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A Dying Planet – When The Skies Are Grey – Album Review

Artist: A Dying Planet Album Title: When The Skies Are Grey Label: Lifeforce Records Date of Release: 17 September 2021 A new album from the talented mind and hands of Jasun Tipton is always a happy event around these parts. It therefore stands to reason that one of the first handful of albums I reach  Continue Reading »

On Thorns I Lay – Threnos – Album Review

Artist: On Thorns I Lay Album Title: Threnos Label: Lifeforce Records Date of Release: 21 February 2020 Thunderous, churning riffs, haunting lead guitars, guttural growled vocals? Oh yes, now this is good stuff. Then the bass kicks in and the riffs continue to writhe with a slow-paced authority, the like of which you’d hear on  Continue Reading »

Décembre Noir – Autumn Kings – Album Review

Artist: Décembre Noir Album Title: Autumn Kings Label: Lifeforce Records Date of Release: 9 November 2018 It may only be the middle of September, but all of a sudden, there’s a perceptible nip in the air at dawn and dusk, whilst a few leaves have already given up, turning brown and dropping lackadaisically from the  Continue Reading »

Aetherian – The Untamed Wilderness – Album Review

Artist: Aetherian Album Title: The Untamed Wilderness Label: Lifeforce Records Date of Release: 24 November 2017 If, like me, you have a penchant for beautiful, atmospheric, mournful and rich melodic death metal, then I am about to make your day. ‘The Untamed Wilderness’ is the debut full-length album from Greek metal band Aetherian and it  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2016 – Number 9

Welcome to day 22 of my ‘Album of the Year 2016’ top 30 countdown. Thank you for sticking with me over the past month or so, the support has been brilliant and it gives me the inspiration to keep going. From 30 to 10 so far, every single album featured so far has been worthy  Continue Reading »

Hanging Garden – Hereafter – EP Review

Artist: Hanging Garden Album Title: Hereafter EP Label: Lifeforce Records Date Of Release: 7 October 2016 I have been a bit of a fan of Hanging Garden for a few years now, having been charged with reviewing much of their previous output within the pages of Powerplay Magazine. Now that I’ve gone solo with the  Continue Reading »

Omnium Gatherum – Grey Heavens – Album Review

Artist: Omnium Gatherum Album Title: The Grey Heavens Label: Lifeforce Records Date Of Release: 26 February 2016 Ah, Omnium Gatherum. A band that have gone from being an ok melodic death metal band to arguably my most favourite band within the genre. These Finns really are a special outfit and with ’Grey Heavens’ they have  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2015 – Number 10

And I’m back! After more food and drink than it’s socially acceptable to admit to, I’m ready to crack on with my ‘Album of the Year 2015’ top 30 countdown. It has been a long journey to this point but I’m finally beginning my Top 10. Given the strength of 2015, you can rest assured  Continue Reading »

Abnormal Thought Patterns – Interview – ‘This was probably the most challenging album I’ve had to do’

The Tipton brothers are big names within progressive metal circles. The hugely talented twins were responsible for the technical progressive metal behemoth that was Zero Hour and, since then, have created Cynthesis and Abnormal Thought Patterns, both quite different from Zero Hour and from each other but both delivering music of the very highest calibre.  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2013 – Number 2

Today is the penultimate day in my epic labour of love otherwise known as my ‘Album of the Year 2013’ countdown. If you’ve joined the bandwagon late, you can find links to the rest of my Top 20 at the bottom of this post – please feel free to check them out. But now to  Continue Reading »

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