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Night Crowned – Hädanfärd – Album Review

Artist: Night Crowned Album Title: Hädanfärd Label: Noble Demon Date of Release: 9 July 2021 The press release accompanying ‘Hädanfärd’, the sophomore release from Night Crowned proudly declares that the Swede’s debut album, ‘Impius Viam’ was hailed by fans and critics alike as ‘one of the best releases of the year.’ Normally, I dismiss statements  Continue Reading »

Brainstorm – Wall Of Skulls – Album Review

Artist: Brainstorm Album Title: Wall Of Skulls Label: AFM Records Date of Release: 17 September 2021 The catch-up continues after my three-month hiatus, with the latest release from German power metal band, Brainstorm. Entitled ‘Wall Of Skulls’, this is the thirteenth full-length album from the Heidenheim-based quintet, and it was released midway through September on  Continue Reading »

Terra Odium – Ne Plus Ultra – Album Review

Artist: Terra Odium Album Title: Ne Plus Ultra Label: Frontiers Music Date of Release: 11 June 2021 Due to my unexpected but much needed early June hiatus, I am playing catch up with many of the releases that threatened to pass me by unexplored and unreviewed. The focus of this review is the debut album  Continue Reading »

Power Quest – Sixth Dimension – Album Review

Artist: Power Quest Album Title: Sixth Dimension Label: Inner Wound Recordings Release date: 13 October 2017 I feel a bit of a fraud reviewing this record, because until now, I had never really given UK power metal band Power Quest the time of day. I knew the name, I had heard the odd track but  Continue Reading »

Caligula’s Horse – In Contact – Album Review

Artist: Caligula’s Horse Album Title: In Contact Label: InsideOut Music Date Of Release: 15 September 2017 When it comes to modern progressive music, this Brisbane-based outfit are currently up there with the very best. Caligula’s Horse stunned me with their previous album, ‘Bloom’, so much so that it ended up well within my top 10  Continue Reading »

Nocturnal Rites – Phoenix – Album Review

Artist: Nocturnal Rites Album Title: Phoenix Label: AFM Records Date Of Release: 29 September 2017 A good decade ago, Swedish melodic power metal band Nocturnal Rites released the eighth album of their career, ‘The 8th Sin’. It received generally very positive reviews and I certainly enjoyed the content. What I didn’t realise then was that  Continue Reading »

Arch Enemy – Will To Power – Album Review

Artist: Arch Enemy Album Title: Will To Power Label: Century Media Records Date Of Release: 8 September 2017 Have I ever mentioned that I love early Arch Enemy? I’m talking ‘Burning Bridges’ and before. This, as far as I am concerned, was the pinnacle of their career, with ‘Stigmata’ remaining my personal favourite. I loved  Continue Reading »

H.E.A.T – Into The Great Unknown – Album Review

Artist: H.E.A.T Album Title: Into The Great Unknown Label: earMUSIC Date of Release: 22 September 2017 When I reviewed ‘Tearing Down The Walls’, the fourth album from Swedish hard rock band H.E.A.T, I suggested that it was even better than their previous effort, ‘Address The Nation’. And that was a superb album, one of my  Continue Reading »

Dyscarnate – With All Their Might – Album Review

Artist: Dyscarnate Album Title: With All Their Might Label: Unique Leader Records Date of Release: 15 September 2017 Generally speaking, I’d class myself as a metalhead with a penchant for more intricate and complex compositions as well as having a love of melody and a weakness for guitar solos and over-the-top flamboyance. I’m also someone  Continue Reading »

Subterranean Masquerade – Vagabond – Album Review

Artist: Subterranean Masquerade Album Title: Vagabond Label: ViciSolum Productions Date Of Release: 1 September 2017 When I reviewed the previous Subterranean Masquerade album, ‘The Great Bazaar’, I came to the following conclusion in the final line: “‘The Great Bazaar’ is a very strong album. It’s varied, it’s intriguing, it’s powerful and above all, it’s wonderfully  Continue Reading »


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