Rating: 87 / 100 “Burn the World¬†represents a frequently explosive effort that sometimes dwindles to embers. Its most compelling pieces occupy the early going, and the level of inventiveness and technical elaboration revealed upfront can’t sustain itself for the album’s duration. Many inspired and exceptional moments contribute to a respectable venture that remains enticing for its duration, even if it’s not enough to set the world on fire.”

Rating: 98 / 100 “Blazon Stone’s fourth full-length album gravitates closer to Running Wild’s ’90s sound than anything from Ced to date, yet instead of complacently following in the wake of the older band’s vessel, Blazon Stone has prepared a hostile takeover. Down in the Dark¬†uses established techniques to challenge Running Wild for dominance of the speed metal seas, and it does so with genuine respect and admiration, even as it boards their ship and sets fire to the sails.”

Rating: 77 / 100 “There’s no denying the technical skill and innovation displayed on Monochrome, which is consistently high throughout the recording, though the album’s brilliance is occasionally curbed by minimal verse compositions, a syrup-glazed vocal delivery, and reliance on uncomplicated hooks. Monochrome reveals its boldest colors when the instrumental compositions are allowed to speak for themselves.”

Rating: 97 / 100 “The immaculate and spacious sound production gives every song the audio strength of a titan, and Isidor’s brilliant songwriting exploits the potential to its fullest. 3218 delivers numerous rich and rewarding compositions that tower over the efforts of lesser songwriters.”

Rating: 95 / 100 “An assortment of nostalgic effects and melodies form the foundation of a modern musical artifact that is genuinely retro without pandering to generic commercial sensibilities. The song entries are packed with elegant and memorable moments, and they canvas the recording’s running length to create a true synthwave space epic.”