Reviews

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

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...KRASHKARMA ‘Storm’ (Splitnail Records)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...KRASHKARMA ‘Storm’ (Splitnail Records)

‘Storm’ is a new / old release from KrashKarma, the creative name given to the pairing of Los Angeles duo Niki Skistimas and Ralf Dietel... - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...LEPROUS Aphelion (InsideOut Music)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...LEPROUS Aphelion (InsideOut Music)

It’s an intense album, possibly more so than any previous release, and undeniably heavy too, yet the ten songs that make up the album proper are diverse and, if not immediately accessible, at least welcoming... - Read More

Reviews Round-Up August 2021

Reviews Round-Up August 2021

SWALLOW THE SUN – ‘20 Years Of Gloom, Beauty And Despair – Live In Helsinki’ / MAX AND THE BROADWAY METAL CHOIR – ‘And God Gave Us Max’ / AXEL RUDI PELL – ‘Diamonds Unlocked II’ / FARGO – ‘Strangers D’Amour’ / ORANGE GOBLIN – ‘Healing Through Fire’ - Read More

Reviews Round-Up July 2021

Reviews Round-Up July 2021

NIGHTWISH – ‘Once’ / NEMOPHILA – ‘Oiran – Extended Version’ / PARADISE LOST – ‘At The Mill’ / QUARTZ – ‘Satan’s Serenade / Nantucket Sleighride’ / DARKTHRONE – ‘Eternal Hails’ - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...SOLDIER Live Forces 2 (Starhaven Records)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...SOLDIER Live Forces 2 (Starhaven Records)

‘Live Forces 2’ showcases a great spread of material old and new... - Read More

Reviews Round-Up June 2021

Reviews Round-Up June 2021

INTERLOPER – ‘Search Party’ / FEAR FACTORY – ‘Aggression Continuum’ / LIVING DEAD GIRL – ‘Exorcism’ / MOUNTAIN CALLER – ‘Chronicle: Prologue’ / LEGEND – ‘Legend 40th Anniversary Edition’ / ELIXIR – ‘Drink To The Devil’ - Read More