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The Best Songs of 2021

As in years before, I wanted to round off 2021 with a quick look at some of the best individual songs that I heard during 2021. As with my recent Top 30 series, this is a list of my personal favourite songs. They might not be the most technical, clever, or complicated songs of the  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2021 – Number 6

Welcome to instalment number twenty-five of my 2020 ‘Album of the Year Top 30 countdown’. The last pick before I enter the final five for the year. Are you getting excited? I know that I certainly am, and I know the final five placings. For those of you who don’t know, the excitement must be  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2021 – Number 26

Welcome to day 5 of my 2021 ‘Album of the Year Top 30 Countdown’ series. No big intro today, except to remind you that you can find links to numbers 30-27 below, as well as a link to an ‘honourable mentions’ post that kicked off this year’s list, and links to my annual end-of-year series  Continue Reading »

W.E.B. – Colosseum – Album Review

Artist: W.E.B. Album Title: Colosseum Label: Metal Blade Records Date of Release: 19 November 2021 You’d think that now I’ve begun my mammoth annual Top 30 album countdown series, I’d have no more time for album reviews, wouldn’t you? Well, in the past, you might be right. But this is a new, ultra-enthused Man Of  Continue Reading »

Seven Spires – Gods Of Debauchery – Album Review

Artist: Seven Spires Album Title: Gods Of Debauchery Label: Frontiers Records Date of Release:  10 September 2021 Yes, yes, and thrice yes. I always love it when I make a new musical discovery, one that gives me goosebumps, makes me smile, and gives me that feeling that I simply need to carve out time in  Continue Reading »

Arion – Vultures Die Alone – Album Review

Artist: Arion Album Title: Vultures Die Alone Label: AFM Records Date of Release: 9 April 2021 Over the past couple of years, it feels as if there have been an abundance of bands that I should dislike, releasing albums that get under my skin. Arion are one of these bands, and their third outing, ‘Vultures  Continue Reading »

The best albums of 2021 so far…three months in

2021 has continued where 2020 left off. Many of us around the world are still locked down, prisoners to a pandemic that refuses to go quietly. In this respect, Covid-19 is very much like our beloved heavy metal; it endures in the face of adversity. Musicians the world over have basically raised two fingers to  Continue Reading »

Everdawn – Cleopatra – Album Review

Artist: Everdawn Album Title: Cleopatra Label: Sensory Records Date of Release: 5 February 2021 Those who know my tastes in heavy music will know that when it comes to symphonic metal, it has to be very good to catch my attention. The subgenre is awash with bands that, in my opinion, are incredibly ordinary. I’m  Continue Reading »

Ghosts Of Atlantis – – Album Review

Artist: Ghosts Of Atlantis Album Title: Label: Black Lion Records Date of Release: 26 March 2021 There be witchcraft around these parts, that’s for sure. I wasn’t happy with my first draft of my review for Ghosts Of Atlantis so, somehow, it disappeared. Gone. Vanished. Being a Suffolk boy born and bred, I know  Continue Reading »

Epica – Omega – Album Review

Artist: Epica Album Title: Omega Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 26 February 2021 My history with Epica dates back to 2007 and the release of their third full-length album, ‘The Divine Conspiracy’. I was writing for Powerplay Magazine at the time and Epica were one of three bands to feature as part of a  Continue Reading »

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