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Poseidon – Prologue  (Ripple Music)

Poseidon – Prologue (Ripple Music)

If you’re not yet familiar with Poseidon, then I think it is time you changed that, and ‘Prologue’ may well be the album to help you. Developing from the single track ‘Omega’ that was released over a year ago, the band have clearly been away,.. Read More
Discipline – Captives of the Wine Dark Sea (The Laser's Edge)

Discipline – Captives of the Wine Dark Sea (The Laser’s Edge)

I’ll have to ‘fess up, that despite liking to intersperse my metal with a liberal helping of Prog, I’d never heard of Discipline until their new label The Laser’s Edge sent over ‘Captives of the Wine Dark Sea’ for review. This is despite the band.. Read More
Seer – Vol. III & IV:  Cult of the Void (Art of Propaganda)

Seer – Vol. III & IV: Cult of the Void (Art of Propaganda)

It seems like only a few months ago that I was reviewing the first album by Canadian venturers into the outer darkness Seer, but a check on the clock shows that it was in fact closer to a year and a half since ‘Volume 1.. Read More
Lâmina – Lilith (Raging Planet)

Lâmina – Lilith (Raging Planet)

Some debut albums are by simple virtue of being the first release by the band tentative, formative, maybe a little unsure. That cannot be said in any way of ‘Lilith’ by Portugal’s Lâmina. Points were instantly won when I opened the strangely shaped envelope that.. Read More
Dö - Astral: Death/Birth (S/R)

Dö – Astral: Death/Birth (S/R)

There are some folks who actually read my reviews I’m told, and if you are one of those rare types, you may well have heard me praising the works of Deaf Hank, Big Dog, and Joe E. Deliverance, three individuals who when they come together.. Read More
Mahakala - The Second Fall (Supreme Music Creations)

Mahakala – The Second Fall (Supreme Music Creations)

Another review, and another band I’ve yet to encounter; sometimes that can be a good thing, other times a bad one. I’m glad to say on this occasion my first listen to Mahakala falls firmly into the former, with ‘The Supreme Fall’ managing to straddle.. Read More
Heavy Temple – Chassit (Van Records)

Heavy Temple – Chassit (Van Records)

There’s so much good music in the world, gems hidden in a sea of the bland and the bilious, and too little time to go looking for it (“first world problem”, as I believe the youngsters like to say.), which is why this reviewing lark.. Read More
Ex People – Bird  (New Heavy Sounds)

Ex People – Bird (New Heavy Sounds)

It’s always good to hear new music, and equally good to hear a band that is a bit different and willing to walk their own path, something that Ex People are happy to do with their first full length release ‘Bird’. The LP starts of.. Read More
Temptation's Wings – Skulthor Ebonblade (S/R)

Temptation’s Wings – Skulthor Ebonblade (S/R)

Accompanied as it was by one of the politest written requests for review it’s ever been my joy to receive, North Carolina’s own Temptation’s Wings are a band I’d never heard of but are one that immediately intrigued me, the album cover of ‘Skulthor Ebonblade’.. Read More
Mammoth Mammoth - Mount the Mountain (Napalm Records)

Mammoth Mammoth – Mount the Mountain (Napalm Records)

If you’ve ever caught Mammoth Mammoth in the past, whether by playing their records or attending a gig, you know that they have a pretty tried and true formula, which is why you will be massively surprised by their new direction. Eschewing hard rocking riffs.. Read More
Devil – To The Gallows  (Soulseller Records)

Devil – To The Gallows (Soulseller Records)

Bloody hell (no pun intended folks), but has it really been four whole years since Devil released ‘Gather The Sinners’, an album that was in my top 10 of 2013 and still gets regular plays? A quick tally on my fingers confirms that is the.. Read More
Widows – Oh Deer God  (UMC Recordings)

Widows – Oh Deer God (UMC Recordings)

One of the joys of this reviewing lark is getting sent music that you would not normally come across, bands that may support your favourite acts on a local rather than tour level that escape your radar arriving on your doormat care of a hard.. Read More