METALLICA today announced that they will reissue their first two albums, 1983's "Kill 'Em All" and 1984's "Ride The Lightning", on April 15. Both albums have been remastered for the most advanced sound quality and will be available in three formats — CD, vinyl, and deluxe box set. On Kill 'Em All, Metallica fuses the intricate riffing of New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Diamond Head with the velocity of Motörhead and hardcore punk. Kill 'Em All is pure destructive power, executed with jaw-dropping levels of scientific precision.
Love.Might.Kill is the project of drummer Michael Ehre (Firewind, Uli Jon Roth, Metallium), and their debut, Brace for Impact offers a platter of melodic heavy metal. It's a solid start even if there is some predictability within these songs. The strength of Brace for Impact is a fundamental foundation of traditional heavy metal.
On the heels of being named Gamma Ray's new drummer, Michael Ehre (Firewind, Uli Jon Roth, Metallium) delivers his second Love.Might.Kill album 2 Big 2 Fail. Much like the debut album LMK blurs the lines between melodic hard rock and heavy/power metal.
In March 2010 Kill the Romance started to record their second album. The album called "For Rome And The Throne" will be released in March 23th 2011 via Inverse Records. "For Rome And The Throne" is definitely the most diverse in group´s history. Aggressive and heavy songs blended with catchy melodies are now flavored with some keyboard layers and acoustic parts to give some depth.
Reverend Kill burst forth with self-penned "Canadian frontier metal", that when dissected is essentially a paean to the melancholic and melodic tones of contemporary Vikings Amon Amarth in their latter days. There are echoes of other bands, but the Viking grandmasters resonate most strongly. For an independent release, the production is good, with guitars high in the mix (as they ought to be) and an audible bass. It would be unfair to expect a similar mastery of heaviness and melodic sensibility as the aforementioned Swedes, but they do possess a nascent compositional skill that bodes well for future endeavours.