Reviews

IAN TOOMEY – Masters Of Light (Independent)

IAN TOOMEY – Masters Of Light (Independent)

In August 1980 Ian Toomey first stepped into a recording studio with Bitches Sin. Almost thirty-five years to the day later the guitarist was back in the studio once more. - Read More

 ANGEL NATION – Do It Anyway (Independent)

ANGEL NATION – Do It Anyway (Independent)

What’s in a name? You may recall Enkelination, the Finnish band who released the ‘Tears Of Lust’ album back in 2014. - Read More

ODDLAND – Origin (Sensory)

ODDLAND – Origin (Sensory)

From the heavier end of the progressive metal spectrum, with weighty, thrashing riffs that assault the senses and demand attention, Oddland come more from the point of view that progressive music should be stimulating and aggressive. - Read More

 EDENSONG – Years In The Garden Of Years (The Laser’s Edge)

EDENSONG – Years In The Garden Of Years (The Laser’s Edge)

I’ll probably get shot down for this, but I can’t think of too many recent American progressive rock bands. - Read More

INSIDE METAL: THE LA METAL SCENE EXPLODES (MetalRock Films)

INSIDE METAL: THE LA METAL SCENE EXPLODES (MetalRock Films)

The next step on the journey started with last year’s 'Inside Metal: Pioneers Of LA Hard Rock And Metal’, ‘The LA Metal Scene Explodes’ throws the spotlight on the period in the early Eighties when everything metal centralised itself on LA. - Read More

QUARTZ – Fear No Evil (High Roller Records)

QUARTZ – Fear No Evil (High Roller Records)

Despite a couple of dodgy skeletons in their back catalogue ‘Fear No Evil’ – their first full length studio release since 1983’s ‘Against All Odds’ – is a stonkingly good album. - Read More

HUNTED – Fallen Angel-The Collection (Bristol Archive Records)

HUNTED – Fallen Angel-The Collection (Bristol Archive Records)

Musically, Hunted played goodtime rock ’n’ roll that was never going to change the world to people who couldn’t change it anyway but wanted to have fun for an hour or so. - Read More

CAIRO - $@y (Independent Release)

CAIRO - $@y (Independent Release)

‘$@y’ is a fabulous debut; can’t wait to see how they follow it up. - Read More

DARKWELL – Moloch (Massacre Records)

DARKWELL – Moloch (Massacre Records)

A band resurrected, an album of sublime beauty… What more could you ask for? - Read More

VICIOUS RUMORS – Concussion Protocol (SPV)

VICIOUS RUMORS – Concussion Protocol (SPV)

So, if you’ve got a massive asteroid heading towards the Earth, who’re you gonna call? Vicious Rumors, that’s who. - Read More