Reviews

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...DOOL – The Shape Of Fluidity (Prophecy Productions)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...DOOL – The Shape Of Fluidity (Prophecy Productions)

Unquestionably one of today’s most exciting bands, Dool are as innovative as they are beguiling... - Read More

Reviews Round-Up March 2024

Reviews Round-Up March 2024

FIREWIND – ‘Stand United’ / VICINTY – ‘VIII’ / MIDAS FALL – ‘Cold Waves Divide Us’ / RAGE – ‘Afterlifelines’ / ALTERIUM – ‘Of War And Flames’ - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...DESPERATE MEASURES – Sublime Destruction (Cadiz)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...DESPERATE MEASURES – Sublime Destruction (Cadiz)

If, as the adage goes, desperate times call for Desperate Measures, this could be the band to save rock ‘n’ roll. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...WHOM GODS DESTROY – Insanium (InsideOut Music)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...WHOM GODS DESTROY – Insanium (InsideOut Music)

Reuniting the Sons Of Apollo soloists Derek Sherinian and Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, and fronted by Croatian multi-instrumentalist Dino Jelusick Whom Gods Destroy are an uncompromising progressive metal juggernaut. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...MINISTRY – HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES (Nuclear Blast)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...MINISTRY – HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES (Nuclear Blast)

Once again pushing a thorn into the claw of the American right and rallying against present-day injustices Jourgensen picks off – amongst other things – misogyny, violence against women and the Incel movement, and reflects on the ridiculousness of certain politicians in ‘Aryan Embarrassment’... - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...AMARANTHE – The Catalyst (Nuclear Blast)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...AMARANTHE – The Catalyst (Nuclear Blast)

As with the Metalite’s ‘Expedition One’ released earlier this year, stylistically Amaranthe blend metal and pop – their nation’s two greatest musical exports – into a not unpleasing potpourri of the two. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...TVINNA – Two – Wings Of Ember (By Norse Music)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...TVINNA – Two – Wings Of Ember (By Norse Music)

Perhaps the first obvious observation about ‘Two – Wings Of Ember’– aside from the exhilarating range and depth of the musicianship – is that there’s not one single track that can truly be called representative of the album as a whole. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...CATHUBODUA – Interbellum (Massacre Records)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...CATHUBODUA – Interbellum (Massacre Records)

Frenetically paced and fiercely proud, Cathubodua’s second full album ‘Interbellum’ is a symphonic metal fan’s dream. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...FARGO – The Early Years (Steamhammer / SPV)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...FARGO – The Early Years (Steamhammer / SPV)

The band was the brainchild of vocalist Peter Knorn, and, as is usually the way, a number of musicians came and went – including one Matthias Jabs – until Crystal, an imprint of EMI-Electrola, offered a pen and the dotted line. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...CALIGULA’S Horse – Charcoal Grace (InsideOut Music)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...CALIGULA’S Horse – Charcoal Grace (InsideOut Music)

2024 sees the release of their sixth album, the roundly ambitious ‘Charcoal Grace’, which sees the band, having weathered the Covid storms, moving on in style and subject matter. - Read More