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Eluveitie - Evocation II – Pantheon (Nuclear Blast)

Eluveitie – Evocation II – Pantheon (Nuclear Blast)

Eluveitie is Chrivel Glanzmann’s band and it always has been. Right from it’s inception back in 2002 he assembled like-minded musicians to carry forward his vision for his band. Therefor, members may come and go but as long as Glanzmann is still at the helm,.. Read More
The Necromancers - Servants Of The Salem Girl (Ripple Music)

The Necromancers – Servants Of The Salem Girl (Ripple Music)

The Necromancers will be a new name to many, but Ripple Music (home to plenty of top Doom, Stoner and Psych bands) are relishing the task of releasing this French outfits impressive debut. Another clue to their style is that they have recently been sharing.. Read More
Exit Eden - Rhapsodies In Black (Napalm Records)

Exit Eden – Rhapsodies In Black (Napalm Records)

It’s actually taken longer than I thought it would, but years ago when I heard that fabulous Northern Kings debut it crossed my mind that surely there had to be a female counterpart out there at some point – it made total sense. Well, it.. Read More
Rage - Seasons of the Black (Nuclear Blast)

Rage – Seasons of the Black (Nuclear Blast)

Sometimes writing a review isn’t as easy as you might initially think. I mean, I’m sat here trying to find expansive and interesting ways to say “if you liked their last album you’ll like this one”. I’m not being unimaginative – even the band themselves.. Read More
Burning Ground - Last Day Of Light (Minotauro Records)

Burning Ground – Last Day Of Light (Minotauro Records)

Although this is Burning Ground’s debut full length album, they’ve been enriching the Metal scene in their native Italy since 2002. A few line-up changes have ensued, as they always do, but the longevity in the band’s history shines through in their personal brand of.. Read More
Wintersun - The Forest Seasons (Nuclear Blast)

Wintersun – The Forest Seasons (Nuclear Blast)

Genre defying Metallers Wintersun are not a band to be rushed. With a gap of 8 years between their first and second albums, it’s with a hint of ironic surprise at the veritable speed of this their third album being unleashed after a mere 5.. Read More
Ereb Altor – Ulfven (Hammerheart)

Ereb Altor – Ulfven (Hammerheart)

To release five albums in five years nowadays is going some, even when it’s your only band, but when you are in two recording units (the main two songwriters of Ereb Altor are also members of Doom band Isole), it shows real commitment to the.. Read More
Orden Ogan – Gunmen (AFM)

Orden Ogan – Gunmen (AFM)

German Metallers Orden Ogan’s sixth studio album is upon us, as the band continue their rise to the upper echelons of German Power Metal. Actually to dub Orden Ogan as merely Power Metal is limiting their style and doing them a bit of disservice. The.. Read More
Ye Banished Privateers - First Night Back In Port (Napalm)

Ye Banished Privateers – First Night Back In Port (Napalm)

Just to be different from every other review of this album, I am going to resist the demanding urge to turn all pirate in the first few lines. There’ll be no timbers shivered, any pieces will not be of eight, Mainsails will remain far from.. Read More
Cellar Darling - This Is The Sound (Nuclear Blast)

Cellar Darling – This Is The Sound (Nuclear Blast)

The first thing to remember, right before you play this album is that it must be judged on it’s own merits and is nothing to do with Eluveite. Just because the three members, Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars and.. Read More
Vintersorg - Till fjälls, del II (Napalm Records)

Vintersorg – Till fjälls, del II (Napalm Records)

Vintersorg seems incapable of standing still. I’m not saying he’s got ADHD or Restless Leg Syndrome or something, I mean his band is always looking to explore new avenues and ideas. The Borknagar vocalist has always used his eponymously titled studio project to explore every.. Read More
Black Messiah - Walls Of Vanaheim (Trollzorn)

Black Messiah – Walls Of Vanaheim (Trollzorn)

Black Messiah are no strangers to the Metal scene and with their seventh studio release this most Nordic of German Metal bands continues it’s epic story with…an epic story! It’s a very involved piece of work all about Odin and his battle against the city.. Read More