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Blood Abscission – I – Album Review

Artist: Blood Abscission Album Title: I Label: RecordJet/Independent Date of Release: 4 August 2023 Today is one of those glorious days, when you take a punt based on nothing more than a whim, and it pays off handsomely. I’m talking about the album, ‘I’ by a band that goes by the name of Blood Abscission.  Continue Reading »

Neverus – Burdens Of The Earth – Album Review

Artist: Neverus Album Title: Burdens Of The Earth Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 28 April 2023 Having been thoroughly entertained and impressed by Neverus when they took to the stage at ProgPower Europe back in October last year, I felt it was only fair to spend a little time getting to know the band’s  Continue Reading »

Atavistia – Cosmic Warfare – Album Review

Artist: Atavistia Album Title: Cosmic Warfare Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 21 April 2023 Sometimes, the name of an album is just perfect. I mean utterly perfect. It’s rare, but when it happens, it can be a cool thing. Like ‘Cosmic Warfare’, the new album from Atavistia. Listening to this record is literally like  Continue Reading »

Autrest – Follow The Cold Path – Album Review

Artist: Autrest Album Title: Follow The cold Path Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 16 February 2023 I’m breaking one of my own rules with this review, as the album in question has not been released in a physical format. However, rules are made to be broken, and when the music is as good as  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 »

The Enigma Division – The Enigma Division – Album Review

Artist: The Enigma Division Album Title: The Enigma Division Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 27 January 2023 I needed this. As I return from my extended hiatus at the back end of 2022, it is wonderful to be presented with an album by a new band that gets the magic flowing again. I started  Continue Reading »

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 »


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