Reviews

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

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO......THE HOLEUM Sublime Emptiness (Lifeforce Records)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO......THE HOLEUM Sublime Emptiness (Lifeforce Records)

‘Sublime Emptiness’ has a heart as black as night, but therein lies its splendour. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...IAMTHEMORNING The Bell (Kscope)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...IAMTHEMORNING The Bell (Kscope)

Rather like Alice in Wonderland, Russian duet Iamthemorning’s world is a place where nothing is quite as it seems. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...UNKNOWN DECOY Seeking The Sun (Inverse Records)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...UNKNOWN DECOY Seeking The Sun (Inverse Records)

There’s much to commend here and little to dislike... - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...MIDNIGHT SUN Dark Tide Rising (Sonicbond)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...MIDNIGHT SUN Dark Tide Rising (Sonicbond)

Even if the band never do anything else, ‘Clouds’ should ensure that people are talking about Midnight Sun for years to come. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... BULLET ‘Live’ (SPV)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... BULLET ‘Live’ (SPV)

If you like Judas Priest or Dirkschneider’s boys at their prime-time Eighties’ best this album should be right up your street. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO… RIOT Archives Volume One: 1976 – 1981 (High Roller Records)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO… RIOT Archives Volume One: 1976 – 1981 (High Roller Records)

‘Archives Volume One: 1976 – 1981’ presents eighteen unreleased demos and alternate takes of songs which made the running order of their first three – and, some might argue, best – albums. - Read More