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Meden Agan – Catharsis (No Remorse)

“Catharsis” is the fourth outing for Greek Symphonic Metallers Meden Agan, who continue to make further in-roads into the imposing territory occupied by bands like Epica, Xandria and Nightwish (by pure coincidence, and in-keeping with Symphonic Metal history, it has… Continue Reading →

Tarja & My Own Ghost – Manchester Academy 2 – 9/3/17

I was excited but a little apprehensive about this show, as I had seen Tarja, on numerous occasions, with the colossus giants that are Nightwish, but never alone. So, whilst I was excited to see her, now that she has… Continue Reading →

Pythia – Shadows Of A Broken Past (Golden Axe)

The UK doesn’t have a vast amount of Symphonic Metal bands, but of the few we have Pythia are one of our best – I love the fact that it was formed by a former member of the Mediaeval Baebes… Continue Reading →

Tarja – Left In The Dark (Ear Music)

It was about a year ago that I first heard that Ravel etched pitter-patter leading into barnstorming single Victim Of Ritual by Tarja. After just one play the song was embedded into my head for seemingly ever. A few plays… Continue Reading →

Amberian Dawn – Magic Forest (Napalm)

Finland. Female Singer. Well Executed Symphonic Metal. 7.5/10 – Andy Barker What? You want more than that? Surely that’s all you need to know. Well, OK, I guess the pub can wait a little longer and I suppose that the… Continue Reading →

Delain – The Human Contradiction (Napalm)

Sometimes a band starts off well and goes down a path that seems correct at the time, but three albums down the line they start to sound constricted, trapped and a little unoriginal. That, for me, was Delain. Stuck with… Continue Reading →

Tarja – Colours In The Dark (Ear Music)

Someone’s had the paint out and made something incredibly colourful. I know the album has been out for a little while but it only arrived here after the release date and made an instant impression when pulled out the envelope…. Continue Reading →

ReVamp – Wildcard (Nuclear Blast)

Just listen to Floor Jansen’s voice! Isn’t that just one of the many reasons we love Metal more than any other music? Metal musicians take things to the extreme, push the boundaries, usually ignore trends and generally like to be… Continue Reading →

Tarja – Victim Of Ritual (earMUSIC)

So a new Tarja album is underway and 30th August is the time that her legions of fans can anticipate ‘Colours In The Dark’ dropping. In the meantime some of them (and to say she is popular would be an… Continue Reading →

Tarja – Act 1 (Earmusic)

Recorded over two nights at the El Circulo Theatre in Rosario, Argentina in March 2012 what we have here is a first live double album from ex Nightwish singer soprano Tarja Turunen. It has also been released on a double… Continue Reading →

Diabulus In Musica – The Wanderer (Napalm)

Diabulus In Musica are a female fronted Spanish symphonic Metal band. Unusually for one of Napalm Records’ recent signings, they have no pretensions to wearing chainmail. Pretensions they do have in abundance, but involving flowing dresses, the supposed virtues of opera, and… Continue Reading →

Xandria – Neverworld’s End

Artist: Xandria Title: Neverworld’s End Type: Album Label: Napalm Wow. Now this is not what I was expecting when I offered to take something from the growing Goth Frock pile. Wow. I mean rightly or wrongly I’d always considered Xandria… Continue Reading →

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