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Deathwhite – Grey Everlasting – Album Review

Artist: Deathwhite Album Title: Grey Everlasting Label: Season Of Mist Date of Release: 10 June 2022 Released nearly two weeks ago, I am really tardy with this review, and for that I apologise to all those who are bitterly disappointed by my ineptitude. The thing is, I just missed it. And were it not for  Continue Reading »

Live gig review – Ghosts Of Atlantis, Dispute, Existentialist – 8 January 2022, The John Peel Centre, Stowmarket, UK

Headliner: Ghost Of Atlantis Support: Dispute, Existentialist The John Peel Centre, Stowmarket, Suffolk, UK 8 January 2022 I hadn’t been to a gig since February 2020, when I was taken to Malmö to watch Evergrey in their home country. A lot has happened since then, both personally and in terms of the Covid 19 pandemic.  Continue Reading »

The Best Songs of 2021

As in years before, I wanted to round off 2021 with a quick look at some of the best individual songs that I heard during 2021. As with my recent Top 30 series, this is a list of my personal favourite songs. They might not be the most technical, clever, or complicated songs of the  Continue Reading »

Swallow The Sun – Moonflowers – Album Review

Artist: Swallow The Sun Album Title: Moonflowers Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 19 November 2021 My love affair with Swallow The Sun goes back many years. In fact, I can trace my history with the band right back to their debut album, ‘The Morning Never Came’ that they released in 2003. Over the  Continue Reading »

Drift Into Black – Patterns Of Light – Album Review

Artist: Drift Into Black Album Title: Patterns Of Light Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 28 May 2021 I have taken a long time to put this review together, because I have flip-flopped back and forth many times when trying to order my thoughts about this album. Drift Into Black is not a band that  Continue Reading »

Morrigu – In Turbulence – Album Review

Artist: Morrigu Album Title: In Turbulence Label: Ghost Sound Media Date of Release: 23 April 2021 If ever there was an apt album title, it’s this. ‘In Turbulence’ easily describes the history of a band that have suffered an inordinate amount over the years. The fact that Morrigu are still together and still producing music  Continue Reading »

The best albums of 2021 so far…three months in

2021 has continued where 2020 left off. Many of us around the world are still locked down, prisoners to a pandemic that refuses to go quietly. In this respect, Covid-19 is very much like our beloved heavy metal; it endures in the face of adversity. Musicians the world over have basically raised two fingers to  Continue Reading »

Evergrey – Escape Of The Phoenix – Album Review

Artist: Evergrey Album Title: Escape Of The Phoenix Label: AFM Records Date of Release: 26 February 2021 There was a reason why I was so excited a few years ago when Evergrey announced the return of two ex-members to the fold. It was because I knew that the line-up was the best that it could  Continue Reading »

Moonspell – Hermitage – Album Review

Artist: Moonspell Album Title: Hermitage Label: Napalm Records Date of Release: 26 February 2021 “We know that we are entering the final years of our career as musicians: the winter of our lifetime.”  What a quote from Moonspell frontman, Fernando Ribiero to read within the press release for ‘Hermitage’, the thirteenth album of the Portuguese  Continue Reading »

Anticipated Album Releases in 2021 – Part 3

Welcome to the third and probably, given it is now February, my final chapter in my ‘Anticipated Album Releases in 2021. Once again, I have put together quite a wide ranging mix of albums and genres in the hope that I mention something to everyone’s tastes. It is also quite a mix in terms of  Continue Reading »


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