Reviews

MELTED SPACE – The Great Lie (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge)

MELTED SPACE – The Great Lie (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge)

The Great Lie’ covers all the bases from the bombastic symphonic metal you expect with such outings to some less refined but equally refreshing death metal. - Read More

ARMADILLO – Armadillo (Independent)

ARMADILLO – Armadillo (Independent)

Promise can reveal itself in many shapes and forms, and youngsters and relative newcomers Dan Knights, Ed Neal, Billy McKay and Alex Sutcliffe present it in the shape of Armadillo. - Read More

SAVAGE – 7 / Live N Lethal (Minus2Zebra)

SAVAGE – 7 / Live N Lethal (Minus2Zebra)

A band like Mansfield’s Savage really needs no introduction. Forged in the excitement of the NWOBHM, their first two albums should be mainstays of any self-respecting metal collection. - Read More

MINDTECH – Lost In A Dream (TriTech Music)

MINDTECH – Lost In A Dream (TriTech Music)

Just a one-track download from Norwegian power metallers Mindtech, but what a track! - Read More

VLY – I / [Time] (The Laser’s Edge)

VLY – I / [Time] (The Laser’s Edge)

It would be over-egging the pudding a tad to describe Vly as a supergroup as such, but it’s a no stretch of the imagination to see the international five-piece as an energetic meeting of like-minded and extremely talented individuals. - Read More

ACID – Acid / Maniac / Engine Beast (Hear No Evil/Cherry Red)

ACID – Acid / Maniac / Engine Beast (Hear No Evil/Cherry Red)

Arising from the more prosaic Previous Page in 1980, Acid were gloriously metal. - Read More

AGUSA – Två (The Laser’s Edge)

AGUSA – Två (The Laser’s Edge)

The second album from Sweden’s Agusa features just two instrumental tracks – although perhaps ‘movements’ might be a better term – beautifully performed - Read More

DISTRICT 97 – In Vaults (The Laser’s Edge)

DISTRICT 97 – In Vaults (The Laser’s Edge)

‘In Vaults’ is a huge body of work, it’s sixty-minute running time seemingly scarcely doing justice to the complexity of the songs and the mastery of the artists’ musicianship. - Read More

MORGLBL – Tea Time for Punks (Free Electric Sound/The Laser’s Edge)

MORGLBL – Tea Time for Punks (Free Electric Sound/The Laser’s Edge)

Although you could level the terms ‘zany’, madcap’, ‘anarchic’ or ‘arthouse’ at French instrumentalists Morglbl the fact remains that once you press play what you get is an hour or so of scorching hot musical cocktails. - Read More

KINGCROW – Eidos (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge)

KINGCROW – Eidos (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge)

Kingcrow’s latest ‘Eidos’ is apparently a priority release for Sensory, and you only need to get half-way through opener ‘The Moth’ to hear why. - Read More