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Divine Ascension – The Uncovering (Vicisolum)

It’s almost 4 years to the day that I had the unreserved pleasure of reviewing Divine Ascension’s previous release “Liberator”, and damn fine piece of Symphonic Metal it was too. Four years is a long time between releases and although… Continue Reading →

Northward – S/T (Nuclear Blast)

I reckon so many reviews of this album are going to start along the lines of “What would you expect from a project between guitarist Jorn Viggo Lofstad of Prog/Power Metal band Pagan’s Mind and virtuoso power vocalist supreme Floor… 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 →

Vuur – In This Moment We Are Free – Cities (Inside Out)

Anneke Van Giersbergen is a household name across the globe for any self-respecting metal head who leans towards the more symphonic brand of the metal world, and Anneke is back. This time she is flanked by some of the most… Continue Reading →

Xandria – Theater Of Dimensions (Napalm)

No easing our way into a new year with a nice easy run-of-the-mill Power Metal album then? Nope, not for me, I get to put into words the next chapter in a band’s career, who I’ve seen gradually over their… Continue Reading →

Diabulus In Musica – Dirge For The Archons (Napalm)

In Symphonic Metal circles it’s hard to find a more diverse and all encompassing band than Diabulus In Musica and this Spanish band look set to cram even more in with their 4th album sporting the come-and-buy-me title of “Dirge… Continue Reading →

Epica – The Holographic Principle (Nuclear Blast)

A new Epica album is an event. The band put in so much time, thought and effort to write and record it that I feel a comparable amount of time, thought and effort needs to go into reviewing it. So… Continue Reading →

Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful (Nuclear Blast)

When Nightwish and Tarja parted company all those years ago, every fan of the band had an idea of who they would like to see as the new vocalist for Nightwish. There was one name in particular that kept cropping… Continue Reading →

Divine Ascension – Liberator (ViciSolum)

“Why do you always make a point of saying Female-fronted in your reviews?” a friend of mine commented recently. “Because you don’t say Male-fronted Metal do you?” continued my friend (rapidly hurtling toward the rank of acquaintance…). Despite me thinking… Continue Reading →

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