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Blind Guardian – The God Machine – Album Review

Artist: Blind Guardian Album Title: The God Machine Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 2 September 2022 Never one to shy away from the truth, I begin this review by revealing that I have never been a huge fan of Blind Guardian. In the eyes of many, such an admission may be seen as heresy, made  Continue Reading »

Megadeth – The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead! – Album Review

Artist: Megadeth Album Title: The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead! Label: Universal Music Group Date of Release: 2 September 2022 For countless reasons, Megadeth have always been at the very top of my thrash metal list. I discovered the band with their 1994 album, ‘Youthanasia’, and it was love at first listen. I’d been reticent  Continue Reading »

Grave Digger – Symbol Of Eternity – Album Review

Artist: Grave Digger Album Title: Symbol Of Eternity Label: Rock Of Angels Records Date of Release: 26 August 2022 Where do I begin with this, my first ever review of one of the most well-known and longest-serving bands within the world of heavy metal? Although I have been a reviewer for various outlets over the  Continue Reading »

Belphegor – The Devils – Album Review

Artist: Belphegor Album Title: The Devils Label: Nuclear Blast Records Date of Release: 29 July 2022 In spite of the fact that I have spent many a year enjoying the nefarious sounds of the black and death metal genres, not to mention their various subgenres and offshoots, it is with a little embarrassment to declare  Continue Reading »

Dynazty – Final Advent – Album Review

Artist: Dynazty Album Title: Final Advent Label: AFM Records Date of Release: 26 August 2022 Who doesn’t enjoy a good old slab of modern melodic metal every now and again? I sure do, and so, with the sun beating down, and a glass of something cold in hand, it feels like the perfect time to  Continue Reading »

Soilwork – Övergivenheten – Album Review

Artist: Soilwork Album Title: Övergivenheten Label: Nuclear Blast Records Date of Release: 19 August 2022 I find it absolutely fascinating how the pandemic has affected different people, and bands, so differently. Some found it a positive and ultimately helpful experience, whilst others really struggled. Based on the tone and honesty of the press release that  Continue Reading »

Arch Enemy – Deceivers – Album Review

Artist: Arch Enemy Album Title: Deceivers Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 12 August 2022 I have made absolutely no secret of my feelings towards Arch Enemy over the years. When I discovered the Swedish melodic death metal unit around the time of their sophomore album, ‘Stigmata’, I was blown away. The power, the  Continue Reading »

Abaddon Incarnate – The Wretched Sermon – Album Review

Artist: Abaddon Incarnate Album Title: The Wretched Sermon Label: Transcending Obscurity Records Date of Release: 5 August 2022 It has been a busy time of late, so I am playing serious catch-up with some reviews that I have been meaning to write. This is one such album, the new long player from Irish grindcore/death metal  Continue Reading »

The Halo Effect – Days Of The Lost – Album Review

Artist: The Halo Effect Album Title: Days Of The Lost Label: Nuclear Blast Records Date of Release: 12 August 2022 I will be honest from the very beginning of this review and declare that I have been looking forward to this release for several months, from the point at which The Halo Effect was first  Continue Reading »

A-Z (Alder/Zonder) – A-Z – Album Review

Artist: A-Z (Alder/Zonder) Album Title: A-Z Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 12 August 2022 I’m well aware of the fact that the artwork of an album is not the most important thing. However, as I’ve chirped on many times, as a music lover in the pre-Internet days, it was one of the biggest elements  Continue Reading »


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