Hartmann: Hands on the Wheel (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland I was a little surprised to realise that this is the fifth Hartmann album I have in my collection, and yet again Oliver has done exactly what I expect of him by now, namely producing an album containing immaculate vocals, with a depth and breadth that is often sadly missing from this style of music, while…

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Infrared: Saviours (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland Ontario thrash band Infrared formed in 1985, but five years later with just one demo to their name, the band called it a day. But, in 2014 three of the original members Alain Groulx (drums, backing vocals), Armin Kamal (vocals, guitar) and Kirk Gidley (guitar, backing vocals) got together with bassist Mike Forbes to resurrect the…

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Issa: Run with the Pack (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland Norwegian singer Issa is back with her fifth album, bringing in keyboard player Alessandro Del Vecchio, guitarist Simone Mularoni (DGM), bassist Andrea ToWer Torricini (Vision Divine) and drummer Marco Di Salvia (Kee of Hearts). Revolution Saints frontman/drummer, Deen Castronovo (ex-Journey) was also involved and duets with Issa on the track “Sacrifice Me”. Issa has a good…

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Dave Kerzner: Static (2017)

US composer and musician Dave KERZNER have been quite the visible figure in prog circles for the past decade or thereabouts. A musician that have been around the block a few times, but have maintained a relatively low figure for most of his career. But following the on and off ventures of Sound of Contact he has become much more…

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Dimmu Borgir: Eonian (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland It has been way too long since Dimmu Borgir last released a studio album, and I felt the only way to be able to understand how this fits in the canon was by playing a few tracks from this and then dip into ‘Death Cult Armageddon’. This was an interesting exercise, not least because I always…

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