Reviews

QUARTZ – Fear No Evil (High Roller Records)

QUARTZ – Fear No Evil (High Roller Records)

Despite a couple of dodgy skeletons in their back catalogue ‘Fear No Evil’ – their first full length studio release since 1983’s ‘Against All Odds’ – is a stonkingly good album. - Read More

HUNTED – Fallen Angel-The Collection (Bristol Archive Records)

HUNTED – Fallen Angel-The Collection (Bristol Archive Records)

Musically, Hunted played goodtime rock ’n’ roll that was never going to change the world to people who couldn’t change it anyway but wanted to have fun for an hour or so. - Read More

CAIRO - $@y (Independent Release)

CAIRO - $@y (Independent Release)

‘$@y’ is a fabulous debut; can’t wait to see how they follow it up. - Read More

DARKWELL – Moloch (Massacre Records)

DARKWELL – Moloch (Massacre Records)

A band resurrected, an album of sublime beauty… What more could you ask for? - Read More

VICIOUS RUMORS – Concussion Protocol (SPV)

VICIOUS RUMORS – Concussion Protocol (SPV)

So, if you’ve got a massive asteroid heading towards the Earth, who’re you gonna call? Vicious Rumors, that’s who. - Read More

STORMTROOPER – Pride Before A Fall – The Lost Album (Bristol Archive Records)

STORMTROOPER – Pride Before A Fall – The Lost Album (Bristol Archive Records)

Famous for their sole, highly-prized 1980 single ‘Pride Before A Fall’ Stormtrooper battled their way out of the arse end of Bristol at the height of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal to record an album’s worth of material over three sessions. - Read More

BLOODY HAMMERS – Lovely Sort Of Death (Napalm Records)

BLOODY HAMMERS – Lovely Sort Of Death (Napalm Records)

Bloody Hammers’ third ‘real’ studio release‘Lovely Sort Of Death’ sees main man Anders Manga taking his ghoulish musical vehicle firmly into goth metal territory once dominated by Sisters Of Mercy. - Read More

WOLVERINE – Machina Viva (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge)

WOLVERINE – Machina Viva (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge)

You can never accuse Wolverine of bashing out material and flooding the market to satisfy contractual demands. - Read More

INFINITE SPECTRUM – Haunter Of The Dark (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge)

INFINITE SPECTRUM – Haunter Of The Dark (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge)

Exciting, talented, and unashamed to proclaim their progressive metal influences, the New York City-based band – if you want a point of reference – are probably closest to Symphony X, in particular when they really let go. - Read More

TICKET TO THE MOON – AE Sense Of Life (Independent)

TICKET TO THE MOON – AE Sense Of Life (Independent)

Progressive by name and hugely progressive by nature, Ticket To the Moon are a four-piece band from Basel, and their recently-released second album ‘AE Sense Of Life’ is an exceptionally moving body of work. - Read More