Reviews

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...SANGUINE ‘Cold Blood’ (Odyssey Music)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...SANGUINE ‘Cold Blood’ (Odyssey Music)

This is a band that has songs – real, thoughtfully crafted songs, with hooks and melodies in plentiful supply and bucketloads of aggression to top things off – and the talent and inbuilt drive to muscle their way to the top. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...SNATCH-BACK Ride Hard Run Free (Independent)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...SNATCH-BACK Ride Hard Run Free (Independent)

Opening with a bike revving, a call to arms and howling feedback ‘Ride Hard Run Free’ sits at the heavier end of the NWOBHM spectrum and is a bruising pugilist of an album - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...ELEINE All Shall Burn (Black Lodge Records)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...ELEINE All Shall Burn (Black Lodge Records)

This Swedish five-piece band already have a number of releases under their belts and ooze talent from every pore, so why they’re not exactly a household name is anyone’s guess. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...HANGING GARDEN ‘Into That Good Night’ (Lifeforce Records)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...HANGING GARDEN ‘Into That Good Night’ (Lifeforce Records)

With a name that nods towards one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, Hanging Garden have indeed created an album of some splendour in ‘Into That Good Night’. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...THE IRONTOWN DIEHARDS Linchpin (independent)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...THE IRONTOWN DIEHARDS Linchpin (independent)

There’s pretty much a song for every mood on ‘Linchpin’, and it’s the album’s multiplicity which is the key to its charm. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...SCREAMER Highway Of Heroes (The Sign Records)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...SCREAMER Highway Of Heroes (The Sign Records)

Unashamed and unabashed, Screamer epitomise the spirit and passion of true Eighties’ metal - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...THE HAND OF DOOM Poisonoise (On The Dole Records)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...THE HAND OF DOOM Poisonoise (On The Dole Records)

In November 1979, while most of us were getting worked up about a bunch of Londoners called Iron Maiden, a young German band with an intriguing name and a bucketload of attitude were locked away in the studio working on their debut album, ‘Poisonoise’. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...CULT OF LUNA A Dawn To Fear (Metal Blade)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...CULT OF LUNA A Dawn To Fear (Metal Blade)

‘A Dawn To Fear’ is a hugely expansive and challenging body of work, seventy-nine minutes of epic metal spread over eight, thought-provoking, grandiose compositions. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...DEAD KOSMONAUT Rekviem (High Roller Records)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...DEAD KOSMONAUT Rekviem (High Roller Records)

A new four-track EP ‘Rekviem’ heralds the return of Dead Kosmonaut, whose debut album 'Expect Nothing' was one of 2017’s more exciting releases. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...ETHEL THE FROG Ethel The Frog (High Roller Records)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...ETHEL THE FROG Ethel The Frog (High Roller Records)

This little blast from the past has been knocking around for a while now – High Roller re-issued it on vinyl and CD last September – but it’s been a regular visitor to the turntable lately so worth a mention. - Read More