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Hand Of Kalliach – Corryvreckan – Album Review

Artist: Hand Of Kalliach Album Title: Corryvrekan Label: Prosthetic Records Date of Release: 23 February 2024 There’s something in the water right now in Scotland. The land to the North has never been the most prolific in terms of heavy metal exports, with only a small handful of names coming to mind when I try  Continue Reading »

Hiraes – Dormant – Album Review

Artist: Hiraes Album Title: Dormant Label: Napalm Records Date of Release: 26 January 2024 It never ceases to intrigue me how, as humans, we have such different subjective opinions about things. Our favourite foods, our favourite colour, and most importantly I might argue, our favourite music. And then, even when we have a favourite type  Continue Reading »

Upon Stone – Dead Mother Moon – Album Review

Artist: Upon Stone Album Title: Dead Mother Moon Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 19 January 2024 I’m late to this particular party, for which I apologise. However, had it not been for a sudden influx of social media posts referencing this album, I’d probably still be none the wiser. Despite being released on  Continue Reading »

In Flames – Foregone – Album Review

Artist: In Flames Album Title: Foregone Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 10 February 2023 In Flames. Is there another band on this planet that divides opinion so much? Yes, there probably are others, but this is the only band for which I have previously offered a review, only to be accused of taking a  Continue Reading »

Soilwork – Övergivenheten – Album Review

Artist: Soilwork Album Title: Övergivenheten Label: Nuclear Blast Records Date of Release: 19 August 2022 I find it absolutely fascinating how the pandemic has affected different people, and bands, so differently. Some found it a positive and ultimately helpful experience, whilst others really struggled. Based on the tone and honesty of the press release that  Continue Reading »

Arch Enemy – Deceivers – Album Review

Artist: Arch Enemy Album Title: Deceivers Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 12 August 2022 I have made absolutely no secret of my feelings towards Arch Enemy over the years. When I discovered the Swedish melodic death metal unit around the time of their sophomore album, ‘Stigmata’, I was blown away. The power, the  Continue Reading »

The Halo Effect – Days Of The Lost – Album Review

Artist: The Halo Effect Album Title: Days Of The Lost Label: Nuclear Blast Records Date of Release: 12 August 2022 I will be honest from the very beginning of this review and declare that I have been looking forward to this release for several months, from the point at which The Halo Effect was first  Continue Reading »

Moonshade – As We Set The Skies Ablaze – Album Review

Artist: Moonshade Album Title: As We Set The Skies Ablaze Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 22 July 2022 In so many ways, this has been a very tricky review to put together, but I think I have finally sorted through all my thoughts to bring it to you much later than I had hoped.  Continue Reading »

Nightrage – Abyss Rising – Album Review

Artist: Nightrage Album Title: Abyss Rising Label: Despotz Records Date of Release:  18 February 2022 My attention was first drawn to Nightrage back in 2003 when they released their debut album, ‘Sweet Vengeance’. Always on the look-out for a great slab of melodic death metal, I was drawn by the fact that the band was  Continue Reading »

Burned In Effigy – Rex Mortem – Album Review

Artist: Burned In Effigy Album Title: Rex Mortem Label: Independent Release Date of Release:  28 January 2022 When it comes to melodic death metal, everyone knows that I’m a big fan. I like a wide range of bands and styles that come under the increasingly vast umbrella of ‘melodeath’. However, I’ve always been a bigger  Continue Reading »


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