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White Ward – False Light – Album Review

Artist: White Ward Album Title: False Light Label: Debemur Morti Records Date of Release: 17 June 2022 I missed the White Ward’s last album, ‘Love Exchange Failure’ in 2019, so I also missed the fact that the Ukrainian band had added a new musician to their ranks, saxophonist Dima Dudko. Those that are familiar to  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2021 – Number 15

Welcome to instalment number 16 of my 2021 ‘Album of the Year Top 30 countdown’. We’ve made it into the top 15, where the number order is far more prescribed and thought through. In fact, just like all the years before, the ordering from now on has given me sleepless nights, as I go backwards  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2021 – Number 18

Welcome to Day 13 of my ‘Album Of The Year 2021 Top 30 countdown’. For some, the number 13 is unlucky. However, for me and my family, it has always been the opposite. And so I have no fear in bringing you another great album that impressed me this year. Before I reveal my pick,  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2021 – Number 25

Welcome to day 6 of my Album of the Year 2021 Top 30 countdown. So far, so good I think, with all of my choices so far meeting with at least some positivity. And I’m really enjoying putting this series together because it gives me a chance to revisit some of the best music that  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2021 – Number 28

Welcome to Day three of my countdown series, ‘Album Of The Year 2021 Top 30’. All I really wanted to reiterate before diving in to my third choice, is that I am so happy to be able to even do this series this year. In the summer, it was looking bleak as I wasn’t interested  Continue Reading »

Wooden Veins – In Finitude – Album Review

Artist: Wooden Veins Album Title: In Finitude Label: The Vinyl Division Date of Release: 4 June 2021 When I hear the description ‘avant-garde metal’, I immediately think of music that’s off the wall, bonkers, eclectic, and downright mad. After all, we can all think of a few artists that might fit the bill in this  Continue Reading »

Igorrr – Spirituality and Distortion – Album Review

Artist: Igorrr Album Title: Spirituality and Distortion Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 27 March 2020 In the pursuit of reviewing this album, I have had to ask myself the same question several times: Is it possible to enjoy an album that you don’t really like but which you admire and respect? It may  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2018 – Number 28

Welcome to day three of my Album of the Year 2018 top 30 countdown. Thanks to those of you who have joined me on my epic annual quest to bore the pants off you all as I offer my long-winded round-up of the best new music that 2018 has provided. If you have stamina, you’ll  Continue Reading »

Madder Mortem – Marrow – Album Review

Artist: Madder Mortem Album Title: Marrow Label: Dark Essence Records Date of Release: 21 September 2018 If all music was simple, straightforward and easily digestible, it’d get very boring very quickly. There is a time and a place for music that requires no real investment of thought or effort from the listener and I’m a  Continue Reading »

Vulture Industries – Stranger Times – Album Review

Artist: Vulture Industries Album Title: Stranger Times Label: Season of Mist Date Of Release: 22 September 2017 ‘Stranger Times’, the fourth album from Norwegian avant-garde metal band Vulture Industries was one album I had little intention in reviewing. When I was given the task of feeding back my thoughts on their sophomore album, ‘The Malefactor’s  Continue Reading »

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