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Reviews Roundup December 2021

Reviews Roundup December 2021

SKID ROW – ‘The Atlantic Years 1989-1996’ / SMITH / KOTZEN – ‘Better Days’ / THE OCEAN – ‘Phanerozoic Live’ / MANIMAL – ‘Armageddon’ - Read More

Reviews Round-Up November 2021

Reviews Round-Up November 2021

BURNING POINT – ‘Arsonist Of The Soul’ / STYGIAN SHORE – ‘Ultrapsychic Nightmares’ / EXPLODER – ‘Pictures Of Reality’ / MARIANA SEMKINA – ‘Disillusioned’ - Read More

Reviews Round-Up October 2021

Reviews Round-Up October 2021

BEAST IN BLACK – ‘Dark Connection’ / JOHN 5 - 'Sinner' / TOLEDO STEEL – ‘Heading For The Fire’ / ARMORED SAINT – ‘Symbol Of Salvation Live’ - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...MOTÖRHEAD Everything Louder Forever (BMG)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...MOTÖRHEAD Everything Louder Forever (BMG)

‘Everything Louder Forever’ is a lengthy and comprehensive collection. It’s honest, and it’s compelling. It is what it is. It’s Motörhead. And it will kick your ass. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...MASS Back To the Music (Golden Core)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...MASS Back To the Music (Golden Core)

I always visualise Neudi and his Golden Core colleagues like early twentieth century Egyptologists, digging around in the Valley Of The Kings. Their latest Carter-like discovery is Mass’s ‘Back To The Music’, originally released in 1977. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...CRYPTEX ‘Good Morning, How Did You Live?’ (SAOL)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...CRYPTEX ‘Good Morning, How Did You Live?’ (SAOL)

Following a self-released EP in 2008, German progressive metallers Cryptex started amassing material for their debut album, 'Good Morning, How Did You Live?’ To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of its release the album has been spruced up for a limited edition coloured vinyl re-issue. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...WITCH FEVER Reincarnate (Music For Nations)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...WITCH FEVER Reincarnate (Music For Nations)

As might be expected of a band named after misogynistic showtrials at the likes of Pendle and Salem ‘Reincarnate’ is an angry body of work, pugilistic and vociferous, and the result of a huge melting pot of influences. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...BLACK SABBATH Technical Ecstasy (BMG)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...BLACK SABBATH Technical Ecstasy (BMG)

Beloved by some but berated by many, ‘Technical Ecstasy’, Sabbath’s seventh LP, is actually both underrated and under-appreciated. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...THE RAVEN AGE Exile (EX1 Records)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...THE RAVEN AGE Exile (EX1 Records)

Necessity is the mother of invention, as they say, and as The Raven Age had been stymied by lockdown they had to find another route to maintain the momentum generated by their previous two albums. Their collective solution is ‘Exile’... - Read More

Reviews Round-Up September 2021

Reviews Round-Up September 2021

A DYING PLANET – ‘Where The Skies Are Grey’ / DESPERATE MEASURES – ‘Rinsed’ / THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA – Aeromantic II’ / SAVATAGE – reissues - Read More