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Revocation – Netherheaven – Album Review

Artist: Revocation Album Title: Netherheaven Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 9 September 2022 For a band that seemingly creates new material faster than you can say ‘new release’, a gap of four years between albums is something of an unexpected headline. Nevertheless, this is the reality with which we are faced, in part  Continue Reading »

Epoch Of Unlight – At War With The Multiverse – Album Review

Artist: Epoch Of Unlight Album Title: At War With The Multiverse Label: Dark Horizon Records Date of Release: 16 September 2022 Out of a silent 17-year void come Epoch Of Unlight, ready to unleash their first new material since 2005’s ‘The Continuum Hypothesis’. Formed way back in 1990, when I was still vey much in  Continue Reading »

An Abstract Illusion – Woe – Album Review

Artist: An Abstract Illusion Album Title: Woe Label: Willowtip Records Date of Release: 9 September 2022 I’ll confess that the debut album from An Abstract Illusion passed me by. Released in 2016, ‘Illuminate The Path’ did, by all accounts, garner some thoroughly positive column inches for the Swedish outfit but I completely missed it at  Continue Reading »

Wake – Thought Form Descent – Album Review

Artist: Wake Album Title: Thought Form Descent Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 22 July 2022 Canadian band Wake have been around since 2009 but until now, they haven’t been high on my list of bands to check out, principally because they started life as a grindcore band. I like a bit of grind  Continue Reading »

Artificial Brain – Artificial Brain – Album Review

Artist: Artificial Brain Album Title: Artificial Brain Label: Profound Lore Records Date of Release: 3 June 2022 I think that it is safe to say that this record has surprised me. I’d heard very little about Artificial Brain prior to being sent this promo opportunity, so I was expecting an album full of brutal and  Continue Reading »

IATT – Magnum Opus – Album Review

Artist: IATT Album Title: Magnum Opus Label: Black Lion Records Date of Release: 27 May 2022 This is my first experience of IATT, and I’m listening to ‘Magnum Opus’, their third album, having read some positive reviews elsewhere of previous records. I’m also taking the plunge because the band find themselves on Black Lion Records,  Continue Reading »

Hath – All That Was Promised – Album Review

Artist: Hath Album Title: All That Was Promised Label: Willowtip Records Date of Release: 4 March 2022 I’d been reading quite a bit of hype around a band called Hath of late, so I felt that I ought to check them out. Unfortunately, my extended hiatus in 2019 coincided with the release of Hath’s debut  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2021 – Number 24

Welcome to Day 7 of my ‘Album Of The Year 2021 Top 30 countdown’. I’m glad you’re still with me, as we reach the end of the first week. I’m really enjoying myself and I sincerely hope that this is coming across in this series – after all, it’s supposed to be a bit of  Continue Reading »

Thulcandra – A Dying Wish – Album Review

Artist: Thulcandra Album Title: A Dying Wish Label: Napalm Records Date of Release: 29 October 2021 I was gently nudged in the direction of Thulcandra a couple of years ago when a social media acquaintance suggested I give them a try as a more ‘moral’ alternative to Dissection. Given that Dissection are no more, and  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 »


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