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Blind Guardian – The God Machine – Album Review

Artist: Blind Guardian Album Title: The God Machine Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 2 September 2022 Never one to shy away from the truth, I begin this review by revealing that I have never been a huge fan of Blind Guardian. In the eyes of many, such an admission may be seen as heresy, made  Continue Reading »

Grave Digger – Symbol Of Eternity – Album Review

Artist: Grave Digger Album Title: Symbol Of Eternity Label: Rock Of Angels Records Date of Release: 26 August 2022 Where do I begin with this, my first ever review of one of the most well-known and longest-serving bands within the world of heavy metal? Although I have been a reviewer for various outlets over the  Continue Reading »

Soilwork – Övergivenheten – Album Review

Artist: Soilwork Album Title: Övergivenheten Label: Nuclear Blast Records Date of Release: 19 August 2022 I find it absolutely fascinating how the pandemic has affected different people, and bands, so differently. Some found it a positive and ultimately helpful experience, whilst others really struggled. Based on the tone and honesty of the press release that  Continue Reading »

Arch Enemy – Deceivers – Album Review

Artist: Arch Enemy Album Title: Deceivers Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 12 August 2022 I have made absolutely no secret of my feelings towards Arch Enemy over the years. When I discovered the Swedish melodic death metal unit around the time of their sophomore album, ‘Stigmata’, I was blown away. The power, the  Continue Reading »

Krisiun – Mortem Solis – Album Review

Artist: Krisiun Album Title: Mortem Solis Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 29 July 2022 One thing about music that never ceases to interest me, is the way in which some artists can enjoy a long and successful career, whilst others do not, despite creating a final product that’s not a whole lot different.  Continue Reading »

Hatriot -The Vale Of Shadows – Album Review

Artist: Hatriot Album Title: The Vale Of Shadows Label: Massacre Records Date of Release: 22 July 2022 Hatriot is one of those names in the thrash arena with which I am less knowledgeable than perhaps I ought to be, especially since they were formed over a decade ago by the Exodus vocalist Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza.  Continue Reading »

Kryptan – Kryptan – EP Review

Artist: Kryptan Album Title: Kryptan Label: Debemur Morti Productions Date of Release: 23 July 2021 From the mind of ex-Katatonia and October Tide musician Mattias Norrman, comes a new entity by the name of Kryptan. And, given my love of Katatonia, and my appreciation for October Tide, I am delighted to be in a position  Continue Reading »

TDW – The Days The Clock Stopped – Album Review

Artist: TDW Album Title: The Days The Clock Stopped Label: Layered Reality Productions Date of Release: 15 January 2021 Once again, I am faced with that thorny issue, reviewing the album of a friend. I have known Tom De Wit for several years through our mutual love of progressive music and our attendance at ProgPower  Continue Reading »

Need – Norchestrion: A Song For The End – Album Review

Artist: Need Album Title: Norchestrion: A Song For The End Label: Ikaros Records Date of Release: 12 January 2021 Starting the year as I mean to go on, I’m tackling a band that I’d heard things about, but had never had the time to delve I to their music. Well, the fact that they have  Continue Reading »

Carcass – Despicable – EP Review

  Artist: Carcass Album Title: Despicable Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 30 October 2020 It is fair to say that over their lengthy career, Carcass have explored one or two avenues musically, beginning life as a deathgrind band, but ending up as something quite different. They evolved from a band delivering an uncompromising and  Continue Reading »


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