4.2

Legacy Of Emptiness – Over The Past

Anyone who remembers the tongue-firmly-in-cheek Black Metal band ‘Permafrost’ may already be familiar with ‘Legacy of Emptiness’, a Norwegian 3-man Symphonic Black Metal band comprising of Permafrost founders E...
4.4

The Birthday Massacre – Under Your Spell

It has been considered as one of The Birthday Massacre’s most commercially accessible of all their albums to date.  Early reflections are that the band are certainly continuing their exploration of the Dark Ret...
4.0

Covenant – The Blinding Dark

One thing I’ve come to expect from Covenant over the years is that whilst collectively they have a whole host of classics in their back-catalogue, yet when it comes to a single album’s content it’s generally a ...
2.0

Sonic Syndicate – Confessions

Before taking on this review, I’d heard rumblings that Sonic Syndicate were embarking on a massive departure from their Melodic Death Metal roots and starting afresh with a new line-up (Robin Sjunnesson being t...
3.7

Army Of The Universe – 1999 & The Aftershow

Italian natives Army Of The Universe (currently residing in L.A) are taking you deeper into to their grimy, down-and-dirty world with the release of their third album '1999 & The Aftershow'.  Expect gritty,...
4.8

Delerium – Mythologie

Much like Front Line Assembly, I have huge respect and admiration for the songwriting, arrangement and production that goes into Delerium's material. Practically every release switches style and thematic direct...
3.0

Winterlore – Winterlore

Founded in 2004, this Utah-based Black Metal outfit have undergone a change of line-up since their debut album ‘Four Swords Against the Pious’. Leaving the band were guitarists Helgrim and Thorolf to pursue opp...
4.8

Assemblage 23 – Endure (Deluxe Edition)

Those already familiar with the ever-growing catalogue of Assemblage 23 releases will surely need no introduction to ‘Endure’, which marks the eleventh album release from Seattle-based song-writer, vocalist &am...
4.5

Fractal Cypher – The Human Paradox

Montréal Quintet Fractal Cypher aren’t one of those bands you can easily categorise.  Mixing a blend of Power Metal in the vain of Sonata Arctica and Avantasia, but with an aggressive, progressive and technical...