In 2017, even traditional heavy metal, complete with dual harmonized guitars accompanying the tales of legendary blacksmiths and magical spellbooks, is still as fun as ever. Dream Tröll evokes their heroes with earnest homage.
In exquisite production, Argus evokes the greats of traditional heavy metal with their own version and vision of the musical architecture, which involves just a touch of doom.
On an album full of anthems, Satan’s Hallow creates a vision of traditional heavy metal that is both exciting and exemplary. This is the contemporary Platonic ideal of trad!
In this excellent EP, Trevor William Church builds traditional heavy metal that is catchy and fun and leaves us wanting more. Fortunately, there’s more to come.
Grand in scale and structure, “Far From Light” is Lunar Shadow giving us creative and elemental traditional heavy metal that moves beyond homage with twin guitar attacks and great songwriting.
In a tight half hour, Legionnaire showcases glorious harmonized guitars on top of a thrumming rhythm section that recalls some of the best of traditional heavy metal.
Inspired by sword and sorcery literature, The Armor of Ire tells the story of the Eternal Champion, bound by fate to fight for cosmic balance. This tale is told through traditional heavy metal that may be just a bit more than meets the ear.