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Legendry – The Wizard and the Tower Keep (High Roller)

Pittsburgh’s Legendry have already made a name for themselves in the epic metal underground, a term used a lot I know, but if you are already immersed into the works of Manilla Road and Cirith Ungol, then chances are you… Continue Reading →

Iron Griffin – Curse of the Sky (Gates of Hell)

Iron Griffin is a project by Mausoleum Gate multi-instrumentalist Oskari Räsänen, the previous self-titled EP was reviewed here a couple of years ago. Iron Griffin are very much what is termed proto-metal, using a less distorted sound and pulling in… Continue Reading →

Grendel’s Syster – Orphic Gold Leaves (S/R)

Right, this six tracker is actually a three tracker as three songs are each repeated in English and German. It came in a lovely digipack CD, very cool for a self-release, and appears to be the debut from this German… Continue Reading →

Wytch Hazel – II: Sojourn (Bad Omen Records)

Well, Wytch Hazel produced my album of the year in “Prelude” back in 2016, and it has remained in heavy rotation in my music list ever since. That album was a heady, smoky and somewhat charmingly naive piece of folk-ish… Continue Reading →

Albums Of The Year 2016

Whatever way you look at it 2016 has hardly been a bundle of laughs. It’s been a year full of fear, loathing and paranoia with a healthy side dish of total chaos running through it. The political climate became stupefying… Continue Reading →

Dark Forest – Beyond the Veil (Cruz De Sur)

The leading sons of the Black Country return with perhaps their greatest album to date. Long have I been an admirer of this band as some of you know, but truly, ‘Beyond the Veil’ takes UK metal to the next… Continue Reading →

Interview – Dark Forest

Dark Forest (UK) have been high on my radar since their demo days when I first caught them live in London one evening. Since then, record deals have come along and their general persona and musical talent has also grown;… Continue Reading →

Dark Forest – The Awakening (Cruz Del Sur)

I have followed this UK Black Country band for a long time since their demo days, I have admired and enjoyed their live performances for more times than I care to remember, but stone me…Dark Forest have pulled the genie… Continue Reading →

Borrowed Time – Borrowed Time (High Roller Records)

Finally! This US band has a debut album out with new tracks and a fresh approach to traditional heavy metal. Their previous EP’s, singles and demos have been of a high standard and this continues to be the case for… Continue Reading →

Brofest – Northumbria University, Newcastle 1st and 2nd March 2013

It is a real commendable task to form a new festival with some forgotten names of the glorious NWOBHM genre in Newcastle – this was different. The venue was pretty amazing (much better than what the original venue would have… Continue Reading →

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