January 20, 2020

Dirty Shirley – Dirty Shirley (Frontiers)

This is the debut album by Dirty Shirley and I wasn’t sure what to expect given that the album cover is fairly non-descript and looks like something I would expect on a modern indie album with attitude, I’m more used to the usually sumptuous power metal covers and they can nearly always tell you everything..

Apotheus – The Far Star (Black Lion Records)

With The Far Star, Apotheus have created a fascinating and original concept album that cuts across the progressive, progressive  metal and melodic death genres. Put your hand up please if your favourite band is from Portugal. No takers there, I suspect, unless you happen to be a big fan of the Fado. OK, put your..

MOON HALO – Chroma (Moon Halo Music)

One of the impressive things about the album is the track sequencing, which juxtaposes the disparate influences of the tracks without ever making it abrupt enough to jar the flow. This is an album I’ve been waiting for eagerly since it was first mooted some months ago. For those who aren’t aware, Moon Halo is..