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Obsolete Theory – Downfall – Album Review

Artist: Obsolete Theory Album Title: Downfall Label: My Kingdom Music Date of Release: 21 May 2021 Billed as ‘post black metal’ by the record label and PR peeps, I approached the sophomore album from Obsolete Theory, ‘Downfall’, with caution. I have often found the post black metal tab to be a rather wide, generous descriptor  Continue Reading »

The Circle – Metamorphosis – EP Review

Artist: The Circle  Album Title: Metamorphosis  Label: Independent Release  Date of Release: 23 April 2021  Another of my magical evenings spent searching for new music has come up trumps yet again. Without trawling my inbox, Bandcamp, YouTube, my Haulix account and other corners of the Internet, I would never have come across The Circle. And had I not, my life would  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 »

Mariana’s Rest – Fata Morgana – Album Review

Artist: Mariana’s Rest Album Title: Fata Morgana Label: Napalm Records Date of Release: 12 March 2021 I’ll admit that Mariana’s Rest are a new name to me despite this 2021 release entitled ‘Fata Morgana’ being their third full-length offering. But when you’re presented with a doom-infused melodic death metal album from Finland, which features the  Continue Reading »

Plague Weaver – Ascendant Blasphemy – Album Review

Artist: Plague Weaver Album Title: Ascendant Blasphemy Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 26 February 2021 It’s funny how there are albums you’ll start listening to and you’ll think early on ‘this really isn’t my thing’ and yet, half an hour or more later, you find that you’re still listening. And, what’s more, you find  Continue Reading »

Asphyx – Necroceros – Album Review

Artist: Asphyx Album Title: Necroceros Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 22 January 2021 After the hell that was 2020, it seems perfectly fitting to review some heavy as all hell death metal right at the start of this new year. And it is delivered to us in the form of ‘Necroceros’, the tenth  Continue Reading »

Top 10 Songs Of 2020

Having now completed my Album of the Year 2020 Top 30 Countdown, I thought I’d briefly turn my attention to the best individual songs of the year. As with the 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 »

Album Of The Year 2020 – Number 4

Welcome to instalment number twenty-seven of my 2020 ‘Album of the Year Top 30 countdown’. No big intros from me today, except the usual reminder to anyone new to this series, to check out the links at the bottom of the post to find out who made the cut, from 30 down to 5, as  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2020 – Number 19

Welcome to day twelve of my 2020 ‘Album of the Year Top 30 countdown’. After a break yesterday to recharge the batteries and spend time with my family doing festive things, it’s back to business today with a refreshed verve. We’re into the top 20 now, with some fabulous albums already revealed. Got your bets  Continue Reading »

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