AUDIO REVIEW: Descent Into Human Weakness, by Kalah

With my thanks to the band for providing a review copy The full-length debut album 12 tracks Synth Metal Releases on 19/08/2022 Prior to this release, Kalah have offered listeners two EPs of four tracks apiece. Titled Descent and Human, they offered a sampling of this band’s eclectic output. The third part of this operaticContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Descent Into Human Weakness, by Kalah”

AUDIO REVIEW: The Great Ninja War, by Victorius

Victorius’ third album 50 minutes and 24 seconds 13 tracks Power Metal Released on 24/06/2022 Throw any sense of logic out the nearest window, break out the toys of your childhood, overdose on fizzy drinks and sweets, and you’ll be in the right frame of mind to listen to The Great Ninja War. That is,Continue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: The Great Ninja War, by Victorius”

AUDIO REVIEW: Refugees from the Otherworld, by Psyche Corporation

The 1st full-length album from Psyche Corp Featuring guest vocals from Paul Shapera 48 minutes and 27 seconds As to genre, your guess is as good as mine Released on 09/06/2022 Decades after interdimensional fairy creatures spilled into the human world, two students attend the world famous Phoenix Medical School. But will Diana and LucContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Refugees from the Otherworld, by Psyche Corporation”

AUDIO REVIEW: Army of Dreamers, by Poison Garden

Click here for more music-related content The 2nd full-length album from Poison Garden 40 minutes and 34 seconds Steampunk Rock Released on 21/04/2022 I don’t think there’s a literary genre that has taken to music quite so well as steampunk. Yes, there is a lot of crossover between epic fantasy and power metal,, but steampunk’sContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Army of Dreamers, by Poison Garden”

AUDO REVIEW: Muscle Bound for Glory, by Grailknights

For all my music reviews, click on this link. The 3rd full-length album from Grailknights Features collaborations with Feurschwanz and Angus McFife 49 minutes and 2 seconds Heavy metal with a sense of humour Released in 2022 One of the allegations often thrown at metal music is that it takes itself too seriously. I admit,Continue reading “AUDO REVIEW: Muscle Bound for Glory, by Grailknights”

BOUNDY AWARDS 2021

2021 is almost at an end, and it’s the third anniversary of At Boundary’s Edge, which can mean only one thing. That’s right, it’s time for the third annual Boundy Awards, in which I select the year’s best science fiction. Attentive readers will note that the awards for best interactive media and best non-fiction haveContinue reading “BOUNDY AWARDS 2021”

AUDIO REVIEW: Human, by Kalah

-with my thanks to the band for sending me a review copy- Label: Independent Genre: Electronica/Melodic/Metal Tracks: 4 Runtime: 19 minutes Release Date: 01/06/2021 Verdict: 4/5 In their follow-up to to February’s Descent, Italian band Kalah continue to showcase a dazzling variety of musical styles. This is an album that hits you in a wall ofContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Human, by Kalah”

AUDIO REVIEW: Kevin + Abi and the Secret of the Golden Pendant, by Paul Shapera

Genre: Crime, Time Travel Runtime: 1hr 15mins Release Date: 23/02/2021 Cast: Paul Shapera, Kerttu Aarnipuu, Oliver Marsh, Kiera-Marie Somers, Lauren Osborn, Hayley Warner, Verdict: 5/5 The third volume in Paul Shapera’s trilogy of intricate and long-titled ‘secret’ New Albion albums has been out for less than two months, but it’s already my favourite of the set.Continue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Kevin + Abi and the Secret of the Golden Pendant, by Paul Shapera”

AUDIO REVIEW: Descent, by Kalah

-with my thanks to the band for sending me a review copy- Label: Independent Genre: Electronica/Melodic/Metal Tracks: 4 Runtime: 18 minutes Release Date: 01/02/2021 Verdict: 4/5 Kalah’s debut EP is an odd beast and no mistake. Even with my eclectic music taste, I’ve never heard anything quite like it. Even though it’s less than twentyContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Descent, by Kalah”

AUDIO REVIEW: Viribus Unitis, by Dragony

Label: Napalm Records Genre: Power Metal/Alternative History Tracks: 12 Runtime: 49 minutes Release Date: 15/01/2021 Verdict: 5/5 Here are three things I love: Power metal, alternative histories, and sinister magic. With their fourth album Viribus Unitis, Austrian-based band Dragony have combined all three to create a strong early contender for album of the year. Coming fromContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Viribus Unitis, by Dragony”