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Tag Archives: Nuclear Blast

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 »

Obscura – A Valediction – Album Review

Artist: Obscura Album Title: A Valediction Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 19 November 2021 It really is true what they say: the more you learn, the less you know. Or, the more you learn, the more you realise that you need to learn. This is particularly accurate when it comes to music. There is  Continue Reading »

MØL – Diorama – Album Review

Artist: MØL Album Title: Diorama Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release:  5 November 2021 The very thought of black metal being uplifting and positive is pretty much heresy, certainly if you listen to those that consider themselves to be ‘trve’ black metal fans. And yet, here I am, listening to ‘Diorama’, the second album from  Continue Reading »

Helloween – Helloween – Album Review

Artist: Helloween Album Title: Helloween Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 18 June 2021 I feel the need to open this review with an admission, regardless of the bother it is bound to cause for me. The truth is that I’d much rather listen to ‘Master Of The Rings’ or ‘The Dark Ride’ than ‘Keeper  Continue Reading »


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