Reviews

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...THE IRONTOWN DIEHARDS Linchpin (independent)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...THE IRONTOWN DIEHARDS Linchpin (independent)

There’s pretty much a song for every mood on ‘Linchpin’, and it’s the album’s multiplicity which is the key to its charm. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...SCREAMER Highway Of Heroes (The Sign Records)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...SCREAMER Highway Of Heroes (The Sign Records)

Unashamed and unabashed, Screamer epitomise the spirit and passion of true Eighties’ metal - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...THE HAND OF DOOM Poisonoise (On The Dole Records)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...THE HAND OF DOOM Poisonoise (On The Dole Records)

In November 1979, while most of us were getting worked up about a bunch of Londoners called Iron Maiden, a young German band with an intriguing name and a bucketload of attitude were locked away in the studio working on their debut album, ‘Poisonoise’. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...CULT OF LUNA A Dawn To Fear (Metal Blade)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...CULT OF LUNA A Dawn To Fear (Metal Blade)

‘A Dawn To Fear’ is a hugely expansive and challenging body of work, seventy-nine minutes of epic metal spread over eight, thought-provoking, grandiose compositions. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...DEAD KOSMONAUT Rekviem (High Roller Records)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...DEAD KOSMONAUT Rekviem (High Roller Records)

A new four-track EP ‘Rekviem’ heralds the return of Dead Kosmonaut, whose debut album 'Expect Nothing' was one of 2017’s more exciting releases. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...ETHEL THE FROG Ethel The Frog (High Roller Records)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...ETHEL THE FROG Ethel The Frog (High Roller Records)

This little blast from the past has been knocking around for a while now – High Roller re-issued it on vinyl and CD last September – but it’s been a regular visitor to the turntable lately so worth a mention. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...SOLDIER Storm Rider (Starhaven Records)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...SOLDIER Storm Rider (Starhaven Records)

Richard Frost, Ian Dick, Miles Goodman, Steve Barlow and Tim Churchman, we salute you! - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...25 YARD SCREAMER Natural Satellite (White Knight Music)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...25 YARD SCREAMER Natural Satellite (White Knight Music)

Our own natural satellite – the moon – is so familiar yet still enigmatic, and the same can be said of ‘Natural Satellite’, the seventh studio outing by 25 Yard Screamer. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...NORTHTALE Welcome To Paradise and TWILIGHT FORCE Dawn Of the Dragonstar (Nuclear Blast)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...NORTHTALE Welcome To Paradise and TWILIGHT FORCE Dawn Of the Dragonstar (Nuclear Blast)

A good power metal album should be like a Pixar movie. It should be well crafted, uplifting, gritty and powerful, but still able to tug a heartstring or two and yet leave you with a smile on your face. - Read More