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My occasional album reviews and recommendations are here. Thanks for reading through them and listening to the albums mentioned. If you are not a Metalhead, um, maybe you can still check these albums out. If you want.

Album in Focus: Malina – Leprous (2017)

Yes, I am not a music reviewer. NS has kept me increasingly occupied with other commitments and worries, and maintaining this blog was clearly not really one of them. But this album made me come back. First things first, however.... Continue Reading →

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Album in Focus: Affinity – Haken (2016)

Well, it's out. The release I've been just waiting to submerge myself into is here.  Haken went from being a band I didn't know or care about to being one of my all-time favorite bands when they dropped 2013's phenomenal... Continue Reading →

Album in Focus: King – Fleshgod Apocalypse (2016)

Previously, I had declared The Fool as one of the strongest singles of the year so far, and praised it for its improved production, and its perfection as a single. From my first listen of the song, I have been waiting... Continue Reading →

Album in Focus: Curve Of The Earth – Mystery Jets (2016)

I had no expectations for this album. Heck, I hadn't even heard of the band until a few days ago, and same goes for this album. I haven't listened to any of their previous songs or albums, and this means... Continue Reading →

Album in Focus: 4 1/2 – Steven Wilson (2016)

As y'all probably know, Steven Wilson, the beloved of modern prog, has released an EP on 22 Jan 2016, after his 4th album (and total masterpiece) Hand. Cannot. Erase., which I would consider the best release of the previous year. Last... Continue Reading →

Song in Focus: The Fool – Fleshgod Apocalypse (2015)

Quite hilariously the first SiF in about a year. I usually skip singles because I'd rather view albums as cohesive, whole pieces of art, one that's (usually) greater than the sum of its parts. But sometimes, songs can really really stand... Continue Reading →

Album in Focus: The Ark Work – Liturgy (2015)

Here we have an interesting album. I want to rant about this album simply because it's so interesting. The Ark Work has several flaws, and I'd like to cover that part first. Firstly, MIDI instruments. They literally start to get annoying... Continue Reading →

Album in Focus: The Book of Souls – Iron Maiden (2015)

Few bands last forty years, and even fewer bands continue putting out high-quality music after forty years. Yesterday, Iron Maiden’s 16th album The Book of Souls was released. And immediately many personal records were broken by the forty-year old band.... Continue Reading →

Album in Focus: Sleep at the Edge of the Earth – Wilderun (2015)

Contradicting my very first AiF, I shall proceed to give distinct rating to each albums. Well, trends don’t last now, do they? Oh well. Sigh. Well, just like I have never heard of The Pineapple Thief, a band which released... Continue Reading →

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