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Madder Mortem – Old Eyes New Heart – Album Review

Artist: Madder Mortem Album Title: Old Eyes, New Heart Label: Dark Essence Records Date of Release: 26 January 2024 I really do love it when I get to listen to a band that is worthy of the ‘original’ or ‘unique’ tag. I’ve said it before in reviews, most notably in my piece about 2018’s ‘Marrow’,  Continue Reading »

Voyager – Fearless In Love – Album Review

Artist: Voyager Album Title: Fearless In Love Label: Season Of Mist Date of Release: 14 July 2023 What better way to kick-start my writing again, than with the latest album by the band that previously pulled me out of the doldrums during the pandemic? Voyager, and specifically their kind and charismatic frontman Danny Estrin, invited  Continue Reading »

Klone – Meanwhile – Album Review

Artist: Klone Album Title: Meanwhile Label: Kscope Date of Release: 10 February 2023 Let’s not mess around – this new album from Klone has its work cut out for it. Back in 2019, I reviewed ‘Le Grand Voyage’, the French band’s sixth full-length and it almost immediately clicked with me. Of it, alongside a score  Continue Reading »

Oceans Of Slumber – Starlight And Ash – Album Review

Artist: Oceans Of Slumber Album Title: Starlight And Ash Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 22 July 2022 “’Starlight and Ash’ isn’t Metal, but its edges are.” This is the proud proclamation within the press release which accompanies the fifth album from US band Oceans Of Slumber, a band that I can honestly say that  Continue Reading »

Tim Bowness – Butterfly Mind – Album Review

Artist: Tim Bowness Album Title: Butterfly Mind Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release: 17 June 2022 Cards on the table, I know nothing of the band No-Man and up until I was presented with the opportunity to listen to this record in advance of its release, I’d never clapped ears on any of Tim Bowness’  Continue Reading »

Lesoir – Mosaic – Album Review

Artist: Lesoir Album Title: Mosaic Label: GlassVille Records Date of Release: 1 May 2020 Another new name to cross my desk at is Lesoir, a Dutch five-piece that came to my attention because of my ongoing professional relationship with the good people at Incendia Music. That and the reference to Anathema in the ‘FFO’  Continue Reading »

Godsticks – Inescapable – Album Review

Artist: Godsticks Album Title: Inescapable Label: Kscope Date of Release: 7 February 2020 I’m a little late to the party with this record and, if I’m honest, it wasn’t really in the queue to be listened to. January and February are busy months for new album releases and I have been struggling to fit everything  Continue Reading »

Mariana Semkina – Sleepwalking – Album Review

Artist: Mariana Semkina Album Title: Sleepwalking Label: Kscope Date of Release: 14 February 2020 You may recognise the name, for Mariana Semkina (who has tweaked her real name, Marjana for this release) is one half of the duo that, alongside Gleb Kolyadin has created the rather intriguing and beautiful Iamthemorning, who have rightfully gained in  Continue Reading »

Mother Of Millions – Artifacts – Album Review

Artist: Mother Of Millions Album Title: Artifacts Label: ViciSolum Productions Date of Release: 22 March 2019 This review comes several months after its official release but it’s because until about two weeks ago, I’d never heard of Mother Of Millions. Indeed, it was the recent announcement by ProgPower Europe that the Greek band had been  Continue Reading »

Port Noir – The New Routine – Album Review

Artist: Port Noir Album Title: The New Routine Label: Inside Out Music Date of Release: 10 May 2019 I come to this review as a complete newbie in terms of Port Noir. Prior to pressing play on ‘The New Routine’, I can’t recall ever listening to these guys before. And that’s odd for many reasons.  Continue Reading »

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