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Wheel – Charismatic Leaders – Album Review

Artist: Wheel Album Title: Charismatic Leaders Label: Inside Out Music Date of Release: 3 May 2024 When I reviewed ‘Resident Human’, the 2021 sophomore release from Wheel, I struggled. I heard bits and pieces that I liked but, overall, it was something of a disappointment for me. I went into the album blind, with no  Continue Reading »

In Vain – Solemn – Album Review

Artist: In Vain Album Title: Solemn Label: Indie Recordings Date of Release: 19 April 2024 After a wait of six years, Norwegian progressive extreme metal band In Vain finally return with their latest album, ‘Solemn’. Never the most prolific of entities having only released four albums until now since their 2003 inception, it has still  Continue Reading »

Vanden Plas – The Empyrean Equation Of The Long Lost Things – Album Review

Artist: Vanden Plas Album Title: The Empyrean Equation Of The Long Lost Things Label: Frontiers Music Date of Release: 19 April 2024 Vanden Plas and I go way back. They were one of the first group of bands that I discovered as my love of progressive metal emerged in the very early noughties. In fact,  Continue Reading »

Dvne – Voidkind – Album Review

Artist: Dvne Album Title: Voidkind Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 19 April 2024 For post-metal to register high on my radar, it has to be at the absolute pinnacle of the genre. Either that, or it has to really push my buttons to the point where I simply cannot ignore it. This could  Continue Reading »

Loch Vostok – Opus Ferox II – Mark Of The Beast – Album Review

Artist: Loch Vostok Album Title: Opus Ferox II – Mark Of The Beast Label: ViciSolum Productions Date of Release: 19 April 2024 As a fan of progressive metal, the name Loch Vostok is not unknown to me. However, despite dipping in and out of their music over the course of their career, their output never  Continue Reading »

Apparition – Disgraced Emanations From A Tranquil State – Album Review

Artist: Apparition Album Title: Disgraced Emanations From A Tranquil State Label: Profound Lore Date of Release: 22 March 2024 It’s official: I can’t keep up! There’s just too much new music being released at the moment for one man to cope with. It’s not a bad thing, and I am definitely not moaning. But, when  Continue Reading »

Myrath – Karma – Album Review

Artist: Myrath Album Title: Karma Label: earMUSIC Date of Release: 8 March 2024 Somewhat unbelievably, this is the very first time I have ventured a review of a Myrath album. I’ve been aware of the Tunisian metal band for a number of years as friends and acquaintances have sung their praises since they released their  Continue Reading »

Whom Gods Destroy – Insanium – Album Review

Artist: Whom Gods Destroy Album Title: Insanium Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release: 15 March 2024 There are two key reasons why this review comes to fruition a few days after the release of the album itself. Firstly, there was a lot to get to grips with, and I wanted to be able to bring  Continue Reading »

The Moor – Ombra – Album Review

Artist: The Moor Album Title: Ombra Label: Inertial Music Date of Release: 15 March 2024 For those of you out there that continue with the narrative that album artwork doesn’t matter, it’s all about the music, I can tell you that were it not for the striking visuals for this album, I may never have  Continue Reading »

Turbulence – B1nary Dream – Album Review

Artist: Turbulence Album Title: B1nary Dream Label: Frontiers Music Date of Release: 8 March 2024 I try my very best to not read other reviews or opinions of albums before I write my own, because I don’t want my thoughts to be subconsciously swayed by others. However, on this occasion, it has proved impossible to  Continue Reading »


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