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Interview - Thine

Interview – Thine

‘All things come to he who waits’ goes the saying and in Thine’s case, it feels particularly apt. Back in 2002, the band’s star was very much in the ascent. 1998’s eclectic and well-received debut ‘A Town Like This’ was followed up in 2002 with.. Read More
My Dying Bride - Turn Loose the Swans (Peaceville)

My Dying Bride – Turn Loose the Swans (Peaceville)

I remember hearing this for the first time 20 years ago and immediately falling in love with “Sear Me MCMXCIII” and “Black God” and needing to get a copy of the album. Now back in South Africa in the late 80s and early 90s metal,.. Read More
Hamerex – IX (IX Music)

Hamerex – IX (IX Music)

A regular feature in my review cycle over the past few years has been a new Hamerex release and after various demos, EP’s and last year’s ‘Rites Of Passage album, ‘IX’ (the ninth thing they have brought out) is this Yorkshire bands second full length.. Read More
Paradise Lost – Tragic Illusion 25 – The Rarities (Century Media)

Paradise Lost – Tragic Illusion 25 – The Rarities (Century Media)

It doesn’t seem that long ago I was reporting on the fantastic Paradise Lost 20th anniversary shows with the other members of the Peaceville three, and yet here we are celebrating a quarter century of top notch northern gloom. It’s a journey that has almost.. Read More
Asomvel - Knuckle Duster (Bad Omen Records)

Asomvel – Knuckle Duster (Bad Omen Records)

I doubt that any self respecting metaller that follows the scene within the UK hasn’t at least witnessed a live show by these purist heavy metal purveyors, or know that they tragically lost founding member Jay-Jay Winter in a road accident, or realise that the.. Read More
Written in Torment – Bellum Omnium contra Omnes (Glorious North Productions)

Written in Torment – Bellum Omnium contra Omnes (Glorious North Productions)

Scenes of devastation, a man in corpse paint and a spidery logo point to one thing: black metal. The man in question is Leviathan who has been weaving his solo warmongering since 2003 after playing with other Yorkshire-based black metal bands. The title roughly translates.. Read More
My Dying Bride - The Manuscript (Peaceville)

My Dying Bride – The Manuscript (Peaceville)

The last EP of My Dying Bride’s happens to have the same duration, however that was a single track, while this EP contains four. Both are brilliant examples of their song writing skills, be they 27 or 4 minutes long. “The Manuscript” opens with the.. Read More
The Prophecy – Salvation (Code666)

The Prophecy – Salvation (Code666)

Forget various other bands sporting this name, it is time to pop over to West Yorkshire for the only real Prophecy that means a damn in the world we dwell as far as I am concerned. There is something maybe in the water and to.. Read More
Arkham Witch - Legions Of The Deep (Metal On Metal)

Arkham Witch – Legions Of The Deep (Metal On Metal)

Half of four piece Arkham Witch (they’re from Keighley tha’ knows) are two thirds of eccentric doom wizards The Lamp Of Thoth (go on, do the math, it’s easy). That’d be Simon Iff? on those rich, mad vocals and Emily Ningauble on the super solid,.. Read More
Inbred - Alex Chandon (Anchor Bay)

Inbred – Alex Chandon (Anchor Bay)

Horror and comedy strange bedfellows when you think about it. After all the two genres are at extreme ends of the spectrum, well away from each other and they should not really work well when mixed. Of course they do but the problem with putting.. Read More
My Dying Bride - A Map Of All Our Failures (Peaceville)

My Dying Bride – A Map Of All Our Failures (Peaceville)

How many classic albums have started with the sound of a tolling bell and can you name them? I am sure there are several, mind has gone blank but anyone feeling clever feel free to list them in the comment box. Well this could be.. Read More
Paradise Lost – Tragic Idol (Century Media)

Paradise Lost – Tragic Idol (Century Media)

If ever a band has struggled to obtain the credit and plaudits they deserve, it’s Paradise Lost. With a career spanning almost 25 years and now 13 full length albums, the apathy with which they are often regarded is nothing short of mystifying. The amount.. Read More