2.5

Amberian Dawn – Darkness Of Eternity

Amberian Dawn release their eighth studio album and the accompanying marketing material has quoted that it promises to be "brilliant in its epic keyboard symphonies, its marching Melodic Death Metal-guitars and...
4.0

Samael – Hegemony

Swiss Industrial Black-Metallers SAMAEL return with their long-awaited new album and a reinvigorated line-up consisting of ex-Sybreed musicians Makro (Guitars) & Drop (Bass). Typically, Samael seem to ha...
4.5

Lord Of The Lost – Swan Songs II

Germany’s Lord Of The Lost have garnered a respectable following over the years across the Goth, Industrial and Neue Deutsche Härte / Metal spectrum.  Never a band for sticking to one style, both musically and ...
4.5

Alestorm – No Grave But The Sea

Alestorm have risen to become giants of their sub-genre, with their unique style of folk metal combining elements of party-metal and piracy to provide us all with some dance-worthy lighthearted tunes. Following...
3.5

The Answer – Solas

Fantastically diverse, though at the same time a little bit confused. The Answer are our Irish Hard-Rock band, time and time again showing us how well they channel classic rock vibes while still maintaining ori...
3.8

Alter Bridge – The Last Hero

  I am going to be quite honest here and let you know that I am not a huge fan of Alter Bridge.  In fact I was going to write a whole review on how I thought the album was a bit mediocre.  But as I ...
Satyricon
5.0

Satyricon – Nemesis Divina

Revisiting old albums is always an interesting experience, nostalgia can often muddy the waters of judgement, yet there is no doubt context plays a role in the impact of any art. 2016 marks twenty years since t...