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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 »

Conjurer – Páthos – Album Review

Artist: Conjurer Album Title: Páthos Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 1 July 2022 I can’t quite believe that it has been over four years since I first wrapped my ears around ‘Mire’, the debut album from UK-based metal band Conjurer. Despite being described as a sludge/post-metal outfit with strong doom leanings, I had to  Continue Reading »

Winds Of Tragedy – As Time Drifts Away – Album Review

Artist: Winds Of Tragedy Album Title: As Life Drifts Away Label: Belfry Records Date of Release: 17 June 2022 Even in a day and age where it’s ever easier to have a quick listen to a release to see if you’ll like it, the artwork for a record still has a remarkable pull for me.  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 »

Shape Of Despair – Return To The Void – Album Review

Artist: Shape Of Despair Album Title: Return To The Void Label: Season Of Mist Date of Release:  25 February 2022 With the release of three full-length albums in four years around the turn of the Millennium, Shape Of Despair began like a train. However, more in keeping with their funeral doom metal output, things have  Continue Reading »

Eight Bells – Legacy Of Ruin – Album Review

Artist: Eight Bells Album Title: Legacy Of Ruin Label: Prophecy Productions Date of Release:  25 February 2022 Had I not been recommended this album on social media I may still be blissfully unaware of its existence. Eight Bells is not a name with which I am familiar but I’m all for exploring new musical avenues  Continue Reading »

Arð – Take Up My Bones – Album Review

Artist: Arð Album Title: Take Up My Bones Label: Prophecy Productions Date of Release:  18 February 2022 It has been quite a while since I was able to wallow self-indulgently in some melodic funeral-paced doom metal. However, Arð provide more than ample ammunition to allow me to do just that, and it’s a very welcome  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2021 – Number 12

Welcome to Day 19 of my Album Of The Year 2021 Top 30 Countdown. No big intro today, other than to remind new visitors that links to all my previous picks from 30-13 can be found below, as well as links to my series’ from previous years. If you check them out, I hope you  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 »

Darkthrone – Eternal Hails – Album Review

Artist: Darkthrone Album Title: Eternal Hails Label: Peaceville Date of Release: 25 June 2021 I am literally the least qualified person on this Earth to review this album. And I include my six-year-old’s entire school class when I say that. I remember purchasing ‘Goatlord’ in the late 90s as I was starting to uncover some  Continue Reading »

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