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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 – The Ninth Hour (Nuclear Blast)

We all know this bunch. Sonata Arctica are one of the big names in the Euro-Power metal scene, known for their bright nature, their technical chops, dramatic atmospheric ambience and most of all, the expressive and dynamic vocal delivery with… Continue Reading →

Visions Of Atlantis – Old Routes, New Waters (Napalm)

Sometimes a little tricky to review, this is one of those stop-gap re-recordings EPs that Napalm and other companies are so keen on when a band get a new singer. Visions Of Atlantis are probably keen to do this too…because… Continue Reading →

Serenity – Codex Atlanticus (Napalm)

Austria’s Serenity are on album number five. Even their debut was top class Symphonic Power Metal (if you’ve not heard them think Sonata Arctica leaning slightly more towards Symphonic, rather than Power Metal…though Serenity certainly still have their moments!), so… Continue Reading →

Phantasma – Deviant Hearts (Napalm)

Feel free to scroll to the bottom of the page, it’s fine I don’t mind, but there, near the end will be the name of this reviewer that will confirm immediately that this is not the new release from the… Continue Reading →

Czech Metal Fest – Plzen, Amfitéatr Lochotin 5th June 2015

Day One 2015 is turning out to be my Euro trotting year with Norway’s Inferno already under my belt and Wacken Open Air later this year venturing to one of my favourite countries in Europe for an open air metal… Continue Reading →

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