ALBUM REVIEW: Lake Of Tears – Ominous

Ominous is a release that can be described as depressive, technographic and futuristic. In a time where we are seeing a resurgence in media for the aesthetics of cyberpunk and retro-futurism, LAKE OF TEARS provide the perfect soundtrack to riding the shuttle home in a sad, drunken haze. The band is the project of Daniel … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Lake Of Tears – Ominous

ALBUM REIVEW: Harakiri For The Sky – Mӕre

When I received this album to review it snowed here in the UK, a fresh blanket of snow coated much of the country. I sat at my desk, hot coffee in hand and pressed play on the first track. The first track played, then the second and I pressed pause. Fate had conspired to provide … Continue reading ALBUM REIVEW: Harakiri For The Sky – Mӕre

ALBUM REVIEW: Soen – Imperial

I’m going to do you a favour reader and skip to the conclusion of this review. Imperial by SOEN is an amazing release. It flows seamlessly from track to track and never quite relinquishes the hold it has over the listener or the groove they find themselves within. The mellower parts don’t just serve to … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Soen – Imperial

ALBUM REVIEW: Dread Sovereign – Alchemical Warfare

DREAD SOVEREIGN is the side project of Alan Nemtheanga (PRIMORDIAL) where he branches out, picks up a bass and decides to have a go at something a bit different. The band features Con Ri on Drums (CONAN, KRAWWL, MALTHUSIAN) and Bones on guitar (ex-DE NOVISSIMIS). I went into this album expecting something akin to outtakes … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Dread Sovereign – Alchemical Warfare

JACOB’S TOP 10 ALBUMS 2020

It's that time of year again folks, time to discuss our top ten albums of the year. First up is Jacob with his top ten albums of the year. Ten albums, from this year,fill’d my heart with great joy,Last year pro-duced in lim-erick!And this year, in son-net.No gigs on, nor fests too,Indeed felt rather blue,But … Continue reading JACOB’S TOP 10 ALBUMS 2020

ALBUM REVIEW: Druon Antigon – Desonstijging

I love a bit of cosmic horror, I love a bit of black metal, and I have a passing affection for the cosmos. Although Carl Sagan’s Cosmos is eternal and will be cherished until the dying breath of the universe. Lennart Janssen’s project DRUON ANTIGON entitled Desonstijging (English: Dislocation) is an interesting take on how … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Druon Antigon – Desonstijging

ALBUM REVIEW: Sick Society – Urn01

SICK SOCIETY styles themselves as ‘primitive metal’ and I can hear it in the raw instrumentation. It’s as if someone took modern metal, put it in a large vat and rendered it down to a concentrate of riffs, aggressive drumming and brutal vocals. The album, entitled Urn01, begins with the tones of Boots Randolph’s long … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Sick Society – Urn01

ALBUM REVIEW: The Reticent – The Oubliette

An oubliette is a medieval space for imprisonment with only a trapdoor in it’s ceiling. The word comes from the French word oublier, which means to forget. THE RETICENT’s new release, The Oubliette, is pitched as a man’s journey through Alzheimer’s disease and is not in songs but stages. The first stage sees the listener … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Reticent – The Oubliette

ALBUM REVIEW: Devin Townsend – Order Of Magnitude – Empath Live Volume 1

What is there to say about DEVIN TOWNSEND that hasn’t been said a thousand times before? He started out as a vocalist for legendary guitarist STEVE VAI’s band all the way back in 1993. Then he left to do his own thing and now has some of that legendary status for himself. His newest release, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Devin Townsend – Order Of Magnitude – Empath Live Volume 1

ALBUM REVIEW: Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly – Alone Together

Rikard Sjöblom is a Swedish multi-instrumentalist who has been very busy in the last two decades releasing a total of twenty one albums. Rikard Sjöblom exists. Gungflies do not exist but fortunately Sjöblom has taken it upon himself to create one. Alone Together is the twenty second release in his catalogue. A progressive rock odyssey, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly – Alone Together