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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 »

Kamelot – The Shadow Theory – Album Review

Artist: Kamelot Album Title: The Shadow Theory Label: Napalm Records Date Of Release: 6 April 2018 Never in my twelve or so years as a reviewer of rock/metal music have I ever been so torn and riddled with indecisiveness. Long-term followers and readers will understand the reasons behind this comment, but for the benefit of  Continue Reading »

Metal Update – 28 February 2018

The endless torrent of news regarding new albums continues. I’m actually really enjoying this series, as it feels like I’m keeping on top of things more. Mind you, almost every week I’m blindsided by news about an album that I didn’t even know was on the cards. Last time, it was a new record from  Continue Reading »

Metal Update – 6 February 2018

I’ve moved away from my series looking at some of the most exciting albums due in 2018. However, if you’re interested, here are the links: My most anticipated releases of 2018 – Part 6 My most anticipated releases of 2018 – Part 5 My most anticipated releases of 2018 – Part 4 My most anticipated  Continue Reading »

My most anticipated releases of 2018 – Part 5

My most anticipated releases of 2018 – Part 5 I hadn’t anticipated a ‘part 4’, let alone a ‘part 5’, but hey, when I get on a roll, there’s no stopping me. That said, I aim to make this the last instalment of the ‘most anticipated of 2018’ series, as I am now knee deep  Continue Reading »

Ayreon – The Source – Album Review

  Artist: Ayreon Album Title: The Source Label: Mascot Label Group/Music Theories Recordings Date Of Release: 28 April 2017 My relationship with the music of Arjen Anthony Lucassen is a complex one. I would definitely class myself as a fan, but not one without reservation, as the back catalogue contains both the sublime and the  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2016 – Number 11

Welcome to day 20 of my ‘Album of the Year 2016’ top 30 countdown. I’m exactly two-thirds the way through this mammoth annual undertaking and the quality music just keeps on coming and keeps on getting better and better. To those of you who have been with me since the beginning, I thank you. To  Continue Reading »

Enbound – The Blackened Heart – Album Review

Artist: Enbound Album Title: The Blackened Heart Label: Inner Wound Recordings Date Of Release: 18 November 2016 If I’m honest, I thought Swedish melodic metallers Enbound were one of those bands that had been sadly consigned to the ‘one album wonders’ dustbin, having released the marvellous debut ‘And She Said Gold’ back in 2011 only  Continue Reading »

Sunburst – Fragments Of Creation – Album Review

Artist: Sunburst Album Title: Fragments Of Creation Label: Inner Wound Recordings Date Of Release: 26 February 2016 If you’re familiar with the names of Black Fate or Paradox, then the clientele behind Sunburst will not be a revelation to you. Why? Because ‘Fragments Of Creation’ is the debut album by the duo behind those aforementioned  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2015 – Number 26

Welcome to Day 5 of my ‘Album Of The Year 2015’ top 30 countdown. I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks so far. If you’re new to this list, numbers 27-30 can be accessed via links at the bottom of this post. Otherwise, with no other wordy fanfare, I give you my pick at number 26:  Continue Reading »


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