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MMXX – The Next Wave – EP Review

Artist: MMXX Album Title: The Next Wave EP Label: Candlelight Records Date of Release: 14 April 2023 I don’t often review EPs these days, but on this occasion, I had to make an exception. And the reason is simple: the clientele. Intrigued? Read on… MMXX is so named because it is an entity that was  Continue Reading »

Hanging Garden – The Garden – Album Review

  Artist: Hanging Garden Album Title: The Garden Label: Agonia Records Date of Release: 24 March 2023 The words ‘death’ and ‘doom’, when often uttered together alongside the word ‘metal’ are some of the most used when referring to music that emanates from Finland. Insomnium and Swallow The Sun are just two names that come  Continue Reading »

Kuolemanlaakso – Kuusumu – Album Review

Artist: Kuolemanlaakso Album Title: Kuusumu Label: Svart Records Date of Release: 4 March 2022 You’d be forgiven for assuming that Kuolemanlaakso might have bitten the dust, because in anyone’s language, eight years is a hefty length of time without releasing new material. But no, the Finns are alive and well, and finally bring us their  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 »

Ashes Of Life – Seasons Within – Album Review

Artist: Ashes Of Life Album Title: Seasons Within Label: Abismo Humano Date of Release: 7 February 2020 It is that magical time again folks, where a band will come out of nowhere to make a massive and lasting impression on me. And, after reading this review, I hope you feel sufficiently moved to check this  Continue Reading »

Décembre Noir – Autumn Kings – Album Review

Artist: Décembre Noir Album Title: Autumn Kings Label: Lifeforce Records Date of Release: 9 November 2018 It may only be the middle of September, but all of a sudden, there’s a perceptible nip in the air at dawn and dusk, whilst a few leaves have already given up, turning brown and dropping lackadaisically from the  Continue Reading »

Apathy Noir – Black Soil – Album Review

Artist: Apathy Noir Album Title: Black Soil Label: Independent Release date: 31 January 2018 Formed back in 2003, Apathy Noir is the given moniker for the artistic output of solo artist Victor Jonas, who welcomes into his personal musical vision, Andy Walmsley, vocalist with Twilight’s Embrace and Beyond Grace. ‘Black Soil’ is the fourth full-length  Continue Reading »


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