Reviews

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... GIN LADY Tall Sun Crooked Moon (Kozmik Artifactz)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... GIN LADY Tall Sun Crooked Moon (Kozmik Artifactz)

The album is generally tender and mellow, and band sound so laid back they’re almost horizontal, but their music is imbued with gentle melodies and hooks by the bucketload. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... THE RODS Brotherhood Of Metal (SPV)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... THE RODS Brotherhood Of Metal (SPV)

Time has neither blunted their enthusiasm nor dented their heads-down, take-it-or-leave-it, don’t-give-a-toss approach. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... DIAMOND HEAD The Coffin Train (Silver Lining Music)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO... DIAMOND HEAD The Coffin Train (Silver Lining Music)

Vocalist Rasmus Bom Andersen’s shoulders are almost certainly broad enough to bear the praise that’s rightly lavished upon him for his role in re-energising the band. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...TANITH In Another Time (Metal Blade)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...TANITH In Another Time (Metal Blade)

The album’s title can be interpreted in a number of ways, just like its multi-faceted songs. - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...WEEND’Ô You Need To Know Yourself (Sonicbond)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...WEEND’Ô You Need To Know Yourself (Sonicbond)

A magnificent album, highly worthy of another spell in the spotlight. - Read More

 BAND VS BRAND (MVD Visual / Cleopatra)

BAND VS BRAND (MVD Visual / Cleopatra)

Director Bob Nalbanian toes a fine line between presenting an elegy to artistic purity and the realities of today’s music industry where albums are units and exploitation is a business model. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO…  BEAST IN BLACK From Hell With Love (Nuclear Blast)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO… BEAST IN BLACK From Hell With Love (Nuclear Blast)

Sitting very comfortably on the lighter side of the metal spectrum ‘From Hell With Love’ serves up forty-plus minutes of catchy, extremely accessible, exceptionally well-played material. - Read More

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO… ROSY VISTA Unbelievable (SPV)

THIS WEEK I’M LISTENING TO… ROSY VISTA Unbelievable (SPV)

Noise Records were always good at sniffing out new talent in the mid-Eighties (even if they weren’t so hot at marketing it) and Rosy Vista were one of their acts who should have been gone on to much bigger and better things. - Read More

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