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

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

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

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

ALBUM REVIEW: Pyramaze – Epitaph

An Epitaph is a memory or statement, for something or someone, that has since passed. Pierce through the veil and witness the evocation that PYRAMAZE have forged. Standing strong against the annals of time, with no chance of fading from memory any time soon. With instrumental introduction Epitaph, it is more akin to that of … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Pyramaze – Epitaph

ALBUM REVIEW: Death Dealer – Conquered Lands

It has been seven years since the War Master was unleashed upon the world. Towards the latter part of the year 2020, the mighty DEATH DEALER has returned once more, to crush all those who will not bow down and bend the knee. Herein details their tales of Conquered LandsDEATH DEALER are a Power Metal … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Death Dealer – Conquered Lands

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