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Tag Archives: melodic death metal

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 »

Wake – Thought Form Descent – Album Review

Artist: Wake Album Title: Thought Form Descent Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 22 July 2022 Canadian band Wake have been around since 2009 but until now, they haven’t been high on my list of bands to check out, principally because they started life as a grindcore band. I like a bit of grind  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 »

Horizon Ignited – Towards The Dying Lands – Album Review

Artist: Horizon Ignited Album Title: Towards The Dying Lands Label: Nuclear Blast Records Date of Release: 1 July 2022 A combination of melodic death metal and Finland? That sounds like a marriage made in heaven to me. For a start, there’s no doubting the heavy metal credentials of this country across a huge range of  Continue Reading »

Darkane – Inhuman Spirits – Album Review

Artist: Darkane Album Title: Inhuman Spirits Label: Massacre Records Date of Release: 24 June 2022 Ever since I discovered ‘Expanding Senses’ back in 2002 or thereabouts, I have had a soft spot for Swedish band Darkane. At a time when I was still very heavily into exploring everything that the melodic death metal genre had  Continue Reading »

Buried Realm – Buried Realm – Album Review

Artist: Buried Realm Album Title: Buried Realm Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 3 June 2022 “…‘Embodiment Of The Divine’ is a great record, deservedly raising the stock of the talented Josh Dummer and Buried Realm ever higher. This is one of the best melodic death metal albums I have heard this year, just as  Continue Reading »

Allegaeon – Damnum – Album Review

Artist: Allegaeon Album Title: Damnum Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release:  25 February 2022 I could have sworn that I’d reviewed Allegaeon in the past. I was certain of it. And yet, upon further investigation, I am grossly mistaken. Thank heavens I didn’t lay a wager on it, that’s all I can say. It’s  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 »


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