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Omnium Gatherum – The Burning Cold – Album Review

Artist: Omnium Gatherum Album Title: The Burning Cold Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 31 August 2018 It was within my review of ‘Grey Heavens’ in 2016 that I threw out into the open the possibility of Omnium Gatherum being my favourite melodic death metal band of all-time. It is in 2018 with the  Continue Reading »

Subsignal – La Muerta – Album Review

Artist: Subsignal Album Title: La Muerta Label: Gentle Art of Music/Soulfood Date Of Release: 25 May 2018 When I heard the news that Sieges Even were to cease, I was hugely disappointed. Here was a band that not many years before, had released ‘The Art of Navigating By The Stars’, a record that, by all  Continue Reading »

The best individual songs of 2016

What can I say? I’m a glutton for punishment. Having spent the last month counting down my favourite 30 albums of 2016, I thought that it would be a great idea to shine the spotlight on the best individual songs of 2016. If you’re interested in checking out my top 30 albums of 2016, here’s  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2016 – Number 9

Welcome to day 22 of my ‘Album of the Year 2016’ top 30 countdown. Thank you for sticking with me over the past month or so, the support has been brilliant and it gives me the inspiration to keep going. From 30 to 10 so far, every single album featured so far has been worthy  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 »

Album of the Year 2016 – number 22

Welcome to day nine of my ‘Album of the Year 2016’ top 30 countdown. Are you all still with me? I certainly hope so. If you have just discovered this blog or this particular series, please feel free to check out the previous entries – my picks for 23-30 can be found via the links  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2016 – Number 23

Welcome to day eight of my epic ‘Album of the Year 2016’ top 30 countdown. And today is one of those posts that get to the heart of what my blog is all about – it’s not about singing the praises of the biggest bands out there, although I will do that too. It’s more  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2016 – Number 24

Welcome to day 7 of my ‘Album of the Year 2016′ top 30 countdown. That’s right, that’s the first week of posts complete and I’m nearly 1/4 of the way through now. And, honestly, I’m enjoying writing this series more than any other. The sheer quality of every album mentioned here is staggering and it  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 »

DGM – The Passage – Album Review

Artist: DGM Album Title: The Passage Label: Frontiers Records Date Of Release: 26 August 2016 This review comes a little after the release date but under the circumstances, I make no apologies for this. The reason for my tardiness is that I was not initially very struck by this, the ninth album from Italian melodic  Continue Reading »


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