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Heavy Feather – Debris and Rubble (The Sign)

Another month. Another hot tub time machine filled with tie dyed flares. Yes that’s right it’s bluesy retro rock time.  April’s furry freak family are Heavy Feather from Sweden. Big fans of Cream and Free you can guess where this is… Continue Reading →

Nightrage – Wolf To Man (Despotz)

Musical trends come and go, listening tastes develop over time and whilst someone may have not been able to get enough of the melodic death metal, Swedish shred of bands such as Arch Enemy and At The Gates in the… Continue Reading →

Bloodbound – Rise Of The Dragon Empire (AFM)

It’s simple really. Do you like Melodic Power Metal? Do you like that Melodic Power Metal to have bombastic Symphonic arrangements? And big, memorable choruses? Do you…like Dragons…? Do you? Do you really? Then you will love Bloodbound! Previous album… Continue Reading →

Blodskam – La Bas (Suicide Records)

Blodskam are brothers from Sweden and their musical roots date back to 1998 when they conceived their black metal beast. The duo didn’t release anything bearing the Blodskam moniker until recently when Aghora and Dodfodd entered the studio and enlisted… Continue Reading →

Bergraven – Det Framlidna Minnet (Nordvis)

It’s been a decade since last album ‘Till makabert väsen’ from Sweden’s Bergraven. This shouldn’t be too great a surprise though. The band members are all involved in Stilla as well as individually other acts such as Lik, Deranged, De… Continue Reading →

Fredrik Klingwall & Julie Black – Sentience (ViciSolum)

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Fredrik Klingwall first came to my attention via his horror themed soundtrack music delivered over various projects such as Anima Morte and in his own name. Others no doubt know him through his time as keyboardist in progressive… Continue Reading →

Dun Ringill – Welcome (Argonauta Records)

Right. So here are some things I have discovered since doing a google search on the terms “Dun Ringill”: 1) Dun Ringill is the name of a Scottish Iron age fort on the Isle of Skye. 2) It is also… Continue Reading →

The Riven – S/T (The Sign Records)

As Metal and Hard Rock continues to evolve, with so many genres pushed and explored over so many years, stretching and expanding in that everlasting search for originality, sometimes I get a pleasant surprise when music totally rooted in the… Continue Reading →

In Flames – I, The Mask (Nuclear Blast)

Last time out, In Flames did not impress me. In fact, I believe that I proclaimed “Battles” being the ‘death of the melodic death metal pioneers’. In some lights this is true. In Flames, most known for being one of… Continue Reading →

Diabolical – Eclipse (Indie Recordings)

21 years and four full length releases later, amongst a splattering of EP’s a demo and a live album, sees this Swedish blackened death juggernaut spawn a new creation, namely ‘Eclipse’. Diabolical describe this as a concept album, which reflects… Continue Reading →

Evergrey – The Atlantic (AFM)

In 2019, it would be surprising if you, the person taking the time to read this review, had never heard anything by Evergrey. Over more than 25 years this unique Metal band have been releasing quality material that has rarely… Continue Reading →

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