Reviews

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... STORMTROOPER Every Now And Then (Bristol Archive Records)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... STORMTROOPER Every Now And Then (Bristol Archive Records)

There’s some cracking material here and listening to it now makes you realise that Stormtrooper were an outrageously good band who had pretty much two album’s worth of material with which they could have cemented their position as NWOBHM front-runners. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO... PILEDRIVER Letters Of Steel (ZXY/Golden Core)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO... PILEDRIVER Letters Of Steel (ZXY/Golden Core)

‘Letters Of Steel’ is an interesting little curio and should certainly be of interest to rock and metal musicquarians everywhere. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... EVERDAWN Cleopatra (Sensory Records)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... EVERDAWN Cleopatra (Sensory Records)

The rewards for perseverance are limitless, and the result of such a turbulent birthing is an impressive and really exciting album. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... BLACK SABBATH Vol.4 (BMG)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... BLACK SABBATH Vol.4 (BMG)

Yet Black Sabbath’s fourth album remains a firm fan favourite, and despite some lapses in concentration it contains some of the band’s most striking material. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... ACCEPT Too Mean To Die (Nuclear Blast)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... ACCEPT Too Mean To Die (Nuclear Blast)

Hoffman and his bandmates have crafted an album which harks back to the glorious days of the early Eighties when everything was fast as a shark and twice as ferocious. - Read More

 THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... THERION Leviathan (Nuclear Blast)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... THERION Leviathan (Nuclear Blast)

Therion are back on recognisable ground once more... ‘Leviathan’ is the natural successor to ‘Sitra Ahra’, and as an album contains all the core elements that made Therion the leader of the pack for so long. - Read More

 THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... EDENBRIDGE The Chronicles Of Eden Part 2 (SPV)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... EDENBRIDGE The Chronicles Of Eden Part 2 (SPV)

Following on – fairly obviously – where 2007’s ‘The Chronicles Of Eden’ left off, ‘The Chronicles Of Eden Part 2’ spreads the best of Edenbridge’s more recent history over a two-and-a-half hour double CD set. - Read More

 THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... MAGNUM Dance Of The Black Tattoo (SPV)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... MAGNUM Dance Of The Black Tattoo (SPV)

Deriving its title from the majestic (and rare) live bonus track on the vinyl version of ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ ‘Dance Of The Black Tattoo’ is the companion piece to 2017’s ‘The Valley Of Tears’. - Read More

Reviews Round-Up December 2020

Reviews Round-Up December 2020

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA – ‘Paper Moon’ / MAJESTICA – ‘A Christmas Carol’ / PARADISE LOST – ‘Draconian Times’ / VARIOUS – ‘The Best And The Rare Of Gama Records’ / DEZTROYER – ‘Climate Change’ / AVERLANCHE – ‘Life’s Phenomenon’ / IAMTHE MORNING – ‘Counting The Ghosts’ / AVATARIUM – ‘An Evening With Avatarium’ - Read More