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BEST OF 2020 – Tom Cornell (Writer)

This year CGCM decided to include EP (previously they were excluded from Top Ten Albums). Live albums and re-records were still disqualified, new music only for Best of Year. We also instigated a (highly complex🤣 – 1 point for 10th place through to 10 points for 1st place) rating system throughout all individual lists to […]

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WITCHWOOD – Before The Winter (Album Review)

Background: Witchwood are an Italian progressive rock band that incorporates a number of styles including hard rock, psychedelic and folk. They float between the music and sound of Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Blue Oyster Cult mixed with say Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention. The band formed in 2014 from the ashes of another band (unbelievably) […]

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COMMUNIC – Hiding From The World (Album Review)

Some History: Communic are a three-piece band formed in Norway back in 2003. The band comprising of Oddleif Stensland (vocals/guitars), Erik Mortensen (bass) and Tor Atle Andersen (drums) have recorded 5 albums previously and are now about to release their sixth called Hiding From The World (out Friday 20 November on AFM Records). It is […]

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PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS – We’re The Bastards (Album Review)

Background/History: We’re The Bastards is the second album by Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons which is coming out on Nuclear Blast Records on Friday, November 13. The band of course comprised of ex-Motorhead man Phil Campbell and his 3 sons Todd (guitars), Tyla (bass), Dane (drums) alongside their friend Neil Starr on vocals formed […]

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MACABRE – Carnival Of Killers (Album Review)

History And General Info: Macabre are a band that do for serial killers what Sabaton do for wars and The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing do for Victorian London. All the songs here on Carnival Of Killers are about mass murderers and maniacs, which I suppose is a subject that fascinates many […]

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WHITESIDES DAUGHTER – Bells For John Whiteside’s Daughter (Single Release)

Some History: In what has been proving to be an absolute shit of a year at least there is some good news, at least I certainly think so. The wonderfully eccentric Whiteside’s Daughter have sneaked out a new song (as of October 9) and can be enjoyed for free at the moment via their Bandcamp […]

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PALLBEARER – Forgotten Days (Album Review)

Background Info! After a 3-year wait, Arkansas doom inspired metal outfit Pallbearer are back with a brand new album called Forgotten Days. Eight songs of dark and doomy vibes with a prog edge. The 4-piece have been around since 2008 when Brett Campbell (vocals and guitar) met (bassist and backing vocalist) Joseph D Rowland at […]

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WOBBLER – Dwellers Of The Deep (Album Review)

Some Background: Wobbler are a Norwegian progressive rock band formed away back in 1999 and who released their first album Hinterland in 2005. Three of the band who released that are still here on their latest album due out October 23 on Karisma Records. The album called Dwellers Of The Deep is their fifth album […]

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