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Garth Arum – The Dawn of a New Creation (Satanath Records)

The sleeve artwork suggests a multi-coloured fantasy, so it’s no surprise that it starts with the soothing tone of the harp. “It all” however is too prosaic a way to describe this “deep voyage towards the inner self”, which is… Continue Reading →

Dark Tranquillity & Tristania – London Underworld 7/11/13

London has gone mad with shows this week. Just after Leeds was hit by Damnation the Rotting Christ tour followed down the M1 and also Paradise Lost were joined by Katatonia. Swallow The Sun, Windhand, Jex Thoth and even Skid… Continue Reading →

Sirenia – Perils Of The Deep Blue (Nuclear Blast)

A new collection of songs from the siren is always welcome for me because as far as symphonic metal is concerned these Norwegians have long been a firm favourite of mine. If you know their history you will be well… Continue Reading →

Edenbridge – The Bonding (SPV)

I do like a lot of the female fronted metal, from Trail Of Tears or Tristania to Kingfisher Sky or Within Temptation and plenty in between, but I don’t actually own any albums by Edenbridge. I’ve heard just about every… Continue Reading →

Cynthesis – ReEvolution (Sensory)

I play Cynthesis’s previous album “DeEvolution” (2011) a lot and am a great fan of Zero Hour, the band with which the talented Tipton brothers also play. I therefore had great hopes of a giant technical progfeast when “ReEvolution” came… Continue Reading →

Sorrowseed – The Extinction Prophecies (SR)

Although this album saw the darkness originally in 2011 it has probably pretty much escaped notice, certainly in the UK and that is a shame as considering the work that has gone into it, this self-released band from New England… Continue Reading →

Vanguard X Mortem – vanguardismortem (SR)

Much as it may come as a surprise to some, there was a time when having a female singer didn’t automatically denote you as ‘Gothic Metal’. Not everyone had to sound like either Nightwish, Evanescence or Lacuna Coil (it was… Continue Reading →

Evenoire – Vitriol (Scarlet Records)

Vitriolic is not a word I would use to describe this work from the Italian band Evenoire. A bombastic opening leads us into female-fronted majesty. The female in question has an angelic voice to bring on lazy comparisons with Tristania,… Continue Reading →

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