Stargenesis – Distress Call From Earth (2023) – Review

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In early 2023 a big splash was recorded out of the swampy depths of our review pipe. Stargenesis just crashlanded in the midst of all those slithering creatures covered with age-old muck. As a good earth-bound galactic starship must, in a way.

And to our very own distress, 83 minutes of airtime just revealed themselves. Will those bands ever learn or don’t they just care? You see, it’s awfully difficult to forge some decent record out of so much material and NOT lose the audience in the process. So, what will we find? Total overload of ever-returning tedious tropes or … [...] Click to raid more!

Dust Prophet – One Last Look Upon the Sky (2023) – Review

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Why is it that pretty much all deserts on album covers are orange? The mighty influence of the sands of Arizona or virtual visits to the worms of Dune, perhaps. Or again, a subconscious submission to all those Hollywoodian fantasy shenanigans that happened to crawl across our screens over the years. Or is orange the color of the grim reaper? We got three of them right here on the artwork after all. I guess we’ll never know for sure.

What we do know, however, is that Dust Prophet not only chose their dystopian album cover well, but also their style … [...] Click to raid more!

Osyron – Momentous (2022) – Review

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Who can resist a record that features someone called Percival? We couldn’t. Promises of old lore with Peredur1) and King Arthur. Misty sagas of even mistier origins lost in the tunnels of time.

But that wasn’t the only attribute that lured us into faraway Canadian lands. It’s Osyron‘s feisty and harsh brand of Progressive Metal that piqued our attention, too. Same as a few other bands of similar ilk that crossed our hawse earlier this year.

Epic battles to rip the genteel Hakens of this world to shreds for sport or a band lost in that horrible labyrinth … [...] Click to raid more!