On Black Wind Metal:
- Beyond the Bridge's The Old Man and the Spirit. Excellent stuff! Progressive metal from Germany, featuring both a female and male vocalist. I'm not the biggest prog fan ever, but I was really blown away by this this. What a great find!
- the not-so-fabulous sophomore album by Voices of Destiny, Power Dive. Ugh. Not great, IMO, but others may really dig it.
- German power metal outfit Elmsfire's Thieves of the Sun garnered a rave review, as did Italians Setanera's EP, Spettralia.
Upcoming on BWM I have Meden Agan's Erevos Aenaeon and Lacuna Coil's Dark Adrenaline (ugh).
And over at Sonic Cathedral, I have a review of Battle Beast's Steel.