Album Review: Iron Maiden – Senjutsu

Usually, I wouldn't have waited, and at midnight had my first listen but I've had this on pre-order from the moment the first single was released so I wanted to hold back and go back to how I anticipated Maiden albums waiting until I had a physical copy which is something that started  32 years … Continue reading Album Review: Iron Maiden – Senjutsu

Album Review: Jinjer – Wallflowers

Jinjer return with their highly anticipated fourth studio album and follow up to the groundbreaking Macro album, Wallflowers. It's hard to disagree that Jinjer are one of modern metal's hottest acts right now, their relentless hard work, non-stop touring and critically acclaimed/chart-topping releases have gained them an incredibly strong following. Don't just take my word for it though, … Continue reading Album Review: Jinjer – Wallflowers

Livestream Review: Within Temptation – ‘The Aftermath, A Show In Virtual Reality’

Within Temptation take flight with their rescheduled virtual reality show. For a new concept such as this, there are bound to be a few teething problems, as Sharon den Adel shared: You all know we are absolute heroes in rescheduling dates and now we’ve reached a new milestone: our shortest postponement in our career so … Continue reading Livestream Review: Within Temptation – ‘The Aftermath, A Show In Virtual Reality’

Single Review: Catacomb – Hallucinated Mountains

Following the release of the comeback EP Back to Unknown Kadath Catacomb re-record Hallucinated Mountains for the track's 30th anniversary. I must admit when I first heard about this I immediately went back and listened to the original 1993 version to familiarise myself with it again as it's been a while. After doing so it … Continue reading Single Review: Catacomb – Hallucinated Mountains

Single Review: Iron Maiden – Writing on the Wall

For weeks now Iron Maiden have been teasing something, firstly an invitation to Belshazzar's Feast and more recently the letters WOTW started to appear online in previous album's artwork. Finally, at 6pm tonight, the band ended weeks of speculation with not only their first new track in six years but a spectacular state of the … Continue reading Single Review: Iron Maiden – Writing on the Wall

Album Review: At The Gates – The Nightmare of Being

Gothenburg's favourite sons return with their most exhilarating yet brooding album to date - The Nightmare of Being. Anybody who knows At the Gates know they are no strangers in pushing boundaries, take for example opening track "Spectre of Extinction". Its mellow start weaves deceptively well into the band's style of death metal which is … Continue reading Album Review: At The Gates – The Nightmare of Being