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...
2.0

Cesium 137 – Rise To Conquer

US-based Futurepop duo Cesium_137 release their seventh studio album ‘Rise To Conquer’ on Metropolis Records. Kicking things off with ‘Tempest’ I’m really not sure about this opening song, especially given t...
3.0

Caelestia – Thanatopsis

Grecian band Caelestia bring their own brand Symphonic Extreme Metal, with their sophomore album 'Thanatopsis' released via the EMP Label Group (SPV Europe) just last month, dropping worldwide on 8th December 2...
4.5

Polaris – The Mortal Coil

Having come across Aussie Metalcore newcomers Polaris during some of my more recent YouTube music video escapades, my anticipation for this review has already been heightened.  It seems a number of vloggers sha...
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...
3.0

Auðn – Farvegir Fyrndar

Reykjavik, Iceland’s Audn are back with their second album ‘Farvegir Fyrndar’ and are marking their debut outing with the ‘Season of Mist’ label.  It looks as though 'SOM' saw potential with the band's self-tit...