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Hand Of Kalliach – Corryvreckan – Album Review

Artist: Hand Of Kalliach Album Title: Corryvrekan Label: Prosthetic Records Date of Release: 23 February 2024 There’s something in the water right now in Scotland. The land to the North has never been the most prolific in terms of heavy metal exports, with only a small handful of names coming to mind when I try  Continue Reading »

Borknagar – Fall – Album Review

Artist: Borknagar Album Title: Fall Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 23 February 2024 For some reason, completely unknown to me at this point, ‘True North’ completely passed me by. Released towards the end of 2019, I can only assume that I took a temporary leave of my senses. Under any normal circumstances, new  Continue Reading »

Elvenking – Reader Of The Runes – Rapture – Album Review

Artist: Elvenking Album Title: Reader Of The Runes – Rapture Label: AFM Records Date of Release: 28 April 2023 There’s being late to a party, and then there’s being really late to a party. It’s only taken a quarter of a century and eleven full-length albums, but I have finally dived headlong into the world  Continue Reading »

Oak Pantheon – The Absence – Album Review

  Artist: Oak Pantheon Album Title: The Absence Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 20 January 2023 What do you get when you seek to blend black metal with folk and post metal, alongside a fair few other ingredients? The answer is, you get Oak Pantheon and, more specifically, their third full-length album, ‘The Absence’.  Continue Reading »

Wind Rose – Warfront – Album Review

Artist: Wind Rose Album Title: Warfront Label: Napalm Records Date of Release: 10 June 2022 I have taken a listen to this mainly because I was asked to by a loyal and supportive reader of If it hadn’t been for this request, it’s quite likely that I would have let this album drift past  Continue Reading »

Amorphis – Halo – Album Review

Artist: Amorphis Album Title: Halo Label: Atomic Fire Records Date of Release:  11 February 2022 My love affair with Amorphis began back before the turn of the Millennium, not long after they released ‘Tuonela’. This is still one of those albums that I revere and listen to on a rather frequent basis. However, even so,  Continue Reading »

Ensiferum – Thalassic – Album Review

Artist: Ensiferum Album Title: Thalassic Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 10 July 2020 If there was a time to go back to a band and try again, it’s now, when time is in great supply and I have a mind more open than at any time previously. Despite being around for two decades,  Continue Reading »

SWMM – Trail Of The Fallen – Album Review

Artist: SWMM – Sometimes We Make Music Album Title: Trail Of The Fallen Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 22 January 2020 The winner of the award for ‘most rubbish band name of 2020’ so far has to go to SWMM, or Sometimes We Make Music to give them their full title. I mean, come  Continue Reading »

Brothers Of Metal – Emblas Saga – Album Review

Artist: Brothers Of Metal Album Title: Emblas Saga Label: AFM Records Date of Release: 10 January 2020 It’s becoming a theme but a positive one as once again I bring you a review of an album that I had literally no knowledge of and, from what I discovered after a quick bit of research, wasn’t  Continue Reading »

Borknagar – True North – Album Review

Artist: Borknagar Album Title: True North Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 27 September 2019 These days, even the mightiest of bands are not immune to the curses that strike down the lesser mortals; the pretenders to the throne; the young upstarts of the metal world. The evidence? The behemoth of the black/folk/progressive world,  Continue Reading »

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