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Vola – Witness – Album Review

Artist: Vola Album Title: Witness Label: Mascot Records Date of Release: 21 May 2021 To me, ‘Applause Of A Distant Crowd’ was one of the best albums released during 2018, securing the number 11 spot in that year’s ‘Album of the Year’ list. With hindsight, it ought to have been even higher, as it just  Continue Reading »

Meshiaak – Mask Of All Misery – Album Review

Artist: Meshiaak Album Title: Mask Of All Misery Label: Mascot Label Group Date of Release: 15 November 2019 I’ve never listened to Meshiaak before coming to this review. I saw some photos of the band, with those masks of theirs and made an assumption that I’d not like them, especially as I would never consider  Continue Reading »

Teramaze – Are We Soldiers – Album Review

Artist: Teramaze Album Title: Are We Soldiers Label: Mascot Label Group Date of Release: 21 June 2019 Melbourne-based Teramaze, led by their founding member Dean Wells, have been in existence since the early-mid 90s but I didn’t jump on the bandwagon until a few years ago when I discovered the Australian quintet’s fifth full-length release,  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2018 – Number 11

Welcome to the latest instalment of my Album of the Year 2018 top 30 countdown. It’s the last post before I hit the magic top 10. Again, a big thanks for showing your support throughout this series, keeping me going when I could have easily thrown in the towel. I never like choosing a band  Continue Reading »

Vola – Applause Of A Distant Crowd – Album Review

Artist: Vola Album Title: Applause Of A Distant Crowd Label: Mascot Label Group Date of Release: 12 October 2018 This review is being brought to you via the phrases, ‘whoops’, ‘I dropped the ball’ and ‘nobody’s perfect’ via the school of ‘better late than never’. Yes, I’ve done it again and nearly let another record  Continue Reading »

Michael Romeo – War of the Worlds – Part 1 – Album Review

Artist: Michael Romeo Album Title: War of the Worlds – Part 1 Label: Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group Date Of Release: 27 July 2018 In this ultra-competitive world of music in which we find ourselves in 2018, where it is ever-more difficult to carve out a living and keep going, there’s an argument  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 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 »

Teramaze – Her Halo – Album Review

Artist: Teramaze Album Title: Her Halo Label: Mascot Label Group Year Of Release: 2015 Another day, another good news story. Before I was sent a promo for this release, I knew very little about Teramaze if I’m honest. However, a quick look on that there Internet showed me that there was a definite buzz surrounding  Continue Reading »

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