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Posts tagged "Queensryche"
Carchosa - Carchosa (S/R)

Carchosa – Carchosa (S/R)

‘If you want something doing, you’re best doing it yourself’. Time and time again, this saying has proven true and in the case of Henrik Nygren from Malmö, Sweden, when he was trying to create his own musical venture. Unable to find anyone who was.. Read More
Hexed – Netherworld (Vicisolum)

Hexed – Netherworld (Vicisolum)

Sweden is a damn fine place for Heavy Metal – it has been for many years. So many Metal bands of so many genres have hailed from it’s musically fertile territories and it’s an absolute pleasure to welcome another one, Hexed, to the World scene... Read More
Sanctuary – Inception (Century Media)

Sanctuary – Inception (Century Media)

Not a new album – quite the opposite! This is actually how it all started, this is how the band sounded before they were signed, before Dave Mustaine’s mentor-ship, before…to put it into a musical time context, these tracks were actually recorded before fellow Seattlers.. Read More
Tygers Of Pan Tang – S/T (Mighty Music)

Tygers Of Pan Tang – S/T (Mighty Music)

I wonder how many Tygers reviews in the last 20 years have started with the reviewer banging on about their past glories and how much they liked their early 80’s NWOBHM albums (my fave is “Spellbound” just for the record…). It must sometimes bug the.. Read More
Interview - Them

Interview – Them

Sometimes you seem to hit the proverbial jackpot in this music thing we do here at Ave Noctum and when you get an artist who gives you something fantastic to work with, in this case it is a wonderful concept album, everything just falls into.. Read More
Infinite Spectrum – Haunter of the Dark  (Sensory)

Infinite Spectrum – Haunter of the Dark (Sensory)

Before getting onto the music, there are several things that need explaining for the uninitiated. Firstly, H.P. Lovecraft; this man is considered by many to be the father of modern horror. Often imitated and frequently referenced, not least by Stephen King, in the 1920’s and.. Read More
Gracepoint – Echoes (S/R)

Gracepoint – Echoes (S/R)

Gracepoint describe their music as sophisticated metal. I’m new to this band from Minneapolis and what strikes me instantly is the very fine musicianship displayed on their second album “Echoes”. It’s been a long time between drinks following the debut full length “Science Of Discontent”.. Read More
Divided Multitude – S/T (Fireball Records)

Divided Multitude – S/T (Fireball Records)

Hailing from Brekstad, Norway, Divided Multitude are a five piece progressive metal band who have been kicking about for 21 years. Having extensively toured Scandinavia and mainland Europe, the band has a rather unique sound – a modern progressive metal base with some elements of.. Read More
Avantasia –Ghostlights (Nuclear Blast)

Avantasia –Ghostlights (Nuclear Blast)

It’s the next installment of Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia folks, so expect lots of symphonic epic songs performed by top notch guest vocalists and teeth-out-jaws-locked-won’t-let-go melody lines. It’s Avantasia, yes, yes, you know what to expect…but let’s face it the interest is always in how it’s.. Read More
Foreign - The Symphony Of The Wandering Jew Part I (S/R)

Foreign – The Symphony Of The Wandering Jew Part I (S/R)

Zak Stevens (Circle II Circle/Savatage), Andy Kuntz (Vanden Plas) and Tom Englund (Evergrey). Just three of the prolific singers not on this release. Nope, none of them…but they’ve all said they’ll be on the next one! Why tell you this? Well, it’s how the band’s.. Read More
Queensrÿche - Condition Hüman (Century Media)

Queensrÿche – Condition Hüman (Century Media)

Well it was bound to happen, both Queensrÿche and Operation: Mindcrime releasing albums pretty close to each other. You have to wonder whether this was intention or just coincidence but having already dealt with Geoff Tate’s musical disappointment, maybe his release should have came out.. Read More
Operation: Mindcrime - The Key (Frontiers)

Operation: Mindcrime – The Key (Frontiers)

1988, a young heroin addict named Nicky met with Sister Mary and the enigmatic Doctor X and rose through the ranks of a shadowy organisation before he was imprisoned for his deeds. This story, filled with social observations and criticisms along with fantastic vocals and.. Read More