O - METAL CD LIST


Oakenshield - Legacy 3.5/5 Oakenshield Review - CREAG
Oakenshield - Gylfaginning 3.5/5 Oakenshield Review - CREAG
Obereg - From the depths of the times 3.5/5 (Russian-language heavy metal debut thatís most comparable to Gran-Kurazh; contains a fair amount of highlights) - CLINT
Obliveon - Carnivore mothermouth 3/5 - MICHAEL
Obliveon - Cybervoid 3/5 - MICHAEL
Obliveon - Nemesis 3/5 - MICHAEL
Obliveon - From this day forward 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Oblivion Myth - Between light and shadow 3/5 (power metal with progressive elements that will appeal to fans of Sandstone and Wiszdom Stone; their 2nd CD) - MICHAEL
Oblivion Myth - s/t (hopefully coming soon)
Obscure - On formaldehyde 3.5/5 Obscure Review - CREAG
Obsessed (The) - The church within 3/5 - MICHAEL
Obsessed (The) - Lunar womb 3/5 - MICHAEL
Obsessed (The) - s/t 3/5 - MICHAEL
Obsession - Order of chaos 3/5 (yes, this is what I want from the MVP method man, Mike Vescera, and his band of scarred veterans of madness who marshal the metal law!) - MICHAEL
Obsession - s/t 4/5 (killer compilation of rarities and vintage demos from this 30-year-old New Haven rival of Helstar, Lizzy Borden, and Liege Lord) - MICHAEL
Obsession - Carnival of lies 4/5 - MICHAEL
Obsession - Methods of madness 3/5 - MICHAEL
Obsession - Scarred for life 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Obstruction - Vadak foldje (hopefully coming soon)
Obstruction - Horizont 3.5/5 (strong traditional metal from Hungary; a bit like countrymen Demonlord, but with more variety) - KIT
Obstruction - Uj ver (hopefully coming soon)
Ocean Soul - Letter of a suicidal 3/5 Ocean Soul Review - CLINT
October 31 - No survivors 4/5 October 31 Review - KIT
October 31 - Meet thy maker 3/5 - KIT
October 31 - The fire awaits you 3.5/5 - KIT
Oddiss - Young gods 3.5/5 Oddiss Review - CLINT
Odes of Ecstasy - Deceitful melody 3.5/5 (great 2nd CD of dark symphonic/gothic metal with soprano female "beauty" vocals and male "beast" vocals) - CLINT
Odes of Ecstasy - Embossed dream in four acts 3/5 - CLINT
Odyssea - Tears in floods 3.5/5 Odyssea Review - CLINT
Old Season - Archaic creation 3.5/5 Old Season Review - CREAG
Oliva - Raise the curtain 4/5 Oliva Review - MICHAEL
Oliver Magnum - s/t 4/5 - MICHAEL
Olvy - The last sky 4/5 (awesome Russian-language heavy/power metal thatís a very worthy follow-up to their superb debut ĎDarkness and lightí) - CLINT
Olvy - Darkness and light 4/5 (superb Russian-language heavy/power metal debut similar to Aria, Staya, Kipelov and Kurazh, but with a solid degree of individuality) - CLINT
Olympos Mons - Medievil 4.5/5 (extremely powerful 2nd CD thatís full of speed, catchy riffs and memorable choruses; this is power metal at its best folks!) - CLINT
Olympos Mons - Medievil 4/5 Olympos Mons Review - SEAN
Olympos Mons - Conquistador 4/5 Olympos Mons Review - CLINT
Omega Crom - Blood, steel & fire 3.5/5 (crazy, epic and over the top power-thrashing death debut for fans of Crimson Shadows, 3 Inches of Blood, etc.) - MICHAEL
Omega Lithium - Kinetic 2/5 (disappointing follow-up to ĎDreams in formalineí; too cold with flat often unmusical, monotonous, angry punk female vocals) - CHRIS
Omega Lithium - Dreams in formaline 3.5/5 (incredibly heavy/crunchy dark electro-gothic metal debut with poppy female vocals and harsh gothic male vocals) - CHRIS
Omega Reign - Arise 4/5 Omega Reign Review - CRAIG
Omen (Hun) - Agymosas (hopefully coming soon)
Omen (Hun) - A Hetedik nap 2/5 (plodding "Sad but true" type stuff with a Hungarian Bon Scott on vocals; their 7th CD) - KIT
Omen (Hun) - Tiszta szivvel (hopefully coming soon)
Omen (Hun) - Idegen anyag (hopefully coming soon)
Omen (Hun) - Jelek (hopefully coming soon)
Omen (Hun) - Anarchia (hopefully coming soon)
Omen (Hun) - Brutalis tango (hopefully coming soon)
Omen (Hun) - Feketeben (hopefully coming soon)
Omen (U.S.) - Hammer damage (hopefully coming soon)
Omen (U.S.) - Eternal black dawn 3.5/5 - CRAIG
Omen (U.S.) - Reopening the gates 1/5 - CRAIG
Omen (U.S.) - Escape to nowhere 2/5 - CRAIG
Omen (U.S.) - The curse 5/5 - CRAIG
Omen (U.S.) - Warning of danger 4.5/5 - CRAIG
Omen (U.S.) - Battle cry 4/5 - CRAIG
Once Dead - Visions of hell 2.5/5 (members of Vengeance Rising reunite with Deliverance and The Crucified Christians for a more modern attempt at salvation) - MICHAEL
One Man Overture - Incarceration 3.5/5 (enjoyable, catchy thrash debut from one-man band; style of Megadeth, Xentrix, Meliah Rage, and so on) - KIT
One Without - Sweet relief 3/5 One Without Review - SEAN
One Without - Thoughts of a secluded mind 3.5/5 One Without Review - SEAN
Only Fate Remains - Breathe 3.5/5 (debut of very heavy/crunchy melodic metal with excellent female vocals; like a catchier Lacuna Coil) - CHRIS
Onslaught - Sounds of violence 3/5 (more deathrashing insanity from this U.K. force to be reckoned with; for fans of Sepultura, Sabbat and Ritual Carnage) - MICHAEL
Onslaught - Killing peace 3/5 Onslaught Review - CREAG
Onslaught - Killing peace 3/5 - MICHAEL
Onslaught - In search of sanity 3/5 - MICHAEL
Onslaught - The force 4.5/5 - MICHAEL
Onslaught - Power from hell 3/5 - MICHAEL
Onward - The neverending sun 3.5/5 (3rd CD of U.S. heavy/power metal with outstanding vocals and great guitar work; their debut remains my favorite though) - CLINT
Onward - Reawaken 3.5/5 (very well played 2nd CD of guitar driven U.S. power metal with outstanding vocals) - CLINT
Onward - Evermoving 4/5 - CLINT
Onyx Eyes - Delights and tears 3/5 (female fronted symphonic/gothic metal debut with some clean male vocals, and quite a variety of tempo and moods) - CLINT
Open Fire - Lwy ognia 3/5 - MICHAEL
Opening Scenery - Mystic alchemy 3/5 (Italian progressive power metal debut with excellent musical segments, but itís mostly just okay and the vocals arenít too good) - CLINT
Opera Magna - Poe 4/5 Opera Magna Review - KIT
Opera Magna - El ultimo caballero (hopefully coming soon)
Operatika - The calling 4.5/5 Operatika Review - CLINT
Operatika - Dreamworld (EP) 4/5 Operatika Review - CLINT
Operatika - Dreamworld (EP) 3.5/5 Operatika Review - JOHN
Opus Atlantica - s/t 4/5 (fantastic debut that leans mostly towards the neo-classical style; lots of cool short songs throughout) - CLINT
Opus Doria - Infraworld 3.5/5 Opus Doria Review - CLINT
Oracle (FL, U.S.) - As darkness reigns 2.5/5 - KIT
Oracle (NC, U.S.) - Desolate kings: The oracle anthology 3.5/5 (Christian compilation graced with their CD 'Selah' and demos; similar to Haven and Tourniquet) - MICHAEL
Oracle Sun - Deep inside 3.5/5 Oracle Sun Review - CLINT
Orakul - Confessions of an angel 3.5/5 (lightweight but memorable Russian-language power metal debut with symphonic/progressive elements; has Callisto members) - CLINT
Oratorio - Redemption 4.5/5 Oratorio Review - CLINT
Oratorio - The reality of existence 3.5/5 - CLINT
Oratory - Beyond earth 4.5/5 (awesome female fronted symphonic power metal; one of the most exciting female fronted CDs by far) - CLINT
Oratory - Illusion dimensions 3/5 - CLINT
Ordained Fate - Glimmer of hope (hopefully coming soon)
Ordained Fate - s/t 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Orden Ogan - To the end 4.5/5 Orden Ogan Review - SEAN
Orden Ogan - Easton hope 4/5 Orden Ogan Review - SEAN
Orden Ogan - Vale 4.5/5 Orden Ogan Review - SEAN
Orden Ogan - Testimonium A.D. 3.5/5 (creative debut, which paved the way for their brilliant 'Vale'; emotional melodic metal, with progressive/celtic/folk elements) - SEAN
Order (The) - 1986 3/5 (Swiss 80s-style melodic metal that sounds like a lighter, glammier version of Godiva; their 4th CD) - KIT
Order (The) - Rockwolf (hopefully coming soon)
Order (The) - Metal casino (hopefully coming soon)
Order (The) - Son of armageddon (hopefully coming soon)
Order of Chaos (The) - Burn these dreams 3.5/5 (2nd CD thatís a grower; modern thrash with melodic, traditional and extreme elements, a bit like Unleash the Archers) - KIT
Order of Chaos (The) - s/t (hopefully coming soon)
Order of Nine - Seventh year of the broken mirror (hopefully coming soon)
Order of Nine - A means to know end 3.5/5 Order of Nine Review - KIT
Order of Nine - Season of reign 2/5 (U.S. traditional metal like a lesser Jacobs Dream, hindered by unappealing high-pitched vocals and subpar songs) - KIT
Order of Nine - Of once and future kings (hopefully coming soon)
Organization (The) - Savor the flavor 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
Organization (The) - s/t 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
Original Sin - Sin will find you out 4/5 - MICHAEL
Orion Riders - A new dawn 3.5/5 (very pleasing power metal debut that reminds me of Angra in spots) - CLINT
Orionís Reign - Nuclear winter 3.5/5 Orionís Reign Review - CREAG
Orkrist - Grond 4.5/5 (unique but brilliant 2nd CD; a symphonic/power/gothic metal mix with the use of a flute reminding me of Sunterra) - CLINT
Orkrist - Reginae mysterium 4/5 - CLINT
Orphan Gypsy - Aftermath 4.5/5 (spectacular power metal debut from Sweden, but Iím reminded of Italian bands like Windrow, Shadows of Steel, Projecto and Soulblaze) - CLINT
Orphaned Land - All is one 4.5/5 (extremely emotive symphonic/choral movie-score metal with festive Middle Eastern folk passages and nearly all clean vocals; their 5th CD) - CHRIS
Orphaned Land - The never ending way of orwarrior 3/5 (mellow often contemplative progressive metal with pervasive Middle Eastern folk passages; 4th CD) - CHRIS
Orphaned Land - Mabool 4.5/5 (superb rich multi-faceted Middle Eastern folk metal with pervasive authentic strings, keys, chants and choir; their 3rd CD) - CHRIS
Orphaned Land - El norra alila 3.5/5 (2nd CD of intricate aggressive guitar-driven death metal with pervasive Middle Eastern folk touches, clean and death vocals) - CHRIS
Orphaned Land - Sahara 2.5/5 (debut thatís similar to their 2nd CD ĎEl norra alilaí, but the songwriting is much less catchy and memorable) - CHRIS
Orpheus - s/t 4/5 Orpheus Review - CRAIG
Orphonic Orchestra - s/t 2/5 (symphonic/gothic metal debut with male and female vocals; a mix of Lacuna Coil, Visions of Atlantis and Regicide, but itís not too exciting) - CLINT
Osbourne, Ozzy - Scream 2/5 (even with the fire of Gus G. on guitars, this Ozzy madness is no win and a total bore; I scream that I do not like it!) - MICHAEL
Osbourne, Ozzy - Black rain 3/5 (Ozzy just needs to retire, but overall this is decent and worth hearing; Zakk Wylde is no Randy Rhoads though!) - MICHAEL
Osbourne, Ozzy - Under cover 1.5/5 - MICHAEL
Osbourne, Ozzy - Down to earth 2/5 - MICHAEL
Osbourne, Ozzy - The Ozzman cometh 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Osbourne, Ozzy - Ozzmosis 3/5 - MICHAEL
Osbourne, Ozzy - No more tears 3/5 - MICHAEL
Osbourne, Ozzy - No rest for the wicked 3/5 - MICHAEL
Osbourne, Ozzy - The ultimate sin 4/5 - MICHAEL
Osbourne, Ozzy - Bark at the moon 4/5 - MICHAEL
Osbourne, Ozzy - Diary of a madman 4.5/5 - MICHAEL
Osbourne, Ozzy - Blizzard of ozz 4.5/5 - MICHAEL
Osiris - Eclipse of the mourning star (EP) 3.5/5 Osiris Review - CLINT
Ossian - Az lesz a gyoztes (hopefully coming soon)
Ossian - Egyszer az eletben (hopefully coming soon)
Ossian - Kuldetes (hopefully coming soon)
Ossian - Orok tuz 4/5 Ossian Review - KIT
Ossian - A szabadsag fantomja 4/5 - KIT
Ossian - Tuzkeresztseg (hopefully coming soon)
Ossian - Hangeromu (hopefully coming soon)
Ossian - Arnyekbol a fenybe (hopefully coming soon)
Ossian - Titkos unnep 3.5/5 - KIT
Ossian - Gyujtopontban (hopefully coming soon)
Ossian - Femzene 4/5 - KIT
Ossian - Keresztut (hopefully coming soon)
Ossian - Emberi dolgok (hopefully coming soon)
Ossian - Kitores (hopefully coming soon)
Ossian - Iteletnap (hopefully coming soon)
Ossian - A rock katonai (hopefully coming soon)
Ossian - Felre az utbol (hopefully coming soon)
Ossian - Acelsziv (hopefully coming soon)
Ostrogoth - Feelings of fury 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Ostrogoth - Too hot 3/5 - MICHAEL
Ostrogoth - Ecstasy and danger 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Ostura - Ashes of the reborn 4/5 Ostura Review - SEAN
Outloud - Love catastrophe 3.5/5 (2nd CD thatís a rockin' release by Firewind members; comparable to Love.Might.Kill. and Gun Barrel) - MICHAEL
Outloud - We'll rock you to hell and back again!! 3.5/5 (Mark Cross' hard rockin' project with Firewind members; for fans of Twilightning and Thunderstone) - MICHAEL
Outrage - Go to hell 3.5/5 (6th CD thatís cool evil-sounding 80s metal in the style of Venom and early Bathory; old songs re-recorded with modern technology) - KIT
Outrage - Conspirator (hopefully coming soon)
Outrage - Order in the court (hopefully coming soon)
Outrage - 7 is 1 take one (hopefully coming soon)
Outrage - A mute reminder (hopefully coming soon)
Outrage - Back for attack (hopefully coming soon)
Overdose - Scars 3/5 - MICHAEL
Overdose - Progress of decadence 3/5 - MICHAEL
Overdose - Circus of death 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Overdose - Addicted to reality 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Overdose - You're really big! 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Overdose - Conscience 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Overdream - Navigator 3/5 Overdream Review - CLINT
Overdrive (Swe) - The angelmakerís daughter 3.5/5 Overdrive Review - MICHAEL
Overdrive (Swe) - Angelmaker 4/5 Overdrive Review - MICHAEL
Overdrive (Swe) - Let the metal do the talking 3.5/5 (the title rings true for this 80s Swedish reincarnation; a classic comeback after 2 decades of stagnation) - MICHAEL
Overdrive (Swe) - Swords and Axes 3/5 - MICHAEL
Overdrive (Swe) - Metal attack 3/5 - MICHAEL
Overdrive (U.K.) - The boring Grantham record years 3.5/5 (killer compilation of the early years from this NWOBHM act who inspired Satan, Hell and Sabbat) - MICHAEL
Overdrive (U.K.) - Three corners to nowhere (hopefully coming soon)
Overdrive (U.K.) - On wizard ridge (hopefully coming soon)
Overdrive (U.K.) - Home sweet home (hopefully coming soon)
Overdrive (U.K.) - Dishonest words (hopefully coming soon)
Overkill - The electric age 4/5 (popular thrash band is back with an awesome CD, and those who love their previous ĎIronboundí will find this to be a worthy follow-up) - CLINT
Overkill - Ironbound 4.5/5 (killer CD from this long-running thrash band; by far their best CD in many years, as it stylistically returns to their roots) - CLINT
Overkill - Ironbound 4.5/5 Overkill Review - CREAG
Overkill - Immortalis 3/5 (long-running thrash band returns with a very solid CD that incorporates a few aspects of their early days into their modern style) - CLINT
Overkill - Relixiv 1/5 (the band hits a low point after a steady decline in recent years and I canít help but remember the ĎHorrorscopeí days) - CLINT
Overkill - Killbox 13 2/5 - CLINT
Overkill - Bloodletting 1.5/5 - CLINT
Overkill - Coverkill 3.5/5 - CLINT
Overkill - Necroshine 2/5 - CLINT
Overkill - From the underground and below 2.5/5 - CLINT
Overkill - The killing kind 3.5/5 - CLINT
Overkill - W.F.O. 3.5/5 - CLINT
Overkill - I hear black 4/5 - CLINT
Overkill - Horrorscope 5/5 - CLINT
Overkill - The years of decay 4/5 - CLINT
Overkill - Under the influence 3.5/5 - CLINT
Overkill - Taking over 4/5 - CLINT
Overkill - Feel the fire 4/5 - CLINT
Overload - Never again 3/5 (crunchy melodic metal debut from Greece thatís reminiscent of Sarissa) - KIT
Overlorde - Return of the snow giant 4.5/5 Overlorde Review - KIT
Overlorde SR - Medieval metal too 3.5/5 (very cool U.S. traditional metal 80s compilation from NC; if only the band had recorded more material) - KIT
Overmaster - Madness of war 3.5/5 (hard-edged Italian power metal debut with ex-White Skull singer Gus Gabarro; much like his old band) - KIT
Overtures - Entering the maze 4/5 Overtures Review - SEAN
Overtures - Rebirth (hopefully coming soon)
Overtures - Beyond the waterfall (hopefully coming soon)
Owens, Tim Ripper - Play my game 2/5 Owens, Tim Ripper Review - CREAG
Oz - Burning leather 4/5 Oz Review - MICHAEL
Oz - Roll the dice 2.5/5 - MICHAEL
Oz - Decibel storm 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Oz - lll warning 3/5 - MICHAEL
Oz - Fire in the brain 3.5/5 - MICHAEL
Oz - Heavy metal heroes 3/5 - MICHAEL



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