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Anticipated Album Releases in 2021 – Part 1

Now that I have completed my round-up of 2020 from a musical perspective, I want to focus 100% on 2021. We all hope that this new year will bring new hope; a return to gigs? A return to seeing people in 3D? A return to hugs and much-needed human contact? Let’s hope so. But can  Continue Reading »

Nicumo – Inertia – Album Review

Artist: Nicumo Album Title: Inertia Label: Inverse Records Date of Release: 27 March 2020 Hands up who misses Sentenced? You can’t see me, but I have both hands held aloft, which makes typing this review somewhat tricky. Ever since I discovered the Finnish band in the late 90s, I have loved them and it was  Continue Reading »

Blaze Of Perdition – The Harrowing Of Hearts – Album Review

Artist: Blaze Of Perdition Album Title: The Harrowing Of Hearts Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 14 February 2020 Another release to which I have arrived late. Must try harder; must do better. The self-flagellation will begin the moment I complete this review, I promise. Despite my tardiness, I hope the wait will prove  Continue Reading »

Midas Fall – Evaporate – Album Review

Artist: Midas Fall Album Title: Evaporate Label: Monotreme Records Date Of Release: 27 April 2018 I know I have been a bit behind with my album reviews of late, but on this occasion, I am very late to the party. The album in question is ‘Evaporate’, the fourth release from Scottish duo Midas Fall. I  Continue Reading »

Crematory – Oblivion – Album Review

Artist: Crematory Album Title: Oblivion Label: SPV/Steamhammer Date Of Release: 13 April 2018 I have always had a soft spot for Crematory, ever since I discovered them on a live compilation disc called ‘Out of the Dark’, released in 1997. Of all of the hundreds of compilation discs to feature in my life, this one  Continue Reading »

Delain – Moonbathers – Album Review

Artist: Delain Album Title: Moonbathers Label: Napalm Records Date Of Release: 26 August 2016 I must apologise for the tardiness of this review. However, I do have my reasons. When I first listened to ‘Moonbathers’, the fifth album from melodic symphonic metallers Delain, I was not overly impressed. I have, over the years, grown tired  Continue Reading »

Devilment – Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes – Album Review

Artist: Devilment Album Title: Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 18 November 2016 No band that features a singer like Dani Filth can ever be considered to be normal or run-of-the-mill. Firstly there’s the voice itself, able to flit between high-pitched shrieks and more gravelly, nefarious tones. His is one  Continue Reading »

Most Anticipated Metal Releases of 2016 – Part 4

Welcome to what I fully expect is the final part in my series looking at my most anticipated albums due out during 2016. You’d think that the quality would be drying up now having already picked 30 potentially great albums. But not a chance – as Part 4 demonstrates, there are still some top quality  Continue Reading »

Antimatter – The Judas Table – Album Review

Artist: Antimatter Album Title: The Judas Table Label: Prophecy Productions Year Of Release: 2015 If 2015 has demonstrated any kind of trend in my music-listening it is that I have discovered and been highly impressed with a number of artists with whom I have not previously had dalliances. The list is long and includes the  Continue Reading »

Kamelot – Haven – Album Review

Artist: Kamelot Album Title: Haven Label: Napalm Records Year Of Release: 2015 If I look back around 10-15 years, I had one go-to band for melodic metal: Kamelot. Their albums ‘Karma’ (2001) and ‘Epica’ (2003) remain firm favourites in my collection. The former was actually discovered via a trip to my favourite record store many  Continue Reading »


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