Reviews

AXEL RUDI PELL – Game Of Sins (SPV)

AXEL RUDI PELL – Game Of Sins (SPV)

‘Game Of Sins’ takes the studio tally to sixteen and, as you might expect, is as consistently sharp and erudite as any of its predecessors. - Read More

JAMESON RAID – Still Life- Fast Moving DVD (Independent)

JAMESON RAID – Still Life- Fast Moving DVD (Independent)

After releasing one of the best albums of 2015, Jameson Raid have followed ‘Uninvited Guests’ with a double DVD package featuring the band’s original line-up of Terry Dark, Ian Smith, John Ace and Phil Kimberly. - Read More

ROXXCALIBUR – Gems Of The NWOBHM (Limb Music)

ROXXCALIBUR – Gems Of The NWOBHM (Limb Music)

'Gems Of The NWOBHM’ sees those loveable Roxxcalibur rapscallions romping through another clutch of classic covers from the days when men were men, jackets were leather and trousers were stripy. - Read More

YETI – Ritual (Independent Release)

YETI – Ritual (Independent Release)

‘Ritual’ is a pretty good facsimile – or maybe celebration is the right word – of early Seventies heavy rock, when bands could play what they wanted without being locked in silos. - Read More

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