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The Moon and the Nightspirit – Metanoia (Prophecy)

“Metanoia” means an initiation, a rebirth, an awakening of the higher self, and the rekindling of an inner flame. Hungarian duo The Moon and the Nightspirit’s brand of folk and world music is a representation of this state. This isn’t… Continue Reading →

Klone – Unplugged (Pelagic Records)

Coming up to two years ago almost, “Here Comes The Sun” by Poitiers based, French six piece Klone came through my letterbox, and I’ll be honest, it was a tough nut to crack musically and even tougher to review but… Continue Reading →

John Garcia – The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues (Napalm)

If this were an album by any other artist or band, you would wonder just what they were taking as you look at the title of it… But it is not. It is an album by the man who is… Continue Reading →

Prag 83 – Metamorphoses (Nordvis)

Without much information forthcoming on mysterious German multi-instrumentalist Herr K., Swedish label Nordvis present ‘Metamorphoses’ from Prag 83, an eight-track album of dark, acoustic folk music. Inspired by the literary works of Franz Kafka, the music here is lilting and… Continue Reading →

Conny Ochs – Future Fables (Exile on Mainstream)

So used to seeing Conny Ochs alongside Scott Weinrich, it’s easy to forget that Ochs already has two albums all his own. Third addition to this, ‘Future Fables’ further proves that the German singer/songwriter doesn’t need the St. Vitus frontman… Continue Reading →

Panopticon & Waldgeflüster – Split (Nordvis)

This is the split that’s been hinted at since 2011 between one man metal act Panopticon (Austin Lunn) and Germany’s Waldgeflüster (forest whispers), aka Winterherz. The two musicians originally met in 2011, while getting drunk in Norway, parting with the… Continue Reading →

Ricky Warwick – When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)/Hearts on Trees (Nuclear Blast)

Ricky Warwick is without a doubt one of rocks longest lasting and most prolific troubadours, with a career, from his early days as live rhythm guitarist for New Model Army, to now fronting Black Star Riders, an extension of the… Continue Reading →

Temisto – S/T (Pulverised)

Scandinavia is renowned for producing some of the most innovative, raw and unique extreme metal the world has to offer. If there were any words to describe Swedish duo Temisto, they would definitely be “innovative,” “raw,” and “unique”, as the… Continue Reading →

Forndom – Daudra Dura (Nordvis)

“Let us wander to the worlds beyond ours……” I opened the review of Forndom’s 2015 EP “Flykt” with a quote from the media blurb and feel obliged to do so again since it seems apt for the musical experience on… Continue Reading →

Spectral Lore – Gnosis (I Voidhanger)

After last year’s complex and exhilarating ‘III’ the man behind this impressive black metal project has pressed on with a flurry of releases. Unlike many one man black metal bands, where the number of splits and EPs almost feels like… Continue Reading →

Weh – Ingenmannsland (Soulseller)

This is my third encounter with Erik E and his dark, mournful neo-folk project Weh. The sound as ever is simple and beautifully plain, mostly the deep almost Cohen-esque tones of Erik E and his strummed acoustic guitar, with the… Continue Reading →

Reverted – Stripping the Worms (S/R)

I’m really in 2 minds about this album. While I was reasonably impressed by their début release because it turned out to be a hell of lot heavier than I thought it would be. This album is a stripped down… Continue Reading →

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