Reviews

8.3

Valis Ablaze – Insularity

Hearing some bands for the first time can be a challenging, demanding listening experience as you try to understand their sound and figure out…

7.4

Glories – There Is No Stillness

The Birmingham, Alabama-based instrumental act Glories have been praised in the past for their uplifting music with smooth dynamics and overall great emotive qualities….

8.6

Poppy Nogood – Mood Paintings

Long story short: I had a bad day at work. On the train back home, I started listening to Mood Paintings. Shortly afterwards, I…

9

Andy Shauf – The Party

If you need any proof that, in spite of apparent evidence, the world is slowly getting better, listen to Andy Shauf’s “The Party”. Forty…

7

Old Solar – Quiet Prayers

Old Solar surprised a lot of people with the energetic “SPEAK” album. Coming out of seemingly nowhere, its impact reached as far as becoming…

7.8

RIVIERE – Heal

Landing in the sweet spot right in between rock and metal and between the “prog” and “post” prefixes, French quartet RIVIERE are sure to…

8.1

Last Builders Of Empire – Hades

Where do souls go after death? This is probably one of the biggest questions of all time. According to Greek mythology, when we pass…

7

Bantha Rider – Bantha Rider

I have never liked novelty bands, in the past. They always amounted to a waste of my time. So it slowly became a personal…

7.6

Au Champ Des Morts – Dans La Joie

Enough has been said about the merits of the French metal scene, which is especially notorious for artists situated outside the spectrum of what…

7.3

Dreariness – Fragments

Dreariness characterise themselves as playing depressive black metal, which is, regardless of their intention, an offence. This genre designation is generally reserved for bands…

9.3

36 – The Infinity Room

It seems we have all been living through a revival of the 1980s the past couple of years. TV shows like Stranger Things dominate…