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October Tide – In Splendor Below (Agonia Records)

What I’d like to know is how the first 5 albums by Swedish melodic death/doom metallers October Tide passed me by? Granted I wasn’t even listening to Katatonia when they formed, but it was 20 years ago, so why? I… Continue Reading →

Nailed To Obscurity – Black Frost (Nuclear Blast)

Contrary to their moniker, this German five piece have been plucked from obscurity to release their fourth album with considerable fanfare, after impressing on the European live circuit in recent years. Comparisons have already been made to the early works… Continue Reading →

Décembre Noir – Autumn Kings (Lifeforce)

Autumn is upon us. Rain is pouring from grey skies, leaves are falling from the trees and there is a need for somber, heavy music. Décembre Noir provide for this with their third album “Autumn Kings”, bringing us some joyfully… Continue Reading →

Bloodbath – The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn (Peaceville)

I decided to review this album on a whim, and I’m extremely glad that I did. Being familiar with Katatonia since the late 90s and a fan of Paradise Lost since the early 90s certainly put me in good stead,… Continue Reading →

Hangman’s Chair – Banlieue Triste (Spinefarm)

I first came across this pretty unclassifiable French band with their 2015 album ‘This Is Not Supposed To Be Positive’. As this titles translates to something like ‘Sad Suburb’ you can tell their mood or preoccupations haven’t improved much over… Continue Reading →

Farsot / ColdWorld split – Toteninsel (Lupus Lounge)

This is a fascinating work. “Toteninsel” or “Island of the Dead” is the name of a painting by the Swiss Symbolist artist Arnold Böcklin. This album is based on the imagery of that painting. Farsot, who in their time have… Continue Reading →

Lik – Carnage (Metal Blade)

It’s good to know that Sweden is maintaining its cultural heritage of rip-roaring death-thrash metal with deep riffs and extravagant melodies. So Lik has come on the scene to blow our minds and rip flesh. “Carnage” is their second album…. Continue Reading →

Tantal – Ruin (Mazzar Records)

So this new Tantal album came my way and as I always like to do before I embark on a review, I read what the label/promotions agency have to say about the band. What instantly intrigued (and amused) me about… Continue Reading →

Voices – Frightened (Candlelight)

Well I have listened to this album every day for the last 10 or so. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining and it hasn’t been a chore in the slightest. It’s just that a work of this breadth and… Continue Reading →

Deadly Carnage – Through The Void, Above The Suns ( A Sad Sadness Song)

I have reviewed this Italian bands last two full lengths the last one of which was released in 2014. The band has been relatively quiet since then with only a two track EP called “Chasm” showing up in 2016 that… Continue Reading →

Ayreon Universe – Best Of Ayreon – Live (Mascot)

If someone as musically innovative and fan-friendly as Arjen Lucassen is approached to release a ‘Best Of’, it’s pretty fair bet he will find a way to do it differently, in a way that treats his fans to something new…. Continue Reading →

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