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'The Light Of Which I Dream'
(Metal Evilution)
Out Now

scott adams

Tasmanian metallians Taberah have come up trumps with this, their debut full-length offering. A thoroughly enjoyable romp through the worlds of thrash, power and straight-up 'true' Metal, 'The Light Of Which I Dream' points to a rosy future for the Hobart quartet.


Sure, there are things you'll find to quibble with. The lyrics, for instance, though you'd hope there's an element of tongue and cheek juxtaposition involved in their creation, are rarely better than fifth form doggerel, whilst the sound isn't as crushing as you'd like as a casual observer although that, I'm sure, comes down to lack of time and budget as opposed to anything more sinister. Besides, once you've got used to the sound, you'll find yourself thoroughly absorbed in the fare on offer.

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Indeed, in some ways, the production on 'Light...' makes the album sound even more authentic, bringing to mind such delights of the late NWOBHM as Satan and their ilk. The likes of 'Stormchild' could easily give anything on the new White Wizzard album a run for its money, with some muscular riffage backing up a supremely melodic chorus.

Meanwhile, 'The Ballad Of Ruby Joy' shows the boys have a lighter touch and a good understanding of pacing within the framework of an album, taking the pace down before stoking the boilers again with the Maidenesque gallop of the title track, and the fantastic axe pyrotechnics of 'Requiem Of The Damned'.

A good start, then. Taberah is well worthy of your support, and this album is an excellent opening statement of intent - let's hope it paves the way for many more.


More Scott Adams right here.



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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