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Enslaved – Heimdal – Album Review

Artist: Enslaved Album Title: Heimdal Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 3 March 2023 It might, to many, amount to blasphemy, but Enslaved are one of those bands with whom I have had a rocky relationship over the years. It took me ages to listen to their music and, when I eventually did, I struggled,  Continue Reading »

Twilight Force – At The Heart Of Wintervale – Album Review

Artist: Twilight Force Album Title: At The Heart Of Wintervale Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 20 January 2023 I hang my head in shame at the time it has taken to bring this review to fruition. However, I’ve finally mended the error of my ways and can offer my considered thoughts about ‘At The Heart  Continue Reading »

Therion – Leviathan II – Album Review

Artist: Therion Album Title: Leviathan II Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 28 October 2022 With the release of ‘Leviathan’ last year, my interest in Swedish stalwarts Therion was reinvigorated somewhat. I hadn’t thought to listen to it, or review it based on the chequered past I’d experienced with the overblown, symphonic, operatic, metal that  Continue Reading »

Conjurer – Páthos – Album Review

Artist: Conjurer Album Title: Páthos Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 1 July 2022 I can’t quite believe that it has been over four years since I first wrapped my ears around ‘Mire’, the debut album from UK-based metal band Conjurer. Despite being described as a sludge/post-metal outfit with strong doom leanings, I had to  Continue Reading »

Horizon Ignited – Towards The Dying Lands – Album Review

Artist: Horizon Ignited Album Title: Towards The Dying Lands Label: Nuclear Blast Records Date of Release: 1 July 2022 A combination of melodic death metal and Finland? That sounds like a marriage made in heaven to me. For a start, there’s no doubting the heavy metal credentials of this country across a huge range of  Continue Reading »

Municipal Waste – Electrified Brain – Album Review

Artist: Municipal Waste Album Title: Electrified Brain Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 1 July 2022 Seeing as I have finally embraced a greater love and appreciation for the thrash metal genre over the past year or two, I felt like it would be a good opportunity to listen to the new album from Municipal  Continue Reading »

Kreator – Hate Über Alles – Album Review

Artist: Kreator Album Title: Hate Über Alles Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 10 June 2022 After a wait of five years, I can finally review a new album by the band I consider to be my favourite of all of the German thrash scene. One of the ‘big four’, they stand alongside Destruction, Sodom,  Continue Reading »

Sabaton – The War To End All Wars – Album Review

Artist: Sabaton Album Title: The War To End All Wars                   Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release:  4 March 2022 You may recall the incredible coincidence that saw Haken release an album entitled ‘Virus’ in 20xx right in the midst of the biggest global pandemic in generations. Well, it has happened again. Swedish power metal juggernaut  Continue Reading »

Battle Beast – Circus Of Doom – Album Review

Artist: Battle Beast Album Title: Circus Of Doom Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 21 January 2021 Back in 2017, I reviewed ‘Bringer Of Pain’, the fourth studio album of Battle Beast’s career. I didn’t however, review the 2019 follow-up ‘No More Hollywood Endings’. Put simply, I wasn’t a big fan of ‘Bringer Of Pain’  Continue Reading »

Hypocrisy – Worship – Album Review

Artist: Hypocrisy Album Title: Worship Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 26 November 2021 I have known about Hypocrisy ever since I clapped my ears on their ’10 Years Of Chaos And Confusion’ ‘best of’ release back in 2001. At the time, I was entranced by the slower, more melodic and atmospheric tracks that appeared,  Continue Reading »

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