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The Enigma Division – The Enigma Division – Album Review

Artist: The Enigma Division Album Title: The Enigma Division Label: Independent Release Date of Release: 27 January 2023 I needed this. As I return from my extended hiatus at the back end of 2022, it is wonderful to be presented with an album by a new band that gets the magic flowing again. I started  Continue Reading »

Høstsol – Länge Leve Döden – Album Review

Artist: Høstsol Album Title: Länge Leve Döden Label: Avantgarde Music Date of Release: 13 January 2022 I came across this album quite by accident and what a wonderfully fortunate accident it has proven to be. ‘Länge Leve Döden’ is the debut release from a quartet of musicians of which many will no doubt be familiar.  Continue Reading »

Obituary – Dying Of Everything – Album Review

Artist: Obituary Album Title: Dying Of Everything Label: Relapse Records Date of Release: 13 January 2022 Whilst straight-up death metal hasn’t always been a favourite genre of mine, there are a few bands that I’ve nevertheless rather liked. Obituary are one of these, mainly because of their no-nonsense brand of riff-heavy and generally groovy style  Continue Reading »

Riverside – ID.Entity – Album Review

Artist: Riverside Album Title: ID.Entity Label: Inside Out Music Date of Release: 20 January 2022 I’m going to start this review by being brutally honest and state that I have struggled with this album. I have been a fan of Polish progressive rock band Riverside since they released the wonderfully rich, melancholy, and melodious ‘Out  Continue Reading »

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 »


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