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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 »

Album Of The Year 2021 – Number 21

Welcome to Day 10 in my ‘Album of the Year 2021 Top 30 Countdown’. Exactly a third of the way through. How on Earth did that happen so quickly? And how come I have barely heard a flicker of dissention to any of my choices thus far? You’re all far too polite it seems! If  Continue Reading »

Nightland – The Great Nothing – Album Review

Artist: Nightland Album Title: The Great Nothing Label: Scarlet Records Date of Release: 19 November 2021 Once in a while, an album will come along about which you had no idea, and will knock you sideways. It’s a special feeling and is one of those fundamental experiences that keeps me coming back day after day,  Continue Reading »

Omnium Gatherum – Origin – Album Review

Artist: Omnium Gatherum Album Title: Origin Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 5 November 2021 It’s fitting, in many ways the latest album from Finland’s Omnium Gatherum, ‘Origin’ should be released on 5th November, because you should expect fireworks. I wrote a review for the new Insomnium EP very recently and remarked that the  Continue Reading »

Insomnium – Argent Moon – EP Review

Artist: Insomnium Album Title: Argent Moon EP Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 17 September 2021 I find it quite amusing that neither of my favourite two melodic death metal bands at the current time hail from Sweden. After all, it was the Swedes that invented the genre. But no. Both Omnium Gatherum and  Continue Reading »


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