New Releases: August 20, 2021 – Warkings

Warkings Revolution


I really enjoyed Warkings’ 2020 release Revenge. It had the right balance of old-school heavy metal, power metal, and sonically sounded modern. The album really entertained me and offered up plenty of earworms that made me keep going back to the album even after others panned it.

But at the time I thought, as cool as this album is, there is only so much you can do with this subject matter. I thought, hopefully, they take some time off, or put together some sort of concept album. But here we are a year later and they’re back. Could be fueled by the pandemic, or maybe they had so much material, that they needed to release it.

Either way, Revolution feels like a continuation of Revenge. And not always in a good way. The band takes some chances here and there, but not enough from their formula. Sure the album doesn’t flat out suck. But it just feels like a collection of lesser versions of the songs on Revenge that I really enjoyed.

So instead of being captivated by a riff, or a lyrical melody, it just feels like the same old same old throughout. Some songs feel like leftover tracks from Revenge. While others feel like they were done by any run-of-the-mill power metal band like HammerFall or Sabaton. If that’s your thing, then maybe this is the album for you. 

Here ar Warkings with the title track off of their latest album We Are The Fire.

Interested in checking out Revolution by Warkings before picking the album up?

Pick your poison, check out the album on either Spotify or Apple Music here.


George Lynch – Seamless

Between The Buried And Me – Colors II

Deafheaven – Infinite Granite

Witchcryer – When Their Gods Come For You

Wolves In The Throne Room – Primordial Arcana

Sun Of The Suns – TIIT

Settle Your Scores – Retrofit

Lesotho – Summer Wars

Altars Of the Moon – Brahmastra

Cinema Cinema – CCXMDII

Gloop – Crayon Sun

Brainstorm – Wall Of Skulls

Mentalist – A Journey Into The Unknown

Book Of Numbers – Magick

Chemia – Something To Believe In

Saeko – Holy Are We Alone


Sodom – Bombenhagel

Hardcore Superstar – Catch Me If You Can Single

The Chase – Death Of Me Single


Lamb Of God – Sacrament 15th Anniversary

Orange Goblin – Healing Through Fire

The Rods – Rock Hard

The Quireboys – A Bit Of What You Fancy 30th Anniversary Edition


Megadeth – Unplugged In Boston

Ulver – Hexahedron (Live At Henie Onstad Kunstsenter)


Dream Theater – Lost Not Forgotten Archives: Train Of Thought Instrumental Demos (2003)

Support the site and the bands you love by picking up any of the albums listed above.

Here are the various Amazon stores I am affiliated with: USCanadaUKGermanyFrance, and Spain. When you make a purchase via one of my Amazon Affiliate links, know that I may be eligible to receive a small kickback for any purchase I send their way. You don’t pay anything else, while I make a small profit. Win/win for everyone!