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Echolons))) – Idea Of A Labyrinth (Tonzonen Records)

German Progressive Rock quartet Echolons))) formed in the early 2000’s in Frankfurt Am Main and have a different approach to the one I prefer when it comes to the music they create on the Progressive Rock spectrum. Whereas I usually… Continue Reading →

The Haunting Green – Natural Extinctions (Hypnotic Dirge)

How about some Eco-doom from Italian duo The Haunting Green? ‘Natural Extinctions’ is the first full-length recording from Cristiano Perin (guitar, vocals, and electronics) and drummer/vocalist Chantal Fresco, and is a potent brew of experimental dirge, and persuasive power. A… Continue Reading →

Asphodelia – Welcome Apocalypse (Mighty Music)

This work of dark symphonic metal is Italian band Asphodelia’s first full album release. This surprised me as I heard the opening title track. Confident and powerful to the core, the build up is both symphonic and epic. There’s a… Continue Reading →

Primordial – Exile Amongst The Ruins (Metal Blade)

Primordial barely need an introduction. A back catalogue reaching back to the mid 90’s and an enviable reputation as underground metal stalwarts, their reputation is sealed. Ninth full length release, “Exile Amongst The Ruins” finds the band bringing a raw… Continue Reading →

Airbag – Disconnected (Karisma)

My mind wandered to consider how bands I know whose name describes car features. Airbag is a cool name. I’m not aware of any bands called Anti Lock Braking System (ALBS) or Heated Rear Window, so I guess I’d better… Continue Reading →

Suns of Thyme – Cascades (Napalm)

Genres are ever expanding. No one wants to be constrained to a pigeon hole so they create new ones for others to then be forced into.  Berlin’s “Suns of Thyme” are described as Krautgaze which I-with Holmes like deduction take… Continue Reading →

Kontinuum – Kyrr (Candlelight)

It was no hardship to listen to Kontinuum’s 2012 album “Earth Blood Magic” again in preparation for this one. Rightly the Icelandic band’s contribution to “hypnotic and spiritual music noise” received universal claim. “Kyrr” is another album of intrigue, and… Continue Reading →

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