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Dark Sarah – The Golden Moth (Inner Wound)

It’s no secret to anyone who has read some of my reviews on Ave Noctum that I have a bit of a dislike of “Disney-style” ballads within the Symphonic/Melodic Metal genre…so why on earth did I volunteer to review an… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Sonata Arctica – Stones Grow Her Name (Nuclear Blast)

These Finnish power metallers formed in 1996 and called themselves  ‘Tricky Means, but in 1999 they changed to ‘Sonata Arctica’ with members such as Tony Kakkow also of Northern Kings, an 80s karaoke style band with Nightwish Bassist/Singer Marco Hietala…. Continue Reading →

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