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Green Carnation – Leaves Of Yesteryear (Season Of Mist)

It was a sad day back in 2007 when Norwegian Metal band Green Carnation decided to call it a day. No-one before or since has ever truly captured their progressive avant-garde dark metal style in the same way, yet bowing… Continue Reading →

Dzö-Nga – Thunder In The Mountains (Avantgarde Music)

“Thunder In The Mountains” is the third full-length album from American Avant-garde (naturally) Extreme Metal band Dzö-Nga. It admirably continues the bands lyrical journey through Native American folklore (“Thunder In the Mountains” is lyrically based on on H. W. Longfellow’s… Continue Reading →

Leaves Eyes, Sirenia, Forever Still – Manchester Bread Shed 28/11/18

The dreaded curse of the M62 morphed my usual 50 minute transition across the Pennines into a colossal 3 hour trip and subsequently ensured I missed the first 2 bands on the Female Metal Voices touring package. News also started… Continue Reading →

Holy Tide – Aquila (My Kingdom)

Holy Tide are a new band formed by Italian composer and bassist John Caputo, aided in his endeavours by British drummer Michael Brush (he’s Serenia’s new drummer by the way and also in Magic Kingdom) and Brazilians Fabio Caldeira (vocals… Continue Reading →

Melted Space – Darkening Light (Sensory)

Like Arjen Anthony Lucassen and Christofer Johnsson, French maestro Pierre Le Pape surrounds himself with a cast of many and goes down the symphonic rock opera route with various singers from both the sort of bands that you might well… 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 →

Sirenia – Dark Days Of Dolor (Napalm)

So whatever the reasons were, Sirenia main-man Morten Veland decided it was time to bring in a new vocalist in the form of Emmanuelle Zoldan after 8 years and 4 albums with Ailyn (it sounds like she’s had a tough… Continue Reading →

Scarleth – The Silver Lining (The Leaders Records)

I have a feeling the “tags” at the bottom of this review might end up being longer than the review itself! That’s basically because Ukrainian Metallers Scarleth have it all going on, and just when you think you have them… Continue Reading →

Dames Of Darkness 5 – The Robin 2, Bilston 9/5/15

DAY 1 Ever hungry and curious for new ventures in my gigging journey saw me travel to the 5th version of Dames Of Darkness, an event with a cult following of hardened fans of female fronted metal that shared some… Continue Reading →

Sirenia- The Seventh Life Path (Napalm)

I got this album the same week as I received the new Nightwish to review. “So What?” some might ask, “Who Cares? Get on with the review” others may insist, but I bring this up because when you listen to… Continue Reading →

Enemy of Reality – Rejected Gods (FYB Records)

Soprano. For many it will conjure up images of James Gandolfini collecting his newspaper in suburban New Jersey. Or Dame Kiri Tikawana warbling over an introduction to a Rugby international. For me, the word evokes images of Bianca Castafiore the… Continue Reading →

Diabulus In Musica – Argia (Napalm)

Female fronted symphonic metal is not usually my bag baby but a good friend of mine Maria Hereros – presenter of Sex To 9 on TotalRock radio for the last 10 years champions Diabulus In Musica so I left scepticism… Continue Reading →

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