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Moonshade – As We Set The Skies Ablaze – Album Review

Artist: Moonshade Album Title: As We Set The Skies Ablaze Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 22 July 2022 In so many ways, this has been a very tricky review to put together, but I think I have finally sorted through all my thoughts to bring it to you much later than I had hoped.  Continue Reading »

Thirteen Goats – Servants Of The Outer Dark – Album Review

Artist: Thirteen Goats Album Title: Servants Of The Outer Dark Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 1 July 2022 I’m really not entirely sure how I should view this album, and how I should go about reviewing it. Thirteen Goats is a new name to me, and to the metal world at large, with little  Continue Reading »

Brutta – Brutta – Album Review

Artist: Brutta Album Title: Brutta Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 17 June 2022 “The album is a definitive punch in your face… or maybe we could say a hammer in your forehead! A mixture of open evil chords with blastbeats finding a defined yet tormenting growling vocal. The song themes are very precise, and  Continue Reading »

Buried Realm – Buried Realm – Album Review

Artist: Buried Realm Album Title: Buried Realm Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 3 June 2022 “…‘Embodiment Of The Divine’ is a great record, deservedly raising the stock of the talented Josh Dummer and Buried Realm ever higher. This is one of the best melodic death metal albums I have heard this year, just as  Continue Reading »

Stiriah – …Of Light – Album Review

Artist: Stiriah Album Title: …Of Light Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 27 May 2022 Today’s review allows me to indulge in something that I really like doing, namely write about a band that has self-released an album without the clout or backing of a record label. Whether by positive choice or necessity, it is  Continue Reading »

Ilium – Quantum Evolution Event – EP Review

Artist: Ilium Album Title: Quantum Evolution Event EP Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 14 January 2021 At the beginning of 2020, I reviewed the eighth album from Australian melodic power metal band Ilium and was really rather taken with it. It made me question the fairness of the music industry too, because to me,  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 »

Malice Divine – Malice Divine – Album Review

Artist: Malice Divine Album Title: Malice Divine Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 19 February 2021 I will admit to coming across this album which searching a particular promo database for something rather different. However, seeing as I’m always on the lookout for a new discovery or two, I investigated further, intrigued by the cover  Continue Reading »

Perduratum – Exile’s Anthology – EP Review

  Artist: Perduratum Album Title: Exile’s Anthology Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 10 October 2020 Now here’s a nice little find for those of us who have a penchant for progressive metal. That find comes in the form of Perduratum, a Mexican quintet who came to life last year and who bring us their  Continue Reading »

Awake By Design – Awake By Design – Album Review

Artist: Awake By Design Album Title: Awake By Design Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 14 August 2020 My question to you is this: were you a fan of Kamelot, but have become a little disillusioned by their output in recent years? If, like me, you find yourself answering ‘yes’, then might I suggest you  Continue Reading »


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