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Iterum Nata – From The Infinite Light – Album Review

Artist: Iterum Nata Album Title: From The Infinite Light Label: Nordvis Produktion Date of Release: 15 March 2024 Another late-night trawl through my promo offerings led me to this release, and I was immediately intrigued. The accompanying press release described the music on this album as: “Fusing the brooding narratives of Nick Cave, the avant-garde creativity  Continue Reading »

Hamferð – Men Guðs hond er sterk – Album Review

Artist: Hamferð Album Title: Men Guðs hond er sterk Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 22 March 2024 I’ve had my eye on this release for quite some time and I’m delighted that it is finally here. I’m even more delighted with the final product, as it is just about everything I had hoped  Continue Reading »

Isenordal – Requiem For Eirênê – Album Review

Artist: Isenordal Album Title: Requiem For Eirênê Label: Prophecy Productions Date of Release: 8 March 2024 There’s a time and a place for some funeral doom metal and, as I have discovered, that time is now. And it’s all thanks to a band that I knew nothing about until last weekend when I was standing  Continue Reading »

Fragment Soul – Galois Paradox – EP Review

Artist: Fragment Soul Album Title: Galois Paradox Label: Wormholedeath Date of Release: 23 February 2024 It’s that age old conundrum: when does an EP become a full-length album? Or, indeed, when does a full-length album become an EP? That’s the question when faced with ‘Galois Paradox’, the latest release from Fragment Soul. This release is  Continue Reading »

Eternal Storm – A Giant Bound To Fall – Album Review

Artist: Eternal Storm Album Title: A Giant Bound To Fall Label: Transcending Obscurity Records Date of Release: 16 February 2024 During one of my casual, late evening trawls through the promos available to me, I hovered the cursor over the artwork for ‘A Giant Bound To Fail’, the sophomore album from Spanish melodic death metal  Continue Reading »

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 »


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