A Bards Eye View: Katatonia

The Fall of Hearts Reviewing the latest Katatonia album Katatonia has l0ng been a favorite of mine.  I first heard them in 2003 when Viva Emptiness had been released and I really dug the way Jonas’s calm and soothing voice contrasted the deep tonality of the guitars featured in the […]

A Bard’s Eye View: 70,000 Tons of Metal Recap (Day One)

70,000 Tons of Recap Day One For normal folk, the new year begins on 1 January of every year but for me, it doesn’t start until after the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise has completed its course.  I can officially say that we are now in the next season of […]

A Bard’s Eye View: 70,000 Tons of Metal Preview (Part 2)

70,000 Tons of… Oh my God, Holy shit Part II Last week I looked at Bloodbath, Insomnium, Carach Angren, At the Gates, Tyr, Turisas, My Dying Bride, Delain, Belphegor, and Sodom.  This week I look at ten other bands that I am excited to see (and by now already have!) […]