Author Archives: drbunnig

Review: Nocturnal Rites – Phoenix

Nocturnal Rites were quite a notable act in the power metal scene around the turn of the century, conjuring up eight full length records after initially starting as a death metal group. The final album of that run, the aptly ...

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Review: Ensiferum – Two Paths

Folk metal began to flourish towards the end of the last century, and Finnish five piece Ensiferum were at the forefront on the movement. Their two albums with Wintersun mainman Jari Mäenpää, as well as the first two with replacement ...

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Review: Arch Enemy – Will to Power

Alissa White-Gluz had big shoes to fill upon joining Arch Enemy in 2014. Not only was she replacing the iconic Angela Gossow, but she was also tasked with reinvigorating a band that had been creatively stagnant for close to ten ...

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Review: Serious Black – Magic

Serious Black mean serious business. The German power metal group have had a productive start to life since their formation in 2014, with the release of debut As Daylight Breaks in 2015 followed by sophomore effort Mirrorworld in 2016. 11 ...

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Review: Ulvedharr – Total War

A relatively new act from Italy, extreme metal four piece Ulvedharr have steadily issued a number of releases since their inception in 2011. 2013’s Swords of Midgaard and 2014’s Ragnarök showed promise, with the group’s endeavour catching the eye of ...

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