Eluveitie: Slania [10 Years] (2018)

Eluveitie: Slania [10 Years] (2018)

Formed in 2002, Eluveitie ((/ɛlˈveɪti/ el-VAY-ti)) is a Celtic folk metal band from Switzerland, who use both Swiss and Celtic instruments alongside electric guitars and drums, while their songs are performed in a mix of languages which add to the timelessness of...
Fornace: Deep Melancholic Wrath (2018)

Fornace: Deep Melancholic Wrath (2018)

Fornace were formed by bassist Possessed and drummer/vocalist Gnoll back in 2000, inspired by Rotting Christ and Varathron. Three demo tapes were released over the next eight years – ‘Highest Towers’ in 2002, ‘The Man Who Wanted To Change The World’ in 2004 and ‘The...
Ghost Tower:  Head of Night (2012)

Ghost Tower: Head of Night (2012)

Time for a history lesson. Ghost Tower were formed in Bellevue, Nebraska in 2007, releasing a demo tape the following year and their debut album ‘Curse Of The Black Blood’ in 2010, following up two years later with ‘Head of Night’. This has apparently reached cult...
The Jack Mouse Group: Intimate Adversary (2018)

The Jack Mouse Group: Intimate Adversary (2018)

Some albums feature musicians so in tune with each other and what everyone is doing that it isn’t possible to slip a sheet of paper between them, as they are just so tight, and that is exactly the case here. Jack Mouse sits at the back and drives his quintet through...
Jason Kao Hwang: Blood (2018​)

Jason Kao Hwang: Blood (2018​)

I listen to many types of music which could be said to be challenging, and at the very edges of what would normally be defined as music, but even I must confess that this album is incredibly hard work. Led by violinist Jason Kao Hwang, his octet Burning Bridge work...
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