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Nightwish – HUMAN. II: NATURE. – Album Review

Artist: Nightwish Album Title: HUMAN. II: NATURE. Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 10 April 2020 Here at, I hate to write reviews that are not positive, so I tend to steer clear of albums that I don’t particularly like. There are already far too many keyboard warriors out there, quick to reduce a  Continue Reading »

Anticipated Album Releases in 2020 – Part 4

This series is never finished. There are always new announcements that are made as the year progresses and I enjoy putting these compilations together to ensure that I place the spotlight on albums that I’m really excited to hear during the year. So here’s another batch of releases that have got my juices flowing… Part  Continue Reading »

Marko Hietala – Pyre Of The Black Heart – Album Review

Artist: Marko Hietala Album Title: Pyre Of The Black Heart Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 24 January 2020 Like most fans of heavy music, I have followed the career of Finland’s Nightwish with interest. Whilst I will readily admit that I remain a fan of the Tarja Turunen era, ‘Once’ in particular, I have  Continue Reading »

Auri – Auri – Album Review

Artist: Auri Album Title: Auri Label: Nuclear Blast Date Of Release: 23 March 2018 In all honesty, my love of Nightwish has plummeted over the years to the point where I’ll take a casual listen now and again, but I no longer consider myself much of fan. And that’s coming from a position where I  Continue Reading »

Ayreon – The Source – Album Review

  Artist: Ayreon Album Title: The Source Label: Mascot Label Group/Music Theories Recordings Date Of Release: 28 April 2017 My relationship with the music of Arjen Anthony Lucassen is a complex one. I would definitely class myself as a fan, but not one without reservation, as the back catalogue contains both the sublime and the  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2016 – Number 1

Here we are. I’ve done it, and I have finished earlier than ever before. I never doubted it, even for a second! What was also never in doubt was the support that I have received from all of you over the last month or so. The likes, the hits, the comments, the shares…it all comes  Continue Reading »

Evergrey – The Storm Within – Album Review

Artist: Evergrey Album Title: The Storm Within Label: AFM Records Date Of Release: 9 September 2016 Frequent readers will already know all-too-well about my love for Evergrey. I have no hesitation to say that this band is my favourite band of all-time. Their music has been with me for over 16 years and has been  Continue Reading »

Heavy Metal Is Not Just ‘Shouty’ Music – Part 2 – The Female Voices

I received some great feedback to my original post entitled ‘Heavy metal is not just ‘shouty’ music’ but a few people criticised it for one important reason: my post only featured male vocalists. This was in no way deliberate and, to underline this point, I have decided to write a second post that puts some  Continue Reading »

Most Anticipated Album Releases of 2015

Welcome to 2015! Or, to be more exact, welcome to week three of 2015, as I’m a little behind the times at the moment. Nevertheless, it is still early enough in the year to take a look at the coming twelve months to identify those releases that we’re most excited about. As is always the  Continue Reading »

Neonfly – Strangers In Paradise – Album Review

Artist: Neonfly Album Title: Strangers In Paradise Label: Inner Wound Records Year Of Release: 2014 Neonfly are a band that have not been on the scene for too long and yet have already managed to make quite a few waves within the burgeoning UK hard rock/heavy metal scene. Debut album ‘Outshine The Sun’ drew critical  Continue Reading »

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