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Philosophobia – Philosophobia – Album Review

Artist: Philosophobia Album Title: Philosophobia Label: Sensory Records Date of Release: 24 June 2022 For all of my new-found love of some more extreme styles of metal, I will always gravitate back to the progressive metal scene, because it is one of my favourite, and most enduring styles of music, particularly the more ‘classic’ melodic  Continue Reading »

Buried Realm – Buried Realm – Album Review

Artist: Buried Realm Album Title: Buried Realm Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 3 June 2022 “…‘Embodiment Of The Divine’ is a great record, deservedly raising the stock of the talented Josh Dummer and Buried Realm ever higher. This is one of the best melodic death metal albums I have heard this year, just as  Continue Reading »

Athemon – Athemon – Album Review

Artist: Athemon Album Title: Athemon Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 11 October 2021 When the opportunity arises to hear a new progressive metal venture that features the talents of Tom MacLean, I will jump at the chance. And that’s what I have done here, even if it means listening via the free stream on  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 »

Forhist – Forhist – Album Review

Artist: Forhist Album Title: Forhist Label: Debemur Morti Productions Date of Release: 26 February 2021 Another day in 2021, another self-titled album to bring you. This time, it is the turn of Forhist to find itself front and centre of my gaze. I generally find that there are two reasons for an album being self-titled;  Continue Reading »

Malice Divine – Malice Divine – Album Review

Artist: Malice Divine Album Title: Malice Divine Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 19 February 2021 I will admit to coming across this album which searching a particular promo database for something rather different. However, seeing as I’m always on the lookout for a new discovery or two, I investigated further, intrigued by the cover  Continue Reading »

Revulsion – Revulsion – Album Review

Artist: Revulsion Album Title: Revulsion Label: Transcending Obscurity Date of Release: 5 February 2021 2021 would seem to be the year when long-awaited debut albums are released. After the success of Oceana and their debut that was 27 years in the making, today is the turn for the self-titled debut from Finland’s Revulsion, a band  Continue Reading »

Angelus Apatrida – Angelus Apatrida – Album Review

Artist: Angelus Apatrida Album Title: Angelus Apatrida Label: Century Media Records Date of Release: 5 February 2021 It makes me feel really old when a band, born in the early noughties is celebrating its 20th anniversary. I mean, damnit, I was in my 20s when Spanish thrash metal band Angelus Apatrida were formed in 2001.  Continue Reading »

Awake By Design – Awake By Design – Album Review

Artist: Awake By Design Album Title: Awake By Design Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 14 August 2020 My question to you is this: were you a fan of Kamelot, but have become a little disillusioned by their output in recent years? If, like me, you find yourself answering ‘yes’, then might I suggest you  Continue Reading »

The Sea Within – The Sea Within – Album Review

Artist: The Sea Within Album Title: The Sea Within Label: InsideOut Music Date Of Release: 22nd June 2018 Is there a more prolific genre of music in terms of cross-pollination and the creation of musical collaborations away from musicians’ main creative outlets than that of progressive rock? It is almost as inexorable as the tide,  Continue Reading »

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