April 4, 2020

Author: Paul Whimpenny

Features writer and album reviewer. Fan of all music from Vivaldi onwards with a predilection for classic and progressive rock from the 1970s.

Coffeinne – Requiem

Coffeinne show that they have the ability to write top class material...... Coffeinne is a fairly new four-piece Spanish metal band, formed in Madrid in 2015. And before you go and Google this, Coffeinne is not Spanish for “caffeine” (“cafeína” is). The word does not seem to exist in any language I’m aware of so..

The H.E.A.T is on….

With this album I think we did manage to capture the live aspect even better... Wherever your preferences lie along the rock spectrum, Sweden seems to have a band for you. Whether it’s the doom metal of Candlemass, the power metal of Sabaton, or the progressive metal of Opeth, the country seems to have amazing..

H.E.A.T – H.E.A.T II (earMusic)

This is a masterclass of hard melodic rock. It is relentlessly brilliant. Those unfamiliar with Swedish rockers H.E.A.T might assume this is the band’s second album. Those who know the band might also hesitate, thinking that this could be their eleventh album (actually, it is their eighth album if you include two live albums).  The..

Anubis – Homeless (Incendia Music)

With Homeless, Anubis have stretched themselves, creating their own unique sound that is well worth listening to. Anubis are a six-piece band hailing from Australia with a history of producing good listenable neo-prog music, often with extended songs heading to the ten minute mark and beyond. Their 2014 effort Hitchhiking To Byzantium has been their..

The return of Nektar

The title track of The Other Side is 18 minutes long, occupying a full side on the vinyl version, and has all the characteristic trademarks that will probably make it a genuine Nektar classic. I recall a football commentator once saying that everyone remembers the teams that make it to any big cup final but..