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Rendezvous Point – Universal Chaos – Album Review

Artist: Rendezvous Point Album Title: Universal Chaos Label: Long Branch Records Date of Release: 24 May 2019 Blimey, talk about a slow burner of a record. I downloaded the promo of ‘Univeral Chaos’, the sophomore release from Norwegian metal band Rendezvous Point way back, weeks or months before the release and almost immediately it popped  Continue Reading »

Enslaved – E – Album Review

Artist: Enslaved Album Title: E Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 13 October 2017 Someone very close to me was once fascinated by ancient Norse runes, so much so that he studied the alphabet and delved into the history and the myths with real passion. I often think that he was born in the wrong  Continue Reading »

Vulture Industries – Stranger Times – Album Review

Artist: Vulture Industries Album Title: Stranger Times Label: Season of Mist Date Of Release: 22 September 2017 ‘Stranger Times’, the fourth album from Norwegian avant-garde metal band Vulture Industries was one album I had little intention in reviewing. When I was given the task of feeding back my thoughts on their sophomore album, ‘The Malefactor’s  Continue Reading »

Leprous – Malina – Album Review

Artist: Leprous Album Title: Malina Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release: 25 August 2017 One of the very biggest compliments that I can bestow upon a band is to say that they sound unique. In a day-and-age where originality is harder to come by than a public sector pay rise, it is quite an accolade  Continue Reading »

Bjørn Riis – Forever Comes To An End – Album Review

Artist: Bjørn Riis Album Title: Forever Comes To An End Label: Karisma Records Date of Release: 19 May 2017 I’ve made no secret of my ardour towards the music of Airbag on this very blog. The Norwegian progressive rock band is a powerful entity with a knack of penning emotional and deeply engaging music, which  Continue Reading »

Seven Impale – Contrapasso – Album Review

Artist: Seven Impale Album Title: Contrapasso Label: Karisma Records Date Of Release: 16 September 2016 I’ve been writing reviews about rock and metal of all types for over ten years now and over that time, I’ve learned a lot. One of the more powerful lessons I’ve learned is that often, you can admire an album  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2015 – Number 8

On New Years Eve, I present you with my choice at Number 8 in my annual ‘Album of the Year’ countdown. Unbelievably, this is post number 23 in this series, a series that has departed from previous years in that it has been extended to a top 30 rather than a top 20. One reason  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2015 – Number 20

Welcome to Day 11 of my ‘Album of the Year 2015’ top 30 countdown. We’ve reached the top 20 already – thanks to those of you who have followed this series since the beginning and welcome to those who are new to my blog. If you have missed any of my choices from 30-21, the  Continue Reading »

Rendezvous Point – Solar Storm – Album Review

Artist: Rendezvous Point Album Title: Solar Storm Label: Karisma Records Year Of Release: 2015 The album that I’ve reviewing today has been released for a little while, so I’m late to the party. However, I’m late to the party for good reason. I had heard great things from those I’m friendly with in progressive music  Continue Reading »

Arcturus – Arcturian – Album Review

Artist: Arcturus Album Title: Arcturian Label: Prophecy Productions Year Of Release: 2015 ‘Idiosynchratically beautiful’. These are two words that have stuck with me for nearly 20 years and which I recall almost every time I hear or read the name Arcturus. These words were quoted on an advert for the Norwegian band’s 1997 release, ‘La  Continue Reading »

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