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Album of the Year 2018 – Number 23

Welcome to the eighth instalment of 2018’s ‘Album of the Year’ series. We’re edging closer to the top 20 but don’t overlook any of the albums that find themselves nestled between 30 and 21. 2018 was the biggest year for in terms of numbers of detailed reviews – well over 100 albums were selected  Continue Reading »

The best of 2018 so far – Part 1

2018 has easily lived up to the hype and it has delivered some amazing music during the first six months of the year. I thought it might be a good idea to take a look at the 62 reviews that I have completed to date and pick some of the highlights. Call it a mid-way  Continue Reading »

In Vain – Interview 2018 – “The sudden changes between the straight-up metal parts and the melancholic and calm parts are unexpected, and that is what In Vain is about”

It is fair to say that I have been thoroughly smitten by ‘Currents’, the wonderful fourth album from Norwegian extreme metal band In Vain. To quote my recent review: “If ‘Ænigma’ demonstrated that In Vain had the genuine potential to challenge at the highest level, then ‘Currents’ is the sound of that potential realised. This  Continue Reading »

In Vain – Currents – Album Review

Artist: In Vain Album Title: Currents Label: Indie Recordings Date Of Release: 26 January 2018 ‘Catchy, intense, unusual’ – quotes vocalist Sindre Nedland about the fourth album, ‘Currents’ from Norwegian extreme metal band, In Vain. It is a bold, clear statement, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s by-and-large an accurate one. I can’t quite  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2013 – Number 19

Day 2 of my Album Of The Year 2013 countdown. Welcome back and thanks for reading. If you happened to miss Day 1, you can read it here. As always, this is a personal list and there’s bound to be people who agree or disagree with my choices. Please feel free to tell me exactly  Continue Reading »

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