Reviews

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...KRASHKARMA ‘Storm’ (Splitnail Records)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...KRASHKARMA ‘Storm’ (Splitnail Records)

‘Storm’ is a new / old release from KrashKarma, the creative name given to the pairing of Los Angeles duo Niki Skistimas and Ralf Dietel... - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...LEPROUS Aphelion (InsideOut Music)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...LEPROUS Aphelion (InsideOut Music)

It’s an intense album, possibly more so than any previous release, and undeniably heavy too, yet the ten songs that make up the album proper are diverse and, if not immediately accessible, at least welcoming... - Read More

Reviews Round-Up August 2021

Reviews Round-Up August 2021

SWALLOW THE SUN – ‘20 Years Of Gloom, Beauty And Despair – Live In Helsinki’ / MAX AND THE BROADWAY METAL CHOIR – ‘And God Gave Us Max’ / AXEL RUDI PELL – ‘Diamonds Unlocked II’ / FARGO – ‘Strangers D’Amour’ / ORANGE GOBLIN – ‘Healing Through Fire’ - Read More

Reviews Round-Up July 2021

Reviews Round-Up July 2021

NIGHTWISH – ‘Once’ / NEMOPHILA – ‘Oiran – Extended Version’ / PARADISE LOST – ‘At The Mill’ / QUARTZ – ‘Satan’s Serenade / Nantucket Sleighride’ / DARKTHRONE – ‘Eternal Hails’ - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...SOLDIER Live Forces 2 (Starhaven Records)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...SOLDIER Live Forces 2 (Starhaven Records)

‘Live Forces 2’ showcases a great spread of material old and new... - Read More

Reviews Round-Up June 2021

Reviews Round-Up June 2021

INTERLOPER – ‘Search Party’ / FEAR FACTORY – ‘Aggression Continuum’ / LIVING DEAD GIRL – ‘Exorcism’ / MOUNTAIN CALLER – ‘Chronicle: Prologue’ / LEGEND – ‘Legend 40th Anniversary Edition’ / ELIXIR – ‘Drink To The Devil’ - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M READING... MARC BOLAN On Track (Sonicbond Publishing)

THIS WEEK I’M READING... MARC BOLAN On Track (Sonicbond Publishing)

Although – as might well be expected – praise is lavished on the best of the glamster’s output the author doesn’t shy from highlighting his subject’s slide into egomania, self-obsession and mediocrity. - Read More

Reviews Round-Up May 2021

Reviews Round-Up May 2021

HANGING GARDEN – ‘Skeleton Lake’ / KLONE – ‘Alive’ / CIRITH UNGOL – ‘Half Past Human’ / BURNING WITCHES – ‘The Witch Of The North’ / JAMESON RAID – ‘Raiderstronomy’ / AMORPHIS – ‘Live At Helsinki Ice Hall’ / ESA HOLOPAINEN – ‘Silver Lake’ - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... BLACK SABBATH Sabotage Super Deluxe Edition (BMG)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... BLACK SABBATH Sabotage Super Deluxe Edition (BMG)

‘Sabotage’ was the last great Black Sabbath album of the Seventies. - Read More