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Nordjevel – Fenriir – EP Review

Artist: Nordjevel  Album Title: Fenriir EP  Label: Indie Recordings  Date of Release: 7 May 2021  This is my first taste of Nordjevel, and what better way to make my acquaintance than with their latest offering, a five-track EP entitled ‘Fenriir’. Only knowing that Nordjevel are a Norwegian black metal band, I didn’t really know what to expect when pressing play for  Continue Reading »

Navian – Reset – EP Review

Artist: Navian Album Title: Reset (EP) Label: Indie Recordings Date of Release: 14 August 2020 As you’ll know by now, instrumental music isn’t normally my ‘thing’. I have waxed lyrical about a few releases over the years, most recently, the new effort from Long Distance Calling. But they are a special band. So too are  Continue Reading »

Vredehammer – Viperous – Album Review

Artist: Vredehammer Album Title: Viperous Label: Indie Recordings Date of Release: 6 March 2020 The name Vredehammer is new to me but have become a new discovery at the beginning of 2020 as I scour the Earth for new and exciting heavy music to get my teeth stuck into. The first reason for checking out  Continue Reading »

King – Coldest Of Cold – Album Review

Artist: King Album Title: Coldest of Cold Label: Indie Recordings Date of Release: 22 November 2019 Australia is a veritable hotbed of talent these days for heavy music; it’s insane how much great music is emanating from the other side of the world currently. But, whilst I’d point to the progressive subgenre and maybe thrash,  Continue Reading »

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 »

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 2015 – Number 16

In the blink of an eye, I’ve hit the half-way mark of my 2015 ‘Album of the Year’ countdown. To reiterate and run the risk of being likened to a broken record, 2015 has been one of the strongest years for rock and metal music. At least, that’s my firm opinion anyway. I hope you’ve  Continue Reading »

Half-Way Through 2015 – The Best So Far – Part 1

So far, 2015 has been absolutely huge in terms of the sheer amount of great music that has been released. In fact, the first six months have been ridiculously strong. As such, it is very difficult to bring you my half-way round-up in the normal way – there’s just too much to fit in. And  Continue Reading »

Keep Of Kalessin – Epistemology – Album Review

Artist: Keep Of Kalessin Album Title: Epistemology Label: Indie Recordings Year of Release: 2015 I’m not afraid to admit when I am wrong. This, I believe, is one such occasion. I have had cursory listens in the past to previous releases by Keep Of Kalessin and not been overly impressed. To this day, I can’t  Continue Reading »

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