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My Dying Bride – A Mortal Binding – Album Review

Artist: My Dying Bride Album Title: A Mortal Binding Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 19 April 2024 When a band can boast no fewer than fourteen albums over a career spanning nearly 35 years, it’s inevitable that different fans will have different favourites. It will, no doubt, depend on your age, your musical journey  Continue Reading »

Cistvaen – At Light’s Demise – Album Review

Artist: Cistvaen Album Title: At Light’s Demise Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 5 April 2024 I’m a little late again to the party but such has been the impact that this record has had on me, it seemed ridiculous, bordering on the insane, not to write a review of it. My hope is that  Continue Reading »

Iterum Nata – From The Infinite Light – Album Review

Artist: Iterum Nata Album Title: From The Infinite Light Label: Nordvis Produktion Date of Release: 15 March 2024 Another late-night trawl through my promo offerings led me to this release, and I was immediately intrigued. The accompanying press release described the music on this album as: “Fusing the brooding narratives of Nick Cave, the avant-garde creativity  Continue Reading »

Hamferð – Men Guðs hond er sterk – Album Review

Artist: Hamferð Album Title: Men Guðs hond er sterk Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 22 March 2024 I’ve had my eye on this release for quite some time and I’m delighted that it is finally here. I’m even more delighted with the final product, as it is just about everything I had hoped  Continue Reading »

Isenordal – Requiem For Eirênê – Album Review

Artist: Isenordal Album Title: Requiem For Eirênê Label: Prophecy Productions Date of Release: 8 March 2024 There’s a time and a place for some funeral doom metal and, as I have discovered, that time is now. And it’s all thanks to a band that I knew nothing about until last weekend when I was standing  Continue Reading »

Fragment Soul – Galois Paradox – EP Review

Artist: Fragment Soul Album Title: Galois Paradox Label: Wormholedeath Date of Release: 23 February 2024 It’s that age old conundrum: when does an EP become a full-length album? Or, indeed, when does a full-length album become an EP? That’s the question when faced with ‘Galois Paradox’, the latest release from Fragment Soul. This release is  Continue Reading »

Eternal Storm – A Giant Bound To Fall – Album Review

Artist: Eternal Storm Album Title: A Giant Bound To Fall Label: Transcending Obscurity Records Date of Release: 16 February 2024 During one of my casual, late evening trawls through the promos available to me, I hovered the cursor over the artwork for ‘A Giant Bound To Fail’, the sophomore album from Spanish melodic death metal  Continue Reading »

MMXX – The Next Wave – EP Review

Artist: MMXX Album Title: The Next Wave EP Label: Candlelight Records Date of Release: 14 April 2023 I don’t often review EPs these days, but on this occasion, I had to make an exception. And the reason is simple: the clientele. Intrigued? Read on… MMXX is so named because it is an entity that was  Continue Reading »

Conjurer – Páthos – Album Review

Artist: Conjurer Album Title: Páthos Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 1 July 2022 I can’t quite believe that it has been over four years since I first wrapped my ears around ‘Mire’, the debut album from UK-based metal band Conjurer. Despite being described as a sludge/post-metal outfit with strong doom leanings, I had to  Continue Reading »

Winds Of Tragedy – As Time Drifts Away – Album Review

Artist: Winds Of Tragedy Album Title: As Life Drifts Away Label: Belfry Records Date of Release: 17 June 2022 Even in a day and age where it’s ever easier to have a quick listen to a release to see if you’ll like it, the artwork for a record still has a remarkable pull for me.  Continue Reading »


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