Reviews

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

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...SCREAMER Highway Of Heroes (The Sign Records)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...SCREAMER Highway Of Heroes (The Sign Records)

Unashamed and unabashed, Screamer epitomise the spirit and passion of true Eighties’ metal - Read More

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...THE HAND OF DOOM Poisonoise (On The Dole Records)

THIS WEEK I'M LISTENING TO...THE HAND OF DOOM Poisonoise (On The Dole Records)

In November 1979, while most of us were getting worked up about a bunch of Londoners called Iron Maiden, a young German band with an intriguing name and a bucketload of attitude were locked away in the studio working on their debut album, ‘Poisonoise’. - Read More