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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 »

Amorphis – Halo – Album Review

Artist: Amorphis Album Title: Halo Label: Atomic Fire Records Date of Release:  11 February 2022 My love affair with Amorphis began back before the turn of the Millennium, not long after they released ‘Tuonela’. This is still one of those albums that I revere and listen to on a rather frequent basis. However, even so,  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 »

The Best Songs of 2021

As in years before, I wanted to round off 2021 with a quick look at some of the best individual songs that I heard during 2021. As with my recent Top 30 series, this is a list of my personal favourite songs. They might not be the most technical, clever, or complicated songs of the  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 »

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