Reviews

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO… MÖRGLBL The Story Of Scott Rötti (Free Electric Sound/The Laser’s Edge)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO… MÖRGLBL The Story Of Scott Rötti (Free Electric Sound/The Laser’s Edge)

‘The Story Of Scott Rötti’ – the trio’s seventh album – serves up an hour’s worth of genre-bending instrumental material in the vein of, say, Steve Vai for the want of a point of reference. - Read More

 THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO… RAVEN Screaming Murder Death From Above: Live In Aalborg (SPV)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO… RAVEN Screaming Murder Death From Above: Live In Aalborg (SPV)

Perhaps understandably the bulk of the material on offer comes from the Eighties, which the crowd-pleasing band know is what their audience wants to hear. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO… MAGNUM Live At The Symphony Hall (SPV)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO… MAGNUM Live At The Symphony Hall (SPV)

Unlike the band’s first live album, ‘Marauder’, cut ‘n’ hacked ‘n’ slashed to fit on two sides of a single album and a four-track EP, ‘Live At The Symphony Hall’ runs smoothly over six elegant sides of vinyl or, if you prefer, two CDs. - Read More

THE DEEP – Watching You (Independent)

THE DEEP – Watching You (Independent)

Trailered as an EP but boasting a generous eight songs and clocking in at forty-one minutes The Deep’s latest release is not only an exciting addition to their canon but is also a strong contender for metal assault of the year. - Read More

KINGCROW – The Persistence (Sensory/ The Laser’s Edge)

KINGCROW – The Persistence (Sensory/ The Laser’s Edge)

Dark and unmalleable, ‘The Persistence’ is not an easy listen, but therein lays its majesty - Read More

REDEMPTION – ‘Long Night’s Journey Into Day’ (Metal Blade)

REDEMPTION – ‘Long Night’s Journey Into Day’ (Metal Blade)

Despite the fact that US progressive metallers Redemption have been forced to make some changes to their line-up, their overall ability to incessantly push and pull at the boundaries of convention continues unabated. - Read More

BLITZKRIEG – Judge Not! (Mighty Music)

BLITZKRIEG – Judge Not! (Mighty Music)

Blitzkrieg was always a great name for an unashamed metal band, but given the way in which the opening double-whammy of ‘Who Is Blind?’ and ‘Forever Is A Long Time’ roll over any reservations listeners might have it’s an extremely apt name, too. - Read More

SATAN – The Doomsday Clock (Metal Blade)

SATAN – The Doomsday Clock (Metal Blade)

As a taster ‘The Doomsday Clock’ bodes well for the new album, due in September. - Read More

SATAN’S EMPIRE – Rising (3Ms Music)

SATAN’S EMPIRE – Rising (3Ms Music)

‘Rising’ is a ten-track monster, as authentically NWOBHM as bullet belts and stripy trousers; - Read More