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Infected Rain – Time – Album Review

Artist: Infected Rain Album Title: Time Label: Napalm Records Date of Release: 9 February 2024 After the glut of releases that confronted us at the end of January, early February has seen things go in almost the other direction. The plus side is that I have a little more time available to check out some  Continue Reading »

Hatriot -The Vale Of Shadows – Album Review

Artist: Hatriot Album Title: The Vale Of Shadows Label: Massacre Records Date of Release: 22 July 2022 Hatriot is one of those names in the thrash arena with which I am less knowledgeable than perhaps I ought to be, especially since they were formed over a decade ago by the Exodus vocalist Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza.  Continue Reading »

Irist – Order Of The Mind – Album Review

Artist: Irist Album Title: Order Of The Mind Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 27 March 2020 I wasn’t going to review ‘Order Of The Mind’ by Irist until I was enticed into doing so by a few acquaintances on a couple of social media platforms. I’m not sure why, because I’d not listened to  Continue Reading »

Follow The Cipher – Follow The Cipher – Album Review

Artist: Follow The Cipher Album Title: Follow The Cipher Label: Nuclear Blast Date Of Release: 11 May 2018 Sweden’s Follow The Cipher are a new band on the heavy metal block, with this self-titled record their debut offering. And yet, despite only being in existence for a few short years, here’s a band about which  Continue Reading »

Purest of Pain – Solipsis – Album Review

Artist: Purest of Pain Album Title: Solipsis Label: Independent Release Date Of Release: 1 March 2018 This album caught my attention for two reasons. Firstly, as you all know, I have a huge soft spot for melodic death metal. And whilst I’ll often take the PR material with a pinch of salt, I have to  Continue Reading »

Dyscarnate – With All Their Might – Album Review

Artist: Dyscarnate Album Title: With All Their Might Label: Unique Leader Records Date of Release: 15 September 2017 Generally speaking, I’d class myself as a metalhead with a penchant for more intricate and complex compositions as well as having a love of melody and a weakness for guitar solos and over-the-top flamboyance. I’m also someone  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2016 – Number 15

I can’t quite believe that I am already half-way through my ‘Album of the Year 2016’ top 30 countdown. It doesn’t seem like five minutes ago that I was contemplating starting out of this annual journey and yet, here we are. 15 albums down, 15 to go. I hope you have enjoyed the posts in  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2016 – Number 30

Hello and welcome to my annual musical extravaganza that’s my countdown of the year’s best album releases from across the rock and metal spectrum. As usual, you’ll find just about everything in this list, from black to death metal, from prog rock to extreme prog metal and plenty in between. I am a fan of  Continue Reading »

A Sense Of Gravity – Atrament – Album Review

Artist: A Sense Of Gravity Album Title: Atrament Label: Independent Release Date Of Release: 18 November 2016 An album like ‘Atrament’ from Seattle metallers A Sense Of Gravity is almost certain to raise a few eyebrows and catch significant attention. Prior to this review, I’d never heard of A Sense of Gravity but on the  Continue Reading »

Brutai – Born – Album Review

Artist: Brutai Album Title: Born Label: Transcend Music Date Of Release: 25 November 2016 After what seems like an interminable wait for me, I am finally listening to the debut album from London-based metallers Brutai. I have been following the fledgling career of this quintet for quite some time, was impressed by the self-titled EP  Continue Reading »

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