Reviews

KNIGHT AREA - Hyperdrive (The Laser’s Edge)

KNIGHT AREA - Hyperdrive (The Laser’s Edge)

‘Hyperdrive’ is one of those albums that craves attention, and quite rightly so. - Read More

MALPRACTICE – Turning Tides (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge)

MALPRACTICE – Turning Tides (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge)

Going down the more aggressive side of the progressive metal spectrum, with razor-sharp riffs that wouldn’t be out of place on a Megadeth album and which perhaps betray the band’s original thrash roots, are Finland’s Malpractice. - Read More

MY BROTHER THE WIND – Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One (Free Electric Sound/The Laser’s Edge)

MY BROTHER THE WIND – Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One (Free Electric Sound/The Laser’s Edge)

Wholly instrumental, ‘Once There Was A Time…’ was recorded live with no overdubs on 26 January 2013, giving it a feeling of both spontaneity and looseness. - Read More

REDEMPTION – Live From The Pit (Sensory)

REDEMPTION – Live From The Pit (Sensory)

For a band like Redemption, there’s probably no better stage than ProgPower USA, the annual autumnal metalfest in Atlanta, Georgia. - Read More

STAM1NA – SLK (Sakara Records)

STAM1NA – SLK (Sakara Records)

Stam1na’s biography refers to the band as “the Finnish metal phenomenon” and that pretty much sums the five-piece up. - Read More

SOLDIER – Chronicles (Starhaven Records)

SOLDIER – Chronicles (Starhaven Records)

Although they didn’t record an album back in the glory days, that didn’t mean that Soldier hadn’t amassed a healthy amount of demo material by the time they hit the buffers. - Read More

THE DREAMSIDE – Sorrow Bearing Tree (Spin Moon Media)

THE DREAMSIDE – Sorrow Bearing Tree (Spin Moon Media)

Why has no-one signed this band? That’s the first thing that springs to mind as you listen to The Dreamside’s new album unveil its many treasures. - Read More

ECHOTERRA – A Sanguinary Greed (Blinding Force)

ECHOTERRA – A Sanguinary Greed (Blinding Force)

With ‘A Sanguinary Greed’ Echoterra are back in business once more with a new singer, the delightfully-named Chelsea Wrathchild, and a brooding, melancholy nod to Victorian London - Read More

VIRGIN STEELE – The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell Part One & Part Two/ Invictus (SPV)

VIRGIN STEELE – The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell Part One & Part Two/ Invictus (SPV)

SPV Records continues its rehabilitation of lost treasures from the Virgin Steele back catalogue. - Read More

SOLDIER – Recorded Live @ The Heathery, Wishaw In Scotland 1983 (Starhaven Records)

SOLDIER – Recorded Live @ The Heathery, Wishaw In Scotland 1983 (Starhaven Records)

‘Recorded Live @ The Heathery…’ captures the band onstage on the penultimate night of their February 1983 Scottish tour. - Read More