Reviews

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

SOLDIER – Defiant (Starhaven Records)

SOLDIER – Defiant (Starhaven Records)

Album of the year? Could be… - Read More

IAN TOOMEY – Ascension (independent release)

IAN TOOMEY – Ascension (independent release)

After three solo singles over the past few years Bitches Sin guitarist and founder member Ian Toomey has come up with his first solo album, and extremely good it is, too. - Read More

INSIDE METAL: THE PIONEERS OF LOS ANGELES HARD ROCK AND METAL (Metal Rock Films)

INSIDE METAL: THE PIONEERS OF LOS ANGELES HARD ROCK AND METAL (Metal Rock Films)

An informative and interesting archive of the early days of the Los Angeles music scene - Read More

JADED STAR – Memories From The Future (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge)

JADED STAR – Memories From The Future (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge)

Memories From The Future’ is an exciting and effervescent offering which eschews the obvious in favour of a heavier, more dynamic approach. - Read More

TYSONDOG – Cry Havoc (Rocksector Records)

TYSONDOG – Cry Havoc (Rocksector Records)

Back in the day, Tysondog “could have been a contender”, as Marlon Brandon once said. - Read More

CALATRILLOZ – Psalms Of Zahyin (independent Release)

CALATRILLOZ – Psalms Of Zahyin (independent Release)

Weird and wonderful in equal measure, London’s CalatrilloZ serve up a delightful set of highly inventive progressive metal while looking like a bunch of vaudeville shock-jocks from Mevagissey. - Read More