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Memoriam – To The End – Album Review

Artist: Memoriam Album Title: To The End Label: Reaper Entertainment Date of Release: 26 March2021 With an impressive regularity that many of my local service providers could learn from, Memoriam return for the fourth time since their inception five years ago, with their latest full-length opus ‘To The End’. I was heartily impressed with their  Continue Reading »

The best of 2018 so far – Part 4

Hi and welcome to day four of my half-year round-up of the best music released during the first six months of 2018. I hope you’ve enjoyed this mini-series so far? And more importantly, if you’ve missed any of my reviews this year so far, I hope that this series helps to fill in the gaps  Continue Reading »

Usurpress – Interregnum – Album Review

Artist: Usurpress Album Title: Interregnum Label: Agonia Records Date Of Release: 23 February 2018 This may be the fourth album from Usurpress, but it happens to somehow be my first personal dalliance with the Uppsala-based extreme metal trio. Formed in 2010, I suspect it will be because they never crossed my desk whilst on the  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2017 – honourable mentions – Part 1

Welcome to my annual run-down of the very best music to have been released during the calendar year of 2017. This is now the sixth year that I have compiled such a list, but the first for the new-look This year has seen another cracking set of releases right across the spectrum of rock  Continue Reading »

Opeth – Sorceress – Album Review

Artist: Opeth Album Title: Sorceress Label: Nuclear Blast Records Date of Release: 30 September 2016 I debated long and hard about whether I should review this album. Normally, I try to shy away from writing reviews of albums that I’m not so keen on because I like to focus on the music and those albums  Continue Reading »

Eye Of Solitude – Cenotaph – Album Review

Artist: Eye Of Solitude Album Title: Cenotaph Label: Independent Release Date Of Release: 31 August 2016 I’m not the biggest fan of pure doom metal, but once in a while, I will succumb to it if it is good enough. And today, I have well and truly succumbed. Referring to themselves as ‘lugubrious doom metal’,  Continue Reading »

Half-Way Through 2016 – The Best So Far – Part 2

Welcome to the second instalment of my half-year round-up where I summarise my favourite albums that have been released during the first half of 2016. As I stated in Part 1, this year has been tremendously strong and so the candidates that feature in this list are all of the highest possible quality. So here  Continue Reading »

Grand Magus – Sword Songs – Album Review

Artist: Grand Magus Album Title: Sword Songs Label: Nuclear Blast Records Date Of Release: 13 May 2016 If you’ve clicked on the link to read a review of the latest Grand Magus album that compares and contrasts ‘Sword Songs’ with the seven albums that have gone before it, you may have to search elsewhere. This  Continue Reading »

Iron Mountain – Unum – Album Review

Artist: Iron Mountain Album Title: Unum Label: Prophecy Productions Date Of Release: 1 April 2016 I’m not normally the biggest fan of post rock, post metal or, for that matter, folk elements within rock and metal music. Equally, I don’t tend to like purely instrumental albums either. However, there are exceptions to every rule and  Continue Reading »

My Top 20 of 2012 – Number 18

If you missed day two, feel free to check it out here, whilst day one can be seen here. Sylosis ‘Monolith’ Nuclear Blast Records At 18, I give you ‘Monolith’ by Sylosis. As the saying goes, ‘monolith by name, monolith by nature’, as this third album from the UK’s very own Sylosis is a monster  Continue Reading »

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