4.5

Bloodbath – The Arrow of Satan is Drawn

After four years since the previous release, Bloodbath’s latest album ‘The Arrow of Satan is Drawn’ sees Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost) return as ‘Old Nick’ for his second outing since replacing Opeth’s Mikael Ake...
5.0

Mordant Rapture – The Abnegation EP

2018 has been a good year for Extreme Metal so far and the debut EP from Mordant Rapture, entitled ‘The Abnegation’, is no exception.  Brutal, blisteringly-paced Symphonic Death Metal with a heavily European fl...
3.0

Juno Reactor – The Mutant Theatre

To most electronic music fans and film buffs, if you mention Brighton's own Juno Reactor, the response will generally be something along the lines of “oh yeah, those guys who made the music for The Matrix Reloa...
5.0

Amorphis – Queen Of Time

It’s amazing to think that 24 years after ‘Tales From The Thousand Lakes’, here we are in 2018 and it feels like Amorphis haven’t lost a single step, having just dropped their brilliant 13th album, entitled ‘Qu...
4.0

Dimmu Borgir – Eonian

It’s been a seven-year wait for Dimmu Borgir’s fans to see a new album released.  That moment has finally arrived in the form of tenth studio album ‘Eonian’, also marking 25 years since the band was established...
4.0

Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik – Hugsjá

Einar Selvik and Ivar Bjornson will be familiar names to fans of Wardruna and Enslaved respectively and it’s clear from the very beginning that the ‘Wardruna’ sound is very much present on this album, as the wh...
5.0

Sojourner – The Shadowed Road

I've been anticipating Sojourner’s sophomore album ‘The Shadowed Road’ ever since it was announced and I’m so glad to be writing about this follow-up since listening to and reviewing their debut release back in...
4.0

Battlesoul – Sunward and Starward

Canada’s Battlesoul recently released their new album ‘Sunward and Starward’ on CDN Records, which showcases their bold approach to multi-genre songwriting.  The main components seem to be rooted in Extreme Met...
4.5

Bornless Fire – Arcanum

The wait will soon be over for Kristof Bathory’s return to Industrial Electronic music, marked by the debut album of new project Bornless Fire, entitled ‘Arcanum’.  There have been work-in-progress clips and mu...