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Anathema – Internal Landscapes – Album Review

Artist: Anathema Album Title: Internal Landscapes Label: Kscope Date of Release: 26 October 2018 I don’t normally review compilation albums because I tend to prefer spending my time listening to new, original material rather than giving my thoughts on music that is already well-known and well-established. However, on this occasion, I am willing to make  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2017 – Number 6

Welcome to day 25 of my ‘Album of the Year 2017 top 30 countdown’. It is at this point, quite late in the day, that I realise that there is a key component to the albums and the music that fills the highest spots in this year’s list. And that, dear readers, is emotional depth.  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2017 – Number 12

Welcome to day 19 of my ‘Album of the Year 2017 top 30 countdown’. As the UK undergoes a ‘big freeze’, my traditional end-of-year series is beginning to hot up. It doesn’t seem like nineteen minutes since I started it, let alone nineteen days. But time, as they say, flies when you’re having fun. And  Continue Reading »

Protean Collective – Collapse – Album Review

Artist: Protean Collective Album Title: Collapse Label: Independent Release Date Of Release: 28 July 2017 After a very lean period trawling the heavy metal underground for a new gem to bring you, I have hit the jackpot once again. The band in question today is Boston-based progressive rock/metal band Protean Collective with their latest recorded  Continue Reading »

Anathema – The Optimist – Album Review

Artist: Anathema Album Title: The Optimist Label: Kscope Date of Release: 9 June 2017 Anathema is one of my top 5 bands of all time. As such, their new full-length release, ‘The Optimist’ is easily my most highly anticipated album release of 2017. Put simply, Anathema are a band that speaks to me. They are  Continue Reading »

Knifeworld – Bottled Out Of Eden – Album Review

Artist: Knifeworld Album Title: Bottled Out Of Eden Label: InsideOut Records Date Of Release: 22 April 2016 I vividly remember being confronted with the sounds of Knifeworld for the very first time. It was whilst I wrote for Powerplay Magazine and the album was Knifeworld’s sophomore release, ‘The Unravelling’. I was asked to conduct an  Continue Reading »

Oceans Of Slumber – Winter – Album Review

Artist: Oceans Of Slumber Album Title: Winter Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 4 March 2016 I am forever listening to artists in the more commercial music spheres and saying things like ‘I bet he/she would sound better with a crunching riff behind them’ or ‘what a waste of talent, they should be singing  Continue Reading »


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