Simon Bower

Rock/Metal junkie living in beautiful Anglesey.Love live music and have a musical taste which can go from Cannibal Corpse to Kate Bush in the blink of an eye.

Furor Gallico – Dusk Of The Ages

    Furor Gallico brings their unique brand of Folk Death Metal to the table with the long awaited album ‘Dusk Of The Ages’. Formed in 2007, the band have honed their sound into something rather special, combining highly contrasting styles of music together to create a real breath of …

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Radiant – Radiant

      Germany’s latest exponents of classic Hard Rock, Radiant announce themselves with a rip roaring self titled debut   Formed in Northern Germany in 2014, Radiant have been busy assembling an album of so many fist pumping Rock anthems, that it’s in danger of becoming an instant classic. …

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Dirge – Lost Empyrean

      French sonic landscape gardeners Dirge return to the fore with a new album entitled ‘Lost Empyrean’   Some bands are just simply born with it, flowing through their very DNA, things just seem to click into place so easily. Dirge fall into that category, making the most …

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Frozen Land – Frozen Land

      Finland do it yet again by unleashing Frozen Land upon the world with their self titled full length debut album released via Massacre Records   Sometimes an album drops in your lap that has you bouncing around the room like a teenager once again, which after tripping …

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In The Woods – Cease The Day

      In The Woods re emerge with their latest album ‘Cease The Day’, a progressive masterpiece It’s reasonably well documented that since the bands 2016 offering ‘Pure’, waters have not exactly run smoothly within the fold, indeed I did actually wonder if any new material would surface at …

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Crawl – Rituals

              Crawl unleash a pure beast with their debut album ‘Rituals’ These Swedes sure know how to deliver a knockout blow with their debut full length offering ‘Rituals’, an album that takes the Death Metal genre to new heights with its intense brutality. Every …

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Horseman – Of Hope, Freedom And Future

                German Metalheads Horseman, saddle up and explode out of the stalls with their latest album ‘Of Hope, Freedom And Future’ With a history going back some ten years now, Horseman release their third full length album in the form of ‘Of Hope, …

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Ancient Lights – Ancient Lights

            Ancient Lights bestow an epic debut album upon the world in the form of the self titled ‘Ancient Lights’. Such was the depth of material available to the band, that a double album format was deemed necessary, as well as others. The Doom genre …

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P.H.O.B.O.S. – Phlogiston Catharsis

P.H.O.B.O.S. arrive with an eight track album ‘Phlogiston Catharsis’ that will tear up the rule book as regards defining genres in Metal The concept of Industrial Doom becoming a happy bedfellow with Black Metal is certainly an intriguing one, and P.H.O.B.O.S. have succeeded in ensuring that nuptials did indeed take …

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MIST – Free Me Of The Sun

MIST at last release their Doom filled debut ‘Free Me Of The Sun’, following on from the well received E.P.’s that caught the attention of many a pair of ears Having already played such hallowed events as Bloodstock, Metal Days, Doom Over Malta and others, there can be no question …

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De Profundis – The Blinding Light Of Faith

De Profundis return to batter your senses with their new album ‘The Blinding Light Of Faith’, the fifth full length offering of the bands career Having steadily honed their sound over the years, the band are probably at that point now where the style of music is practically instantly recognisable …

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Witch Mountain – Witch Mountain

Witch Mountain return from a three year break with their spellbinding new album ‘Witch Mountain’ The band not only return with new material but also with fresh blood amongst the ranks in the form of vocalist Kayla Dixon and bass player Justin Brown, a decision that has certainly given an …

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Soom – Djebars

Soom push the boundaries of Stoner Doom with the excellent ‘Djebars’ Hailing from the Ukraine, Soom are a band that many of you may be completely unfamiliar with, especially if you don’t delve into the Stoner scene that often. The band formed in 2013, and ‘Djebars’ represents their second full …

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69 Chambers – Machine

69 Chambers return after a six year absence with their new album ‘Machine’ Can you believe that it’s six long years since ‘Torque’ burst through your speakers, what an album that was, storming Rock/Metal at its best, and an album that I still listen to regularly. Frustratingly however, time dragged …

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Circle Of Silence – The Crimson Throne

The German quintet Circle Of Silence return with ‘The Crimson Throne’, their first release since 2013’s ‘The Rise Of Resistance’ Right from the off this album simply grabs you by the throat, the mission is plain and simple, to conquer all before it. Track three, ‘Destroyers Of The Earth’ is …

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Robespierre – Garden Of Hell

Robespierre announce themselves with NWOBHM debut ‘Garden Of Hell’ There are many events throughout history that take time to come to fruition, the universe as we know it is roughly 13.8 billion years old, the Earth, a mere 4.543 billion years. In that time many civilisations have risen and faded …

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Burden Of Grief – Eye Of The Storm

Burden Of Grief return after a four year wait with their thunder charged new album ‘Eye Of The Storm’ Great to have these guys back armed with new material, ‘Eye Of The Storm’ being their first offering since 2014’s ‘Unchained’. Obviously re invigorated and fully charged, this album certainly knows …

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Et Moriemur – Epigrammata

Et Moriemur  break the mould with this stunning collection of tracks that together form the album ‘Epigrammata’ For those of us not previously overly familiar with the Czech Republic Doom scene, this is as good a way as any to get your feet wet. Drawing from the rich and plentiful …

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Towards Atlantis Lights – Dust Of Aeons

        Doom Metal supergroup Towards Atlantis Lights take us on a dark historical journey deep into the past with ‘Dust Of Aeons’ With only four tracks but coming in at just under the hour mark, the first of which, ‘The Bunker Of Life’ lasting a mind boggling …

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Lonewolf – Raised On Metal

      Lonewolf come howling from your speakers with new album ‘Raised On Metal’   If it’s one thing Lonewolf know how to do, it’s how to write a classic metal tune. ‘Raised On Metal’ represents the bands ninth studio album, and is a rip roaring, no holds barred …

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