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Kane Gagen-Parry

Content Writer/Reviewer for PowerThorn and The Metal Observer

Location icon Canada

If a fresh, confident, and entertaining writer is what you're looking for, Kane Gagen-Parry is your man. He's incredibly passionate and is eager to make a living as a writer. He launched his own heavy metal news and review site, PowerThorn.com, in early January, which becomes more successful by the day. Not even a day after launch, Kane was scouted by one of the world's longest-running metal webzines: The Metal Observer. Between writing daily articles for both websites and working his day job, Kane spends his time working out, watching movies, listening to even more music, and adventuring with his girlfriend and son. (Ok, he's a dog, not a son.)

The Metal Observer
Dream Theater - Distance Over Time Review - The Metal Observer

Dream Theater is back with a bang in their fourteenth full-length release, Distance over Time. This is easily their best album since the near-masterpiece of Black Clouds & Silver Linings back in 2009. While it doesn't break a whole lot of new ground, there's nothing within it that's distractingly derivative and it's not overly predictable.

Top Ten Metal Albums Of February

What a fucking month! We got a slew of new singles and tons of great albums, including some from big names in metal. I covered what I could, and I think I covered most of the worthwhile releases, but I'm bound to have missed some.

Top Seven Pump Up Albums

My favourite kind of metal is the blood-boiling, heart-burning, testosterone-fueling power metal that makes you want to ride into battle on a majestic, translucent steed into the Mists of Avalon. I listen to it when I'm working out, when I'm getting ready for something, when I'm doing nothing, when I'm driving, and pretty much everything in between.

Leviathane - Ready to Run Review

It's not often I find it truly aching to finish listening to an album, but fuck me is this one rough. Between the terrible mixing and the lazy songwriting, it's difficult to pinpoint where exactly Ready to Run goes wrong.

Beast In Black - From Hell With Love Review

It's finally here! The Beast is back with another genre-shattering masterpiece in From Hell With Love. This highly-anticipated album holds nothing back; it is unlimited 80s fury that never fucking stops. I'll be completely honest here. There hasn't been a single day that I haven't thought about this album since its announcement.

Six Metal Projects You Might Not Know Featuring Artists You Probably Do Know

If you're anything like me, you want to know everything about your favourite artists. This list won't do that for you, but it'll hopefully give you a few useful nuggets of metal information! Hell in the Club - Davide Moras (Elvenking) Elvenking's Damnagoras (Davide Moras) lends his iconic high voice to the sex-booze-and-rock-and-roll rhythm that...

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