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Intronaut – Fluid Existential Inversions (Metal Blade)

I appreciated the imaginative patterns of Intronaut’s “Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words with Tones)” (2013) if not the vocals. Since then they released a further album “Direction of All Things”, and now this, their sixth album release. I did actually see… Continue Reading →

The Massacre Cave – Godlust (Red Death Records)

I thoroughly enjoyed The Massacre Cave’s mini album “The Ninth Wave” (2012) – lots of ideas and well executed – and was very pleased to be reunited with them in the form of their new album “Godlust”. The band is… Continue Reading →

Voyager – Colours in the Sun (Season of Mist)

This likeable bunch of Australians have been around since 1999, and are now releasing their seventh album. Their melodic style of prog metal often has a commercial ring to it, and having heard clips prior to receiving this album, and… Continue Reading →

Soilwork – Death Resonance (Nuclear Blast)

This is a very interesting oddity. I thought I owned everything by Soilwork but I hadn’t taken account of the extra tracks, which were added to the Japanese release of “Stabbing the Drama” (2005), “Sworn to a Great Divide” (2007),… Continue Reading →

Lalu – Atomic Ark (Sensory Records)

There are so many contributing musicians here on this progressive metal work that it needs one person to hold them together. That one person is Frenchman Vivien Lalu, and what an impressive group of musicians he has assembled. The supporting… Continue Reading →

Tempus Fusion – To End It All (SR)

“All you will ever know is war” is the ominous message from the well-spoken orator on the atmospheric and gothic-sounding opener “As We March to the Fields of War”. Mr Tim Goatham’s project continues evocatively into a canvas of purposeful… Continue Reading →

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