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

EP REVIEW: Take Breath – The Hell In All I Held Too Close

I always commend bands for releasing brand new material in the month that is usually saturated with WHAM and Mariah Carey. Last year it was TRIBE OF GHOSTS with their debut EP 1, this year it's TAKE BREATH with The Hell In All I Held Too Close. Given the year we have all had to … Continue reading EP REVIEW: Take Breath – The Hell In All I Held Too Close

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: Majestica – A Christmas Carol

It’s not hard to miss that there has been so many adaptions of A Christmas Carol, I don’t personally mind as it’s one of my favourite stories. Alongside The Muppet Christmas Carol and Blackadder Christmas Carol, I now have a new favourite adaption of this Charles Dickens classic to add to my list. It’s not … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Majestica – A Christmas Carol

EP REVIEW: Dendera – Reborn Into Darkness

Hailing from the southern realms of the UK, are a band carving their name into the annals of heavy metal. DENDERA are undoubtedly and unquestionably a band on the rise. Rejuvenating their craft and polishing their musicianship with each sequential offering. This is especially so with their upcoming release Reborn Into Darkness. This is the … Continue reading EP REVIEW: Dendera – Reborn Into Darkness

ALBUM REVIEW: Eleine – Dancing In Hell

It’s no secret that Sweden are one of the top breeding grounds for new metal bands. In the past year, I have heard the name ELEINE pop up around my friendship circle and the Symphonic Metal circuit. After hearing the strong sounds from their upcoming album Dancing In Hell, they could easily join the list … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Eleine – Dancing In Hell

ALBUM REVIEW: Ashen Reach – Homecoming

Following a huge blow to the band back in April 2019, off the back of two support shows for BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and leaving the band with only three remaining members, the recently resurrected Liverpudlian rock band ASHEN REACH are ready to kick the door down with their highly anticipated debut album, Homecoming. This … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Ashen Reach – Homecoming

EP REVIEW: Entartung – Maleficae Artes

Hailing from Germany, ENTARTUNG formed in 2011 and have released four albums to date. The most recent of which is Maleficae Artes released earlier this year. Their sound is a very raw but contains a melodic style of black metal. It contains hints of a traditional style as well which works nicely here. It also … Continue reading EP REVIEW: Entartung – Maleficae Artes

ALBUM REVIEW: Leaves’ Eyes – The Last Viking

It's a monumental battle and an infused Viking tale that is historically told epically through fourteen chapters of adrenaline pumping battle anthems. It also contains brilliantly atmospheric and powerful orchestral arrangements. The German-Scandinavian quintet fronted by the duo of Elina Siirala and Alexander Krull delivers fantastically on one of the band’s best albums to date. Right from the opening … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Leaves’ Eyes – The Last Viking