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Revocation – Netherheaven – Album Review

Artist: Revocation Album Title: Netherheaven Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 9 September 2022 For a band that seemingly creates new material faster than you can say ‘new release’, a gap of four years between albums is something of an unexpected headline. Nevertheless, this is the reality with which we are faced, in part  Continue Reading »

Therion – Leviathan II – Album Review

Artist: Therion Album Title: Leviathan II Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 28 October 2022 With the release of ‘Leviathan’ last year, my interest in Swedish stalwarts Therion was reinvigorated somewhat. I hadn’t thought to listen to it, or review it based on the chequered past I’d experienced with the overblown, symphonic, operatic, metal that  Continue Reading »

Bloodbath – Survival Of The Sickest – Album Review

Artist: Bloodbath Album Title: Survival Of The Sickest Label: Napalm Records Date of Release: 9 September 2022 Bearing in mind that I spent the entirety of the pandemic repping these guys with my Bloodbath facemask, it would feel incongruous were I not to review their latest album, even if it did drop during a period  Continue Reading »

Epoch Of Unlight – At War With The Multiverse – Album Review

Artist: Epoch Of Unlight Album Title: At War With The Multiverse Label: Dark Horizon Records Date of Release: 16 September 2022 Out of a silent 17-year void come Epoch Of Unlight, ready to unleash their first new material since 2005’s ‘The Continuum Hypothesis’. Formed way back in 1990, when I was still vey much in  Continue Reading »

Lonely Robot – A Model Life – Album Review

Artist: Lonely Robot Album Title: A Model Life Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release: 26 August 2022 It doesn’t matter how heavy or how extreme my tastes become, I will always have a place in my heart for certain ‘softer’ styles of music, and for certain artists. Progressive rock is one, and John Mitchell is  Continue Reading »

An Abstract Illusion – Woe – Album Review

Artist: An Abstract Illusion Album Title: Woe Label: Willowtip Records Date of Release: 9 September 2022 I’ll confess that the debut album from An Abstract Illusion passed me by. Released in 2016, ‘Illuminate The Path’ did, by all accounts, garner some thoroughly positive column inches for the Swedish outfit but I completely missed it at  Continue Reading »

Andy Gillion – Arcade Metal – Album Review

Artist: Andy Gillion Album Title: Arcade Metal Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 2 September 2022 Here’s a confession for you: I don’t like computer games. Ok, so that’s not entirely true. I used to like computer games when I was a boy in the late 80s, early 90s when things were so much simpler.  Continue Reading »

Blind Guardian – The God Machine – Album Review

Artist: Blind Guardian Album Title: The God Machine Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 2 September 2022 Never one to shy away from the truth, I begin this review by revealing that I have never been a huge fan of Blind Guardian. In the eyes of many, such an admission may be seen as heresy, made  Continue Reading »

Megadeth – The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead! – Album Review

Artist: Megadeth Album Title: The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead! Label: Universal Music Group Date of Release: 2 September 2022 For countless reasons, Megadeth have always been at the very top of my thrash metal list. I discovered the band with their 1994 album, ‘Youthanasia’, and it was love at first listen. I’d been reticent  Continue Reading »

Grave Digger – Symbol Of Eternity – Album Review

Artist: Grave Digger Album Title: Symbol Of Eternity Label: Rock Of Angels Records Date of Release: 26 August 2022 Where do I begin with this, my first ever review of one of the most well-known and longest-serving bands within the world of heavy metal? Although I have been a reviewer for various outlets over the  Continue Reading »


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