Kreator: London Apocalypticon (2020)

Kreator: London Apocalypticon (2020)

Unless you are lucky enough to live in somewhere like NZ, there is no live scene at the moment (apparently when L.A.B. played recently it was the first arena gig anywhere in the world for months. I have been using the lack of overseas acts to catch up more on the...
Liar: Sunset Plaza Drive (2020)

Liar: Sunset Plaza Drive (2020)

I had to do a double take when I saw the name of this band, surely it couldn’t be the same Liar who released ‘Set The World On Fire’ back in 1978? That was their second album, and it was also to be their last as for some reason the third album was never picked up and...
Marko Hietala: Pyre Of The Black Heart (2020)

Marko Hietala: Pyre Of The Black Heart (2020)

At long last we have the first solo album from Marko Hietala (no, I have not spelled it incorrectly, historically he has been known as “Marco” but on this album has amended the spelling back to what it should be). He of course provides bass and lead vocals, and is...
The Night Flight Orchestra: Aeromantic (2020)

The Night Flight Orchestra: Aeromantic (2020)

Unless Björn Strid (lead vocals) and David Andersson (guitar) are careful, people are soon going to start talking about Soilwork as their side band as opposed to this one. Formed by the pair back in 2007 when they were touring the States with Soilwork, the line-up was...
Oath of Damnation: Fury and Malevolence (2020)

Oath of Damnation: Fury and Malevolence (2020)

This is the second album from Australian act Oath of Damnation, some six years on since the debut. Mind you, since then they have parted ways with keyboard player and lead singer Formosus which can always cause difficulties. These days the vocals are handled by...
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