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Album Of The Year 2020 – Number 26

Welcome to day five  of my 2020 ‘Album of the Year Top 30 countdown’. Thanks for sticking with me this far. At the bottom of this post, you’ll find links to my other picks this year, as well as my full lists from years gone by. Be sure to check them out. But onwards, onto  Continue Reading »

Shrapnel – Palace For The Insane – Album Review

Artist: Shrapnel Album Title: Palace For The Insane Label: Candlelight Records Date of Release: 15 May 2020 Whilst looking for my next batch of review victims, I admit that I was seduced by the devastating combination of a striking album cover and a respected label. And, with a new-found love and admiration for thrash, having  Continue Reading »

Winterfylleth – The Reckoning Dawn – Album Review

Artist: Winterfylleth Album Title: The Reckoning Dawn Label: Candlelight/Spinefarm Date of Release: 8 May 2020 I’m not overly familiar with Winterfylleth but as I listen to ‘The Reckoning Dawn’, I’m beginning to seriously wonder why. It might be because last time I checked out this UK-based black metal band, it was their ‘experimental’ album and  Continue Reading »

Ihsahn – Telemark – EP Review

Artist: Ihsahn Album Title: Telemark Label: Candlelight Records Date of Release: 14 February 2020 What can I possibly say about Ihsahn that hasn’t already been said? The word ‘legend’ is used very widely and flippantly these days but Ihsahn must surely be approaching this status within the world of heavy metal. For starters, there’s his  Continue Reading »

Blasphemer – The Sixth Hour – Album Review

Artist: Blasphemer Album Title: The Sixth Hour Label: Candlelight Records Date of Release: 24 January 2020 Occasionally, a little unrepentant aggression and brutality is necessary. Normally I want more finesse and subtlety, not to mention melody, to my heavy metal. But sometimes, just occasionally, I can find myself in the headspace where I want to  Continue Reading »

Sigh – Heir To Despair – Album Review

Artist: Sigh Album Title: Heir To Despair Label: Spinefarm/Candlelight Date of Release: 16 November 2018 Sigh are just one of those bands, where you can honestly say that you never quite know what each new release will bring. They are a band that truly deserves the term ‘progressive’, even ‘avant-garde’ because they can flit effortlessly  Continue Reading »

Ihsahn – Àmr – Album Review

Artist: Ihsahn Album Title: Àmr Label: Candlelight Records Date Of Release: 4 May 2018 Let’s not muck around here. Everyone with even a vague knowledge of extreme metal will be fully aware of Ihsahn and his considerable impact as part of the legendary black metal band Emperor. Most will also know about his solo career  Continue Reading »

Ancient Ascendant – Raise The Torch – Album Review

Artist: Ancient Ascendant Album Title: Raise The Torch Label: Spinefarm Records / Candlelight Records Date Of Release: 21 April 2017 When the legendary Dan Swanö is quoted as saying that Ancient Ascendant are ‘one of the best brutal bands to come out of Britain, well, ever’, I don’t really have any choice but to investigate  Continue Reading »

Half-Way Through 2015 – The Best So Far – Part 3

Welcome to the third and final part (unless I realise I’ve missed someone off my list) of my round-up of the best albums released in 2015 at the half-way mark of the year. As I have said before, 2015 has been exceptionally strong so far and, as such, my list is quite extensive; more so  Continue Reading »

Sigh – Graveward – Album Review

Artist: Sigh Album Title: Graveward Label: Candlelight Records Year of Release: 2015 Sigh are one of those bands that I never managed to get into. Mind you, I was probably guilty of just the one attempt before discarding them. In my defence, it was in my more formative years of black metal discovery and the  Continue Reading »

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