With the caveat that those who like their metal rigidly defined should exercise caution, this is a highly recommended album that deserves attention. 9
'Blood' will be released on October 20, 2017 worldwide via Nuclear Blast.
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Far from being a spent force, the newfound creative spirit that underpins the band’s latest album fuels a similarly innovative performance and there’s a connection between fan and band that is impossible to fake.
Heavy, atmospheric, and quite often beautiful, ‘Rebirth’ is a stunning record and well worth tracking down. 9
Featuring Gary Clark Jr. 'Boogie man' is taken from the forthcoming 'Middle of the road' album. Details inside.
Mage fans can be proud of this achievement and of ‘their’ band, but beyond that, ‘Green’ deserves to be the album that spreads the word to a far wider fan base and it seems that 2017 will be the year in which the name Mage looms large over the UK metal scene. 9
In terms of production values, depth of composition and skill, there’s no question that ‘Pallid reflection is an impressive debut LP. Where certain sections do feel in thrall to the influences that inspired them, for the most part it is an intelligent offering from a band destined for greater things. 8