Reviews

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

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...THE IRONTOWN DIEHARDS Linchpin (independent)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...THE IRONTOWN DIEHARDS Linchpin (independent)

There’s pretty much a song for every mood on ‘Linchpin’, and it’s the album’s multiplicity which is the key to its charm. - Read More