Reviews

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... EVERDAWN Cleopatra (Sensory Records)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... EVERDAWN Cleopatra (Sensory Records)

The rewards for perseverance are limitless, and the result of such a turbulent birthing is an impressive and really exciting album. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... BLACK SABBATH Vol.4 (BMG)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... BLACK SABBATH Vol.4 (BMG)

Yet Black Sabbath’s fourth album remains a firm fan favourite, and despite some lapses in concentration it contains some of the band’s most striking material. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... ACCEPT Too Mean To Die (Nuclear Blast)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... ACCEPT Too Mean To Die (Nuclear Blast)

Hoffman and his bandmates have crafted an album which harks back to the glorious days of the early Eighties when everything was fast as a shark and twice as ferocious. - Read More

 THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... THERION Leviathan (Nuclear Blast)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... THERION Leviathan (Nuclear Blast)

Therion are back on recognisable ground once more... ‘Leviathan’ is the natural successor to ‘Sitra Ahra’, and as an album contains all the core elements that made Therion the leader of the pack for so long. - Read More

 THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... EDENBRIDGE The Chronicles Of Eden Part 2 (SPV)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... EDENBRIDGE The Chronicles Of Eden Part 2 (SPV)

Following on – fairly obviously – where 2007’s ‘The Chronicles Of Eden’ left off, ‘The Chronicles Of Eden Part 2’ spreads the best of Edenbridge’s more recent history over a two-and-a-half hour double CD set. - Read More

 THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... MAGNUM Dance Of The Black Tattoo (SPV)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... MAGNUM Dance Of The Black Tattoo (SPV)

Deriving its title from the majestic (and rare) live bonus track on the vinyl version of ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ ‘Dance Of The Black Tattoo’ is the companion piece to 2017’s ‘The Valley Of Tears’. - Read More

Reviews Round-Up December 2020

Reviews Round-Up December 2020

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA – ‘Paper Moon’ / MAJESTICA – ‘A Christmas Carol’ / PARADISE LOST – ‘Draconian Times’ / VARIOUS – ‘The Best And The Rare Of Gama Records’ / DEZTROYER – ‘Climate Change’ / AVERLANCHE – ‘Life’s Phenomenon’ / IAMTHE MORNING – ‘Counting The Ghosts’ / AVATARIUM – ‘An Evening With Avatarium’ - Read More

Reviews Round-Up November 2020

Reviews Round-Up November 2020

JADED STAR – ‘Realign’ / ELEINE – ‘Dancing In Hell’ / MOUNTAIN CALLER – ‘Chronicle I: The Truthseeker’ / THEM – ‘Return To Hemmersmoor’ / MY DYING BRIDE – ‘Macabre Cabaret’ & ‘Evinta MMXX’ / DIAMOND HEAD – ‘Lightning To The Nations 2020’ - Read More

Reviews Round-Up October 2020

Reviews Round-Up October 2020

ARMORED SAINT – ‘Punching The Sky’ / FATES WARNING – ‘Long Day Good Night’ / MEMOIRA – ‘Carnival Of Creation’ / STAR INSIGHT – 'Across The Galaxy’ / LEGENDRY – ‘Mists Of Time’ & ‘Dungeon Crawler’ / DYGITALS – ‘God Save The King’ /SUDDEN DEATH – ‘All Or Nothing’ - Read More

Reviews Round-Up September 2020 Part 2

Reviews Round-Up September 2020 Part 2

DEREK SHERINIAN – ‘The Phoenix’ / NIGHT – ‘High Tides, Distant Skies’ / THE OCEAN – ‘Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic’ / VARIOUS – ‘Jobcentre Rejects Vol.3’ & ‘Vol.4’ / VARIOUS – ‘Dirt [Redux]’ - Read More