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Sinisthra – The Broad And Beaten Way – Album Review

Artist: Sinisthra Album Title: The Broad And Beaten Way Label: Rockshots Records Date of Release: 15 May 2020 Cards on the table, if this album didn’t feature Tomi Joutsen of Amorphis on vocals, I’d probably never have looked at it twice. The name is not one with which I am familiar and the cover is  Continue Reading »

Darkwater – Human – Album Review

Artist: Darkwater Album Title: Human Label: Ulterium Records Date of Release: 1 March 2019 The wait has, at times, felt interminable and I did begin to wonder if Darkwater would ever return to grace our ears with a new record to follow-up the majestic ‘Where Stories End’. However, the better part of nine years later,  Continue Reading »

Krisiun – Scourge of the Enthroned – Album Review

Artist: Krisiun Album Title: Scourge of the Enthroned Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 7 September 2018 There are few bands that can boast a line-up that has remained unchanged for their entire career. However, aside from a brief, ill-fated experiment as a quartet, Krisiun have always been a trio. What’s more, the three  Continue Reading »

Daydream XI – The Circus of the Tattered and Torn – Album Review

Artist: Daydream XI Album Title: The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn Label: Sensory Records Date Of Release: 22 September 2017 There’s an age-old saying that ‘first impressions last’ and furthermore, that once made, that first impression can last a lifetime. Fortunately for the young Brazilian prog metal band Daydream XI, there’s another saying which  Continue Reading »

CyHra – Letters To Myself – Album Review

Artist: CyHra Album Title: Letters To Myself Label: Spinefarm Records Date of Release: 20 October 2017 I have been desperate to review this album ever since I knew of its existence, several months ago, maybe even longer. Unfortunately, until recently, I only had access via an Internet stream, so my opportunity to listen to it  Continue Reading »

Devoid – Cup Of Tears – Album Review

Artist: Devoid Album Title: Cup Of Tears Label: Melodic Rock Records Date Of Release: 13 October 2017 It can be very easy to lose sight of one’s core principles when faced with an ever-increasing list of albums to review. However, every now and then, an album will come along out of nowhere to remind me  Continue Reading »

Ne Obliviscaris – Urn – Album Review

Artist: Ne Obliviscaris Album Title: Urn Label: Season Of Mist Date Of Release: 27 October 2017 Many column inches have been filled with commentary about Ne Obliviscaris over the past year or so after the Australians announced a ‘patron crowd funding campaign’ to essentially fund them to be full-time musicians. The initiative was designed to  Continue Reading »

Sons Of Apollo – Psychotic Symphony – Album Review

Artist: Sons Of Apollo Album title: Psychotic Symphony Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release: 20 October 2017 It’s a new day. Therefore, it is almost inevitable that we have a new project from renowned drummer Mike Portnoy. Of course, I’m being a little ridiculous and prone to exaggeration but given how prolific and obviously inspired  Continue Reading »

Enslaved – E – Album Review

Artist: Enslaved Album Title: E Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 13 October 2017 Someone very close to me was once fascinated by ancient Norse runes, so much so that he studied the alphabet and delved into the history and the myths with real passion. I often think that he was born in the wrong  Continue Reading »

Samael – Hegemony – Album Review

Artist: Samael Album Title: Hegemony Label: Napalm Records Date of Release: 13 October 2017 Those that are familiar with my ramblings will already be aware of some of my odd music-related foibles. For example, my irrational dislike of brass in rock/metal, especially when it gets in the way of more conventional genre instruments, has been  Continue Reading »

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