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Essence Of Datum – Spellcrying Machine (Season Of Mist)

Belarusian duo Essence Of Datum are the latest in a long line of progressive metal acts to release an album in 2019. They find themselves amongst the likes of Queensrÿche, Rendezvous Point, Ascend The Hollow, Mother Of Millions, Dream Theater… Continue Reading →

Rendezvous Point – Universal Chaos (Long Branch Records)

As mentioned previously in my coverage of their debut album “Through The Solar Storm”, Rendezvous Point have a bright future ahead of them. With members who have been involved with some of the best in Europe’s progressive metal scene, Rendezvous… Continue Reading →

Mother Of Millions – Artifacts (ViciSolum)

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of this band. I’ve covered both their previous releases (‘Human’ and ‘Sigma’) and hold both of those albums in high regard. The Athenian 5 piece progressive metal band have carved… Continue Reading →

Queensryche – The Verdict (Century Media)

I used to absolutely love Queensryche. In fact someone very dear to me recently celebrated her birthday and asked me to gift her an album that was special to me. I bought her “Operation: Mindcrime” – still the best metal… Continue Reading →

Heir Apparent – The View From Below (No Remorse)

It’s been 29 years since their last album ‘One Small Voice’, that album in itself was a complete contrast to the near perfect debut of ‘Graceful Inheritance’ released in 1986, a whole two years before another band made a massive… Continue Reading →

Northern Crown – S/T (S/R)

Here’s a few statistics for you. During their 30 plus year history, the longest serving, in one go at least, vocalist for Candlemass has been Mats Leven, serving from 2012-2018 on numerous tours and festival slots However, that same period… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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,… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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…)…. Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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