Reviews

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

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...DANIEL CAVANAGH Monochrome / Colour (Kscope)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...DANIEL CAVANAGH Monochrome / Colour (Kscope)

Originally released as ‘Monochrome’ in 2017, Daniel Cavanagh’s most recent solo outing has been given a new lease of life – and four bonus tracks – and is back in the racks as ‘Monochrome / Colour’. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...RUNNING WILD Crossing The Blades (SPV)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...RUNNING WILD Crossing The Blades (SPV)

Running Wild, metal’s original – and best – swashbuckling scourge of the Seven Seas, are back with a new EP ‘Crossing The Blades’. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...SANGUINE ‘Cold Blood’ (Odyssey Music)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...SANGUINE ‘Cold Blood’ (Odyssey Music)

This is a band that has songs – real, thoughtfully crafted songs, with hooks and melodies in plentiful supply and bucketloads of aggression to top things off – and the talent and inbuilt drive to muscle their way to the top. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...SNATCH-BACK Ride Hard Run Free (Independent)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...SNATCH-BACK Ride Hard Run Free (Independent)

Opening with a bike revving, a call to arms and howling feedback ‘Ride Hard Run Free’ sits at the heavier end of the NWOBHM spectrum and is a bruising pugilist of an album - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...ELEINE All Shall Burn (Black Lodge Records)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...ELEINE All Shall Burn (Black Lodge Records)

This Swedish five-piece band already have a number of releases under their belts and ooze talent from every pore, so why they’re not exactly a household name is anyone’s guess. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...HANGING GARDEN ‘Into That Good Night’ (Lifeforce Records)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...HANGING GARDEN ‘Into That Good Night’ (Lifeforce Records)

With a name that nods towards one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, Hanging Garden have indeed created an album of some splendour in ‘Into That Good Night’. - Read More