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Cast The Stone: Empyrean Atrophy (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland Cast The Stone is Mark Kloeppel (Misery Index, Scour with Phil Anselmo), Derek Engemann (ex-Cattle Decapitation, Scour), Jesse Schobel (Legend, ex-Scour) and vocalist Andrew Huskey. First formations of the band began in 2002, long before its protagonists departed for their better known metal-scene mainstays, and as a trio they released their debut album as long ago…

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Martin Springett: Blue Evening (2010)

Written by: Kev Rowland This album was originally released in 2001 under the band name Freefall, and featured Martin Springett (vocals, 12 string and electric guitar), Penner Mackay (drums and percussion), Peter Smith (flute and saxophone) and Rahlen Sullaphen (fretless bass) plus assorted guests. Then when Martin put it up on iTunes he changed it from Freefall to his own…

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Kenny Mitchell: Cinematica (2017)

Written by: Kev Rowland After reviewing Kenny’s most recent album, ‘The Light and The Dark’, I am now listening to his 2017 instrumental release, ‘Cinematica’. The album title is very much in keeping with the songs on the album, as one can certainly imagine them being used as film soundtracks. The first and last of the three songs are more…

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Decline Of The I: Escape (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland Decline Of The I is a French post-black metal band. Their third studio album, ‘Escape’, is the final part of a concept trilogy inspired by French surgeon and philosopher Henri Laborit, whose works included brain studies. The lyrics and their hidden message play an important factor in the band’s music, which has its roots in black…

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