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Dun Ringill ‘Welcome’ – Album Review

Dun Ringill ‘Welcome’ - Album Review By Adam McCann Argonauta Records - Doom Metal Dun Ringill were born when the members of The Order of Israfel decided to take a break back in 2017; joining forces with members of Doomdogs, Silverhorse, Lommi and Intoxicate, Dun Ringill create grinding monolithic riffs with an

CelTauro ‘Origen’ Album Review

CelTauro ‘Origen’ Album Review By Adam McCann Independent Release/Folk/Metal Late last year, Spanish newcomers to the folk/metal scene managed to sneak out their debut album ‘Origen’. Unlike many of their peers which have come to saturate the genre with stereotypical sounds, growls, accordions and violin jigs, CelTauro take a different approach with

Black Mass ‘Warlust’ Album Review

Black Mass ‘Warlust’ Album Review By Adam McCann Iron Shield Records/Thrash Metal Following their electrically charged debut album in 2015, the American trio from Boston are finally back with their sophomore album ‘Warlust’. As expected, the band blast forward at blistering pace with an album which has all the hallmarks of thrash metal,

Avantasia ‘Moonglow’ Album Review

Avantasia ‘Moonglow’ Album Review By Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records/Power Metal The wait for ‘Moonglow’ the latest release from Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia project was nowhere near as long as anticipated, with only a two-year gap separating ‘Moonglow’ from its predecessor ‘Ghostlights’. In the usual life cycle of Tobi Sammet, the pint-sized genius

Rotting Christ ‘The Heretics’ Album Review

Rotting Christ ‘The Heretics’ Album Review by Adam McCann Season Of Mist/2019/Black Metal Although it has only been three years since Rotting Christ released ‘Rituals’, it feels much longer. Now, the Greek black metal masters had hit another pinnacle in their career with ‘Rituals’, it was a magnificent black metal tour de

Happily Ever Blind ‘Good Enough For…’ Album Review

Happily Ever Blind ‘Good Enough For…’ Album Review By Adam McCann Realm Records/2019/Alternative What happens when an Australian decides to up-sticks and move 5000 miles across the globe, traversing hemispheres and settling in Helsinki, Finland? The answer is Happily Ever Blind, the musical baby of John Emslie, who got bored of playing

Dream Theater ‘Distance Over Time’ Album Review

Dream Theater ‘Distance Over Time’ Album Review By Adam McCann InsideOut Music/2019/Progressive Metal Dream Theater needed a boost, following their ambiguously received Dystopian concept album ‘The Astonishing’. This album divided not only fans of progressive metal, but also fans of Dream Theater; the band themselves are no strangers to large overblown concepts,

Thunder Please Remain Seated Album Review

Thunder Please Remain Seated Album Review By Adam McCann Ear Music Records - Rock It has been two years since Thunder released their last studio offering ‘Rip It Up’ and it wouldn’t be long before the fun time London rockers announced that their next venture would be ‘Please Remain Seated’, an acoustic album

Malevolent Creation ‘The 13th Beast’ Album Review

Malevolent Creation ‘The 13th Beast’ Album Review By Adam McCann Century Media Records - 2019 - Death Metal It has been four years since Malevolent Creation released the fantastic ‘Dead Man’s Path’, but following this, Malevolent Creation underwent a huge line-up change, one that saw three quarters of the band change with only

Arch Enemy – Covered In Blood Album Review

Arch Enemy - Covered In Blood Album Review By Adam McCann Century Media Records - 2019 - Melodic Death Metal Following the commercial success of 2017’s ‘Will To Power’, the latest Arch Enemy studio album, the band have decided to capitalise on their downtime by adding to their career spanning boxset ‘1996-2017’released early

Hecate Enthroned ‘Embrace of the Godless Aeon’ Album Review

Hecate Enthroned ‘Embrace of the Godless Aeon’ Album Review By Adam McCann M-Theory Audio - 2019 - Symphonic Black Metal Following their nine-year absence, Hecate Enthroned returned to the scene in 2013 with their ‘Virulent Rapture’ album, an album which garnered mixed reviews from both fans and critics alike. As the tour concluded,

Overkill – The Wings Of War Album Review

Overkill - The Wings Of War Album Review By Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records - Thrash Metal Since 2010’s ‘Ironbound’ album, Overkill have been in somewhat a purple patch and their latest album ‘The Wings of War’ is certainly craft from this mould. Whereas their previous album ‘The Grinding Wheel’ may have taken a

Aephanemer ‘Prokopton’ Album Review

Aephanemer ‘Prokopton’ Album Review By Adam McCann Independent Release-2019-Melodic Death Metal Following the release of their critically acclaimed 2016 debut album ‘Memento Mori’, 2019 finally sees the return of French melodic death metal band Aephanemer with their second album ‘Prokopton’. ‘Prokopton’ follows perfectly in the footsteps of the bands debut album, yet with a

Mountain Eye ‘Roads Uncharted’ Review

Mountain Eye -  ‘Roads Uncharted’ Review by Adam McCann Independent Release-2019-Alternative Metal/Nu-Metal Mountain Eye are a Dutch quintet whose music is steeped in the deep nostalgia of the nu-metal and alternative metal movement of the late 90’s and early 2000’s with their debut ‘Roads Uncharted’ ready for imminent release. But is it time to

Metalheads Forever’s Top 50 Albums of 2018

Metalheads Forever’s Top 50 Albums of 2018 By Adam McCann   Well, it’s been one hell of a great year for metal; there’s been some utterly fantastic albums released, so much so that this list started as at Top 10, moved its way to a Top 20, Top 30 and finally at Top

Bloodbath ‘The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn’ Album Review

Bloodbath ‘The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn’ Album Review By Adam McCann Peaceville Records - 2018 - Death Metal When Bloodbath released their 2014 album ‘Grand Morbid Funeral’ with Nick Holmes of Paradise Lost replacing Mikael Åkerfeldt who once again left Bloodbath to concentrate on Opeth; none could predict the success and critical

Hatchet ‘Dying To Exist’ Album Review

Hatchet ‘Dying To Exist’ Album Review By Adam McCann Combat Records - 2018 - Thrash Metal In their 12 years of existence, Hatchet have managed to chop their way through the metal deadwood, to prove themselves to be one of the premier young thrash bands. Unlike many of their peers who draw inspiration

Alice In Chains ‘Rainer Fog’ Album Review

Alice In Chains ‘Rainer Fog’ Album Review By Adam McCann BMG/AIC Entertainment - 2018 - Alternative/Grunge/HardRock Five years have passed since Alice In Chains (AIC) released their excellent ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here’ album. This was an album that was so good, it left fans of AIC begging for more, yet following an

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