Reviews

THE DEAD DAISIES – Burn It Down (SPV)

THE DEAD DAISIES – Burn It Down (SPV)

Playing metal straight, with nary a time change in sight, The Dead Daisies make the albums that Aerosmith gave up writing years ago. - Read More

BURN – Ice Age (MelodicRock Records)

BURN – Ice Age (MelodicRock Records)

Will it be third time lucky for this powerful melodic rock band from Leicestershire? - Read More

KING CREATURE - Volume One (Marshall Records)

KING CREATURE - Volume One (Marshall Records)

In the main the songs fall into two camps, either boasting luscious melodies and vocal harmonies reminiscent of Alice In Chains or hardnosed pugilists. - Read More

MELTED SPACE – Darkening Light (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge)

MELTED SPACE – Darkening Light (Sensory/The Laser’s Edge)

Magnificent, exhilarating and, perhaps, a tad pretentious at times, Pierre Le Pape’s third full-length Melted Space offering once again takes a extravagant stab at converting a grandiose topic into forty-seven minutes of operatic, metallic entertainment. - Read More

FIST – Back With A Vengeance (Dissonance)

FIST – Back With A Vengeance (Dissonance)

It’s a welcome return to the racks for Fist’s ‘Back With A Vengeance’ CD which has been lovingly re-issued by Dissonance, the original 2002 Sanctuary version having been deleted many years ago. - Read More

MAGNUM – Lost On The Road To Eternity (SPV)

MAGNUM – Lost On The Road To Eternity (SPV)

A (sacred) hour in the company of Magnum is rarely time wasted - Read More

ANVIL – Pounding The Pavement (SPV)

ANVIL – Pounding The Pavement (SPV)

Over almost forty years the band have carved out a niche for themselves and in doing so have crafted a sound that is almost instantly recognisable. - Read More

VENOM – Live From The Hammersmith Odeon Theatre (High Roller Records)

VENOM – Live From The Hammersmith Odeon Theatre (High Roller Records)

Although many didn’t see it that way at the time Venom arrived like a breath of fresh air at the start of the Eighties. Following 1984’s Seven Dates Of Hell European tour the following year saw the band line up their World Possession Tour... - Read More

VENOM – Assault! (Dissonance)

VENOM – Assault! (Dissonance)

The ‘Assault’ series soon took on quasi-legendary status amongst fans as must-have items, not because they offered anything particularly new but because they had novelty value and, as imports, they were so damned collectable. - Read More

 DREAMGRAVE – Monuments I – The Anxious (Independent)

DREAMGRAVE – Monuments I – The Anxious (Independent)

...it’s worth pointing out that ‘Monuments I - The Anxious’ is an extremely good body of work and one which it would pay anyone with an interest in contemporary progressive metal to add to their collection. - Read More