(Andy Synn kicks off another week with a review of the new album from Hungarian hellions Fragda)
Conventional wisdom – if there is such a thing – would tell you that the two worst times to release a new album are the beginning and end of a year.
After all, December is usually dominated by lists and round-ups, and January often finds people desperately trying to catch up on what they missed in December… so no band in their right mind should be planning to release anything in these particular months, right?
Apparently a lot of artists didn’t get this particular memo however, as not only was the tail-end of 2021 absolutely packed with albums, but the start of 2022 has also been remarkably busy with new releases.
And, no, I’m not just talking about the new Wiegedood and Fit For An Autopsy albums.
So, for the rest of the week (and likely next week too) I’m going to endeavour to showcase some of you may have missed in what has, incredibly, already been an unexpectedly busy month, beginning with this spine-breaking slab of ultra heaviness from Hungary’s Fragda.