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Torchia – Arcane Magicae – Album Review

Artist: Torchia Album Title: Arcane Magicae Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 9 February 2024 I knew I recognised the name when I saw it. I reviewed Torchia’s previous album, ‘The Coven’ back in 2020 but, aside from a faint recognition of the band’s name, I could remember precious little else. It turns out that  Continue Reading »

Sgàile – Traverse The Bealach – Album Review

Artist: Sgàile Album Title: Traverse The Bealach Label: Avantgarde Music Date of Release: 19 January 2024 If you’ve ever wondered what the soundtrack might be like to accompany “a nomadic traveller in post-apocalyptic Scotland, trying to figure out his fate and facing the elements while travelling north, battling inner demons along the way”, then wonder  Continue Reading »

Dwarrowdelf – The Fallen Leaves – Album Review

Artist: Dwarrowdelf Album Title: The Fallen Leaves Label: Northern Silence Productions Date of Release: 2 February 2024 My increased presence on social media since the turn of the year has been hugely positive on the whole, not just for the fun interaction I am experiencing with old friends and new acquaintances alike, but because of  Continue Reading »

Metalite – Expedition One – Album Review

Artist: Metalite Album Title: Expedition One Label: AFM Records Date of Release: 19 January 2024 It is the year 2055 and the world is in turmoil. A team of renegades headed by five ‘commanders’, plans to undertake a survival expedition to other planets, in the hope of transferring mankind from Earth to a new world.  Continue Reading »

Ryujin – Ryujin – Album Review

Artist: Ryujin Album Title: Ryujin Label: Napalm Records Date of Release: 12 January 2024 Like all good New Year’s resolutions, I’ve broken another before we’re two weeks into 2024. I said to myself that I’d not review any album that is only available as a stream, because it’s so difficult to give it the time  Continue Reading »

Manticora – Mycelium – Album Review

Artist: Manticora Album Title: Mycelium Label: Mighty Music Date of Release: 26 January 2024 On paper, Manticora are a band that I should thoroughly enjoy. The Danes have been around seemingly forever – well, since 1996, so the healthier end of thirty years – with ‘Mycelium’ being their ninth full-length release in that time. I  Continue Reading »

Pyramaze – Bloodlines – Album Review

Artist: Pyramaze Album Title: Bloodlines Label: AFM Records Date of Release: 23 June 2023 Over the years, Pyramaze have slowly become one of my favourite bands, albeit in a quiet, understated manner. That’s not to say that their music is either quiet or understated, but they have managed to push their way further and further  Continue Reading »

Mystic Prophecy – Hellriot – Album Review

Artist: Mystic Prophecy Album Title: Hellriot Label: Rock Of Angels Records Date of Release: 19 May 2023 In the year 2000, once we all realised that the Y2K panic was totally unfounded, Mystic Prophecy, along with an unknown guitarist Gus G., emerged from Bavaria. The lauded axeman may have since long left the band, but  Continue Reading »

Neverus – Burdens Of The Earth – Album Review

Artist: Neverus Album Title: Burdens Of The Earth Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 28 April 2023 Having been thoroughly entertained and impressed by Neverus when they took to the stage at ProgPower Europe back in October last year, I felt it was only fair to spend a little time getting to know the band’s  Continue Reading »

Elvenking – Reader Of The Runes – Rapture – Album Review

Artist: Elvenking Album Title: Reader Of The Runes – Rapture Label: AFM Records Date of Release: 28 April 2023 There’s being late to a party, and then there’s being really late to a party. It’s only taken a quarter of a century and eleven full-length albums, but I have finally dived headlong into the world  Continue Reading »


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