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Tag Archives: Melodic Metal

Amaranthe – The Catalyst – Album Review

Artist: Amaranthe Album Title: The Catalyst Label: Nuclear Blast Records Date of Release: 23 February 2024 I have followed the career of Amaranthe since the very beginning. As a writer for Powerplay Magazine here in the UK, I reviewed their early material, and interviewed the band on more than one occasion. At the outset, you  Continue Reading »

Metalite – Expedition One – Album Review

Artist: Metalite Album Title: Expedition One Label: AFM Records Date of Release: 19 January 2024 It is the year 2055 and the world is in turmoil. A team of renegades headed by five ‘commanders’, plans to undertake a survival expedition to other planets, in the hope of transferring mankind from Earth to a new world.  Continue Reading »

Manticora – Mycelium – Album Review

Artist: Manticora Album Title: Mycelium Label: Mighty Music Date of Release: 26 January 2024 On paper, Manticora are a band that I should thoroughly enjoy. The Danes have been around seemingly forever – well, since 1996, so the healthier end of thirty years – with ‘Mycelium’ being their ninth full-length release in that time. I  Continue Reading »

Pyramaze – Bloodlines – Album Review

Artist: Pyramaze Album Title: Bloodlines Label: AFM Records Date of Release: 23 June 2023 Over the years, Pyramaze have slowly become one of my favourite bands, albeit in a quiet, understated manner. That’s not to say that their music is either quiet or understated, but they have managed to push their way further and further  Continue Reading »

Elvenking – Reader Of The Runes – Rapture – Album Review

Artist: Elvenking Album Title: Reader Of The Runes – Rapture Label: AFM Records Date of Release: 28 April 2023 There’s being late to a party, and then there’s being really late to a party. It’s only taken a quarter of a century and eleven full-length albums, but I have finally dived headlong into the world  Continue Reading »

Angus McSix – Angus McSix And The Sword Of Power – Album Review

Artist: Angus McSix Album Title: Angus McSix And The Sword Of Power Label: Napalm Records Date of Release: 21 April 2023 Are you having a bad day? Are you fed up? Are you considering giving up and going back to bed? If your reply to any of these is ‘yes’, or if you just need  Continue Reading »

Saint Deamon – League Of The Serpent – Album Review

Artist: Saint Deamon Album Title: League Of The Serpent Label: AFM Records Date of Release: 21 April 2023 Here’s a band that I know almost nothing about, other than their name. Saint Deamon, as some of you will probably already know, are a Scandinavian melodic power metal band, comprised of four musicians of Swedish and  Continue Reading »

Kamelot – The Awakening – Album Review

Artist: Kamelot Album Title: The Awakening Label: Napalm Records Date of Release: 17 March 2023 My relationship with Kamelot has been a rocky one. My personal discovery of the band occurred around the release of ‘Karma’, thanks to the skills of the owner of the best record shop in East Anglia at the time. As  Continue Reading »

Delain – Dark Waters – Album Review

Artist: Delain Album Title: Dark Waters Label: Napalm Records Date of Release: 10 February 2023 In 2021, Delain disbanded, leaving fans wondering whether or not we’d seen the end of the Dutch symphonic metal band. I wasn’t one of them though, as I’d never been particularly enamoured by them, and the fact that they might  Continue Reading »

Dynazty – Final Advent – Album Review

Artist: Dynazty Album Title: Final Advent Label: AFM Records Date of Release: 26 August 2022 Who doesn’t enjoy a good old slab of modern melodic metal every now and again? I sure do, and so, with the sun beating down, and a glass of something cold in hand, it feels like the perfect time to  Continue Reading »


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