Reviews

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...WISHING WELL Do Or Die (Inverse Records)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...WISHING WELL Do Or Die (Inverse Records)

Metal’s favourite Seventies-loving Finns are back with another album of driving hard rock, cut from the same cloth that dressed bands like Rainbow and Uriah Heep. - Read More

TTHIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...MINDTECH Omnipresence (TriTech Music)

TTHIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...MINDTECH Omnipresence (TriTech Music)

Mindtech’s latest offering is an eight-track, forty-two minute juggernaut that maintains their exceptionally high standards while being immensely accessible and extremely sophisticated. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Aeromantic (Nuclear Blast)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Aeromantic (Nuclear Blast)

‘Aeromantic’ – the band’s fifth album – continues on the same (flight) path as its predecessors. It’s catchy and fun... - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...TOUNDRA ‘Das Cabinet Des Dr Caligari’ (InsideOut)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...TOUNDRA ‘Das Cabinet Des Dr Caligari’ (InsideOut)

Taking their lead from director Robert Wiene’s 1920 bleak, post-war silent horror film, Toundra’s sixth album is an audacious attempt to create a whole new soundtrack to the film. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...WISHBONE ASH Coat Of Arms (SPV)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO...WISHBONE ASH Coat Of Arms (SPV)

It’s mind-boggling to think that 2020 and a new album, ‘Coat Of Arms’, celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Wishbone Ash’s self-titled album, an auspicious debut which which broke into the UK Top 30. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...BIFF BYFORD School Of Hard Knocks (Silver Lining Music)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...BIFF BYFORD School Of Hard Knocks (Silver Lining Music)

Overall, it can be described as a rather classy rock album that doesn’t try too hard to impress. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...MYTRA Logos (Nail Records)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...MYTRA Logos (Nail Records)

From the opening chords of ‘Exogen’ to the instrumental ‘Reditus’ that wraps things up, ‘Logos’ is an ambitious and dynamic offering – part Euro metal, part trance, all Mytra. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...BLIND EGO Preaching To The Converted (Gentle Art Of Music)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...BLIND EGO Preaching To The Converted (Gentle Art Of Music)

At the centre of this hugely exciting album lies Wallner’s exquisite guitar work. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...PSYCHOTIC WALTZ The God-Shaped Void (InsideOut)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...PSYCHOTIC WALTZ The God-Shaped Void (InsideOut)

The Californian quintet are back in the racks once more with ‘The God-Shaped Void’, a ten-track monster of an album ably executed by the Rock / McAlpin / Evans / Leggio / Graves line-up responsible for the band’s first three albums. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...LEECHER Deviant (Nail Records)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...LEECHER Deviant (Nail Records)

With a charisma and maturity way beyond just two albums – ‘Deviant’ following on from their 2016 debut ‘Sightless’ – Leecher’s core strengths are a clutch of beautifully constructed songs and the enchanting interplay between instruments and voice. - Read More