest - Nostradamus 4.5/5 Judas Priest Review - CRAIG
Judas Priest - Angel of retribution 3.5/5 Judas Priest Review - CRAIG
Judas Priest - Angel of retribution 4/5 Judas Priest Review - KIT
Judas Priest - Demolition 1.5/5 (weak, nu-metal stylings drag down a few promising elements on this CD) - CRAIG
Judas Priest - Jugulator 2/5 - CRAIG
Judas Priest - Painkiller 4.5/5 - CRAIG
Judas Priest - Ram it down 2.5/5 - CRAIG
Judas Priest - Turbo 2/5 - CRAIG
Judas Priest - Defenders of the faith 5/5 - CRAIG
Judas Priest - Screaming for vengeance 5/5 - CRAIG
Judas Priest - Point of entry 2.5/5 - CRAIG
Judas Priest - British steel 4/5 - CRAIG
Judas Priest - Hell bent for leather 4/5 - CRAIG
Judas Priest - Stained class 5/5 - CRAIG
Judas Priest - Sin after sin 4/5 - CRAIG
Judas Priest - Sad wings of destiny 5/5 - CRAIG
Judas Priest - Rocka rolla 3/5 - CRAIG
Judgment Hammer - Arbiter of fate 4/5 (debut of excellent U.S. retrothrash/classic metal mix; 5-6 minute songs chock full of early Hetfield/Mustaine style rifferama) - KIT
Judicator - Sleepy plessow 4/5 Judicator Review - CLINT
Judicator - King of Rome 3.5/5 Judicator Review - CLINT
Juggernaut - Trouble within (hopefully coming soon)
Juggernaut - Baptism under fire 3/5 (quirky yet cool Texas metal reissue with elements of thrash and B. Jarzombek on drums) - KIT
Juvaliant - Inhuman nature 4/5 Juvaliant Review - SEAN



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