Reviews

AVENGER – Blood Sports / Killer Elite (Dissonance)

AVENGER – Blood Sports / Killer Elite (Dissonance)

‘Blood Sports’ is one of the last true great albums of the NWOBHM from one of the genre’s unsung heroes, while ‘Killer Elite’ saw the band reborn with a wholly different mindset and the aim of repositioning themselves in the eye of the US metal storm. - Read More

WEEND’Ô – Time Of Awakening (Sonicbond)

WEEND’Ô – Time Of Awakening (Sonicbond)

Treading a fine line between the familiar and the innovative, ‘Time Of Awakening’ presents an atmospheric melange of styles. - Read More

THE DEAD DAISIES – Burn It Down (SPV)

THE DEAD DAISIES – Burn It Down (SPV)

Playing metal straight, with nary a time change in sight, The Dead Daisies make the albums that Aerosmith gave up writing years ago. - Read More

BURN – Ice Age (MelodicRock Records)

BURN – Ice Age (MelodicRock Records)

Will it be third time lucky for this powerful melodic rock band from Leicestershire? - Read More

KING CREATURE - Volume One (Marshall Records)

KING CREATURE - Volume One (Marshall Records)

In the main the songs fall into two camps, either boasting luscious melodies and vocal harmonies reminiscent of Alice In Chains or hardnosed pugilists. - Read More

MELTED SPACE – Darkening Light (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge)

MELTED SPACE – Darkening Light (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge)

Magnificent, exhilarating and, perhaps, a tad pretentious at times, Pierre Le Pape’s third full-length Melted Space offering once again takes a extravagant stab at converting a grandiose topic into forty-seven minutes of operatic, metallic entertainment. - Read More

FIST – Back With A Vengeance (Dissonance)

FIST – Back With A Vengeance (Dissonance)

It’s a welcome return to the racks for Fist’s ‘Back With A Vengeance’ CD which has been lovingly re-issued by Dissonance, the original 2002 Sanctuary version having been deleted many years ago. - Read More

MAGNUM – Lost On The Road To Eternity (SPV)

MAGNUM – Lost On The Road To Eternity (SPV)

A (sacred) hour in the company of Magnum is rarely time wasted - Read More

ANVIL – Pounding The Pavement (SPV)

ANVIL – Pounding The Pavement (SPV)

Over almost forty years the band have carved out a niche for themselves and in doing so have crafted a sound that is almost instantly recognisable. - Read More

VENOM – Live From The Hammersmith Odeon Theatre (High Roller Records)

VENOM – Live From The Hammersmith Odeon Theatre (High Roller Records)

Although many didn’t see it that way at the time Venom arrived like a breath of fresh air at the start of the Eighties. Following 1984’s Seven Dates Of Hell European tour the following year saw the band line up their World Possession Tour... - Read More