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Sonata Arctica – Clear Cold Beyond – Album Review

Artist: Sonata Arctica Album Title: Clear Cold Beyond Label: Atomic Fire Date of Release: 8 March 2024 It was 2001 when I first came across Finnish power metal band Sonata Arctica, around the time that I was finishing my university studies and about to head out into the big wide world for the first time.  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2016 – Number 11

Welcome to day 20 of my ‘Album of the Year 2016’ top 30 countdown. I’m exactly two-thirds the way through this mammoth annual undertaking and the quality music just keeps on coming and keeps on getting better and better. To those of you who have been with me since the beginning, I thank you. To  Continue Reading »

Enbound – The Blackened Heart – Album Review

Artist: Enbound Album Title: The Blackened Heart Label: Inner Wound Recordings Date Of Release: 18 November 2016 If I’m honest, I thought Swedish melodic metallers Enbound were one of those bands that had been sadly consigned to the ‘one album wonders’ dustbin, having released the marvellous debut ‘And She Said Gold’ back in 2011 only  Continue Reading »

Sonata Arctica – The Ninth Hour – Album Review

Artist: Sonata Arctica Album Title: The Ninth Hour Label: Nuclear Blast Records Date Of Release: 7 October 2016 It has, I must admit, been a long time since I last listened to Sonata Arctica. When I went through a huge power metal binge around the turn of the millennium, I discovered the Finnish metallers via  Continue Reading »

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