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Album Of The Year 2020 – Number 13

Welcome to instalment number eighteen of my 2020 ‘Album of the Year Top 30 countdown’. In my family, for many reasons, the number thirteen has been very lucky, so I never subscribe to the ‘unlucky for some’ mantra that accompanies this double-digit. Let’s hope that today’s recipient of my number 13 slot feels the same  Continue Reading »

Dark Tranquillity – Moment – Album Review

Artist: Dark Tranquillity Album Title: Moment Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 20 November 2020 Any day that I get to listen to new Dark Tranquillity music is a good day in my book. It is an especially good day when the wait has been four long years. I hadn’t actually twigged that it  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2016 – Number 7

Welcome to day 24 of my annual ‘Album of the Year – top 30 countdown’. Thank you everyone for the absolutely wonderful support throughout this series. It is a list that I put a lot of effort in to because I want the bands and albums featured to have one final and well-deserved moment in  Continue Reading »

Dark Tranquillity – Atoma – Album Review

Artist: Dark Tranquillity Album Title: Atoma Label: Century Media Date Of Release: 4 November 2016 It seems fitting that I am releasing this review on the eighth anniversary of my late brother’s passing. It is a horrendously sad time of the year but it is made a little more comforting by being surrounded by an  Continue Reading »

Essential rock & metal releases still to come in 2016 – Part 1

This time last year, I was waxing lyrical about how strong 2015 had been by the half-way mark, stating that I had already compiled a strong Top 20, perfectly strong enough to stand up to scrutiny at the full year end. Well, if it’s possible, 2016 has been even better. It’s like all of my  Continue Reading »

Most Anticipated Metal Releases of 2016 – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of my series looking at my most anticipated album releases during 2016. It hasn’t taken much time to compile a long list of records that I believe are due out during the year, meaning that if even 75% of this lot see the light of day in the coming 11 months,  Continue Reading »

Most Anticipated Album Releases of 2015

Welcome to 2015! Or, to be more exact, welcome to week three of 2015, as I’m a little behind the times at the moment. Nevertheless, it is still early enough in the year to take a look at the coming twelve months to identify those releases that we’re most excited about. As is always the  Continue Reading »

Mors Principium Est – Dawn Of The 5th Era – Album Review

Artist: More Principium Est Album Title: Dawn Of The 5th Era Label: AFM Records Year of Release: 2014 Based on the number of strong releases throughout 2014, AFM Records are rapidly becoming one of my favourite record labels. Not only have they brought us the insanely brilliant ‘Hymns For The Broken’ from Evergrey, ‘The Heart  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2013 – Number 5

Hello and welcome dear friends, followers and casual readers. You join me at the business end of my mammoth ‘Album of The Year 2013’ countdown. Today, we hit the top 5, those albums that have had the biggest impact on me during 2013. Bearing in mind how amazingly strong 2013 was for new releases, it  Continue Reading »

My Route to Becoming A Metalhead

One of the most fascinating conversations I have with fellow music lovers and metalheads in particular is about the route they took when discovering this magnificent genre of music. Everybody has a different journey, one that inevitably leads to a different ending. Sure, we may all like roughly the same bands, but it is rare  Continue Reading »

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