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Mirror Queen – Verdigris (TeePee)

Mirror Queen – Verdigris (TeePee)

Verdigris is more commonly recognised as some kind of strange blue-green-science-thingy involving acid, copper and weather effects… Or something which Wikipedia/A Chemistry textbook/Websters Dictionary or any other useful reference material can explain much more eloquently and effectively than I can… So if you’re of the.. Read More
Mother Of Millions - Sigma (ViciSolum)

Mother Of Millions – Sigma (ViciSolum)

Returning once again to cast their dark and captivating musical mastery over us all, Athenian five piece Mother Of Millions are set to unleash ‘Sigma’, their second full length release and follow up to the incredible debut offering ‘Human’ (2014). Conceptual again like its predecessor,.. Read More
Daydream XI - Circus Of The Tattered And Torn (Sensory)

Daydream XI – Circus Of The Tattered And Torn (Sensory)

Progressive Metal and concept albums go hand in hand, much like those released in the 60’s and 70’s in the realms of the Prog Rock genre. Artistic licence to create long, convoluted and ‘deep’ stories which are conveyed through the medium of music, it’s not.. Read More
Korea – Abiogenesis (Vicisolum Records)

Korea – Abiogenesis (Vicisolum Records)

Now, be honest. Have you spent the last seven years in anticipation of Korea’s new album? I confess that I hadn’t, contrary to the claim that seven years of waiting is over. In fact I didn’t know about Korea, who not so self-evidently are from.. Read More
My Sleeping Karma - Mela Ananda (Napalm)

My Sleeping Karma – Mela Ananda (Napalm)

Translating from Hindi, Mela Ananda means “A gathering of bliss”. This is a rather fitting album title for the first live recording by Teutonic instrumental giants My Sleeping Karma in their ten year career. With MSK already receiving some pretty in depth coverage on this.. Read More
Pain of Salvation - In The Passing Light Of Day (InsideOut)

Pain of Salvation – In The Passing Light Of Day (InsideOut)

Initially forming back in 1984 under the name ‘Reality’ before rebranding in 1991 and becoming Pain Of Salvation, this much revered institute of the northern reaches of Europe (Eskilstuna, Sweden) have managed to stay relevant and active in such a fickle musical landscape. With excellent.. Read More
Mantra - Laniakea (Finisterian Dead End)

Mantra – Laniakea (Finisterian Dead End)

Mantra talk about pushing their tribal and mystical experimentations further than on their debut album “Into the Light” (2013). I agree that there’s a very interesting ambience here. The drum patter of “Marcasite” is bright and breezy, before the track pushes off into a dark.. Read More
Alcest – Kodama (Prophecy)

Alcest – Kodama (Prophecy)

Blackgaze is a compound noun that strikes fear in the heart of many metaller, conjuring up images of bearded hipsters with pocket watch tattoos wanting to get their emo “awn” in a more mature and serious way. Alcest are the pioneers of the genre and.. Read More
Dreamwalkers Inc - Aphrodisia (Layered Reality Productions)

Dreamwalkers Inc – Aphrodisia (Layered Reality Productions)

This four track EP is a taster for Mr Dreamwalker and his band’s forthcoming double album, which will comprise one light and one dark experience. Damnation and Deliverance, maybe? But that’s to come. Mr Dreamwalker is in fact Dutch musician Tom de Wit, whose been.. Read More
Amenra – Alive (ConSouling Sounds)

Amenra – Alive (ConSouling Sounds)

It’s rare that I break my rule of never writing in first person, however, I feel I should begin this review with a foreword. This was one of the most difficult reviews I have ever had to write. Trying to find the appropriate words and.. Read More
Syberia - Resiliency (Debemur Morti)

Syberia – Resiliency (Debemur Morti)

Formed in Barcelona back in 2009, Syberia are an instrumental quartet named after the coldest region of Russia, Siberia, which in Turkish translates to “Asleep Land”. Quite fitting given how vast and sparsely inhabited it is, but we are not here to discuss geography. With.. Read More
Poem - Skein Syndrome (ViciSolum Productions)

Poem – Skein Syndrome (ViciSolum Productions)

Formed in 2006 and recording what Metal Hammer’s Greek publication declared as one of the top ten best ever metal albums to be released from the country back in 2008, Poem are a four piece progressive metal band from Athens. Having had eight years to.. Read More