Reviews

NERGARD – Fall From Grace & On Through The Storm (Pug-Nose Records)

NERGARD – Fall From Grace & On Through The Storm (Pug-Nose Records)

What we have here is a pair of download singles taken as tasters from the forthcoming album ‘A Bit Closer To Heaven’ - Read More

RAVEN – ExtermiNation (SPV)

RAVEN – ExtermiNation (SPV)

Raven are true originals. Despite a few ups and downs along the way they’ve never given up, never surrendered, but stayed true to their own beliefs. - Read More

IRIS DIVINE Karma Sown (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge)

IRIS DIVINE Karma Sown (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge)

It’s not often a band comes up with a flawless debut, but, ladies and gentlemen, please say hello to Iris Divine. - Read More

AVENGER - The Slaughter Never Stops (Rocksector Records)

AVENGER - The Slaughter Never Stops (Rocksector Records)

Not so much an album as a statement of intent that they’re back in business once more. Let the blood sports commence! - Read More

STORMQUEEN – Raising the Roof (High Roller Records)

STORMQUEEN – Raising the Roof (High Roller Records)

Stormqueen's was a short-lived but exciting career and ‘Raising The Roof’ rounds up all their recordings, laid down at four sessions over the period December 1981 to October 1983. - Read More

ARCANE – Known-Learned (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge)

ARCANE – Known-Learned (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge)

As vast, sprawling and diverse as Arcane’s homeland, the Australian band’s third album is huge body of work. - Read More

CONTROL THE STORM – Beast Inside (Independent)

CONTROL THE STORM – Beast Inside (Independent)

Feisty, fearsome and fulsomely British, Control The Storm are a Bristol-based female-fronted outfit who came together in 2010 from the ashes of Neverwinter. - Read More

DREAMGRAVE – Presentiment (Independent)

DREAMGRAVE – Presentiment (Independent)

Despite Dömötör Gyimesi’s assertion that his homeland is not a hotbed of progressive metal the guitarist/vocalist has every reason to be pleased with himself and his band Dreamgrave. - Read More

UFO - A Conspiracy Of Stars (SPV Records)

UFO - A Conspiracy Of Stars (SPV Records)

It’s hard to remember now when UFO finally managed to slip out from under the shadow of ‘Strangers In The Night’ and the halcyon days of the late Seventies/early Eighties. - Read More

MONSTER MAGNET – Milking The Stars (Napalm Records)

MONSTER MAGNET – Milking The Stars (Napalm Records)

Milking The Stars’ is a spin on last year’s ‘Last Patrol’ album, although it’s neither a remix nor a remake, lying in the nebulous, grey area betwixt the two. - Read More