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Articles by Glenn Leaper

About Glenn Leaper (21 Articles)
Heavy Metal philosopher. Writer. Drummer. Lover. Thinks the meaning of life can be deciphered in music. “As a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source nature can offer” – Hugo. “We all know you big bad metal boys are all softies at heart” – friend. “Next thing you know, they’ll take our thoughts away” – Dave Mustaine.

Iron Maiden – Stratego – Single Review

August 22, 2021

With “Stratego”, Iron Maiden are two for two so far on a ten-track album that promises to be one of the most spectacular of their career, wiping away the semi-fatigue of predecessor The Book Of Souls and re-infusing a vigour that not a few are suggesting is reminiscent of the atmosphere and sense of purpose surrounding 1999’s Brave New World... [...]

Yngwie Malmsteen – Parabellum – Album Review

August 21, 2021

One must try to think a little like the Maestro to grasp what he’s up to, but when one does, there are tricks and turns, fireworks for musicians galore, and new revelations for the rest of us.... hiding in plain sight just beneath the Vivaldi-on-a-kilo-of-cocaine instrumental surface. [...]

Lindemann – Live In Moscow – Album Review

May 25, 2021

If you think Lindemann are disgusting, take a look around you. Fundamentally, this band is among the only to offer the toolbox with which to smash the Black Mirror in terms the zombies might be made to comprehend. [...]

Smith/Kotzen – S/T – Album Review

April 11, 2021

The one thing that should not surprise anyone even remotely acquainted with Iron Maiden, is that guitarist Adrian Smith has far more in his bag of tricks than the usual [...]
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