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Telergy - Black Swallow

Telergy – Black Swallow

Published on 30th November 2020 | by Tony Colvill

Some stories are important to be told; some hideaway, some never see the light of day and history is written by the victors. We miss albums that both delight and provide interesting revelations. Black Swallow is... Read More

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Grumblewood - Stories Of Strangers

Grumblewood – Stories Of Strangers

Published on 29th November 2020 | by Nick Hudson

Coming from New Zealand to the UK, one thing I quickly became used to was being asked by the person who’d just discovered I was a Kiwi that they had heard New Zealand was like this... Read More

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Mark Kelly's Marathon

Marathon – Mark Kelly’s Marathon

Published on 28th November 2020 | by Leo Trimming

Marillion band members have a well-documented history of extensive solo and side projects, all except Mark Kelly… until now. He has been thinking of releasing his own solo project for quite some time and with some... Read More

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Pharaoh Overlord - 6

Pharaoh Overlord – 6

Published on 27th November 2020 | by Nick Hudson

I came to this album with some reservations. Pharaoh Overlord have a larger discography than the title of their latest release might suggest, and that discography is quite varied. The band is one of Jussi Lehtisalo’s... Read More

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Jump - Breaking Point

Jump – Breaking Point

Published on 26th November 2020 | by Tony Colvill

The music industry is fickle, the charts like production-line models, endlessly similar until the next relaunch, Mark II, Mark III etc. Then there is Jump! This is the fourteenth studio album in a career of over... Read More

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Kalandra - The Line

Kalandra – The Line

Published on 25th November 2020 | by Nick Hudson

I’m well aware that the appropriateness of genre labels can be quite subjective, and yet I have to wonder just what is played on Norwegian radio for Kalandra to be “pop sensations”, even when the adjective... Read More

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Vennart - In the Dead, Dead Wood

Vennart – In The Dead, Dead Wood

Published on 24th November 2020 | by Jez Rowden

A new album from Mike Vennart is certainly something to get excited about, and an unexpected one released with little build up – only a week after it was announced – is even more of a... Read More

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Compassionizer - Caress of Compassion

Compassionizer – Caress of Compassion

Published on 23rd November 2020 | by Nick Hudson

‘Compassion’ sounds like a warm and fuzzy word. And yet, when you think about it, it is almost the opposite. Compassion is essentially the sympathetic consciousness of and concern for the suffering, distress and misfortunes of... Read More

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Rain - Singularity

Rain – Singularity

Published on 22nd November 2020 | by Leo Trimming

In the year that will always be known for a disastrous pandemic, it has become increasingly noticeable how music has responded intuitively with releases redolent with both negative and positive perspectives on these strange and stressful... Read More

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