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Album Of The Year 2020 – Number 5

Welcome to instalment number twenty-six of my 2020 ‘Album of the Year Top 30 countdown’. That means we have reached the Top 5. The five best albums that, in my opinion, were released during a turbulent, hideous 2020. Thank goodness for music is all I can say. Thank you for sticking with me all this  Continue Reading »

Katatonia – City Burials – Album Review

Artist: Katatonia Album Title: City Burials Label: Peaceville Records Date of Release: 24 April 2020 When news reached me that Katatonia were to go on a hiatus, it was like being stabbed in the heart with a rusty blade. It hurt. Here is a band that means more to me than just music. I have  Continue Reading »

Anticipated Album Releases in 2020

Welcome to 2020. I thought I’d start it off in familiar fashion by giving you a hint at what’s to come during the year, although I have tried to be a little more streamlined and not waffle on for ages about each release. There are likely to be further posts in this series, so watch  Continue Reading »

Bloodbath – The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn – Album Review

Artist: Bloodbath Album Title: The Arrow of Satan Is Drawn Label: Peaceville Date of Release: 26 October 2018 It has been four years since death metal ‘supergroup’ Bloodbath last butchered our ears with a slab of dirty and depraved extreme metal. ‘Grand Morbid Funeral’ was released in 2014 to mixed reviews but I have always  Continue Reading »

Apathy Noir – Black Soil – Album Review

Artist: Apathy Noir Album Title: Black Soil Label: Independent Release date: 31 January 2018 Formed back in 2003, Apathy Noir is the given moniker for the artistic output of solo artist Victor Jonas, who welcomes into his personal musical vision, Andy Walmsley, vocalist with Twilight’s Embrace and Beyond Grace. ‘Black Soil’ is the fourth full-length  Continue Reading »

Soen – Lykaia – Album Review

Artist: Soen Album Title: Lykaia Label: UDR Music Release Date: 3 February 2017 I’m a relatively late convert to the Soen cause having only discovered the Swedish band via their previous, sophomore release, ‘Tellurian’, although it is an album for which I have a lot of time. However, I can safely say that ‘Lykaia’ is another  Continue Reading »

The best individual songs of 2016

What can I say? I’m a glutton for punishment. Having spent the last month counting down my favourite 30 albums of 2016, I thought that it would be a great idea to shine the spotlight on the best individual songs of 2016. If you’re interested in checking out my top 30 albums of 2016, here’s  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2016 – Number 3

Welcome to day 28 of my ‘Album of the Year 2016′ top 30 countdown and with it, we’re into the top 3 of the year. Thanks to everyone who has stuck with me over the past month, I hope you’ve found it as fun as I have to write. As ever, if you are new  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2016 – Number 24

Welcome to day 7 of my ‘Album of the Year 2016′ top 30 countdown. That’s right, that’s the first week of posts complete and I’m nearly 1/4 of the way through now. And, honestly, I’m enjoying writing this series more than any other. The sheer quality of every album mentioned here is staggering and it  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2016 – Number 29

Welcome to day two of my ‘Album of the Year 2016’ top 30 countdown. If you missed the first post in this series, check it out here: Album of the Year 2016 – Number 30 As I stated at the beginning of the last post, 2016 has been an incredibly strong year for my personal  Continue Reading »


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