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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 »

Dagoba – By Night – Album Review

Artist: Dagoba Album Title: By Night Label: Napalm Records Date of Release:  18 February 2022 Never having listened to a single second of any of Dagoba’s previous seven albums, this review could have gone in any number of directions. However, the fact that I am offering my thoughts on it, should tell you that album  Continue Reading »

Infected Rain – Ecdysis – Album Review

Artist: Infected Rain Album Title: Ecdysis Label: Napalm Records Date of Release: 7 January 2022 Coming into this review, I knew nothing about Infected Rain. It was during one of my late-night promo trawls that I came across their new album, ‘Ecdysis’ nestled neatly in my inbox. With a press release that referenced them as  Continue Reading »

Arion – Vultures Die Alone – Album Review

Artist: Arion Album Title: Vultures Die Alone Label: AFM Records Date of Release: 9 April 2021 Over the past couple of years, it feels as if there have been an abundance of bands that I should dislike, releasing albums that get under my skin. Arion are one of these bands, and their third outing, ‘Vultures  Continue Reading »

Amaranthe – Manifest – Album Review

Artist: Amaranthe Album Title: Manifest Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 2 October 2020 Aaaarrrrrghhhh…how the hell does this band manage to do this to me every single time? When I heard the first couple of singles from ‘Manifest’, the sixth full-length release from Amaranthe, I felt cold, unmoved. Having championed their brazen and unflinching  Continue Reading »

Temperance – Viridian – Album Review

Artist: Temperance Album Title: Viridian Label: Napalm Records Date of Release: 24 January 2020 I want to start off 2020 in positive fashion, so I will refrain from complaining about record labels who insist on only offering streams of albums for review purposes. I won’t mention the fact that it makes it almost impossible for  Continue Reading »

CyHra – No Halos In Hell – Album Review

Artist: CyHra Album Title: No Halos In Hell Label: Nuclear Blast Records Date of Release: 15 November 2019 It is inescapable and as inevitable as death and taxes…a band like CyHra will always receive flak from certain sections of the heavy metal community. ‘These guys aren’t metal’, ‘this is rubbish pop with guitars’, ‘sellouts’, ‘they’re  Continue Reading »

Metal Update – 14 August 2018

Hey All, just a quick three-band update today, but it’s an eclectic mix. The news of all three has been around for a few days, but I felt the need to add my voice to the clamour just in case anyone has missed the news about any of these bands…or needs further persuading to check  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 »


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