Heavy metal to its core, Silver Talon will make you want to re-dedicate yourself to the dark lord. The Portland-based group, whose members all came from the band Spellcaster, are definitely for fans of Yngwie Malmsteen, Savatage, Sanctuary, Queensrÿche and Helloween. And if you don’t really dig old-school or classic metal, this band probably could make you a believer. Seriously, they rip. With Croatian quartet Speedclaw and San Antonian thrashers X.I.L.