Big Metal Month (August)

Big Metal Month was a new idea I had to keep up with some of the giant labels in heavy metal releasing new albums from well known bands. Since I have chosen to spend all of my time with dungeon synth and things no one else cares about, it is surprising to see some of metal’s biggest releases pass without notice. Big Metal Month also sounds like a comic book which comes in an oversized magazine with lots of pictures. This obviously makes me happy. Please use this column to…

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ARCH ENEMY – War Eternal

Before I heard the new Arch Enemy album, I was worried. These guys have been going forever and, though they’re hardly strangers to changes in line up, adjusting to a new front woman (especially after 14 years) is never going to be easy. I’ve quite enjoyed some of their old stuff, and this development, coupled with the new guitarist (Nick Cordle, it’s his first album with them too) made me a little concerned. It’s one of the few times I’m totally happy to admit that I didn’t have any idea…

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